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.
Cody Reneau, a Master of Public Policy student at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is the latest in our "Leaders at Luskin" video series.Reneau has earned a Rosenfield Fellowship which has allowed him to work at Los Angeles City Hall in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office in the Performance Management Unit.After an internship and a two-year job in Washington D.C. Cody returned to California to earn his degree and has been a Leader at Luskin.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer
Growing up as a Mennonite, Carol Jenkins never expected to
be an expert in international development. Now she is one of the foremost leaders in that field, having traveled the world and considered a leader for women and humanitarian organizations alike.
Poorer neighborhoods in Los
Angeles County have been left with less access to nonprofit organizations that
provide shelter, food, job training, alcohol and substance abuse counseling and
other basic services, according to a new study released by the Center for Civil
Society at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
In particular, African American neighborhoods have been
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.
Urban Planning Ph.D. candidate Lee Mackey MPP '08 recently received a year-long visiting researcher position at Brazil's prestigious Getulio Vargas Foundation in their Center for International Relations. The Foundation was recently ranked as the top think tank in Latin America and among the top 25 think tanks in the world in an annual global study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.
Urban Planning Department Chair Lois Takahashi has been awarded a two-year, $430,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, titled “Examining the Geographies of Immigrant Sex Work: An Exploratory Study of HIV Risk,” supports a study to provide a better understanding of “indoor venue-based sex work” in both New York City and Los Angeles.
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.