Our New Online Home at the UCLA Pritzker Center

Visit us virtually and join us in our work with children and families! 

From our November 12, 2020 newsletter

Dear Friends,

Thank you for supporting the work of the UCLA Pritzker Center. This time last year, with the help of our friends and partners at UCLA and across LA County, we were opening the doors to our new offices on campus. Today, we are eager to share our new online home! Welcome now and always.

Whether you’re new to our community after participating in our series on anti-racism with Dr. Jessica Pryce, or connected with us at UCLA, we are glad to have you take part in our collective work. More than ever, we are thankful for the diverse network of students, faculty and staff, and community partners who have come together to help strengthen children and families through the UCLA Pritzker Center.

2020 has been extremely challenging for children and families. However, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris reminded us over the weekend, “…this is a country of possibilities.” We believe it so–especially for children and families. In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, we expressed that “together, we will continue our work and aspire toward a world where all communities are productive and safe, where all families are thriving and supported, and where all children are free to delight in the simple joy of childhood.”

This sentiment, coupled with research, education and partnership, remains our north star.

In Community,

The UCLA Pritzker Center Team

The UCLA Pritzker Center has a new website!

Over the last few months, we have been building our digital home to better highlight the work that’s happening here at the UCLA Pritzker Center and with our partners. In the coming year, we will be releasing work around domestic violence’s impact on foster youth, new lecture series featuring community partners from across the region, and new opportunities for students to get involved with the Center. Take a look at it, and make sure you follow us across social.

Current Research Projects

The UCLA Pritzker Center works to understand and elevate strategies that meet the holistic needs of children and families. Our latest research focuses on two specific areas that affect the health and wellbeing of all families: COVID-19 and domestic violence.

UCLA Bruin Tutor Network

Due to COVID-19, remote learning for LAUSD students has been difficult, especially for those in foster care. As a Center rooted in an academic institution, we knew that we had a unique opportunity to provide practical support, and developed the Bruin Tutor Network. Currently, 500 UCLA students are tutoring elementary and high school students from across LA County who are in foster care.  We’re proud that the UCLA Pritzker Center could bring together our UCLA students to support children and their caregivers. Check out our feature in the UCLA Newsroom and mention in the LA Times.