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					                                                                                                             05/01/2009
                 ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                    308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                               Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




                                           TEAM
                               COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMISSION
                                         2009-2010

2009-2010 CSC Staff Member Application                          page 2
       Due Friday, June 5th at 5PM

2009-2010 CSC Committee Member Application                      page 3
       Due Friday, June 5th at 5PM

Specific Position Questions                                     pages 4-5

General Staff Expectations                                      page 6

Executive Board Positions                                       page 7
       Assistant Commissioner
       Chief of Logistics

Stipend Staff / Committee Heads                                 pages 8-9
       Finance Director
       Internal Programs Director
       External Programs Director
       Transportation Director
       Project Liaison Director
       Publicity/Recruitment Director
       Webmaster

Committees                                                      page 10
      Internal Programs
      External Programs
      Publicity/Recruitment
      Transportation

Community Service Commission Project Information                pages 11-19




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-’09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding questions and
comments.
                                                                                                                                            05/01/2009
                      ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                           308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                                      Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org


                                  2009-2010 CSC Staff Member (Stipend Staff) Application
                                Due Friday, July 31st at 5pm to Farhan’s box in the CSC Office
Part I- Personal Information

Name:
                               First                                     Middle                         Last
School Address:

Apt/Home/Mobile Number:                                                            E-Mail:

Year in School:                          Major(s)/Minor(s):

Positions you are interested in (list by preference):

1)                                                  2)                                                  3)

     Please briefly answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper (typed):
      Part II – Short Responses (150-300 words per question):
      1. How do you define service?
      2. Which project or CSC staff positions have you held, and what contributions have you made to these
      positions? How have these experiences changed you?
      3. What organizations/activities outside of CSC have you been involved in during college? What previous
      experience do you have that will contribute to your specific position and to staff as a whole?
      4. What goals/improvements do you have in mind for CSC next year in regards to CSC staff, programs, and
      projects? How do you plan to implement them?
      5. Why would you like the above positions? In other words, why are you interested in these positions and
      what are your qualifications? (One response for each position)

      *Please also answer the specific questions for each position that you are applying for, which can be found
      on pages 4 and 5 of this application.


      Part III – Availability and Other Experience:
      1. List all community service you have been involved in at UCLA, including any leadership positions.
      2. What time commitments will you have next year and how many hours per week do you expect each of
      these to take? Please include jobs, family obligations, roles in other student groups, etc. Also, indicate the
      time you will be able to commit as a CSC staff member. How would you prioritize CSC amongst all of your
      commitments?
      3. List days and times on Weeks 10 of Spring Quarter that you are available for an interview.
      4. What are your summer plans? (When will you be out of town? Will you be at UCLA?)

Statement of Verification and Consent
I certify that the above information is true and correct. I agree to provide, if requested any official documentation necessary to verify the information. I
understand that a false statement or misrepresentation on this form may result in rejection of my application to the Community Service Commission.
I also agree to allow this information to be released to all undergraduate students at UCLA.

Applicants Signature                                                                                              Date

Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding questions and                                            2
comments.
                                                                                                                                         05/01/2009
                       ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                            308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                                       Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org


                                2009-2010 CSC Committee Member (Staff Assistant) Application
                                 Due Friday, June 5th at 5pm to Valerie’s box in the CSC Office
Part I- Personal Information

Name:
                                First                                   Middle                        Last
School Address:

Apt/Home/Mobile Number:                                                 E-Mail:

Year in School:                           Major(s)/Minor(s):

Committees you would like to sit on (list by preference):

1)                                                  2)                                                3)


     Please briefly answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper (typed):

     Part II – Short Responses (max. 300 words per question):
     1. What is your definition of service? Why is it necessary that service remain a tradition on our campus?
     2. Why would you like to sit on each of the above committees?
     3. What do you think you can bring to each of the above committees? Furthermore, what do you think you
     can bring to staff as a whole?




     Part III – Availability and Other Experience:
     1. List all community service you have been involved in while at UCLA, including any leadership positions.
     2. List any other groups you’ve been involved in during college, including any leadership positions.
     3. What time commitments will you have next year and how many hours per week do you expect each of
     these to take? Please include jobs, family obligations, roles in other student groups, etc. How would you
     prioritize CSC amongst all of your commitments?
     4. List days and times during Weeks 10 of Spring Quarter that you are available for an interview.

