April 2019 Newsletter

This month, we highlight how our community schools support UCLA student learning–as teaching artists and as educational researchers. We are also excited to share one of the many community partnerships that inspire our students to dream big!

UCLA Teaching Artists Learn How to Uplift Communities

Listen to UCLA Senior Maria Vazquez explain what she has learned working at the RFK UCLA Community School as a teaching artist in the Multigenerational After School Arts (MASA) Program.

Sharing Our Research-Practice Partnerships in Toronto, Canada

UCLA graduate student researchers working in partnership with teachers and staff at both community schools joined 15,000 other researchers at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Toronto in early April. Highlights included a lively roundtable presentation on what and how graduate students learn in partnership with teachers at the community schools–a strong testimony to the mutual benefits of university-assisted community schools. Other highlights included a packed session entitled, Challenging the Grammar of Schooling, with discussants Larry Cuban and Michael Fullan, as well as an Invited Presidential Session on reimagining neighborhood schools in urban communities. Presenting researchers included: Rebecca Cooper Geller, Sidronio Jacobo, Ung-Sang Lee, Shante Stuart McQueen, Marco Murillo, Karen Hunter Quartz, Karla Rivera-Torres, and Evelyn Wang. Click here for more information about UCLA presentations at AERA.

Soroptomist International Supporting Girls’ Dreams at Mann UCLA Community School

Soroptomist International of Los Angeles partnered with Mann UCLA Community School to lead an eight week course called “Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.”  All 9th and 10th grade girls were welcomed to attend this  course, where members of Soroptomist International led activities to build community, foster personal growth, and educate young women on careers as they dream about their futures.

Next Month: College Signing Day, Immigrant Family Legal Clinic Launch, and more!