COVID-19 Community Speaker Series

COVID-19 presented our community and child welfare system with many challenges. This 12-part speaker series addresses those issues head-on, touching on important topics like child abuse, education inequity, and delays in permanency. This series is presented in partnership with community-based organizations and UCLA faculty, as part of our ongoing commitment to bridging the UCLA campus

COVID-19 Community Town Halls

  In the early days of COVID-19, UCLA faculty and staff were scrambling to respond to the needs of the community. In the spirit of partnership, the town halls were launched to combine efforts and respond more efficiently to the needs of the community and our partners. Agencies, such as the LA County Department of

UCLA Child Welfare Summer Academy 2020

COVID-19 disrupted the summer internship and volunteer experiences for many Bruins. In response, the UCLA Pritzker Center launched its inaugural Summer Child Welfare Academy with 160+ students participating. In this three week program, Bruins learned about the child welfare system and its many facets, including education, adoption, and policy making. If you are a UCLA

Dr. Jessica Pryce: Eradicating Racism and Bias in Foster Care

Launched in response to the killing of George Floyd and many other Black Americans, this 3-part lecture series addressed systemic racism and the issues giving rise to the disproportionate number of Black children in foster care. This series was hosted in partnership with Children's Law Center of California & the LA County Department of Children