     Statement of Verification and Consent
     I certify that the above information is true and correct. I agree to provide, if requested any official documentation necessary to verify the
     information. I understand that a false statement or misrepresentation on this form may result in rejection of my application to the Community
     Service Commission. I also agree to allow this information to be released to all undergraduate students at UCLA.

     Applicants Signature                                                                                          Date




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding questions and                                       3
comments.
                                                                                                           05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org



                                 Additional Questions (by specific staff positions):

Assistant Commissioner:
   1. The duties of the Assistant Commissioner are the most fluid compared to those of other staff positions.
       How do you envision the role to both emphasize and complement the Commissioner's purported goals and
       focus, both externally and internally?
   2. In overseeing the development of projects' annual Community Assessment, what do you feel are the most
       important benefits of projects updating and completing their Assessments, and what would you do to
       motivate project leaders to take on the task?
   3. As a liaison to the Student Initiated Access Committee (SIAC) Minifund, you are in a position to judge other
       groups' funding proposals and hearings and allocate funds accordingly. List three missteps groups often
       make in their proposals and hearings, and list three ways they can turn it around.

Chief of Logistics:
   1. The Chief of Logistics acts as the Chief of Staff for CSC. In this capacity, how will you motivate your staff
        and keep them accountable? Specifically, what techniques have you found effective and ineffective?
   2. As the individual overseeing all operations of the commission, you are required to have strong organization
        skills, attention to detail, and management abilities. What system would you implement and/or methods that
        you would employ to keep track of all the needs, activities, and resources of the commission?
   3. What experience do you have in booking venues for retreats and large-scale programs such as Banquet?
        In your answer, be sure to mention what you need to be aware of in regards to contracts and payment.

Finance Director:
    1. How much do you know about UCLA funding bodies and accounting procedures? Please explain your
       experience with writing funding proposals.
    2. Fundraisers are an important source of income, but it is often difficult to motivate staff, projects, and other
       students to attend them. How will you ensure high turnout at fundraising events?

Internal Programs Director:
    1. Large-scale programs require a lot of tasks to be completed well before the day of the event. How do you
        delegate tasks within a group, and how will you communicate effectively to make sure your committee
        meets deadlines?
    2. What experience do you have in writing proposals?
    3. Last-minute problems always come up in any program. How do you deal with stressful situations and time
        constraints?

External Programs Director:
   1. What types of skills do you possess that will help you execute large-scale programs?
   2. Different organizations ask CSC to co-program with them on a variety of issues. What do you believe are
       issues that CSC should address through co-programming/sponsorship, and how do they align with our
       mission and non-partisan goals?


Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                         4
questions and comments.
                                                                                                           05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                 308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                            Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




Transportation Director:
   1. Being a Transportation Director requires a lot time, energy, and dedication; you receive emails daily, some
       of which are requests that need to be addressed immediately. How much time are you willing to devote to
       this position on a weekly basis?
   2. What types of organizational skills do you posses that will allow you to excel as a Transportation Director?
   3. Consider the following scenario:
             Project A and Project B are assigned the same van for this weekend. Project A requested the van for
             Saturday 8am-5pm and Project B requested the van for Sunday 7am-3pm. When Project B goes to
             Lot 6 to pick up the van they had requested, they find that the van is not in the parking lot as it should
             be. Project B then calls you. What do you say and how do you deal with this situation?

Publicity/Recruitment Director:
   1. How would you market CSC? What are some creative ways to recruit new staff?
   2. Advertising requires a significant amount of technical skills. What experience do you have with creating
        fliers, posters, and/or promotional materials?
   3. What steps would you take to help retain current CSC staff members for future years?

Project Liaison Director:
    1. What issues do you imagine CSC projects facing and how would you deal with them?
    2. How will you make PLD workshops interesting, interactive, and effective? Propose any workshop topic
        (recruitment, funding, etc.) and elaborate on how you will conduct this workshop.
    3. Tell us about a time when you didn’t know how to complete a task or project. How did you deal with it?

Webmaster:
   1. What is your experience with website creation?
   2. How will you encourage use of the CSC website to facilitate communication among projects and other
      organizations?




