Support Programs



CalWORKs is California’s Welfare-to-Work program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Families that apply and qualify for ongoing assistance receive money each month to help pay for housing, food, and other necessary expenses.


Foster Youth Support Services

Foster Youth Support Services helps to provide a smooth transition to college for current and former foster youth students at Long Beach City College. Our goal is to create an engaging, inclusive, and equitable community in which current and former foster youth can attain their educational, career, and personal goals. We aim to provide a “One-Stop-Shop” that offers personalized assistance with educational goals by offering holistic services such as academic counseling, personal support, book grants, and referrals to community resources.


Foster Care & Kinship Education

The Foster & Kinship Care Education Program is a statewide program funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, providing a variety of training programs for foster parents (parent education), and specialized training for relative caregivers. Long Beach City College works with many agencies and programs to provide resources and support for current and transition-age youth and resource families.

The Long Beach City College Growth and Opportunities (GO) Project is a Student Support Services Project funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The GO Project is designed to increase the number of students with disabilities who transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The GO Project is a comprehensive program of academic support and personal development services for low-income, first-generation college, and disabled students to achieve retention and graduation rates that exceed that of the general student body.

The Upward Bound Program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The goal of the Long Beach City College TRiO Upward Bound Program is to prepare high school students from the Long Beach Unified School District area as they enroll in and successfully complete a post-secondary education program. The Program accomplishes this objective by enhancing participants’ academic skills, personal motivation and confidence, needed to succeed in college.