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Club Name:580 Cafe/Wesley Foundation Serving UCLA
Club Summary: 580 Cafe welcomes all genders, beliefs, orientations, identities and worldviews. Virtual 580 Cafe offers students regular opportunities to nourish Mind-Body-Spirit in ways that develop/support resilience and capacity, together through art, music, social gatherings, and meditation. 580 Cafe offers spiritual space and care for students who want to learn about others and self. Currently 580 Cafe is operating as Virtual 580 Cafe but when we can safely resume in-person gathering we can be found at St. Alban’s Church on the corner of Hilgard and Westholme. 580 Cafe is powered by the Wesley Foundation Serving UCLA.
Club Summary: Kamusta, kasama! (Hello, comrade!) Anakbayan at UCLA is a comprehensive youth and student organization working to educate, organize, and mobilize our community to address important issues that affect Filipinos in the U.S. and the Philippines. We aim to unite Filipino youth of all backgrounds as well as all allies, in order to achieve genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines. Makibaka, huwag matakot! (Dare to struggle, have no fear!)
Club Summary: Hi! This is Artreach at UCLA! We are dedicated to providing mentoring in the arts to underserved communities in LA such as seniors, at-risk youth, and children with chronic illnesses. As a mentor, you would guide and collaborate with communities on different mediums of art, providing participants outlets for healthy expression and self-exploration. Our goal is to use the power of art to inspire and mentally relieve people experiencing hardship. Artreach’s outlook is that everyone, everywhere should be able to make something beautiful and embrace their own beauty. NO EXPERIENCE IN THE ARTS NECESSARY TO MENTOR! ONLY, A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
Club Summary: Asian Pacific Health Corps (APHC) at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a student volunteer organization that aims to promote healthy lifestyles among disadvantaged Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Founded in 1980, APHC has been devoted to its mission, serving local API communities that have minimal access to healthcare and limited financial resources. Today, APHC offers a broader program of education and services to combat the risk factors for the two leading causes of death in the API population: cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Club Name: Aspire, Learn, Mentor, Achieve (ALMA) Science Academy at UCLA
Club Summary: ALMA Science at UCLA is a community service project founded by Madison Park Neighborhood Association (MPNA) in Santa Ana, CA. The ALMA Science Project is an educational project directed by Jose Rea and Dr. Zaldivar, which started with witnessing the need to help mentor and guide the future healthcare professionals of under-resourced communities. ALMA’s mission is to provide elementary students with the necessary skills to achieve higher education.
Club Summary: Our mission is to Engage students in the Be The Match mission to save lives by:
Providing meaningful, unique opportunities for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students to learn about blood cancers and other life-threatening diseases treated by a blood stem cell transplant.
Increasing awareness of the need for young, committed, racially and ethnically diverse registry members who can save a life. Holding UCLA campus-wide education/awareness events, donor registry and fundraising events and activities to give The entire student body the opportunity to join this social movement and global effort.
Club Summary: We are a UCLA student-run, non-profit organization that promotes STEM education and aims to inspire scientific curiosity at underserved LAUSD schools. We accomplish this by guiding middle school students through the scientific method to design and complete their own science fair projects. Each week, our mentors meet with students to teach portions of the scientific process and help students complete their projects. The program culminates in a science fair at UCLA, where students get to interact with UCLA professors. Throughout the program, mentors not only build relationships with their students, but also become part of a larger community of mentors.
Club Name: Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer (BFPC)
Club Summary: BFPC seeks to alleviate the negative impacts of pediatric cancer. Through volunteering with patients, fundraising for pediatric cancer research, and spreading awareness through educational events, we aim to lead the fight against this detrimental disease. This organization creates a welcoming atmosphere that allows members to build strong bonds with one another and gain rewarding experiences together, all the while making a positive impact in this cause. Having raised over $12,000 over the last 2 years at our annual fundraising event, Cranes for Cancer, we hope to keep growing as an organization and continue bringing joy and happiness to others.
Club Summary: Bruins for Accessible Resources is a student run organization established at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) passionate about addressing homelessness and lack of resources in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. We are proud to collaborate with other brilliant organizations that help us provide critical resources to those in need.
