Social Welfare Alumni


Social Welfare Alumni

 Social Welfare Alumni Gathering 
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
5:00 - 7:00 PM

RSVP by Thursday, May 7th.

 Tracy Colunga, MSW ('01)
Joseph A. Nunn Alumna of the Year

Tracy Colunga is the Neighborhood Relations Officer for the City of Long Beach. As Neighborhood Relations Officer, Tracy provides leadership and direction to the new Neighborhood Relations Division and is responsible for securing and managing federal, state, and private grants to improve community safety and neighborhood livability gaps. She oversees administrative services for the Safe Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (Safe Long Beach), Language Access Policy (LAP), Human Dignity Program, and Gang Reduction and Intervention Program (GRIP).

Tracy holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has over a decade of experience in grant writing, management, and program development. She has focused her career around community improvement and, most notably, was responsible for administering the U.S. Department of Justice Weed and Seed Grant for the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department. Tracy joined Development Services in 2012, and has been instrumental in guiding a wide variety of projects, including Safe Long Beach, the City’s LAP, and Long Beach GRIP.   She has served a field instructor for UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for the last eight years and most recently taught as a part time lecturer in the Social Work Program.

She works diligently to serve the community.  She serves on the Board of Directors with Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County and spearheads the annual EmpowerHER Young Women’s Empowerment Conference for girls in foster care, on probation, and at-risk in Long Beach.

She is married to Hutx Colunga, a tenured teacher with Long Beach Unified School District. They are proud parents of two children. Tracy Colunga and her family reside in Long Beach, California.

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For additional information about UCLA Luskin Alumni Relations, please contact:

Marisa Lemorande
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations 
337 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095