Community Partners

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.

Read about the 2012 Faculty Grant Awards.  

 

The following is a list of the Center’s engagements with communities throughout the region from 2002 - 2008.

  • A  New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and UCLA School of Law
  • ABRAZAR and UCLA Department of Spanish & Portugese
  • AIDS Project LA and UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television
  • Alliance for a Better Community and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Animo Leadership Charter High School and UCLA Department of Medicine
  • Artists for a New South Africa; the Magic Johnson Foundation; LAUSD AIDS Prevention Unit and UCLA Department of World Arts & Culture
  • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council and UCLA Department of Psychiatry
  • Beyond Shelter, Inc. and UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Break Away Technology and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Bresee Foundation and UCLA Office of Instructional Development
  • Business Resource Group and UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • California Latino Medical Association and UCLA Department of Sociology
  • California Science Center Foundation and UCLA Department of Earth & Space Sciences
  • Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and UCLA Department of Statistics
  • CARECEN and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Center for Community and Family Services, Inc. and UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Inc. and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Centro Latino de Educación Popular and UCLA Graduate School of Education 2007
  • Centro Latino de Educación Popular and UCLA Graduate School of Education 2004
  • Children's Bureau and UCLA Department of Medicine
  • CIPHER/SCOPE and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2005
  • CIPHER/SCOPE and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2003
  • Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero and UCLA School of Public Health
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA and UCLA Department of Chicano/a Studies
  • Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking and UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures
  • Communities for a Better Environment and UCLA School of Public Health
  • Communities In Schools of Greater Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2004
  • Communities in Schools of Greater Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley and UCLA Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning 2003
  • Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access
  • Community Development Commission, County of Los Angeles and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Community Development Foundation and UCLA Office of Residential Life
  • Community Development Technologies Center and UCLA School of Public Policy
  • Community Health Councils and UCLA Department of Medicine 2008
  • Community Health Councils and UCLA Center for Experiential Education and Service Learning 2003
  • Crystal Stairs, Inc. and UCLA Department of Health Services
  • Downtown Media Center and UCLA Department of Asian American Studies
  • Downtown Women's Center and UCLA Department of Urban Planning
  • Dunbar Economic Development Corporation and UCLA Oral History Program
  • East LA Classic Theatre and the UCLA Department of Chicano/a Studies
  • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2004
  • Esperanza Community Housing Corporation and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2003
  • Filipino American Library and the UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Friends Outside in Los Angeles County UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies
  • FRIENDS, Foundation of the California African American Museum and UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies
  • Greater Long Beach Region National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) and UCLA Department of Psychology
  • Hathaway-Sycamores Children and Family Services and UCLA NPI Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Healthy African American Families II and UCLA Health Services Research Center
  • Healthy African American Families II and UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
  • Heritage Music Foundation and UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
  • Homeboy Industries and UCLA Department of Sociology
  • Hunger Action Los Angeles and UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures
  • InnerCity Struggle and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Institute for the Study of the American West, Autry Museum and UCLA Department of History
  • Jenesse Center, Inc. and UCLA School of Public Health
  • Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy/ J.U.i.C.E. and UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology 2004
  • Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy/ J.U.i.C.E. and UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology 2003
  • Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts and UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
  • Khmer Girls in Action and UCLA Department of Clinical Psychology
  • King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and UCLA Center of Society & Genetics
  • L.A. Commons and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2006
  • L.A. Commons and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2004
  • Lanterman Regional Center and UCLA NPI/National Arts and Disability Center
  • Latino Behavioral Health Institute and UCLA Department of Psychology
  • Learning Rights Law Center and UCLA School of Law
  • Livable Places and UCLA School of Law
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation, LISC and UCLA Center for Regional Policy Studies
  • Los Angeles Educational Partnership/LAEP and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Los Angeles Unified School District/LAUSD and UCLA School of Engineering 2004
  • Los Angeles Unified School District/LAUSD and UCLA Department of Chemistry 2003
  • Los Angeles Unified School District/LAUSD and UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture 2003
  • Los Angeles Urban League and UCLA School of Public Affairs
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Minority AIDS Project (MAP) and UCLA World Arts & Culture
  • Multicultural Collaborative and UCLA School of Law
  • Museum of Tolerance and UCLA Graduate School of Education 2006
  • Museum of Tolerance and UCLA Graduate School of Education 2005
  • NALEO Educational Fund and UCLA Department of Chicano/a Studies 2004
  • National Association of Women Business Owners/NAWBO-LA and UCLA Anderson School of Management 2003
  • Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress and UCLA Department of Asian American Studies
  • ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives and UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
  • Transgender Campus Resource Center
  • Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • Pacioma Beautiful and UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design
  • Para Los Niños and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Program for Torture Victims and UCLA Department of Social Welfare
  • Proyecto Jardin/Central City Action Committee and UCLA Department of Medicine 2004
  • Proyecto Jardin and UCLA Department of Medicine 2003
  • Salvadoran American National Association (SANA) and UCLA Department of Sociology
  • SCOPE and UCLA Department of Urban Planning
  • Self-Help Graphics and Art and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • Skid Row Housing Trust and UCLA Department of Social Welfare
  • So. Calif. Asian American Studies Central (dba Visual Communications)
  • South Asian Network and UCLA School of Public Health
  • Southeast Asian Community Alliance and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Southern Californians for Youth and UCLA School of Public Health 2003
  • Special Services for Groups, Inc. and UCLA Department of Medicine 2006
  • Special Services for Groups, Inc. and UCLA School of Public Affairs 2004
  • St. Mary Medical Center Foundation/Families in Good Health and UCLA School of Public Health
  • Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education/SCOPE
  • Thai Community Development Center and UCLA School of Public Health
  • The Alliance for Children's Rights and Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
  • The HeArt Project and UCLA Graduate School of Education 2007
  • The HeArt Project and UCLA World Arts & Culture 2005
  • The HeArt Project and UCLA Department of World Arts & Culture 2003
  • The Instrumental Women Project and UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
  • The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women
  • The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and UCLA Ralph & Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
  • The Mar Vista Institute and UCLA Department of Chicana/o Studies
  • The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) and UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • The Unusual Suspects Youth Theatre Program and UCLA School of Law
  • UCLA Department of Sociology
  • Ujima Village Resident's Council and UCLA Office of Residential Life
  • UMMA Free Clinic and UCLA Department of Medicine
  • United American Indian Involvement (UAII) and Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) and
  • UCLA Asian American Studies Center
  • Venice Family Clinic and UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Visual Communications and the UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • Western Justice Center Foundation and the Institute of the Environment
  • West Angeles Community Development Corporation and UCLA Department of Public Policy
  • Westside Family Health Clinic, Venice Family Clinic, and Infant Support
  • Program and UCLA Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • William C. Velasquez Institute and UCLA Department of Film & Television
  • WISE Senior Services and UCLA Department of Medicine
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. and UCLA Graduate School of Education 2005
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. and the Department of Social Welfare 2004
  • Youth Policy Institute (YPI) and UCLA Graduate School of Education