UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies is committed to supporting our community of students.
The rapid changes in the scope of COVID-19 have led students today to experience some major uncertainty in their daily lives. It has disrupted on-campus learning, created unexpected housing and food expenses, limited income revenues from jobs or work-study positions, and created other unforeseen challenges.
As in any time of crisis, the UCLA community responds by asking what they can do to help. Here’s how:
Help a GSE&IS Student in Need
A gift to a GSE&IS student emergency fund can help GSE&IS students meet their immediate needs due to the current crisis and help them stay on track to graduate.
Your gift will support:
- Lost student income
- The cost of medical care
- Remote learning needs
- Food and housing insecurity
- Other unexpected needs students encounter in this crisis
Mann UCLA Community School Students
Our educational community also includes our K-12 Partnership Schools with their own crisis needs. Mann UCLA Community School is the graduate school’s middle school/high school partner school in South Los Angeles, serving one of the city’s most underserved student and family populations, including a high percentage of students in foster care or who are homeless. We are raising funds in support of those students who rely heavily on the school as their community.
How You Can Help
A gift of any amount helps meet a student’s time-sensitive need. With your support, the UCLA GSE&IS team of staff and faculty who administer the fund can act quickly to support our students in need.
Your Gift's Immediate Impact
A gift of any amount is going to make meaningful and immediate difference to help Bruins overcome severe financial hardships they might be experiencing as result of COVID-19. Here are just a few of the students you can support:
“I understand many of these purchases are unusual and do not appear to be associated with my remote learning, but I hope that whoever is the deciding person will take into consider the unique position of parenting students -- even beyond paying for childcare, as it is much more multilayered experience. These expenses are directly related to UCLA switching to remote learning -- my children attended UCLA daycare, which relied on UCLA student workers for staffing. Once UCLA switched to online, the daycare was forced into closure. Switching to remote learning has had many costs, some of which are difficult to monetize.”
Thank You. Together we are a community who cares. Together, we can act to support our members in need.
“We are a community of educators, researchers, librarians, information professionals, and scholars – individuals who have chosen careers that will serve our communities in important ways.
I am extremely grateful to our faculty, staff, and students in their collective endeavors to help find solutions and ameliorate the suffering of those most affected by this pandemic—thank you for everything you are doing during these challenging and uncertain times!
As a scholarly institution facing these circumstances, we must now reaffirm our commitment to every member of our community, including those who have travelled to UCLA from around the globe. The ethic of care must animate our shared work. Today more than ever kindness, respect, and compassion are of paramount importance. As we keep safe via the recommended proxemics, working together and embracing our diversity strengthens our community.”
-Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Thank you for your support of UCLA students and thank you for being part of the UCLA GSEIS family. Together we rise to the challenge of supporting one another during these difficult and uncertain times.
If you are a student impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are experiencing a financial hardship due to a loss of wages, please click here.
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