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The Impact of Grants

A recent article from Inside Higher Ed highlighted just how dire things have grown for many community college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Long Beach City College provided hot breakfasts for 1,800 students over 10 events. In contrast, the LBCC Basic Needs Office’s Grab N Go grocery pickup events have been providing food support to over 1,800 people every two weeks (approximately 400 students and members of their household) since the campus closed in March 2020.

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LBCC Staff handing out Chromebooks.

Chromebooks & Hotspots Given to LBCC Students
LBCC Foundation helps provide technology to students with donations

Long Beach City College (LBCC) distributed 100 Chromebooks and 50 hotspots to students on Friday, October 9, thanks to a donation to the LBCC Foundation.

The Long Beach Community Foundation, human I-T and the LBCC Foundation partnered together to provide the technology, while LBCC’s Student Services area matched the recipients and arranged for the drive-up distribution at the Liberal Arts Campus.

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Laptops Gifted to 100 Incoming LBCC Students

The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) presented Long Beach City College (LBCC) a donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers for LBCC students on Mon., June 22 as part of the citywide #InThisTogetherLB pandemic emergency response campaign.

Together, LBCEI and LBCC distributed the 100 Chromebooks during an event at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library to incoming LBCC students who live in North Long Beach.

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Students at LAC.

LBCC & Foundation Receive Grant to Assist Students in Unpaid Internships
Grants allows more low-income students to accept internships that provide work experience

The Long Beach City College (LBCC) Foundation and LBCC Workforce Development department recently received a $650,000 grant and scholarship endowment for students to receive stipends while placed in unpaid internships.

More than 60 percent of LBCC students are working part-time between 10 and 30 hours a week to help pay for tuition, books, and materials. Additionally, many internships are not paid, which makes it financially infeasible for students. This situation makes it challenging for many LBCC students to commit to an internship and becomes an equity issue.