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                      5
questions and comments.
                                                                                                          05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                 308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                            Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




General Staff Expectations:

       Mandatory attendance at weekly staff meetings.*
       Mandatory attendance at bi-quarterly general meetings.*
       Mandatory attendance at respective weekly committee meetings.* Note: Committee Heads will direct
        respective committee meetings.
       Mandatory attendance and participation in quarterly staff retreats.
       Mandatory office hours (2 per week for Stipend Staff).
       Follow all deadlines; be responsible and keep other staff members updated on your position and committee
        once per week at staff meetings. If unable to comply, a statement of reason must be emailed to the person
        who made the deadline at least 48 hours before the deadline.
       Assist with and attend all major CSC programs and events, including but not limited to: Activities Fair, CS
        Day, PITA, Banquet, etc.
       Assist with general publicity, recruitment, fundraising, and office upkeep.
       Collaborate with other staff members and other UCLA entities to be the best resource to CSC projects and
        a service advocate to the campus community.
       Please read CSC Constitution and by-laws for all other expectations.

*If unable to attend, 24 hour notice (along with a reason) is needed unless it is an emergency. If there is an
emergency, a phone call at the earliest convenience is needed.

(See pages 5-8 for information on Executive Board positions, Committee Chair positions, and Committee Member
positions)




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                  6
questions and comments.
                                                                                                      05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                 308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                            Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




Executive Board Positions:

Assistant Commissioner
The Assistant Commissioner’s primary duties revolve around overseeing CSC programming and providing support
for the Commissioner. He/she works in conjunction with the Chief of Logistics to oversee the general well-being of
CSC projects and the commission itself.
      Assume the role of Commissioner in Commissioner’s absence or incapacitation.
      Sit on SIAC Mini Fund in lieu of Commissioner
      Attend USAC meetings as requested by Commissioner
      Attend USAC related meetings (such as other Officers’ meetings) when appropriate
      Act as a representative for both the Commissioner and CSC as a whole.
      Work with Commissioner to formulate budget for the year
      Work with the Commissioner to make all retreat evaluations and general meeting project evaluations.
      Directly assist and advise the Internal & External Programs Directors, and Publicity/Recruitment Director.
      Communicate with the Commissioner weekly to ensure committee members are working well with
         Committee Heads/Stipend staff members
      Act as the Commissioner’s point person for the Community Assessments, working closely with the PLDs to
         ensure they are complete and well-written
      Attend important planning meetings for CSC, particularly those for large events
      Act as a knowledgeable resource on the topics of campus programming regulations, advertising, finance,
         outreach, volunteer recruitment, etc…

Chief of Logistics
The Chief of Logistics’ primary duties revolve around overseeing staff productivity and managing resources for
projects and the commission. He/she works in conjunction with the Assistant Commissioner to oversee the general
well-being of CSC projects and the commission itself.
     Oversee all staff, ensuring that staff members are performing their duties as required.
     Directly assist and advise the Project Liaison Directors and Transportation Director, and Finance Director.
     Oversee usage of the copy machine, computers, printers, mailboxes, phones, faxes, and refrigerator.
     Organize the office hour schedule.
     Maintain the orderliness and cleanliness of the CSC office, including office equipment, supplies, and forms.
     Maintain information boards and a calendar of events and deadlines.
     Reserve facilities for all CSC [staff and general] meetings, training sessions, workshops, retreats, programs,
         and events.
     Record minutes and notes at staff meetings and general meetings.
     Supervise project use of office space and external storage.
     Organize the annual end-of-the-year CSC Banquet.
     Act as a knowledgeable resource on the topics of campus programming regulations, advertising, finance,
         outreach, volunteer recruitment, etc…

Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                  7
questions and comments.
                                                                                                      05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                 308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                            Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




Stipend Staff (Committee Chair) Positions

Finance Director
     Oversee the budget of CSC and the budgets of commissioned projects.
     Act as the chief advisor in all financial matters.
     Work with the Executive Board to formulate a budget for the year.
     Apply for funds, including drafting proposals, writing grants, and obtaining sponsorships.
     Coordinate fundraisers.
     Manage the CSC external account and process reimbursements.
     Assist projects in developing their CAC proposals.

