UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean, Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., is organizing a UCLA Luskin team for the United Way’s Annual “HomeWalk”, a 5K Walk/Run to End Homelessness, on the morning of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Exposition Park. Joining Dean Gilliam in leading the team are: Erica Quintana, MPP ’13, Brad Rowe, MPP ’13, Ian Bohannon, MSW ’13 and Jacki Murdock, MURP ’13.
Dean Gilliam will be covering the $25 registration fee for the first 75 UCLA Luskin students, staff and faculty to register. We ask each team member to set a goal of raising $100 towards the Luskin team goal of $5,000. We will provide breakfast and a post-walk lunch. If you hit your goal of $100 (or come close!) you will receive either a Luskin T-shirt or hat (your choice) in addition to the HomeWalk t-shirts that the United Way gives to participants.
Homelessness is the most extreme form of poverty. The current economic environment and growing inequality only exacerbates this problem. With over 51,000 homeless in Los Angeles County, we are the homeless capital of the nation with 40% homeless women and children, 12,556 chronically homeless individuals, and 9,141 homeless veterans.
To register to walk and help fundraise go to www.homewalkla.org  and click on “REGISTER” and “Join a Team” and select “UCLA Luskin”. Your individual fundraising goal will be part of the UCLA Luskin team’s overall goal. Please email Allison Morris (email@example.com ) for more to receive the complimentary registration code.