The Bridging the Gap (BtG) grant is funded by the James Irvine Foundation and is designed to support the goals and mission of The Long Beach College Promise: to improve college preparation, improve access to college, and increase the number of students who complete a postsecondary degree in the Long Beach community. This project is a collaborative effort between Long Beach Unified District, Long Beach City College, California State University, Long Beach, and the City of Long Beach.

The BtG grant consists of 6 working group activities that focus on 4 major themes:

Dual Enrollment( Activities 1 & 2)Career and Major Exlporation( Activities 3 & 5)Summer Transition Program(Activity 4 )Data Sharing( Activity 6 )

Bridging the Gap Summer Transition Program

The Bridging the Gap Summer Transition Program is a 5-day residential program guided by career and academic explorations to assist students with their transition from high school to college. The first program was held from July 31st – August 4th, 2017 at California State University, Long Beach for admitted undeclared freshman entering into CSULB and Beach Promise Pathways freshman entering into Long Beach City College.

Students and Volunteers at the Summer Transition program