Latinx Support & Programs
Programs and services for Latinx Students at LBCC
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.
Colegas de LBCC
This resource group offers support for current Latinx employees, advocates to address issues that impact the Latinx community, and creates a platform to give voice to the experiences of Latinx professionals within the institution. This employee resource group is distinct from the state-wide COLEGAS (California Community Colleges Organización de Latinx Empowerment, Guidance, Advocacy for Success).
Long Beach City College is proud to take a stand and support our undocumented students. The Dream Center is dedicated to serving the AB540 and undocumented student population through advocacy, guidance, and support. The programs and services are designed for students to achieve academic, personal, and professional excellence at Long Beach City College.
For more information, please contact Dream Services at (562) 938-5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DESTINO program is designed to assist STEM students with an array of student support services and academic support to reach their goal of earning their degree and transferring to a 4-year university.
For more information, please contact DESTINO at (562) 938-3071 or Robert Olmos, email@example.com.
Dia De Los Muertos
Dia De Los Muertos is an important holiday in the Latinx culture with indigenous roots that commemorates the lives of loved ones who have crossed over (departed from our physical world). The LBCC DDLM celebration provides an opportunity for community members to learn more about these traditions connected to DDLM.
Latinx Heritage Celebration Programming
Long Beach City College aims to Celebrate and Elevate the history, heritage, and cultures that contribute to Long Beach’s rich community. Latinx culture and heritage are celebrated from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. Workshops, lectures, events, and guest speakers are among the featured activities for the month. At LBCC, we believe that our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging is foundational for every community member’s pursuit of excellence. We celebrate Latinx heritage and stories from our community this month, but our pride in our core values is unwavering all year long.
La Promesa College Promise family night is an opportunity for new students, and their families to learn more about our First-Year Experience programs at Long Beach City College. The program is delivered in Spanish and features information about programs and services that are dedicated to supporting Latinx students such as Puente and DESTINO. Students, and families, also get to meet faculty and staff from LBCC that identify as Latinx.
Male Success Initiative (MSI)
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!
LBCC Puente Program is a learning community transfer program that provides students with support in their transfer-level English courses, offers academic counseling, and sets up their academic mentoring for them to ensure success throughout the year in Puente and through transfer.
Raíces Student Graduation
This bilingual (Spanish and English) ceremony honors the academic achievements of Latinx students by centering elements of their diverse cultural heritage while celebrating them and their families.