Supporting UCLA's retiree community
The purpose of UCLARA is to:
- Promote the interests and welfare of UCLA retirees
- Facilitate retirees' support of UCLA
- Represent the views and concerns of retirees to University administrators
- Foster new, continued and renewed friendships among members
- Provide a connection to campus life through participation in educational programs, social events and volunteer activities
Making a Difference
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the life of a community and promoting efforts to improve the quality of life for everyone. Forms of civic engagement can include individual volunteerism, organizational involvement and electoral participation. It can be comprised of efforts to directly address an issue or to work with others in a community to solve a problem.
UCLARA’s Campus and Community Relations Committee works with UCLA’s Office of Government and Community Relations department and other campus entities to ensure members are kept informed about current legislation that affects the UC system. Please contact us to learn how to get involved and to offer your feedback or recommendations.
|"Civic Engagement and community involvement are core values of our institution, and at a time when volunteer participation is viewed increasingly as a national priority, it is critical for UCLA to be a catalyst for social change and to serve as a leader, inspiring other institutions as well."|
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block
University and Community Connections
The Association is also a charter and founding member of the Council of University of California Retirees’ Associations (CUCRA), established in 1993, as a consortium of retirees’ associations at the 10 UC campuses, the Office of the President, and the UC-managed national laboratories. CUCRA represents retirees on issues that could affect retiree benefits and privileges.
The Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE) is a non-profit network of retiree organizations at colleges and universities that seeks to foster the development and sharing of ideas to assist member organizations in achieving their purposes and goals.