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.

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millán

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UCLA Associate Professor Chris Zepeda-Millán demonstrates most Americans would support immigrant child detainees being released and having access to medical care. Dr. Zepeda-Millán's data illustrates that the current administration's immigration…

LA Social Science Summer Course Previews: Anthropology Department Courses in 2020

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Summer 2020 starts this month, and LA Social Science will continue to highlight some of the summer courses being offered within the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. UCLA summer courses are open to BOTH UCLA students and NON-UCLA students.…

UCLA LPPI Brief Finds L.A. Black & Latino Neighborhoods Lack Resources During Safer-at-Home Order

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On May 19, 2020, UCLA's Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, and Ong and Associates (an economic and policy analysis consulting firm) issued the brief, "Struggling to Stay Home: How COVID-19…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Leigh-Anna Hidalgo & Rosanna Simons (VID)

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The grassroots organization People for People (Gente por Gente) LA grew organically with the help of UCLA students to respond to the needs of the community, particularly during COVID-19. Find out how researchers, Dr. Leigh-Anna Hidalgo and…

UCLA Report Reveals Economic Uncertainty for Latino Neighborhoods During Pandemic

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UCLA's Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) in partnership with the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge recently released a very powerful report, "Left Behind During a Global Pandemic: An Analysis of Los Angeles County Neighborhoods…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring UCLA Alum Karina Ramos (Video)

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UCLA alum Karina Ramos ('99) an attorney at Immigrant Defenders Law Center represents many immigrant children seeking asylum. She discusses the need for more attorneys to advocate for children's rights. With COVID-19, the U.S. immigration…

Community Partners in the News: UCLA Alum's LRW Group Contributes to LA County COVID-19 Study

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LRW Group, a local marketing services firm and UCLA Division of Social Sciences community partner, was a key contributor to the Los Angeles County COVID-19 study that sought to find the true spread of the virus in the county through serological…

LA Social Science Presents "Conversations with Changemakers" Featuring Dr. Pedro Noguera (Video)

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LA Social Science interviewed Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Students and Founder of the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. Dr. Noguera discusses…

Leading Voting Rights Experts Discuss Universal Vote-By-Mail Amidst COVID-19

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By Eliza Moreno, Communications Manager, Latino Policy & Politics Initiative On April 2nd, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) and its marquee advocacy project, the UCLA Voting Rights Project, hosted a webinar that…