Welcome Alumni!

Whether you just graduated, or it’s been a while, you will always be a UCLA-CS Bruin. As a community school, we would like to stay connected and help support your journey after graduation. We also want to learn from you. On this page, you’ll find ways to connect with each other and share your stories with current UCLA-CS students. Please stay in touch and help inspire the next generation of alumni!

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# Alumni (2012-2020)
# colleges attended
% alumni who immediately enroll in college
% who persist from year 1 to year 2

College Destinations

Students from UCLA Community School have been admitted to every public university in the state of California and dozens of private and public colleges across the nation. Check out the map of where alumni have enrolled in college. You can sort by system (UC, CSU, CC, private) and by the most attended colleges.

UCLA-CS Alumni have attended:

  • All 9 undergraduate campuses of the University of California: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Davis, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, and Irvine
  • 10 of the 23 California State Universities campuses: Los Angeles, Northridge, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Pomana, Long Beach, East Bay, San Francisco, Chico, and Humboldt.
  • Several of the California Community Colleges: Los Angeles Community College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Pasadena Community College, East Los Angeles Community College, Glendale Community College and Santa Monica Community College.
  • Many private institutions, including: Yale University, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University, Wellesley College, Kalamazoo College, St. Olaf College, Chapman University, and the University of Southern California.

Portraits of Persistence

Where We Grow Together: Learning from the pathways and persistence of our own alumni helps current students prepare for college and life after high school. To share these stories, we have created a “Portraits of Persistence” series. Please check out these portraits and consider adding your own story. 

Series 1: Andrew Flores, Mark Mendoza, Victoria Amador

Would you like to be featured in our Portraits of Persistence series? Or, do you know an alumni who should be featured? If so, please complete this brief form and we’ll follow up to request an interview.

In the News

Check out our UCLA-CS alumni who shared their college stories on ABC 7 Localish!

Featured students include:

  • Jeffery Hayes (Class of 2015)
  • Joselyne Franco (Class of 2016)
  • Brenda Benitiz Alcantara (Class of 2018)


Know that you are not alone. Share your challenges with people who can support you.”

Victoria Amador, Class of 2016

Established in 2009 as a site of public scholarship, the UCLA Community School is helping to reshape public education in California by aligning primary, secondary, and higher education. The key, we argue in our latest research report, is to create overlapping networks of support to better serve students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. We call this approach persistent community: building the relationships and resources that affirm students’ sense of belonging, community cultural wealth, and agency from Kindergarten through college graduation.

Creating Persistent Community: The Challenge of Aligning Supports for First-Generation College-going Students