Internal Programs Director (IPD)
     Chair the Internal Programs Committee (IPC) and oversee all committee members.
     Organize all programming for the commission.
     Organize the annual Community Service (CS) Day in fall quarter.
     Organize small-scale service days (e.g. Mini CS Days) in winter quarter.
     Organize Promoting Individuality Through the Arts (PITA) Day in spring quarter.
     Directly assist the Chief of Logistics in organizing the CSC Banquet.

External Programs Director (EPD)
     Chair the External Programs Committee (EPC) and oversee all committee members.
     Maintain communication with on-campus community service organizations for collaboration opportunities
        and programming support as well as attend all necessary meetings.
     Collaborate with on-campus and off-campus entities to organize programs, including but not limited to:
        Battle of the Bands, Mayor’s Day of Service, Alternative Spring Break, etc.
     Assist the IPC in organizing the annual CS Day and PITA Day.

Transportation Director
     Chair the Transportation Committee and oversee all committee members.
     Organize transportation schedules, van requests, and bus orders.
     Oversee maintenance, upkeep, and cleanliness of vans.
     Organize the Driver Safety Training program and maintain updated lists of Cleared Drivers.
     Oversee projects’ vehicle use and maintain a consequence system for transportation abuse.




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                  8
questions and comments.
                                                                                                       05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                 308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                            Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




Project Liaison Directors (PLD)
     Keep projects updated with news, policies, deadlines, programs, workshops, and all other relevant campus
        events via weekly emails.
     Make sure projects comply with rules and regulations and help enforce policies through regular check-ins
        with project directors.
     Work with projects on their Community Assessments.
     Organize two training workshops per quarter for projects (Weeks 4 & 7).
     Read projects’ bi-quarterly evaluations; assess whether or not each project is doing well. Projects that are
        not doing well will be required to regularly meet with their PLD, who will:
             o Meet with one project director regularly (their primary liaison or executive director) to provide
                 support for their project.
             o Attend at least one staff meeting per quarter for assigned project.
             o Hold regular one-on-one sessions with project directors to discuss updates, problems, and
                 concerns. The minimum recommendation is two per quarter.
     Conduct visits to respective projects’ sites.

Publicity/Recruitment Director (PRD)
    Chair the Publicity & Recruitment Committee (PRC) and oversee all committee members.
    Coordinate all forms of publicity for CSC, including but not limited to: on campus, media, the Hill, off-
         campus/apartments, etc.
    Manage all advertising for CSC programs; work with IPC and EPC to publicize programs.
    Organize Summer Orientation tabling for CSC.
    Organize quarterly recruitment fairs; collaborate with the Student Welfare Commission to organize the
         SWC/CSC Recruitment Fair in fall quarter.
    Oversee recruitment of staff, staff assistants, and interns for CSC.
    Coordinate socials for CSC staff and the commission.
    Coordinate recognition for CSC staff, project directors, and Volunteers of the Quarter.

Webmaster
    Co-chair the Publicity & Recruitment Committee (PRC) and oversee all committee members.
    Manage the CSC website.
    Maintain updates and facilitate communication on the CSC website.
    Coordinate all online forms of publicity.
    Work with CSC projects, USAC, and affiliate projects to network and link websites.
    Assist CSC projects in developing their websites.




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                  9
questions and comments.
                                                                                                             05/01/2009
              ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




Staff Assistant (Committee Member) Duties:

All expectations for Committee Members are the same as general staff expectations, with the following differences:
      Remain accountable to respective committee heads (each committee head may have different expectations
        for his/her committee).
      Attend one general meeting per quarter.
      Hold one office hour per week.
      Attend workshops and CSC training sessions as recommended by Executive Board or Committee Chairs.


Committees:

Internal Programs Committee (IPC)
-Assist Internal Programs Director to coordinate and implement large-scale service programs and small-scale
service days as directed.
-Assist the Chief of Logistics with the end-of-the-year banquet.

