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A new food pantry location at Cesar Chavez Elementary School (730 W. Third St.) has opened its doors thanks to Help Me Help You (HMHY), a nonprofit that provides food, shelter and assistance to low income residents in Long Beach.

Long Beach Community College has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Bellwether Award — awarded by the Bellwether College Consortium (BCC) — which recognizes community colleges that offer innovative and groundbreaking programs to its students.

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Fresh faces are putting forth fresh ideas at Long Beach City College, where the plan is to keep increasing enrollment and decreasing the budget gap, while students head back to the classroom Monday for the start of fall semester.

The Lifetime Learning Program at the Long Beach Community College is hosting a series of free presentations on issues surrounding aging beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 12, at the college's Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) in room QQ 122, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.

A legal clinic will be available for veterans twice a month at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus thanks to Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS), a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to people with mental disabilities in L.A. County.

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Long Beach City College updates on new construction, economic development programs, students/faculty successes and upcoming goals will be included at the annual State of the College — and residents can reserve a spot to hear it.

Long Beach City College has hired Ramon L. Knox as its new dean of student affairs, overseeing and managing the department of student affairs, including: office of student life, student discipline, volunteer resource center and student government.

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The year in education featured some new faces, buildings, unrest, money —or lack thereof — and more at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach City College (LBCC), and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). Here are some of the news stories in education 2016.


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With Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley leaving to become chancellor of the California Community Colleges (CCC) at the end of the year, the process for his replacement has begun.

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More than 1,700 people will check off a milestone next week — about 414 students will receive their certificates and 1,307 their associate’s degrees at Long Beach City College. And others will be prepared to transfer to another learning institution.

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