Black/African-American Support & Programs
Programs and services for Black & African-American Students at LBCC

Black students in a classroom.

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. 






Black/African American Heritage Celebration

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Long Beach City College aims to Celebrate and Elevate the history, heritage, and cultures that contribute to Long Beach’s rich community. Black/African American culture and heritage is celebrated from February 1-February 28. Workshops, lectures, cultural performances, events, guest speakers, and resource fairs highlighting the accomplishments and needs of the Black community 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 Black/African American heritage and stories from our community in February, but our pride in our core values is unwavering all year long. 



A community and resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African Americans and other students. The goal of UMOJA Scholars is to help students build a strong community as the foundation for their academic journey.  


The African American Male Education & Development (A²MEND) Student Chapter (club) promotes the enhancement of enrollment, success, empowerment, leadership, networking, professionalism, and graduation of individuals among African American, Latino, and other male students at Long Beach City College. Additionally, the club provides educational, cultural, social, and intellectual programs that promote positivity among its members, within the campus and the surrounding community. 

Black Student Union


Black/African American Student Support Fund

The African-American/Black Student Support Fund functions on the belief that all identifying African American and Black students deserve an opportunity to succeed. This scholarship fund seeks to provide financial assistance for African American and Black identifying students to successfully navigate higher education in a safe and culturally responsive manner. Link to the Black/African American Student Support Fund 

California Community Colleges (CCC) Transfer Guarantee Pathway to HBCUs

The CCC is committed to helping you whether you are just beginning to explore your transfer pathway options or have made plans to attend a partner HBCU, by streamlining your degree completion at a leading institution. Link to the CCC Transfer Guarantee Pathway to HBCUs.

Male Success Initiative (MSI)

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The LBCC 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!


Black Excellence Student Graduation Ceremony

A ceremony that honors the academic achievements of Black/African American students and other identities of the diaspora by centering elements of their diverse cultural heritage while celebrating them and their families.