UCLA Anderson students are passionate about giving back not just to their community, but to the world at large. Each year, they volunteer thousands of hours for a diversity of activities ranging from community service and mentoring to fundraising and social impact conferences. We've highlighted a few of these activities below, but this is just a sampling of the many opportunities available for students to give back at UCLA Anderson.
Challenge for Charity (C4C): UCLA Challenge for Charity (C4C) is the largest charitable organization at UCLA Anderson. Last year, UCLA C4C raised over $100,000 and volunteered over 5,000 hours for Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, and Project Echo. UCLA Anderson is one of nine West Coast business schools competing for the coveted Golden Briefcase. The competition is comprised of fundraising, volunteering and the annual Sports Weekend held each April at Stanford University.
Riordan Programs: Founded in 1987, the Riordan Programs comprise a pioneering career-based outreach program housed at UCLA Anderson. The mission of the Riordan Programs is to encourage individuals (high school age through post-baccalaureate) through guidance and mentorship to consider careers in business and to seek graduate-level educational opportunities. More than 100 UCLA Anderson students volunteer as mentors each year at regular events on campus and in the community.
Net Impact: Net Impact's mission is to improve the world by growing and strengthening a network of new leaders who are using the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact. With more than 160 student and professional chapters on four continents in 75 cities and 80 graduate schools, Net Impact enables members to use business for social good in their graduate education, careers, and communities. The UCLA Anderson Chapter of Net Impact is a group of over 150 management students who strive to put their business skills to use in a positive way, whether by incorporating environmental management practices into a large corporation, working for a small nonprofit, or launching out into the world of social entrepreneurship.