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Long Beach Reads One Book at LBCC Postponed

In order to limit the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Long Beach City College Foundation and Long Beach City College announced that the Long Beach Reads One Book event that was originally scheduled for March 19, 2020 with actor and author George Takei, will be postponed until Fall 2020.

It is anticipated that the new date will be announced in the next few weeks. Long Beach Reads One Book will work with Takei to reschedule the event.

Here is information for those who have already RSVP’d for the event:

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A picture of George Takei.

Long Beach Reads One Book Celebrates with George Takei

George Takei, activist, author, and actor of Star Trek fame will be the featured guest of honor at the “Long Beach Reads One Book” event at 7 p.m., Thurs., March 19 at Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) Hall of Champions Gymnasium. Takei will be discussing his New York Times bestselling graphic novel “They Called Us Enemy,” and will take questions from the audience.

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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.

LBCC and CSULB staff hold a check for $320.000.

Rotary Presents $320k Scholarship Check to LBCC & CSULB

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation presented a $320,000 check to Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach on Feb. 1 during a CSULB volleyball game at the Walter Pyramid. Scholarship recipients from both institutions attended a reception prior to the game in which they were able to meet CSULB President Jane Close-Conoley and Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan Romali, as well as members of the Rotary who donate scholarship funds annually.