A Celebration of the Grassroots Leaders of Watts

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A beachside celebration honors community advocates partnering with the Watts Leadership Institute.

New Grants Ensure Watts Leadership Institute’s Mission Will Continue to Grow

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An infusion of more than $650,000 will be invested in small nonprofits and community leaders on the ground in marginalized neighborhoods

Leap Refutes Trump's Claim that ICE Liberated Towns from MS-13

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The tweets of Donald Trump are not known for factual accuracy,…

S.F. Chronicle: Trump Is Exaggerating Threat of MS-13, Leap Says

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In an on-air interview for the “Take Two” program on KPCC, UCLA Luskin’s Michael Lens talked about L.A.’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM), which has recommended that the City Council adopt a proposal to re-zone property along the Expo Line.

A Call to Action

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Two-day UCLA Luskin Lecture event champions academic research to help community activists promote societal change

Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light

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Expert panelists at UCLA Luskin Social Welfare event laud recent moves to divert more youth from the criminal justice system and into programs that help them transform their lives

Panel on Youth Justice in Los Angeles

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'From Diversion to Desistance: Transforming Youth Justice in Los Angeles and Beyond' will spark critical conversations about youth justice.

A Life of Social Work Dedicated to Children and Families

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Friends and former colleagues gather in tribute to former educator Joycelyn "Joy" Crumpton, "an inspiration to everyone around her"

Watts Leadership Institute Hosts Visit by Elementary School Students

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UCLA Luskin-based initiative hosts a tour of the UCLA campus by more than 45 students from Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School in Watts.

A Grassroots Mission in Watts

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Jorja Leap and UCLA Luskin’s Watts Leadership Institute launch a 10-year initiative to build a legacy of leaders and empowerment