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UCLA family has never shied away from a challenge. Greatness can
be thrust upon some as a result of timing or circumstance. For others,
like UCLA, who have always had to do more with less, greatness requires
a unique blend of creativity, imagination, perseverance, commitment,
hard work and vision. By working together, we will ensure that UCLA
continues its ascent among the world’s great institutions
of higher learning.
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OF THE CITY, BY THE CITY, FOR THE CITY
IS IN A UNIQUE POSITION to effect change, says Frank Gilliam, associate
vice chancellor for community partnerships and professor of political
science. As a world-class university located in one of the most
diverse and vibrant cities on the planet, UCLA is able to marshal
its significant resources, manpower and expertise in the service
of tackling critical community issues.
Albert Carnesale’s UCLA in LA initiative, with Gilliam at
the helm, strengthens ties between the campus and community and
enhances residents’ lives through more than 200 programs in
the areas of health care, economic development, family wellness
and the arts.
are in a fundamentally unique position among American universities
in doing this kind of work at this great a scope,” Gilliam
says. “We are the only public research university in a major
city that is reaching out to the broader community to this extent.”