From L.A. to D.C., students in the David Bohnett Fellowship program are making an impact wherever they go.
This fellowship program, sponsored by the David Bohnett Foundation, gives UCLA Luskin students the unique opportunity to work in the L.A. Mayor’s office.
UCLA Luskin was the first of three schools across the nation to offer the Bohnett Fellowship, followed by the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy are the other schools. Since its inception in 2006, fellows have had the chance to apply their studies to local issues, from homelessness to transportation alternatives.
Second-year Social Welfare master’s student Skylar Lenox had the opportunity to form and implement the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps, a group meant to “connect Angelenos with high impact volunteer opportunities . . . with Mayor Garcetti’s vision. It’s about finding opportunities that are high impact and meaningful,” said Lenox.