UCLA Labor Center

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Thank you for considering support to the UCLA Labor Center.

The UCLA Labor Center has a 50-year track record of research, education, policy work
and leadership development that lifts industry standards, creates jobs that are good for
communities, and strengthens racial equity and immigrant rights. Located at the Rev.
James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center in the MacArthur Park area of Los Angeles,
the Labor Center conducts educational classes and workshops and is the home base
for training next-generation leaders. Our programs are designed to address social,
racial, and economic inequalities caused by unfair policies and practices in the
workplace, higher education, and in the community that marginalize vulnerable
populations, especially workers in low-wage industries, communities of color, and
immigrant workers and youth.

The UCLA Labor Center seeks support at all levels, including:

Support from an engaged network of individuals enables our work towards social
justice. Individual support through annual, major, and planned gifts is an investment in
the future of the UCLA Labor Center, with the goal of creating a more vibrant and just
future for workers and communities of color.

Support from foundations, corporations, unions, and private organizations enables the
UCLA Labor Center to do more and expand our reach. With dedication and imagination,
the UCLA Labor Center continues to impact our community through research for justice,
equity-based policy work, and empowering community leaders. Our partners in these
areas work with us to build a more just, diverse, and equitable society. We seek new
partners while delivering on our commitments to our current partners.

Through our diverse networks of industry and educational partners, and state and
federal leaders, our students and faculty have access to meaningful and
transformational experiences that result in better practices in the work place, stronger
grassroots leadership from voices that have typically been marginalized, and a greater
understanding of how to promote social justice in the real world. We are always looking
to strengthen and expand our partnership with labor and community leaders in the field.

Join Us
The UCLA Labor Center is a dynamic institution for students and faculty from diverse
backgrounds who want to use their talents to make a lasting impact on the world around
them. We are a community of alumni, faculty, students, and friends who partner
together to create what Dr. King and Rev. Lawson refer to as the beloved community.

To join us and support our work, please contact:
Melissa Mooney
Director of Development for the UCLA Labor Center

To make a gift online, please visit