LBCC Phoenix Scholars
Supporting gang-impacted youth and young adults into postsecondary education

LBCC Phoenix Scholars tabling at an event at the MOLAA

We are thrilled to support another program that will be sure to make an impact on the Long Beach Viking Community: The Phoenix Scholars Program.

In partnership with USC Pullias Center for Higher Education, the LBCC Phoenix Scholars is a free multi-year program designed to support gang-impacted youth and young adults (16 to 24 years of age) pursue and graduate with a college degree, certificate or credential. Scholars will receive support throughout their college journey and assistance with placement in high-demand internships/jobs (with livable wages) in the local community.

The program offers multiple student services such as early college experiences for high school aged students, assistance with the LBCC enrollment application, community support, paid internships, and individualized academic counseling.

Jose Ibarra, Interim Director of the Phoenix Scholars program, is a passionate individual who brings over twenty years of experience working in program development, outreach, counseling, Human Resources, and project management for community-based nonprofit organizations. The Foundation enthusiastically supports this essential program.

To learn more about the Phoenix Scholars program please click here

To make a gift supporting this program, please click here