Community Partnership Program

If you have a Long Beach area business or an organization looking for a way to give back to our community, join our Community Partnership Program!  You can make a difference by helping deserving students to maximize their potential as they become responsible adults.

Working together, The ACT Program Foundation and our Community Partners can make a huge difference in the lives of the ACT Program students.  As a Community Partner, you can help by lending your knowledge and talent to one (or more) of the Micro Enterprises established by ACT Program students, by providing vocational training for ACT Program students (LBUSD approval of a Community Classroom Agreement is required in order to have students receive training at your place of business), and in countless other ways.

As a Community Partner, you can also help The ACT Program Foundation by becoming a sponsor, hosting or otherwise helping with a fundraising event, or utilizing your business and organizational skills behind the scenes in the planning of our events and activities.  If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, please contact Heather Hendricks at


Community Partnership Program – Application


Micro Enterprise Opportunity Program

We are pleased to facilitate the opportunity for students of the ACT Program to start their own “micro-business” under the umbrella of The ACT Program Foundation, in conjunction with our community partners.  The Micro Enterprise Opportunity Program provides the guidance and structure needed to enable these enterprising young adults to get their businesses up and running with confidence.

Students are aided with product development, promotion and advertising, networking, and the basic accounting procedures necessary to run a successful business.  If you have experience and/or training in these areas, please lend your talents to these upstanding new members of the business community!  You can contact David Bleidistel at


Micro Enterprise Opportunity Program – Application

Micro Enterprise Opportunity Program – Balance Sheet

Micro Enterprise Opportunity Program – Transaction Record


Classroom Support Drive

The ACT Program Foundation is conducting an ongoing drive for donations of classroom equipment, supplies and materials.  Each classroom has evaluated their needs and submitted a list of items needed to provide  the best possible educational opportunity available for the ACT Program students. Check the list of needed items for each of the ACT Program classrooms to see if you can make a donation, then simply email our Chief Financial Officer to tell us what item(s) you would like to donate to which classroom.


Keep Moving Forward!

Our Keep Moving Forward! program is a series of monthly fund-raising events designed to promote local awareness of the Adult Community Transition Program while raising money for the benefit of the ACT Program classrooms at the same time.  These events will typically take place at a local restaurant or other business.  Check the Upcoming Events page for future Keep Moving Forward! events happening throughout the Long Beach area.



Caring individuals and business owners are invited to join our growing list of sponsors! Many affordable options are available, from co-sponsoring a specific event to becoming a Bronze ($100), Silver ($250), Gold ($500), or Platinum ($1,000) Sponsor.  If you are interested in a sponsorship, please email David Bleidistel at






The ACT Program Foundation is a non-profit corporation, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization, and was created in 2009 to provide supplemental material support to the classrooms of the Adult Community Transition (ACT) Program in the Long Beach Unified School District. 

The ACT Program Foundation is a California Public Benefit Corporation, and is recognized by the State of California’s Franchise Tax Board as a Tax-Exempt organization.

The ACT Program Foundation is registered with the State of California’s Attorney General’s Office on the Registry of Charitable Trusts.

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