UCLA BruinCorps was launched in 1997 to provide service to the Los Angeles community and learning opportunities for UCLA students. UCLA BruinCorps is a community service learning program of UCLA Student Affairs that consists of two programs, Tutoring and the VISTA Project. Each has the goal of providing equal access to educational opportunities to under-resourced communities in Los Angeles County. BruinCorps members are committed to serving the needs of the community, most significantly the youth. Commitment to service and to community is the hallmark of a BruinCorps member. BruinCorps members help students to see that college is attainable by serving as role models.
- Prepare children in under-resourced communities for educational success by enhancing their academic skills
- Foster a lifelong commitment to community service.
- Provide access to educational incentives and awards for involvement in service learning
- Guide youth to eligibility for college admission and inform parents and youth of financial aid resources