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Legal-name: Long Beach City College Foundation
Address: 4901 E. Carson Street, B12
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer-title: Executive Director
Contacttitle: Foundation Coordinator
GrantPurpose: To provide emergency aid to Long Beach City College students during COVID-19 to address housing, resource, food, and technology insecurities and inequities.
Periodoftime: Through September 2020, or longer as needed
Audienceserved: Low income, unemployed, homeless, food insecure, disabled, veterans, minority, elderly.
Demoofaudience: Age – 17+; Ethnicity -All; Income – Low
District: Districts 1-9
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : As of now, we have identified 1,200 students in need of direct assistance who will receive $500 of relief aid to cover expenses in the coming weeks. Additionally, we have distributed 149 laptops to students that do not have a computer at home. The Viking Vault, the College’s food pantry, has distributed 1,000 bags of groceries (estimated to last one week or longer) to students facing food insecurities as part of our relief efforts. Viking Vault distribution has been temporarily suspended due to the predicted apex of COVID cases over the next two weeks. The anticipated date to resume distribution is April 28th, at which point distribution will take place every other week with students receiving enough food to last through the two-week period. During the time the Viking Vault is closed, we are providing gift cards to grocery stores for students facing food insecurity.
2. What additional services, above your standard operations, will be conducted with this grant funding?: In addition to the disaster recovery services mentioned previously (which fall outside of our standard operations), we will be providing housing assistance to students experiencing or at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : Long Beach City College students currently enrolled in 6+ units that are experiencing resource or food insecurity, homelessness, or technological inequity as a result of COVID-19.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: $700,000 from state of CA, $56,000 from individuals and foundations in the City of Long Beach, $10,000 from LBCC Foundation Board of Governors.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation, United Way, California Community College Foundation, and Rotary Club of Long Beach.