The last few months have put into perspective what is truly important for our students, faculty, and staff. In the wake of this global pandemic, economic depression and financial stability have become major concerns for everyone touched by the COVID-19 crisis. In these difficult times, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation’s mission is more relevant than ever.
Established during UCI’s 50th year, the Blum Center aims to mobilize the vast stock of ingenuity, knowledge, and concern on campus to address the complex challenge of sustainable poverty alleviation across California, the nation, and the world. Our mission is operationalized through those activities in which universities excel: innovative educational programs, basic and applied research, and direct engagement in the areas of policy and community development. UCI’s Blum Center was founded as part of a system-wide consortium that began with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley and now includes all ten of the University of California campuses. This network of Blum Centers is united by the idea that world-class universities must play a leadership role in tackling one of the world’s most daunting challenges – poverty.
As we continue our work, we are grateful for any donations made by the community. All gifts today will go towards our goals of promoting social change and inspiring the next generation of leaders to action. Thank you for your support, and we hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe.