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In 2002, UCLA established the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP). Under the direction of current Luskin School Dean Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., CCP supported partnerships between UCLA faculty, staff and students and community organizations in arts and culture; children youth and family; and economic development
From 2002 to 2009, CCP advanced over 180 collaborations between UCLA and community organizations, awarding over $4.8 million dollars to Los Angeles non-profit community based organizations and UCLA partners to carry out their collaborative work. These partnerships were selected on a competitive basis and designated as model partnerships for their best practices and impact on Los Angeles.
In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected UCLA for its new Community Engagement Classification. UCLA was the only university in the Los Angeles area, chosen for this designation. As one of the first universities in the nation to offer a Civic Engagement minor, UCLA provides students with an analytical and theoretical framework for community-building, governance, and the use of civic resources.
The Center for Civil Society now maintains the archive of CCP, and is enhanced by the extraordinary network across the Los Angeles nonprofit and philanthropic community developed by the Center. Starting in 2012, we will again offer between three and five UCLA Community Partnership awards for UCLA faculty-community collaboration annually.
The following is a list of the Center’s engagements with communities throughout the region from 2002 - 2008.