The Social Welfare Department at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs sends its students out to work in the field every year. Many of them work with the homeless and mentally disabled, like Daniel Cha and Maritza Sandoval, who are working with Mental Health America of Los Angeles.This video piece shows what students are doing outside of the classroom and how they are putting into practice what they are learning on their path to the Social Welfare master's degree.
On Saturday, December 1, 135 potential applicants to the
Master of Social Welfare program attended a Diversity Recruitment Fair,
developed and coordinated by current UCLA Luskin Social Welfare students and the Diversity
Caucus. The fair was designed to reach
out to underrepresented students to provide guidance and build confidence in
applying to the program.
The Winter 2013 issue of the Luskin Forum is now available to read online. Print versions of the magazine are available inside the Luskin School of Public Affairs. The bi-annual magazine features UCLA Luskin's "International Initiative" as well as numerous other feature stories and news articles about the School.
Public Policy student Brandon Dowling has been one of a select few to receive the Best and Brightest Scholarship for the 2012-13 school year, courtesy of the Millennium Momentum Foundation.Dowling, who is set to graduate from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in June, can add this honor to his already-growing résumé. The native of Palmdale, Calif. is also a Rosenfield Fellow, which is a high-level apprenticeship program at selected government
agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Three students from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany are the first set of exchange students in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' Public Policy program. Tina Dankmeyer, Amani Joas and Adriana Lopez all spent the Fall 2012 quarter as UCLA Luskin students as the pioneers of this program, which falls under Luskin's "International Initiative."