Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) was established in 1979, to serve the greater Long Beach Area. This agency is part of a national network of approximately 1,100 Community Action Partnerships aiming to give support to low-income individuals and families with educational, social or economical barriers and help them in achieving self-sufficiency. For individuals/families that qualify, Long Beach CAP offers a wide variety of free services—youth programs, job training classes, energy assistance programs, and job development opportunities.