As a public university, serving the community is one of UCLA’s greatest commitments. Undergraduate and graduate programs, research activities, community outreach programs, and grass-roots participation by students, faculty, staff, and alumni help to forge a partnership between the University and the entire Los Angeles region.
With the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA furthers its tradition of medical outreach and assures the highest quality of care to Los Angeles and the world. Low-income families receive top-quality treatment from School of Dentistry clinics on campus and in Venice. The Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center’s Rape Treatment Center offers 24-hour care to victims. The Fielding School of Public Health’s Community Health Promotion Program supports community-service projects to benefit poor and underserved communities, and the School of Nursing offers care through its nurse-managed Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission. The University also supports K-12 enhancement programs such as the Music Partnership Program in the Herb Alpert School of Music, which funds UCLA students to be academic and musical mentors for at-risk youth.
As UCLA gives to the community, Los Angeles gives something back. The University’s arts and cultural programs, for example, attract more than half a million people each year, drawn by everything from world-class acts performing at Royce Hall to classic-film screenings from the School of Theater, Film, and Television archives. These relationships create opportunities for partnerships and growth that ensure UCLA’s preeminence in the twenty-first century and beyond.