Community Impact

Open Box Designs, LLC team spends many hours building, creating, advocating, and developing within our community. Here are some of things we’ve been part of over the last handful of years.

Chara Nicole Swodeck

  • Historic Preservation Commission, City of Pomona – Commissioner (2021 – Present)
  • African American Advisory Alliance (Pomona4As) – President (2020 – Present)
  • Pomona Council of PTAs  – President, Vice President, Treasurer (2011 – Present)
  • Lincoln PTA (Unit) – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary (2009 – 2013)
  • Pomona Girl Scouts of GSGLA – Service Unit Manager (2020)
  • Fairplex Child Development Center – Board member (2019 – Present)
  • Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) – Troop 2974 Co-Leader (2013 – Present)
  • G.I.R.L. Takeover at LA County Fair, “Girl Scouts” – Founder, Coordinator (2019)
  • Kwanzaa Joy Celebration at the Farm at Fairplex – Founder, Coordinator (2019)
  • Pomona Library Foundation Inaugural Mayor’s Gala – Event Designer (2018)
  • Pomona 5K/10K – Committee Member, Organizer (2018 – Present)
  • Pomona Children’s Festival – Chair, Coordinator (2018 – Present)
  • Pomona Christmas Parade – Volunteer Coordinator (2013 – Present)
  • 500BlockPomona Art Walk – Co-Founder, Coordinator (2015 – 2018)
  • Shop Downtown Pomona – Coordinator (2016 – 2018)
  • African American Parent Advisory Committee (AAPAC) – (2016 – Present)
  • Pomona Arts Colony Association (PACA) – (2015 – 2017)
  • Pomona Beautification – Committee (2019 – Present)
  • Pomona Placemaking (2017 – Present)
  • Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement (CEEM-IE) – Member
  • NWPC (National Women’s Political Caucus) – Member (2020 – Present)
  • NWPC-PIE (Pomona- Inland Empire) – Founding Chapter Member (2021)
  • NAACP Pomona Valley – Member (2020 – Present)

Joshua Swodeck

  • Cultural Arts Commission, City of Pomona | Chair, Commissioner (2017 – Present)
  • Cultural Arts Citizens Advisory Committee, City of Pomona | Chair (2018 – Present)
  • The School of Arts + Enterprise Board of Directors (2020 – Present)
  • LA County Fair Association, Fairplex | Association Member (2018 – Present)
  • Millard Sheets Arts Center Advisory Committee (2016-17)
  • CTEC Arts Advisory Committee at The Learning Centers (2018-19)
  • Pomona Council of PTAs | Cultural Arts Chair / Legislative Chair (2015-19)
  • Lincoln Elementary PTA Executive Board | President / Arts Education Chair (2011-14)
  • Big Yellow Bus FairKids Committee (2016-19)
  • PUSD Measure PS/P Oversight Committee (2014-17)
  • PUSD Child Development Head Start Policy Committee / Chair (2018-19)
  • Pomona Library Board of Trustees Poet Laureate Committee (2019)
  • Pomona Arts Colony Association (2012-17)
  • Downtown Pomona Owners Association PBID Marketing Committee (2014-19)
  • National Endowment for the Arts / Art Works | Panelist (2013)
  • Extreme STEA2M Fair at Fairplex (2019-2020)
  • Pomona Children’s Festival (2018-19)
  • Pomona Placemaking Workshops (2017-19)
  • For the Love of Cars (2018)
  • Pomona Mayor’s State of the City (2018-19)
  • Pomona Public Library Foundation Mayor’s Gala (2018)
  • Shop Downtown Pomona Day (2015 – Present)
  • Pomona Beautification Day (2017 – Present)
  • Pomona Chalk Art Festival (2013 – Present)
  • Pomona High School Watercolor Contest (2018-19)
  • Pomona Art Walk | 500BlockPomona (2011-19)
  • Pomona Art Walk Silver Anniversary Art Walk (2019)
  • Pomona Goddess Festival (2016)
  • Summer Planning Academy (2016-19)
  • Lincoln Elementary Remembers 9/11 (2011-17)
  • Lincoln Elementary Cultural Diversity Nights (2015)
  • Nancy McCracken Learning Expo at Fairplex (2014-18)
  • PUSD Summer Movies (2017-19)
  • Music Unites Day | Compton Unified (2018)
  • The Study Hollywood (1994-2019)