By Adeney ZoStudent WriterThe bridge between a university and the working world can be a difficult one to navigate — while some students quickly satisfying employment in their field of interest, others take time discovering a suitable career. For 2011 Urban Planning alumnus Omari Fuller, graduation entailed a bit of self-discovery and experimentation before he found his current career.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer
was a victim, I became a survivor, and now I'm an advocate for women,
minorities, and social justice,” Iczel Santizo, a 2010 Master of Public Policy
alumna, summarizes about her life’s experiences.
To usher in the new year, the winter edition of the Luskin Forum — the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs' bi-annual magazine — is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the School.
In the summer of 1994 the School of Public Affairs officially opened its doors, combining the departments of Public Policy, Social Welfare and Urban Planning. This issue kicks off the celebration of 20 years of Public Affairs at UCLA.
Marian Wright Edelman, who delivered a stirring speech and call to action during her Luskin Lecture Series event, focuses on a topic that is important to the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs: leadership.The video series features some of the nation's foremost leaders and captures their thoughts on the importance of leadership. Edelman speaks about the characteristics needed from leaders, who influenced her and what advice she'd give to her younger self.
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Marian Wright Edelman, the second speaker in
the 2013-14 UCLA Luskin Lecture Series, delivered a stirring call to action to
the community members, city leaders, educators and students who had gathered to
hear her speak on Wednesday.
By Max WynnUCLA Luskin Student Writer Jennifer Larr
grew up in Orange County, graduated with a Master of Public Policy from UCLA’s
Luskin School of Public Affairs, and today calls the Southland home. However,
it was the time she spent in places far removed from Southern California’s sun-drenched beaches that made her the woman she is today.
Los Angeles County has a rare opportunity to make sweeping and necessary improvements to the way it rehabilitates incarcerated youth as it moves forward with a project to replace Camp Vernon J. Kilpatrick in Malibu with a modern probation camp model that is less prison-like and more therapeutic, according to a new policy brief from the Children’s Defense Fund-California and UCLA Luskin.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the urgent need for reform and voted last week to speed up the timeline for the probation camp replacement project.
By Adeney ZoUCLA Luskin Student Writer Recent Public Policy graduate Matt Levin and his research co-author Sarah Bohn
visited the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs last week to present data and conclusions from the 2011
California Poverty Measure.
For the second straight year the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs led all university teams in fundraising for the United Way's HomeWalk this past weekend in downtown Los Angeles.The Luskin School raised over $12,000 for the annual event, which aims to end homelessness in LA. As a group, Team UCLA Luskin was in the top-10 of group fundraisers as the HomeWalk event raised close to $425,000.
By Ruby BolariaUCLA Luskin Student Writer After a
lifetime of work helping the forgotten, abused and incarcerated, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs alum Dr. Ira Arthell Neighbors received the honorable Judge Sol Gothard Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization of
Forensic Social work (NOFSW).