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Hillary Rodham Clinton came to UCLA on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 as part of the Luskin Lecture Series...

Hillary Clinton Highlights Volunteer Contributions to UCLA

April 3rd, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton came to UCLA on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 as part of the Luskin Lecture Series. During her remarks, Clinton highlighted UCLA’s campus-wide commitment to volunteer service. The former Senator and Secretary of State specifically mentioned the UCLA Volunteer Center’s signature annual initiative, UCLA Volunteer Day, as an example of what makes UCLA a world-class institution.

“Students here are part of a remarkably generous, tolerant and active generation. It’s easy to see from just looking at the statistics about what happens here at UCLA. I understand, for example, on UCLA Volunteer Day more than 7,000 of you fan out to local food banks, parks, shelters, schools, and veterans hospitals. It is one of the biggest community service projects for students anywhere in the country, and that is part of what makes UCLA special.”

Each year, the UCLA Volunteer Center organizes a number of events and programs, including dozens of One Bus, One Cause service projects to community partners all over Greater Los Angeles. The two most recent February projects were planned by first-year students who are passionate about volunteer service at Mark Twain Middle School and Mountains Restoration Trust. The MTMS leaders took a moment to explain why they appreciate service:

In her speech, Clinton mentioned the prevalence of volunteerism amongst millennials: “Volunteer rates for people your age nearly doubled between 1989 and 2005, and according to a recent study nearly three-quarters of all young people in America volunteered for a non-profit organization of some kind in 2012.”

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