Fund Philosophy

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Black students on a rainbow background.

The City of Long Beach created the Long Beach Framework for Reconciliation for conflict resolution in response to the call for systemic change to racial inequality. President Uduak-Joe Ntuk introduced the LBCC framework to the Long Beach Community College District which was adopted unanimously in alignment with the Chancellors’ call to action.

The African-American/Black Student Support Fund is being proposed to assist with closing the racial equity gaps for disproportionately impacted (DI) student groups in the areas of access, and retention.  According to the Long Beach City College 2019-2022 Student Equity Plan, Access and Retention are defined as the following:  

Access

Successful Enrollment among all students who applied in the selected or previous year through CCC Apply and indicated any educational goal, the proportion who enrolled in the same community college in the selected year. (Excludes International Students and Special Admit Students).

Retention

Fall to Spring among all the students, the proportion retained from fall to spring at the same college in the selected term, excluding students who completed an award or transferred to a postsecondary institution. 

Completion

Completion of Transfer Level Math & English Among all students who enrolled for the first time ever in a credit course in the district in the selected academic year, the proportion who completed both transfer- Approved by the LBCCD Board of Trustees on 6/26/19 2 level math and English in their first academic year of credit enrollment. (Excludes Special Admit and non-credit students).

The African-American/Black Student Support Fund is a holistic model, whose approach is a concerted effort of campus stakeholders to offer scholarships and wrap-around services for Black- and African American-identifying students.

The services provided by The Village Fund will include direct student referrals to on and off-campus programs, organizations, mentorship, financial literacy, emergency funds to assist students with financial insecurities, and school materials