Giving to the Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) envisions community-engaged learning opportunities that are available and accessible to all of UCLA’s diverse undergraduate population.

Your support through funding and engagement will help us solidify UCLA’s commitment to serving the people of greater Los Angeles and beyond while preparing the next generation of engaged Bruin citizens.

We’d like to hear from you and your interest in supporting this initiative. Contact us at

Areas of Impact

With your partnership in philanthropy and engagement, we can facilitate student and faculty work that enables sustained, reciprocal engagement with the public and helps transform UCLA’s mission to support the co-creation, co-dissemination, co-preservation and co-application of knowledge for the betterment of society. Below we share more information about our two major areas of philanthropic need: 1) supporting our students, and 2) community-engaged curricular and program innovation.

Supporting Students

Scholarships, transportation subsidies, and stipends ensure that all students, regardless of their financial situation, can enrich their academic experience through the Center’s programs. It is crucial to provide support to our student population marked by excellence and diversity commensurate with a world-class university.

    • Non-Profit Internship Scholarships: Provides support for students to participate in unpaid summer internships in the non-profit sector while also enrolling in an internship course. These experiential opportunities often shape future career paths.
    • Student Support FundProvides discretionary support for students, ranging from scholarships to underwriting transportation costs to students in community-engaged courses so that all students can fully participate in off-campus learning experiences.
    • Offer an internship or promote job opportunities within your organization to current students.
    • Help to provide career advising and mentorship services to current students and recent graduates.
    • Share your story with prospective students through an alumni profile.

Supporting Community-Engaged Curricular and Program Innovation

Our Center’s programs support UCLA’s world class faculty to develop high impact community-engaged courses for our undergraduates. Funding ensures our ability to stimulate new course development, provide support to community-engaged faculty undertaking this work, and encourage faculty innovation.

Funds for programming and events also help sustain community partnerships, general expenses for key community and pedagogy lecture series, and recognizes community members for their time and effort working with the Center.

    • Center for Community Engagement Fund: Support programs in the Center for Community Engagement, including enabling a faculty member to develop a new community-engaged course, fund a community-engaged graduate student researcher or teaching assistant, or support a leading community partner to contribute their invaluable perspectives and knowledge directly into the Center’s undergraduate learning opportunities as a “Community Scholar in Residence”.
    • Endowed Term Chair in Community Engagement and Social Change: Empowers faculty to lead interdisciplinary scholarship in community-engaged teaching and learning, expand course offerings and mentor students. The chair recognizes a faculty member for their outstanding community-engaged scholarship, leadership and innovation and enables them to build deeper connections to our communities.

We are grateful for your giving that provides us the opportunity to distribute funds to areas of greatest need in the areas of student support, curricular innovation, and community-engaged programming.

For more information on how you can support the UCLA Center for Community Engagement, please contact Samantha Booras, Assistant Director of Development, at (310) 569-7877 or