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Uplifting Black Excellence

Participation Drive
137 Donors
Towards goal of 150 Donors
$22,601.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on March 01, at 12:00 AM PST
Project Owners

A Space for Community and Programs

The mission of the UCLA Black Bruin Resource Center (BBRC) is to provide a space for community and resources on campus for Black students at UCLA. 

Two months after the Center officially opened in 2021, over 50% of our campus’s Black student population had visited the center and taken advantage of counseling programs, career workshops, and cultural events. The BBRC addresses Black student's unique needs through one-on-one academic and mental health counseling, community workshops, and providing access to the center’s computer lab and food pantry. 

The average check-ins of students at the Black Bruin Resource Center is around 80 - 100 students daily. With our growing student population utilizing this space, we need your help to improve and expand our resources!

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has an enrollment of 46,678 students. Only 6.5% self-identified as Black / African American for the 2023 fall term, making the Black Bruin experience unique compared to other ethnicities. Although the enrollment of Black students has increased by .8% since the fall of 2020.

UCLA is committed to facilitating programs and activities that recruit a more diverse student body and support retention efforts. Additional funding for programming and resources are still needed to recruit, retain, and graduate our Black scholars. Join our efforts to build community and celebrate the Black/African diaspora's various cultures with a gift to the center today.

Donor support has enabled the center to address food insecurity and provide free printing services, scholarships, leadership opportunities, and much more. These successes are due to a small team of dedicated staff and passionate student leaders — as well as devoted alumni and donors. 

Our community-building programs include:

  • UCLA Afro Grad
  • Senior Bon Fire
  • Game Nights
  • Black Convocation 
  • Breakfast Hour
  • Black Excellence Football Tailgate

UCLA strives to create an inclusive campus environment for the Black Bruin community to thrive. Supporting programs and activities that uplift the Black Bruin experience is vital.

WILL YOU JOIN US? Join UCLA Student Affairs in celebrating Black Excellence with a gift to the Black Bruin Resource Center! The sustainability of the BBRC is only made possible through the support of individuals from the Bruin community. Please consider giving to the Resource Center in the spirit of Black History Month.

A special Thank You to the dedicated staff and passionate student leaders for making the center possible at UCLA. 

For more information on UCLA Black Bruin Resource Center, please get in touch with Matthew Valenzuela at mvalenzuela@support.ucla.edu.


Should this fund reach the campus minimum required for the establishment of an endowment or quasi-endowment, The UCLA Foundation reserves the right to convert this fund to an endowment or quasi-endowment. Please click here to learn more about how the UCLA Foundation invests and manages its endowments. 

Choose a giving level


Class of 2024

Give $20.24 in support of Black Bruins graduating in 2024. (tax-deductible gift of $20.24)


In Honor of Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson fought tirelessly for civil rights and integration into professional sports long after his retirement. In 1947 He wore the number 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers and 1947, shattering the color barrier in Major as he shattered the color barrier in Major League Baseball. (tax-deductible gift of $42)


Programmatic Support

A gift of $100 will support programs hosted at the center and led by Black students (tax-deductible gift of $100)


A Bruin Trailblazer

As someone who leaves a path for others to follow, your gift will support UCLA's mission to increase diversity in higher education. Your gift will allow students to continue their studies and research at UCLA. (tax-deductible gift of $500)


Celebrating Achievement

A gift of $1,000 will go towards programmatic support for Afro Grad and memorabilia swag (such as graduation sashes) for the graduating students. (tax-deductible gift of $1,000)


Retention of Black Scholars

The BBRC will promote fellowship by providing two annual fellowship events for graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff to gather in one central location. (tax-deductible gift of $2,000)

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