Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent John Deasy made an impassioned case for improving public education in Los Angeles at the latest UCLA Luskin Lecture Series event on Wednesday night.
The event – coming the day after city elections that narrowed the field of mayoral hopefuls and saw nearly $6 million in outside spending on races for three school board seats – served as a chance for Villaraigosa and Deasy to chart a course for the next administration. Villaraigosa's final term ends June 30.
By Ramin RajaiiUCLA Luskin Student Writer Social Welfare professor Bridget Freisthler recently led a team of authors that published an article in the Journal of Community Psychology as part of a five-year study funded by a grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
Social Welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has spent this academic year coordinating a series of seminars and special events to help educate the UCLA Luskin community on the problem of sex trafficking in Los Angeles County's foster-care system.Michelle discusses her experience and her work in the following Q-and-A.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer “The search for home is the story of America. We cannot talk
about equality without talking about that story.”That was part of the message that Anita Hill delivered at the UCLA Luskin
School of Public Affairs on Thursday afternoon to an overflowing room. The event was part of an ongoing Social
Welfare Speakers Series at UCLA’s Luskin School.
Last week the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs brought current students and alumni together from all three of its departments – Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning – for its first-ever Career Networking Night.The purpose of the event was to connect current students with successful Luskin alums as a way to set up networks in the immediate future, and of course, post-graduation. Outside of Luskin's own online network – Luskin Online – this was the next best thing to bring fellow Luskin members together.
Each year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs holds City Hall Day where graduate students in Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning unite to tackle one of Los Angeles' pressing issues.This is the ninth consecutive year the program has taken place and the topic was transportation funding in L.A. Previous topics have included homelessness, housing, job creation and bringing the NFL to L.A.
The recent failure of L.A.'s recent Measure J, which would
have extended the half-cent sales tax approved in 2008 as Measure R for an
additional 30 years, leaves open the question: What is the future of
transportation funding in Los Angeles?
Michael Fleming teaches "Nonprofit Sector, State & Civil Society" at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Fleming's class is listed across all three departments -- Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning.In this segment of "UCLA Luskin: Did You Know?" we dig into the ways this class can help students think more creatively about the role of philanthropic organizations in today's civil society.