The Long Beach College Promise

Why Invest?

Donor support towards the Long Beach College Promise is crucial in making the Promise’s local partnerships possible. With community support and ongoing collaboration between different academic partners from the Long Beach Unified School District and beyond, students are presented with ongoing opportunities to create a personalized path towards their higher education goals.

Why Invest?

Donor support towards the Long Beach College Promise is crucial in making the Promise’s local partnerships possible. With community support and ongoing collaboration between different academic partners from the Long Beach Unified School District and beyond, students are presented with ongoing opportunities to create a personalized path towards their higher education goals.

Here are a few of the ways supporting the LBCP contributes directly to community enrichment and academic possibility throughout the Long Beach area.

Long Beach Community Internship Program (LBCIP)

Long Beach College Promise students are eligible to take part in the Long Beach Community Internship Program once they become juniors or seniors at CSULB. This program allows students to gain valuable real-world experience through paid internships, leading to skill development, network-building, and career opportunities.
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LBUSD Industry Pathways

The LBUSD website provides information on Industry Pathways and which area high schools provide students with jumpstarts into different programs. These opportunities can be reviewed based on individual high schools or industries of interest. Please reach out to each high school for specific questions regarding different academic pathways.
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CSULB Social Mobility

Nationally, California State University Long Beach was ranked the #1 Top Performer on Social Mobility in 2023. This recognition is given to schools that are successful in advancing social mobility, particularly through the enrollment and graduation of large proportions of disadvantaged students who have been awarded with Pell Grants. CSULB’s commitment to educational equity has led to positive student outcomes on a long-term basis, with the Promise continuing to promote low-cost, high-quality educational opportunities to Long Beach students.
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CSULB Economic Output

California State University Long Beach is known to have a massive impact on the local and statewide economy. CSULB is one of the largest employees within Long Beach and supports over 13,000 jobs, and the tax revenue and economic activity powered by the university is felt throughout California, particularly in Orange County and Los Angeles County. Alumni are also responsible for billions in annual spending. Embracing life at The Beach has allowed the entire region to flourish.

The LBCP encourages students to embrace educational opportunities at CSULB and contribute to their community on a greater scale.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC), California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and the city of Long Beach (LB) have created a partnership. Together we promised to prepare our young people for academic success to pursue a meaningful career in the future. Visit the Long Beach College Promise for more info.

To be eligible for the Long Beach College Promise, students must enroll at LBCC directly following graduation from an LBUSD high school, Mayfair, St. Anthony, or St. Joseph. Viking Advantage is open to all high schools and students do not have to enroll at LBCC directly following their high school graduation. Click here to see a comparison chart of the two programs’ eligibility and benefits.

The Long Beach College Promise provided me with many resources as a student, and it also gave me many opportunities. It helped with my first two years of college, and I'm grateful for being a part of the LBCP!

Jorge Martinez
Long Beach City College
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