Solutions

Scholars within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA work with our community partners to apply the knowledge we generate in transformative, solution-oriented ways.

UCLA and Homelessness: See. Study. Solve. May 21-24, 2018

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  We call homelessness a crisis in Los Angeles because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst every day. Yet, the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New Los Angeles City and County…

Ready to Work, Uprooting Inequity: Black Workers in Los Angeles and California

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By Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Project Director & Saba Waheed, Research Director Black people are leaving Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Black Worker Center noticed the trend while doing community organizing work in the area and teamed up…

Social Sciences Alumni to be Honored by the UCLA Alumni Association

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The UCLA Alumni Association will be honoring several distinguished alumni for their contributions to UCLA and beyond at this year’s alumni awards on June 2.  Among the honorees are several alumni from the Division of Social Sciences, including: Mebrahtom…

Million Dollar Hoods Goes to Sacramento

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May 4, 2018 Last week, Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, professor of History and African American Studies and the interim director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, along with Associate Professor Chandra…

Mapping LA’s Million Dollar Hoods

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By Kelly Lytle Hernandez Professor of History and African-American Studies Los Angeles County operates the largest jail system on Earth. At a cost of nearly $1 billion annually, more than 20,000 people are caged every night in county…