I am pleased to inform you that President Obama signed the Los Angeles Homeless Veterans Leasing Act. This legislation, authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressmember Ted Lieu, authorizes the Veterans Administration (VA) to implement the Master Plan for the West Los Angeles VA campus. One of the key provisions of the bill enables the VA Secretary to enter into leases at the West Los Angeles VA to provide for permanent supportive housing and services including legal representation, spiritual enrichment, vocational training, addiction treatment and recreational opportunities.
Four UCLA graduate students accompanied Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Education Dr. Robin Garrell and Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education Dr. Sam Bersola to Sacramento on March 16 for a series of meeting with state legislators during UC Grad Research Day. The students included Ruth Ellingsen, Christopher Segura, Carole Turley Voulgaris, and Michelle Miro.
Follow their trip through a social media scrapbook chronicling their efforts and meetings at the capitol.
First, let me thank all of our volunteers and advocates that made the 7th Annual UCLA Volunteer Day and the 12th Annual UCLA Day in Downtown Los Angeles so successful. Volunteer Day saw over 6,000 students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends work on community service projects at 48 sites throughout Los Angeles County. At many of the school sites, our volunteers were joined by parents and students. At parks, community centers and at community based organizations, we had participation by the broader Los Angeles community. Go to Flickr to see pictures from Volunteer Day that capture the essence of the work that was done. I especially want to thank those elected officials for their support by donating buses which enabled volunteers to be transported from Westwood to their work sites.
Join Chancellor Gene Block at the annual UCLA in Downtown LA reception, celebrating the positive impact that UCLA faculty, staff, students, and alumni make every day in Los Angeles.
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5:30pm to 8pm
Deaton Civic Auditorium, LAPD
100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA
6:30pm program – featuring Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar J.D. ’97, District 14 and KNBC host Conan Nolan