Thomas Brock, a 1992 graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in Social
Welfare, actively strives towards alleviating the unique obstacles
faced in the postsecondary realm of education in the United States.
Brad Rowe, a Master of Public Policy student, traveled to Haiti earlier this year to perform work with J/P Haitian Relief Organization. He wrote the following blog about his experience.Part 1
Just 600 Miles
Social Welfare associate professor Laura Abrams spoke on Thursday evening about her recently released book, Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C. The book, Abrams' first, explores the complexities inherent in the United States system of juvenile corrections.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa focuses on a topic that is important to all involved at UCLA Luskin: leadership.Prior to speaking at the latest Luskin Lecture Series, Villaraigosa took some time to discuss his thoughts on leadership, advice he would have given himself and what to expect from future leaders.
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