AULA students are involved in their communities in a multitude of ways, be it the greater Los Angeles area, their hometown, or indeed, the global community at large. Through outreach, volunteerism, study abroad visits, and community advocacy, AULA students share their knowledge with others, and in turn are inspired and enriched by the people they meet through these experiences. The University has also developed partnerships with other educational institutions at home and abroad to increase learning opportunities for our students and theirs, while fostering collective agency and global citizenship.
At AULA, students have endless ways to make an impact in their communities. The University is a consistent and lively presence at the annual LA Pride parade, and celebrates V-Day every year with benefit performances to raise money for organizations that combat violence against women and girls. Students serve as volunteer coordinators and educators for AULA’s Bridge Program, which offers college courses in the humanities at no cost to low-income adults. And everyone is encouraged to participate in Project Second Life, which holds a perpetual food drive all year long. Through these and other efforts, AULA students become active members of their communities, utilizing their own talents, skills, and passions to make a difference in the world.