External Programs Committee (EPC)
-Assist External Programs Director to coordinate and implement collaborative programs and CS Day as directed.
-Assist Chief of Logistics with the end-of-the-year banquet

Publicity & Recruitment Committee (PRC)
-Assist Publicity/Recruitment Director in publicizing CSC programs and large-scale events as directed.
-Assist Publicity/Recruitment Director to organize quarterly recruitment fairs, specifically the large-scale fall quarter
recruitment program.
-Assist Publicity/Recruitment Director in recognizing staff members, projects, and volunteers.
-Assist Chief of Logistics with the end-of-the-year banquet

Transportation Committee (Transpo)
-Assist Transportation Director in utilization, improvement, and maintenance of CSC vans.
-Assist Transportation Director in responding to emails and scheduling vans.
-Assist Transportation Director with the Driver Safety Training Program.




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                       10
questions and comments.
                                                                                                        05/01/2009
             ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                 308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                            Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




         The Community Service Commission also strongly recommends that all committee member applicants
familiarize themselves with the commission’s 20 individual student-run community service projects. The site
calendar for our projects is listed below, as well as a description of each project. We also strongly recommend that
all committee members become involved in one or more of the projects.




Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                  11
questions and comments.
                                                                                                           05/01/2009
                     ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                      308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                                 Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




                                                   Project Site Schedule

      Project            Monday             Tuesday          Wednesday           Thursday         Friday        Saturday
Amigos de UCLA                                               2:00-6:00PM        2:00-6:00PM

      AATP                                                                                                   9:00AM-1:00PM
  Bruin Partners       2:00-6:00PM       2:00-6:00PM         2:00-6:00PM        1:00-5:00PM
     CHAMPs                                                                                                  9:00AM-1:00PM

       GLP
                                                                                                            10:00AM-1:00PM
  Hunger Project       4:30-7:30PM     8:00AM-12:00PM        4:00-8:00PM        4:00-8:00PM                 8:00AM-12:00PM
                       5:00-8:00PM     5:00-8:00PM
   Kid's Korner                                                                                             12:00PM-3:00PM

      PREP                             2:00PM- 6:00PM        2:00-6:00PM

  Project BRITE        4:00-9:00PM                           4:00-9:00PM        4:00-9:00PM

  Project Literacy     3:00-7:00PM        3:00-7:00PM        3:00-7:00PM        3:00-7:00PM                   9:00AM-
                                                             5:00-8:00PM                                      1:00PM
   Project MAC         2:00-7:00PM        4:00-9:00PM         2:00-7:00PM
   Project WILD                                                                                              8:00AM-2:00PM
 Special Olympics                                                                                           9:00AM-12:00PM
      VNLC                                                                                                    9:00-12:00PM
                                                                                                               9:00-2:00PM
  Watts Tutorial                                             5:00-8:00PM

      WYSE                                                   2:00-6:00PM


     *Best Buddies allows you to choose any day and time of the month you want to meet with your “Buddy”, in addition
     to the monthly mandatory project events.
     *PCH does not have set site dates, but holds events throughout the quarter at various dates and times.
     *VITA has volunteer trainings during Winter Quarter and sites during Spring Quarter




     Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                  12
     questions and comments.
                                                                                                                 05/01/2009
              ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                   308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                              Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org




                                                      PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS



                                                     Amigos de UCLA

                                               amigosdeucla@yahoo.com

                                                       (310) 825-2333

Amigos de UCLA is the oldest and longest running Community Service Commission tutorial project at UCLA. Amigos de
UCLA is a community based program that works with two schools, Pio Pico Elementary and Selma Avenue Elementary.
These two schools are predominantly Chicano/Latino. Amigos de UCLA goes to site on Wednesday and Thursday of
every week. The program runs from 3pm-5pm on these two days. The program emphasizes one-on-one mentoring and
tutoring. The tutors assist students on their homework during the first hour of site. During the second hour students
engage in an arts and crafts project to learn about various cultures, as well as their own.

                                                            AATP

                                                      aatp@ucla.edu

                                           www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/aatp

                                                       (310) 825-4217

Thirty-six years ago, the Asian American Tutorial Project (AATP) was established with the purpose of serving the
community of Chinatown and addressing issues that would provide its people with more educational support and
resources. Since then, the project has grown to encompass not just UCLA, but two other southern California universities,
USC and Occidental College, creating a strong and stable organization that meets the special needs of the students at
Castelar Elementary. The children from Castelar come primarily from immigrant families, which make the one-to-one
ratio of students to tutors especially vital in improving the kids’ proficiency in Math and English. Our principal objective is
to provide aid to students in overcoming language barriers and difficult learning processes through individual attention,
and to help our students attain their educational and personal ambitions.

