Note: This story appeared as a "Spotlight" on June 26, 2012Most Urban and Regional Planning students complete their degree by working on a capstone project, a rigorous group report conducted in collaboration with an external client, designed to simulate the intensity of preparing a planning report for real-world stakeholders. The capstones are a chance for students to apply their theoretical training to find solutions to challenges found across Los Angeles, and require creativity, critical thinking, leadership and a lot of work.
Note: This story appeared as a "Spotlight" on Nov. 17, 2010Social welfare alumnus Brian Wren is a medical social worker at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, California. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Brian came to the L.A. area shortly after earning his undergraduate degree in psychology, and spent a year volunteering with a social service organization. His work in the field eventually led to his enrollment in the MSW program at UCLA.
The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs had over 100 members on its team for the United Way Home Walk 2012. The annual event raises money and awareness to end homelessness in Los Angeles. The UCLA Luskin team raised over $11,000, which was the most among universities and non-profits and ranked sixth overall among all affiliates at Home Walk.
You imagine your
life, your world, as it would be if you had been born thousands of miles away.
In a small Liberian village, perhaps, where everything you take for granted is
absent. Soap is a luxury; food a rare commodity.
UCLA Today featured a piece on MURP student Diane Ionescu's experience working with the Motor Avenue Improvement Association to create the Palms neighborhood farmer's market. "It definitely
taught me a lot about city government and bureaucracy," she said.
Read the full article here.
California voters have approved Proposition 39: the California Clean Energy Jobs Act and its implementation will be supported by Luskin Center research. The Luskin Center partnered with the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Institute to evaluate program design options for Prop 39 funds and other efforts to spur energy efficiency and local renewable energy investments in California.
Social welfare field faculty member Michelle Talley has worked with some of the victims of human trafficking and in September put on the first of three forums at the Luskin School on human trafficking.