By Ashleigh Ruhl

a�?We promise we will hold the doors open for you,a�? Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley told students at last weeka��s Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Long Beach College Promise.

Oakley was talking about how the educational institutions in Long Beach have worked together for the past five years to put students on a more streamlined path to higher education, and subsequently, into the citya��s workforce. The College Promise is a 10-year collaborative partnership among LBCC, Long Beach Unified School District and California State University, Long Beach, to encourage and assist students from the sixth grade and up to continue their education.

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