                                                       Best Buddies

                                              bestbuddiesucla@gmail.com

                                                       (310) 206-8025

To achieve our goal within the Los Angeles community, Best Buddies UCLA brings individuals with developmental
disabilities into a societal worldview through one simple act: friendship. The friendship, like any other relationship, is
based on the acceptance of the Buddies (individual with developmental disabilities) as who they are as individuals rather
Contact Valerie Sien, ’08-‘09 Community Service Commissioner, at valeriesien@gmail.com regarding                            13
questions and comments.
                                                                                                             05/01/2009
              ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org

           than what disabilities they have. Our program fosters personal growth and self-confidence in both the
           volunteers and the Buddies. In order to develop the friendship, Best Buddies matches college volunteers with
           both adults from Par West, a local employment center for the intellectually disabled, as well as teenagers
from the Educational Resource and Service Center (ERAS).

                                                       BruinHope

                                               bruin_hope@yahoo.com

                                                bruinhope.usaccsc.org

                                                     (310) 825-0795

The inspiration to begin BruinHope arose in 2003, when a group of UCLA students visited an orphanage and a
community center in Tijuana, Mexico and realized that there is dire need to help underprivileged children in the area. The
students visited Hogar-Infantil, an orphanage in La Gloria, TJ, housing 53 orphans and El Centro de Comunidad, a
community center located in Tecolote, TJ which serves as an educational facility as well as a safe haven for about 40
children that range from 7-16 years and about 20 adults per year. During the initial visits it was determined that both
facilities needed many repairs and improvements, and soon a full assessment was taken. It was also determined that the
children at the orphanage are in great need of relationships and company as they live without families and can become
very lonely.

                                                     Bruin Partners

                                                 joinbp@usaccsc.org

                                           www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/bp

                                                     (310) 825-2333

Bruin Partners is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring project that focuses on empowering the youth of Mar Vista. We
pair a UCLA undergraduate with a single sixth grader from Marina Del Rey Middle school for an entire year, in hopes
that they will build a strong bond that will continue throughout the years. Site visits consist of one hour of tutoring and
other academic endeavors and one hour of a planned activity. These activities range from sports to arts and crafts. Once
a quarter, Bruin Partners goes on a field trip to further cultivate a friendship between the mentor and mentee pairs. In
past field trips we have gone to places such as the California Science Center, Paramount Ranch, and the LA Zoo.

                                                        CHAMPs

                                                    casah@ucla.edu

                                       www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/champs

                                                     (310) 825-2333


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                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org

             CHAMPs provides academic and social support in a tutoring and mentoring capacity for the youth of two
            low-income housing complexes in downtown Los Angeles – the Casa Heiwa Apartments in Little Tokyo and
            the Angelina Apartments in Echo Park. Program participants range in grade level from kindergarten to twelfth
grade. Every Saturday, CHAMPs holds two-hour sites at each of the apartment complexes. A typical site for the Teens
Program includes workshops, discussions, and activities incorporating themes such as diversity, drug abuse, college
preparation, and non-violence. During the kindergarten through sixth grade CHAMPs program, mentors work with
mentees on academics for the first hour of site. Each week, the academic portion is devoted to a specific subject, such
as reading, writing, or mathematics.

                                                          GLP

                                                   glp@usaccsc.org

                                                    (310) 825-4724

Originally titled the Armenian Tutorial Project, the Glendale Learning Program (GLP) has been assisting economically
disadvantaged students in the diverse Glendale area since 1987. GLP provides the help, support, and mentorship that
these young pupils need. Many of our middle-school pupils are unaware of the educational opportunities that await them
both in high school and possibly at a community college or four-year university. Through our unique one-on-one tutoring
style, GLP hopes to inspire these often under-performing students to reach their highest potential and continue their
education.

