Long Beach City College is currently celebrating its 80th Anniversary. Classes began on September 12, 1927, with a student body of 500. Today, over 32,000 area residents attend classes each semester. These students are composed of recent high-school graduates, re-entry students, and senior citizens - all seeking career, vocational, and personal-enrichment opportunities.
Established in 1978, Long Beach City College Foundation is a 501 C (3) charitable organization, with the purpose of providing a vehicle for financial support from the community. Since that time, over $25 million has been raised to provide for scholarships, departmental grants, campus beautification, and facilities upgrades.
Literally thousands of students have received funds to pay enrollment fees and buy books. Over $100,000 has been distributed to campus departments and faculty for program improvements. Over $1,000,000 has been raised by our eleven Associate Organizations: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic, Child Development, Emeritus, Fine Arts, Friends of Languages, Health Care, Library/Learning Resources, Pacific Coast Campus/Vocational, Science and Math and Senior Studies. The LBCC Foundation is managed by a volunteer board consisting of 50 elected governors. The Executive Committee sets the policy and procedures for the Foundation.