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Community-Based Learning

Opportunities to work with youth in the community

70 Powell Library Building
163504 Campus
        Phone 310 206-5130
Fax 310 206-1455


Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA)

The UCLA Community Based Learning Program (CBL) is part of the Office of Instructional Development at the University of California, Los Angeles.  The mission of CBL is to assist young people with the transition from youth to adulthood, providing a variety of programs that encourage youth to move from secondary to post-secondary education and on to meaningful careers and productive adult lives. CBL receives funding from the City of Los Angeles through the federal Workforce Investment Act to provide the following services to youth ages 14-21:

  • Basic skills remediation
  • Work readiness training
  • Work experience, internships and job placement
  • Preparation for post-secondary education
  • Tutoring & homework assistance
  • Youth leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Computer Literacy


Summer Youth Employment

For a number of years, UCLA CBL has operated a summer youth employment program.  This past summer, 2007, UCLA provided employment for 270 young people through the Mayor’s Hire LA initiative.  The young people worked both on the UCLA campus and in the community and enjoyed six weeks of employment combined with educational enrichment activities.


see sample movie from summer 2009, click on photo

After School Programs

In addition to youth workforce activities, CBL operates after school programs as part of California’s 21st Century After school Learning Programs and LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell Program. Activities include tutoring, preparation for post-secondary education, youth leadership development and other enrichment programs.

  • William Jefferson Clinton Middle School
  • Orville Wright Middle School
  • Bell Senior High School
  • Fremont Senior High School
  • Hamilton Senior High School
  • High Tech High-LA

  • Jordan Senior High School
  • Jefferson Senior High School
  • Los Angeles Senior High School
  • San Fernando Senior High School
  • Washington Prep High School

UCLA Community Based Learning Program (CBL)
405 Hilgard Ave., 70 Powell
Los Angeles, Ca 90095
  Phone: (310) 206-5130

UCLA CBL OneSource Youth Center
3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Ste. 130
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 572-7680
TTY: (310) 572-6081

UCLA CBL OneSource Youth Center
     501 S. Bixel St.
      Los Angeles, CA 90017
      Phone: (213) 482-8618
TTY: (213) 202-5348 


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