Club Name: Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM @ UCLA)
Club Summary: Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) at UCLA was founded in 2011 to promote STEM education to underserved elementary schools in Los Angeles. In order to achieve this mission, BEAM provides a once a week, one-hour long lesson to the students. Each lesson taught relies on a core science or engineering principle, such as friction, potential energy, and molecular bonds, and shows how the concepts students delve further into in college are built on the fundamentals introduced in primary education. The mentors design these lesson plans in reference to UCLA coursework, presenting them in a creative and easily understood format and emphasizing the value of these principles. The results are academically engaging and replicable lessons; students can easily recreate the same experiments at home using common household materials, inspiring them to further explore concepts taught. In addition to weekly site visits, planning sessions are held each week (3rd through 8th weeks) for the mentors who go to site in order to make sure that all mentors are in agreement on the materials used to present and the way in which they are presented. We have transitioned to an online version of this platform for the summer which we will continue into fall and the foreseeable future.
Club Summary: CAC works to fund research and patient services so eventually, no one will hear the words “you have cancer.” To do so, we plan Relay For Life at UCLA, a 24-hour festival on Drake Stadium raising money for the American Cancer Society. Relay includes a silent rave, our Mr. Relay Pageant, inspiring ceremonies to celebrate survivors and remember those we’ve lost, and much more! In 2019 alone, we raised over $250,000 towards a cancer-free world! Throughout the year, we hold educational rallies, visit patients on the oncology floor, and most importantly, build a community for those affected by cancer!
Club Name:Community Medicine in Los Angeles (CMLA)
Club Summary: Community Medicine in Los Angeles (CMLA) at UCLA strives to facilitate health care and healthcare access to the people residing in the greater Los Angeles area. We seek to serve the low-income immigrant populations by providing individual-oriented healthcare services that are culturally, financially, and linguistically appropriate for each patient through health fairs, screenings, and education outreaches. Furthermore, the organization aims to educate its participants in healthcare issues and skills to help them mature into becoming future leaders of healthcare.
Club Summary: Welcome new Bruins! As the community service focused office of UCLA student government (USAC), CSC serves both as an umbrella organization for 33 student-run service projects, and a center for the service efforts of the campus community, using large-scale service programming, and advocacy & awareness initiatives to engage UCLA students in service. This makes the Commission the largest completely student-run, student-initiated community service organization in the nation. Our overall mission is to better the Los Angeles & global community with both direct service and advocacy, and to educate and inspire fellow students to do the same.
Club Summary: The CSO Programs are a primary outlet for student participation in campus safety at UCLA. CSOs provide evening escorts throughout the year and a campus shuttle service during academic quarters. CSOs patrol or they are stationed in designated campus buildings, all residence halls, parking lots and libraries, acting as the eyes and ears of UCPD, and provide a visible deterrent to crime. CSOs are a liaison between students and the UCPD and assist with outreach activities.
Club Summary: Established in 1997, Dialogue Society is a student organization which aims to educate the community and promote wellness (physical, mental, and social) as well as lifelong learning through meaningful discourse. In Fall 2019, the Dialogue Society Senior Outreach Program was launched. This program provides an opportunity for eager student volunteers to build leadership skills and gain valuable experiences through visiting senior homes of LA and positively impacting the 65+ community. The ultimate goal of the program is to bridge the intergenerational gap while ensuring mutual gain and exchange of knowledge. Guided by the belief that there is always a better version of oneself, Dialogue Society seeks small yet transformative changes that can enrich our daily experiences. In a welcoming space that is free from promoting political affiliations or religious beliefs, we dialogue, create, and participate in various fun, intriguing, and healthy activities on and off campus.
Club Name: Donation of Tissues and Organs (DoT Org)
Club Summary: DoT Org welcomes you to be a part of the first collegiate level organ and tissue donation organization in California! As a project, we strive to bring consciousness to the organ and tissue donation process in order to educate our community and highlight the many ways people can change and save lives as a donor. Through our high school sites and on-campus events, DoT Org members are able to spread their knowledge and encourage others to do the same. Overall, DoT Org members are able to tackle a taboo topic while creating meaningful experiences and relationships.
