Social Welfare Student Alliance
Co-Chairs: Linnea Koopmans and Karen Ward; firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Director: Laura Carnagey; email@example.com
Treasurer: Daniel Cha
2nd Year Curriculum Reps: Felix Truong and Roxanne Calameris
Caucus Liaison: Jessica Guillen
Career Center Reps: Giselle Jones and Jessica Guillen
Social Chairs: Shushana Gaboian and Amanda Stephens
Asian/Pacific Islander Student Caucus (API)
The API Caucus strives to bring awareness to the social issues faced by the diverse communities represented in the Asian Pacific Islander population. Our theme for the year is “What It Means To Be APIs in Public Affairs,” and we will be organizing a number of fun and interesting events that explore topics including APIs in leadership, APIs and mental health, and the cultural diversity of APIs. Our caucus is open to students of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, as well as students within all three departments of the Luskin School of Public Affairs. We also hope to collaborate throughout the year with other student organizations on campus. Come join us!
Co-Chairs: Kate Viernes and Priya Ramachandran
The Social Welfare Black Caucus is a student organization established to serve as a network of support for African American students and all interested students in the Department of Social Welfare located in the School of Public Policy building. The Black Caucus will act as a service oriented resource, providing both information and a forum where all students can dialog about social welfare issues as they pertain to the Black community.
Co-Chairs: Divinity Sardin and Brianna Holmes
The UCLA MSW Christian Caucus holds a commitment to represent Christ through education, community, and service. Our aim is to glorify God through our words and actions as a caucus. We plan to meet throughout the year for bible study, prayer meetings and social gatherings, as well as present events focused on religion in social work. We hope to collaborate with other caucuses, students and faculty. People of all religious backgrounds and spiritual walks are welcome.
Co-Chairs: Cathy Gomez, Brent McCloud, Jennie Rivas and Joanna Williams
Find us on Facebook: UCLA MSW Christian Caucus
The goal of the Disability Caucus is to increase awareness of issues and concerns that affect the disabled population. Our mission is to support and encourage students with a disability to obtain their educational goals, as well as to promote and implement activities/projects that help bring awareness to this population.
Chair: Christabel Cheung
The Diversity Caucus seeks to work with the Department of Social Welfare in finding solutions to overcome barriers that make it challenging to enroll diverse groups of incoming students into the Social Welfare program and to promote diversity throughout our curriculum and program. The caucus organizes an annual Diversity Recruitment Fair and strives to foster an inclusive and collaborative community among students.
Co-Chairs: Brie Ortega and Tristian Mitchell
Facebook: UCLA Diversity Caucus.
The Feminist Caucus is a non-hierarchical student run organization that seeks to empower students to cultivate and nourish their feminisms.
As an organization we intend:
Co-Chairs: Kristina Avila, Kaitie Cruse, and Kelly Halseth
Older adults are a severely underserved population with unique strengths and needs. The Gerontology Caucus will open a dialogue between students and professionals currently working in the field to increase interest in and raise awareness about the issues and opportunities in this growing and changing field.
Co-Chairs: Lindsay Minter, firstname.lastname@example.org and
Lindsey Soderstrom, email@example.com
International Social Wefare Caucus
The purpose of the International Social Welfare Caucus is to:
Elizabeth Salcedo, Chair
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Latina/o Student Caucus
The mission of the UCLA Department of Social Welfare Latina/o Caucus is to support and supplement the education of social workers interested in working with Latino populations. We fulfill our mission through social, educational and political activities.
Co-Chairs: Jessica Guillen, Alicia Morales & Karla Panameño
Legislative Lobby Days is a two-day event that educates students and professionals about important legislation affecting clients and the social work profession. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and get a "hands-on" lobbying experience of talking with state legislators about important policy issues. By joining the Legislative Lobby Days caucus you will have the opportunity to build strong relationships with other MSW students by working together to fundraise for the trip, and you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other MSW students and professionals in Sacramento.
PRIDE at UCLA Luskin
PRIDE at UCLA Luskin serves to encourage education, social justice, and activism around issues affecting the LGBTQI community. The student organization also exists to provide a welcoming and inclusive community for LGBTQI students and allies in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Co-Chairs: Felix Truong, Jessica Guillen, and Mary Hicks
Find us on facebook: UCLA LuskinPRIDE
Contact email: PrideLuskin@gmail.com
This caucus helps promote self care among MSW students through various events and activities. Our goal is to remind students to take time for themselves to enjoy and relax. We aim to promote wellness through tips and workshops and by connecting students to others who share interests and self care activities. We also encourage using the skills and habits we learn to care for ourselves in working with our clients. We are here to motivate and remind each other that we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others
Co-Chairs: Alexis Kuney and Amanda Stephens
Social Justice/Community Action Caucus
The Social Justice/Community Action Caucus connects graduate students at the Luskin School of Public Affairs to social justice issues at UCLA and in the greater Southern California community. The Social Justice/Community Action Caucus will create a space for collaborative dialogue and learning about social justice through educational opportunities, volunteer experiences and community actions.
Co-Chairs: Kristina Avila, Maegan Mattock, Michael O'Hara