Welcome to the NEW UCC!
The United Cambodian Community, Inc is a multicultural social services agency serving the greater Long Beach community. UCC’s mission is to assist the refugee and immigrant population in making adjustments and to help bridge the gap between cultures, languages and generations. Established in 1977 and located in Cambodia Town, the largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia. UCC has been instrumental in assisting the resettlement of a highly traumatized refugee population.
In the early 1970s a group of Cambodian students came to study at California State University, Long Beach. During that time war broke out in Cambodia and millions fled the country. This travesty was known as the “Killing Fields”, a genocide under the communist regime called the Khmer Rouge, from 1975-1979. This event resulted in an influx of Cambodian refugees to settle in Long Beach, Ca.
UCC continues to meet the growing and diverse needs of the Cambodian community and the greater Long Beach community. UCC serves thousands each year by offering advocacy, translation, interpretation assistance, youth development, health education, literacy, cultural preservation, community services and more. UCC strives to empower community members to become self-sufficient and productive members of society.