Club Summary: exploretech.la is an annual event that aims to encourage and inspire high school students from underserved communities across the greater Los Angeles area to pursue possibilities in computer science, engineering, and technology. Through our annual event, students are able to interact with representatives from various companies and organizations from both on and off the UCLA campus, participate in engaging workshops and activities, and learn from people in the industry about their experiences and career insights.
**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are exploring new methods of continuing our event through virtual and/or remote formats.
Club Summary: The Expressive Movement Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles (EMI-UCLA) is an undergraduate student organization that teaches dance to children with disabilities. We provide one-on-one mentorship with our students in weekly classes.
Club Summary: GlobeMed at UCLA is part of a nationwide nonprofit network of 60 GlobeMed chapters that are geared towards promoting sustainable global health equity. Founded in 2008, our chapter is partnered with the Mpoma Community HIV/AIDS Initiative in Uganda. Through our partnership, we aim to not only promote sustainable health equity, but arm our members with the knowledge to promote greater learning on healthcare, sustainability, and health equity.
Club Summary: Global Medical Training (GMT) is an international, non-profit, and humanitarian organization that provides sustainable free medical and dental services in developing communities in parts of Peru, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Students gain experience in global health volunteer work, participate in educational and public health projects, and have the unique opportunity to directly participate in “hands-on” diagnoses and treatments under the supervision of local medical professionals. This is why our motto is “LEARN BY DOING.”
Club Name: HIV Counseling and Testing Coalition at UCLA
Club Summary: HIV Counseling and Testing Coalition (HCAT) is a group of UCLA undergraduate and graduate/medical school students who are committed to reducing HIV and sexual health stigma. We aspire to empower and initiate change in communities affected by HIV through serving as HIV test counselors, and practicing cultural humility and cultural competency.
Club Summary: As a community of volunteers and student leaders, Hunger Project is dedicated to our mission of helping end the cycle of homelessness and educating people on housing and food insecurity. Throughout the year, we work with local non-profit organizations in order to provide our service recipients food, hygiene care, and support. We have also been working on combating food insecurity on our UCLA campus by serving leftovers from the dining halls to food insecure students. Additionally, our Advocacy Committee does local outreach and hosts various campaigns in order to advocate for tangible solutions to pressing issues surrounding homelessness.
Club Summary: Our mission is to create and foster interest, excitement, and curiosity about the brain. We travel to underfunded, public schools in disadvantaged areas in Los Angeles and present neuroscience material to students. We bring these resources in the hopes of encouraging STEM higher education in our communities.
Club Summary: The Latino Student Health Project at the University of California (LSHP), along with Latinxs/Chicanxs for Community Medicine (LCCM), is a student-run organization that promote preventative health education and increasing access to health services in medically underserved communities by organizing health fairs and health education workshops in Los Angeles County and Tecate, Mexico.
Club Name: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Club at UCLA
Club Summary: The LLS Club at UCLA is a diverse team of college students dedicated to fighting Leukemia, Lymphoma, and all other forms of blood cancers. We hope to support cancer patients and raise awareness of the diseases through social and educational events and fundraisers. Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive community for students with opportunities for mentorship and guidance. If you’re looking to make a tangible impact on the world and gain a few friends while doing it, please join us in our mission!
Club Summary: Matriculate’s mission is to empower high-achieving, low-income high school students to make the leap to our best colleges and universities. We currently have nine partner colleges across the U.S., working to train passionate college students to connect virtually with high-achieving, low-income high school students, providing the information, guidance, and support that these high school students need to navigate the college application process. Advising Fellows are paired with 4 high school students and meet virtually throughout the entire college application timeline. If you are interested in making an impact in underserved communities and increase educational equality, please join us on our mission!
Club Summary: Hello New Bruins! MAI is an organization that pushes the boundaries within the medical field. As an organization, we work toward our three fold mission of increasing sustainability within the health field, awareness of the issue of medical waste, and distribution of medical supplies to underdeveloped nations. Through the work of passionate students, we have been able to send over two tons of free medical supplies to over twenty nations worldwide. If you want to make a difference in the healthcare field and the world, this is the organization for you.
