Supporting planning for a school-based family-wellness center in Los Angeles' Pico-Union/Koreatown neighborhood

This grant supports the UCLA Global Center for Children and Families in a six-month planning process for a school-based family wellness center in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles. This center will be modeled after the UCLA Family Commons, an innovative wellness center that offers family coaching, parenting workshops, and classes that target all aspects of well being: physical, mental, emotional and environmental. It uses family coaches and instructors who provide tools and information, practical solutions, and activities that engage hard-to-reach populations. This new school-based center will serve Latino and Korean families through use of evidence-based and culturally competent practices grounded in the latest science on parenting and the development of healthy children. Embedded in the school district, this project represents a place-based, prevention-oriented health care model that acknowledges families' common need for affordable, accessible behavioral health care. This funding will cover the final stages of the planning process, leading up to the opening of the UCLA Family Commons in the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $99,933.00

Awarded on: 12/9/2010

Time frame: 12/1/2010 - 5/31/2011

Grant Number: 68477


University of California, Los Angeles, Office of Contract and Grant Administration

11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 211
MC 951406
Los Angeles, 90095-1406


Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Project Director