Long Beach Adult Education Local Resources

Community Partners

Our community partners keep the Consortium abreast of student needs and gaps in programing and resources. From mental health services to adult education classes, each community partner provides invaluable services to the residents of Long Beach. A list of our partners, along with a description of the services and resources offered, is provided below. Please visit their pages for an in-depth look into their programs.   

We are continually looking for community partners to help support the goals and mission of adult education. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with the LBAEC, please contact Long Beach City College, Adult Education at aep@lbcc.edu or Long Beach School for Adults at DBroadway@lbschools.net. 

American Indian Changing Spirits

American Indian Changing Spirits’ Mission is to provide culturally relevant, community-based outreach and education, with evidence-based recovery programing focused on American Indians who suffer from drug & alcohol addiction and/or dependency.

Bobbie Smith YMCA Community School

Bobbie Smith YMCA Community School provides high quality programs that teach values, build skills, and create community leaders. Bobbie Smith recently partnered with Long Beach City College to host free, adult education classes for the community. View schedule of classes.

California Mentor

California Mentor Long Beach provides educational and vocational services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities build increasingly rich, independent lives. They specialize in creating individualized programs that combine personal choice and community integration with professional oversight, family involvement, and stability.

Centro CHA, Inc.

Centro CHA is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to increasing opportunities and improving the lives of Latino/a youth and families. Centro CHA recently partnered with Long Beach City College to host free, adult education classes for the community. View schedule of classes.

Century Villages at Cabrillo

Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) is a supportive housing community established to break the cycle of homelessness. More than simply providing shelter, CVS provides residents with case management services, life skills training, substance abuse treatment, and much more.

Conservation Corps of Long Beach

Conservation Corps of Long Beach helps young adults reach their full potential through work, service, conservation and education, while enhancing the community through environmental stewardship and beautification projects.

CSULB Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center at Cal State Long Beach is designed to identify and assist adult participants who want to enter, re-enter, continue or enroll in a program of post-secondary education. Services offered include academic advisement, career transitioning and referrals to job training programs.

Department of Rehabilitation

The Department of Rehabilitation services are designed to help job seekers with disabilities obtain competitive employment in integrated work settings. Independent living services may include peer support, skill development, systems advocacy, referrals, assistive technology services, transition services, housing assistance, and personal assistance services.

Disabled Resources Center

The Disabled Resources Center empowers people with disabilities to live independently in the community, to make their own decisions about their lives and to advocate on their own behalf.

Goodwill of Southern Los Angeles County

Offering skills training, education, job preparation and placement programs that build lives, families and the community—one job at a time. Goodwill Southern Los Angeles County (SOLAC) recently partnered with Long Beach City College to host free, adult education classes for the community. View schedule of classes.

Harbor Regional Center

Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families rely on Harbor Regional Center for individual and family service planning, supportive services and referrals to valuable community resources.

Jenny Oropeza YMCA Community School

Jenny Oropeza YMCA Community Adult School provides high quality programs that teach values, build skills, and create community leaders. Jenny Oropeza recently partnered with Long Beach City College to host free, adult education classes for the community. View schedule of classes.

Long Beach City College, Adult Education

Long Beach City College’s Adult Education program offers short-term personal and professional development courses that are open year-round to members of the community. View Community Education Guide.

Long beach Job Corps Center

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine operates 170 parks, 26 community centers and hosts hundreds of recreation classes and programs for youth, adults and seniors in Long Beach.

Long Beach Rescue Mission

Long Beach Rescue Mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to Long Beach residents looking to make a fresh start. The mission recently partnered with Long Beach City College to host free, adult education classes for the community. View schedule of classes.

Long Beach School For Adults

The mission of LBSA is to provide educational opportunities that empower a diverse population of adults to be productive citizens in an ever-changing society. Education and training programs include HiSET and High School Diploma, ESL, Animal Care, Certified Nurses Assistant, Building Maintenance and Computer Business Applications.

Mental Health America of Los Angeles

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) works to ensure that people living with mental health needs achieve meaningful, healthy lives in their communities. Employment and vocational services are provided, as well as housing, benefits, income services, and life skills.

Pacific Gateway

Providing career development services, job search assistance and training scholarships, Pacific Gateway helps residents of Long Beach secure employment, prepare for the workforce, and explore future career options.

The Michelle Obama Long Beach Public Library

The Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) supports lifelong learning, intellectual curiosity, and free and equal access to information. The LBPL recently partnered with Long Beach City College to host free, adult education classes at Michelle Obama Public Library. View schedule of classes.

The Salvation Army

Wherever there is a need in the Long Beach community, you will find the Salvation Army. Youth programs, shelter, food assistance, bus tokens and taxi vouchers are a small sampling of the services provided.

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

YMCA of Greater Long Beach provides high quality programs that teach values, build skills, and create community leaders. YMCA recently partnered with Long Beach City College to offer free, adult education classes for the community. View schedule of classes.