Club Summary: As an outreach organization, our goal is to educate high school students in Los Angeles county on various careers in the medical field including: physician, physician assistant, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, nurse practitioner, respiratory techs and more. We wish to provide students with professional resources so that they are better prepared for their transition into college. We will expose students to first-hand medical scenarios through an introduction to patient case studies, medical terminology, and other related topics. Members of the club will help organize and participate in high school visits and mentorship.
Club Summary: One Tree Planted at UCLA is the first university chapter of the national non-profit, One Tree Planted. Our mission is to promote activities to mitigate the climate crisis, mainly through reforestation and environmental advocacy. Our goals are to educate our communities about the importance of environmental justice and planting trees!
Club Summary: With nearly 150 members, the Pediatric AIDS Coalition is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on the West Coast. Each year, we look for passionate and dedicated students from across UCLAs campus to fill our General Committee. PAC works to fight the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and raise money to make treatments available to HIV+ mothers so that they do not pass the virus to their child. Together, we aim to reach an AIDS-free generation!
Club Summary: PCH aims to educate and provide health services to the socio-economically disadvantaged community of the Greater Los Angeles area, addressing health issues not only prominent in the Pilipino community, but in others as well, so our services are accessible to anyone regardless of nationality. Aside from community service, our organization also strives to support UCLA students who are pre-med/pre-health, providing education and mentorship on their journey as aspiring health professionals.
Club Summary: Rotaract at UCLA is a chapter of the Worlds Largest Volunteer Organization, Rotary International. Our Rotaract club focuses mainly on battling food insecurity, working with underserved populations of children, helping at-risk animals, and sustaining a healthy environment. The effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. Our motto is “Service above Self” which acts as our guiding principle. Rotaract provides opportunities for us not only to augment our knowledge and skills, but also address the physical and social needs of our communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
Club Summary: SLAMs mission is to provide students from underserved schools with accessible, contemporary and tuition-free music instruction. Our program offers a variety of classes at each partnering school, including Piano, Guitar, Percussion, and Voice. This is made possible through a network of volunteer college students, who create opportunities for mentorship and professional development through a shared experience of music. Every day of the week, SLAM sends a group of volunteers to a middle or high school to teach music classes. Additionally, SLAM teaches fellow students on campus through its S2S program and group like-minded musicians in bands to create music together.
Club Summary: SOW @ UCLA is a newly developed club and operates as a chapter under the larger organization, School on Wheels, a nonprofit based out of Southern California. Our club wants to bridge the gap between homelessness and education through tutoring and mentorship programs. We provide one-on-one tutoring for homeless children in grades K-12 by dispatching volunteers to the temporary residences of these students. Additionally, through advocacy and outreach, our goal is to combat issues faced by the homeless population. SOW @ UCLA members work to enhance the community, the learning experience, and relationships between Bruins and homeless youth in LA.
Club Name: Students for Community Outreach, Promotion, and Education (SCOPE)
Club Summary: Hello! We are Students for Community Outreach, Promotion, and Education, also known as SCOPE! We consist of 5 unique programs that strive to minimize disparities in our community by teaching, tutoring, and mentoring youth in underserved areas, advocating for patients in neighboring hospital by providing them resources, helping Spanish speaking parents learn English and how they can support their children’s academic goals, creating safe spaces and resources for neurodiverse students on campus, etc. We are looking to continuously improve with each new perspective we gain from our volunteers so that we can keep supporting the well-being of our community as well as instill a value of community service in our volunteers.
Club Summary: SEARCH: Student Education and Research on Contemporary Health—our name says it all. We know that there is a lot of research out there on health issues that are currently plaguing college students, but we want to cater out research and solutions specifically to the UCLA student body. Being a college student requires juggling academics, extra-curricular activities, work, friends, and family among a myriad of other things. And most of the time our health is pushed into the backseat leading to the formation of unhealthy habits. Our goal is to find research studies and conduct our own research about healthy living styles and healthy alternatives to common choices and to disseminate this research to the UCLA student body so we can arm them with the tools they need to make the decisions that are best for them not only now, but also for their future.
