To the University of California Community:
The summer is almost over and pretty soon the students will return to campus, bringing to life another academic year. With the turn of the academic calendar comes one of my favorite events, UCLA Volunteer Day.
This year’s event, the 9th annual, will take place on October 7. We’ve targeted over 30 sites for volunteers to help with, taking place in every single Los Angeles City Council District. More than 4,000 new student volunteers are expected, and we can use some help from our fellow UCLA advocates.
At the state level, both the Assembly and Senate continue to recess through late August. Federal elected officials just came back at the beginning of this month, and many have events and are holding office hours through the beginning of September.
We have compiled a list of public events this summer that we know of so far, for your advocacy, and enjoyment. For more, visit the website of your designated elected legislators.
A Wednesday vote sparked hope among higher education advocates that Congress will choose to hold the line, or even increase funding for a key federal research arm.
As a supporter of the University of California, we ask you to join us in calling on Congress to invest in federal research and education programs. Federal funds are critical to the university’s ability to educate the next-generation workforce, advance scientific breakthroughs and provide world-class medical training.
Shirley Wang’s grandfather fled the Communist Revolution in China, and the lesson he learned has been a guiding light for her family: “He realized that one could lose his or her possessions, home, and even country or family members. But the one thing no one can take away from you is your education.”
The path Wang’s grandmother and mother blazed before her may serve as even more of an inspiration for her ascent to becoming founder and CEO of Plastpro Inc., Chair of The UCLA Foundation board, and also a well-regarded philanthropist.