The UCLA Labor Summer Research Program is a seminar course combined with a 15 hour per week field work. It offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in an applied research experience focused on Los Angeles Labor Movement which is leading national efforts to promote social justice for working people. This research-oriented summer program will introduce students to qualitative applied research methods utilized by researchers and scholars engaged in labor studies. Through a combination of lectures, key readings, and active participation in hands-on research, participants develop an understanding of critical debates regarding the role of research and socioeconomic contexts that impact low-wage workers and their families. Learn more.
Service-Learning opportunities offered through the Labor Studies program engage students with professionals, community activists, and the public to gain critical perspectives on the program’s core subjects. Learn more.
Community Scholars provides an opportunity for advocates, community partners and organizers to work on a unique applied research project that furthers the goals of progressive community partnerships in Los Angeles. Every year, Community Scholars work with graduate and undergraduate students to address an important policy challenge and formulate a response that furthers a social justice agenda. Learn more.