Our vision is to make community-engaged research, teaching and learning a cornerstone of undergraduate education at UCLA.

  • Students

    Connect UCLA undergraduates with the diverse communities of Los Angeles through meaningful, interdisciplinary work that emphasizes academic excellence within undergraduate education.

  • Faculty

    Support individual faculty and academic departments in the creation, development and support of innovative coursework that integrates community-engaged experiences and research with curriculum.

  • Build strong relationships with community organizations for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Sunset picture of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles in the background.Advancing UCLA’s Strategic Priorities

The Center for Community Engagement assists our campus partners in fulfilling the Chancellor’s priority for Civic Engagement to provide students with learning experiences and research opportunities that are relevant to their fields of study and create value for our community partners. We welcome you to review the strategic priorities for local and global community engagement.

Timeline of Milestones

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classifcation

UCLA has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, please visit this link.

To view the Timeline of Milestones as a document, please click the link: Center for Community Engagement Timeline of Milestones.