APID Support & Programs
Here you will find a variety of programs and services for APID Students at LBCC

LBCC APID Support & Programs

Education is always a familial journey, and we want everyone to find a sense of family right here at LBCC. We provide a variety of support services and programs designed to enhance the experience of all, while embracing and honoring cultural identity.






APID Heritage Month

Long Beach City College celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi (APID) Heritage Month throughout the month of May. The month-long celebration included lectures, discussions, cultural performances, and a virtual graduation celebration highlighting the APID community. 

Male Success Initiative (MSI) 

LBCC student wearing T-shirt of Male Success Initiative

LBCC’s Male Success Initiative is designed to address the unique needs and challenges of men of color. Our mission is to inspire young men to dream while empowering them to act so that demography is no longer destiny. Our model consists of 3 explicit foci: connecting students to resources/services, bolstering a sense of identity and self-efficacy, and providing structured mentoring opportunities. By addressing the multiple dimensions of our students’ needs (academic, non-cognitive, social, environmental) we strive to engage, validate, empower, relate, and inspire every student every day! 


Student MANA

The MANA pilot will help students develop a sense of belonging, nurturing, focus, and connectedness to their APID community while at Long Beach City College. MANA will provide a bridge to higher education by offering academic support through warm hand-offs to campus services and resources.


APID Student Graduation Ceremony

A ceremony that honors the academic achievements of Asian Pacific Islander Desi students and other identities of the diaspora by centering elements of their diverse cultural heritage while celebrating them and their families.