                                                    Hunger Project

                                             hunger_project@yahoo.com

                                        www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/hunger/

                                                     (310) 825-2600

Since its inception in 1987, Hunger Project has been a unique service group at UCLA targeting the homeless population
in Los Angeles by supplying a wide variety of necessities including nutritional meals, job development, health education
and friendship. Without assistance and encouragement, battling homelessness is like sinking in quicksand. Hunger
Project’s goal is to help the homeless back onto their feet to become self-sustaining individuals.

                                                      Kids Korner

                                                thekorner@gmail.com

                                                    (310) 825-2626

Kids Korner has played a vital role in providing a weekend mentoring and tutorial program for children living in North
Hollywood. Our volunteers provide weekly tutoring services to these children in their own homes; the nature of the
program allows close contact not only with the children, but also with their families. The program transports Kids Korner
members to work with aproximately forty children ages 3 to 18, in Harmony Place and Harmony Gardens. Volunteers are
trained to work with the different age groups by developing activities and curriculums that are geared towards their needs
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                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org

           by talking to the local schools and gaining a better understanding of what the state standards mandate as
           appropriate educational levels for children.

                                                         PCH

                                                    pch@ucla.edu

                                         www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/pch

                                                    (310) 825-2415

Filipinos for Community Health (PCH) addresses the preventive, sexual, and psychosocial health needs of the
socioeconomically disadvantaged Pilipino-American community of Los Angeles. Realizing the need for health
awareness, PCH was established in 1989, and continues to play an influential role in the Filipino community. PCH highly
encourages healthier lifestyles and behaviors while enhancing UCLA student involvement and education. PCH
addresses four prevalent health concerns: hypertension, diabetes, psychosocial and sexual health.

                                                         PREP

                                             uclaprepsters@yahoo.com

PREP (Pilipino Recruitment and Enrichment Program) has been part of UCLA for over twenty years and provides service
to the greater Long Beach area, including schools such as San Pedro, Leuzinger, and Wilson High Schools. The PREP
staff, which consists of all UCLA college students, commutes to Long Beach once a week to mentor the students to the
schools listed above. Through this peer mentorship, the staff of PREP builds strong relationships and thus provides a
safe, effective atmosphere for students to share and reflect on what they believe is important in their community.

                                                   Project BRITE

                                             projectbrite@yahoo.com

                                                    (310) 825-2415

Project BRITE provides tutorial services to incarcerated youths and aims to reach young offenders at an age where they
still have a chance to turn their lives around. Through weekly visits, tutors provide motivation and friendship to these
youths. Come tutor someone who really appreciates your time, for 2 hours each week. Orientation sessions are held
during Week 2.

                                                   Project Literacy

                                                   prolit@ucla.edu

                                                  prolit.usaccsc.org

                                                    (310) 825-2417
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                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org

             Project Literacy aims to improve literacy rates in impoverished areas of LA. Over one hundred UCLA
             volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring yearly to adults, teens, and children at the Watts and Vernon
             branches of the LA Public Library and the Mar Vista Gardens housing development in Culver City. The
Program for Adult Literacy (PAL) is a branch of Project Literacy that targets the adult population. PAL tutors work with
adults in many areas of literacy including family literacy, GED exam study, citizenship test study, and basic-intermediate
literacy. An emphasis is made in life skills, such as filling out applications and reading bills. Tutoring takes place in the
Baldwin Hills public library. We meet at lot 6 on Wednesdays at 4:45 pm, and return at 8:00 pm (this accounts for
transportation time. Tutoring takes place from 5:30-7:30 pm. On the way home, we drop you off at your place!).

                                                       Project MAC

                                                    mac@usaccsc.org

                                                      (310) 206-8025

In 1983, dedicated UCLA students initiated Project Mac to work with kids from the MacLaren Center, a foster care
facility, to work with the kids to normalize the opportunities that they might otherwise not have due to their situations.
These group homes are composed of teenagers preparing to emancipate from the child welfare system. Our mission is
to alleviate the effects of abuse by helping the kids find new images of themselves, highlight their individual talents, and
provide an optimistic outlook towards their future. This change is achieved by acting as mentors to their social and
academic battles. Last year, directors and volunteers in our project attended biweekly visits to tutor and mentor these
adolescents at AEC.