Club Name: TeamXHealth
Club Summary: TeamXHealth is a club founded by Dr. Tony Hung that specializes in addressing and solving disparities in our healthcare system by cultivating thinkers, building leaders, and thinking innovatively. We aim to achieve our goals by educating our members about the healthcare system, discussing current events surrounding the system and implementing a plan of action to helping underrepresented and underserved communities. Our main program is an annual health fair in which we collaborate with various services, schools and clubs to provide needed medical services to these communities.
Social Media: Instagram: @teamxhealth_ucla & Facebook: TeamxHealth
Organization Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98995071485
First Year Meet & Greet: 7-9
Transfer Meet & Greet: 12-2
Club Name: UCLA Circle K
Club Summary: Welcome to UCLA Circle K International! Circle K International (CKI) is the world’s largest collegiate service organization. We offer on and off campus service projects, leadership opportunities, professional development, scholarships, subsidized travel to conferences and conventions around the state and country, and a lifetime of friendships and memories!
Club Summary: UCLA UniCamp is the official charity of the students of UCLA. Since 1934, our mission has been to give children from underserved communities in the greater Los Angeles area a summer camp experience. Besides just giving campers a chance to be kids, our activities at camp focus on leadership, social-emotional skills, and connecting to nature. As a volunteer, you will attend training in Winter and Spring quarters to grow and learn to be an amazing camp counselor. Then you’ll attend one week of camp over summer, supported by the other student volunteers in your session.
Club Summary: We are UNICEF at UCLA, a campus chapter of UNICEF USA, an international NGO that focuses on serving children. We aim to raise awareness about underprivileged children around the world, and inspire the campus community to continue service in their own ways beyond college. We also volunteer at Los Angeles Family Housing weekly to bring arts and educational workshops to children transitioning out of homelessness, emphasizing on establishing genuine and long-lasting connections.
Club Summary: Vietnamese Community Health at UCLA aims to provide free, accessible healthcare by offering health services to underserved communities of Westminster and Santa Ana. These communities, of which the majority are immigrants, struggle with not only cultural and linguistic barriers, but also socioeconomic limitations that prevent their access to basic healthcare. We aim to cultivate our members’ understanding of these health barriers by providing diverse volunteering opportunities with a broad patient demographic, facilitating education to advocate for an equitable future in health, and improving the infrastructures our patients depend on to better serve their healthcare needs.
Club Name: Womxn and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE)
Club Summary: Womxn and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) is a curriculum-based mentorship program that pairs college women with middle school girls in Los Angeles. WYSE was founded at UCLA in 1992, and has grown to include 12 branches across the country. Our mission is to empower young girls from all walks of life and aid in their development into strong and self-confident women.
Club Name: Youth Movement Against Alzheimers at UCLA (YMAA at UCLA)
Club Summary: We are the UCLA chapter of Youth Movement Against Alzheimers! We are dedicated to promote better understanding of Alzheimers‚ among the younger population by providing opportunities to help those affected by the disease. Through volunteer events such as TimeOut (a volunteer program where students can provide companionship to those affected by Alzheimers), Walk for Alzheimers to raise awareness, fundraising events, and biweekly meetings to discuss relevant current events and research, UCLA’s team helps to ensure that the the younger population is educated about Alzheimer’s Disease and understand what our community can do to better support those affected.
Summary: The mission of the Community Programs Office, UCLA’s cross-cultural center, is to build and nurture an inclusive and diverse community of scholars and leaders who are committed to giving back to historically marginalized communities by engaging, educating, and empowering students to develop and execute student-initiated, student-run outreach, service, retention, and basic needs efforts.
We are committed to developing a new generation of dynamic leaders by shaping our students to become motivated, responsible, and critically conscious individuals and fostering a safe and positive environment where students can use their education as a vehicle for social change through direct action in the community.
Club Summary: Welcome baby Bruins! The UCLA SWC CPR & First Aid Program is a committee of the Student Wellness Commission under USAC. Our goal is to curb the rising trend of increasing prehospital deaths around the nation by teaching basic life-saving skills to community members. Our program’s instructors are a team of dedicated UCLA undergraduates of all majors, certified by the American Heart Association to teach Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses, as well as Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR courses. We’re excited to grow our CPR Family!