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Helping Prepare The Workforce Of The Future – The Port Of Long Beach Becomes College Promise Program Partner

Release Date: 2018-09-24

By: Anne Artley

At its September 10 meeting, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the port becoming the fifth partner in the Long Beach College Promise, joining Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Long Beach City College (LBCC), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the city itself in providing more accessibility to higher education.

The Promise program guarantees LBUSD graduates a tuition-free year at LBCC and a path to admission at CSULB if they meet certain academic requirements. Commissioner Lou Anne Bynum said the port’s commitment to expanding its educational influence is a natural extension of its current involvement. By becoming a partner in the Long Beach College Promise, the port is formalizing its current efforts to advance education. Bynum retired from a 20-year career at Long Beach City College a year ago. She served as executive vice president of college advancement and economic development since 2012.

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