                                                       Project WILD

                                                      wild@ucla.edu

                                          www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/wild/

                                                      (310) 825-4724

Project WILD (Working for Immigrant Literacy Development) is a student-run organization that provides English tutoring
for middle school students in the Monterey Park/San Gabriel/Rosemead area. Volunteers try to ease the adolescent
immigrants' transition into a new culture by helping them attain basic communications skills essential for academic
success. Students come from various ethnic backgrounds, from Southeast Asia to Latin America. Volunteers also
participate in various other activities and provide guidance and companionship.

                                                    Special Olympics

                                                    fnpolice@ucla.edu

                                                      (310) 206-8025

Established in 1979, UCLA Special Olympics (Special O) continues to be one of the few student-run Special Olympics
programs in the country. This program represents a unique opportunity for a wide range of neglected and under-served
communities to learn sports in a healthy and fun environment. Special O serves roughly 45 developmentally disabled
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                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org

          individuals on its practice roster, most of whom come from impoverished communities in South Central Los
         Angeles and are primarily from minority Latino and African-American populations. For UCLA students,
         Special O widens their perspective on the world, encouraging positive interaction with those who have
developmental disabilities.

                                                          VNLC

                                                 uclavnlc@yahoo.com

                                                  http://www.vnlc.org

Started in 1994 with the goal of promoting and preserving Vietnamese language and culture, Vietnamese Language and
Culture (VNLC) now has many projects that not only serve the Vietnamese community, but also the non-Vietnamese
community. Friday Tutorial (FT), which is the foundation of VNLC caters to college students at UCLA who need tutoring
in Vietnamese language at different levels. Saturday Tutorial (ST) offers Vietnamese lessons to youths in the San
Fernando Valley. Rendering Encouragement in Academic Commitment for Higher Education (REACHE) provides
tutoring in academic subjects and SAT I preparation to primarily non-Vietnamese high school students.

                                                          VITA

                                                     vita@ucla.edu

                                          http://vita.bol.ucla.edu/index.html

UCLA VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program is a student-coordinated program of the University of California,
Los Angeles, operated in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and sponsored by UCLA's Anderson School
Undergraduate Accounting Minor Program and USAC Community Service Commission. UCLA VITA is in its 19th year of
operation, and provides free assistance in filing federal and state income tax returns for low-income individuals in the
UCLA community. All students enrolled at UCLA regardless of major are eligible to volunteer for the program, and no
background or experience in tax or accounting is required. Volunteers simply attend training sessions held in the Winter
Quarter taught by IRS auditors and UCLA professors. After attaining a passing score in a final evaluation, volunteers will
receive official certification from the IRS, and will subsequently be eligible to file tax returns under the VITA name.

                                                Watts Tutorial Program

                                         wattstutorialprogram@yahoo.com

                                         www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/watts

                                                     (310) 825-2717

The Watts Tutorial Program is an on-campus program that serves the educational needs of undeserved elementary
through high school students residing in the Nickerson Gardens Housing Development in Watts. Watts Tutorial Program
focuses on four key areas for our service recipients: 1) to enhance study skills and encourage learning through one-on-
one tutoring, 2) to provide tutors who are role-models and reflect good character and citizenship, 3) to provide resources

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              ___UCLA Community Service Commission___
                  308 Westwood Plaza, 405 Kerckhoff Hall  Los Angeles, California 90024  Phone: (310) 825-2333
                             Fax: (310) 825-0795  Website: http://www.usaccsc.org

           that are not readily available and 4) to promote higher education by transporting students from the Nickerson
           Gardens to UCLA weekly so that they can become familiar with a university environment.

                                                          WYSE

                                                 uclawyse@gmail.com

                                           (310) 208-5094 or (310) 686-4660

WYSE is a curriculum based mentorship program devoted to providing resources, information and support to young
women in middle school by facilitating discussions about their personal identities, sexual decision making, future options,
and community action. WYSE presently serves Mark Twain Middle School in the Venice/Mar Vista area every
Wednesday from 2:15-5:30PM at Ackerman Turnaround. We do our recruitment during the spring quarter of the prior
year and at the very beginning of the year. WYSE is a yearlong commitment, so if you are interested during the course of
the year, you should look for applications during the Spring Quarter for the following year. Applications can be found in
the Resources portion of the website.




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