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Elijah Sims

LB College Promise Appoints Interim Director to Expand Student Experience
Elijah Sims will serve in this newly-created position

Longtime Long Beach resident Elijah Sims was recently appointed as the Interim Director of the Long Beach College Promise, the nation’s leading example of a seamless education from high school, free community college tuition, and guaranteed transfer to the local university.

The purpose of the new director position will be to strengthen the partnership between the five Long Beach College Promise institutions. Sims will:

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LBCC Vaccination Clincs

LBCC, Biden Administration and Costco Partner to Host Vaccination Clinics

In response to the Biden Administration’s outreach efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all who are eligible, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been selected to serve as a vaccination clinic location.

This summer, both campuses of LBCC will be host clinics. Costco pharmacies will administer the Pfizer vaccine to any individuals, age 12 and older. There are no restrictions on residency, and you don’t need to be a member of Costco to receive the vaccination.

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LBCC Receives Historic $30 Million Gift From Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott
The College received the gift in support of LBCC’s equity and racial justice work

Long Beach City College (LBCC) received a tremendously generous gift of $30 million from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This is the single largest donation the College has received in its almost 95-year history, and one of the largest single-donor gifts given to a California Community College.

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LBCC Hold Virtual Townhall on Helping Homeless Students

Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees Dr. Virginia Baxter and Sunny Zia, and Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz hosted a virtual event to launch Long Beach City College’s Helping Homeless Students Fund website and to discuss the Helping the Homeless Students Associate Group’s work on Tues., June 2.

Approximately one in six LBCC students experience homelessness or housing insecurity.