PCSE Happy Hour @ Everson Royce

Come down tomorrow night, 3/8/2018, and join us for our first PCSE Happy Hour of the year. A chance for students and alumni to mix and get to know eachother. See you are tomorrow!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pcse-happy-hour-tickets-43201427633

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/197569797656900/

Announcing the 2017-2018 Steering Committe

This past year saw a remodeling of the steering committee, changing the function and names of certain roles. This past November, votes were counted, and a new steering committee has been welcomed.

Operations Co-Chair – Marlene Salazar   

Organizing Co-Chair – Raisa Ma   

Outreach Coordinators – Alexander Salgado & Ernesto Gonzalez 

Admissions Liaisons – Caroline Calderon & Jessica Prieto 

Events Coordinators – Alvin Nuval & Roxanne Maduro

Alumni Liaisons – Fabian Campos & Taylor Holland


Congrats and good luck on the upcoming year!



PCSE Steering Committee 2017-2018 – OPEN!


We are holding nominations for the 2017-2018 Steering Committee. Be a part of choosing who will help carry the legacy of PCSE. Our nominations deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by noon; we will be accepting nominations until then!

PCSE advocates for and creates community for students of color and allies at UCLA Urban Planning. The committee structure corresponds to each stage of UCLA Urban Planning where the group traditionally has an impact. The work of the PCSE Steering Committee should be open, integrated, and collaborative. The newly structured positions ensure that each committee member is accountable to specific responsibilities within the broader mission of PCSE, and each committee member should be accountable to each other. Within this structure, the committee should be flexible to direct PCSE how they feel fit. The term for the 2017-18 Committee is Winter 2018 through Fall 2018.

Available 2017-2018 Steering Committee positions:

  • Operations/Organizing Co-chairs (2 positions)
  • Recruitment Coordinators (2 positions; previously Outreach & Engagement Co-chairs, Planning Pipeline Co-chairs)
  • Admissions Liaisons (2 positions; previously Outreach & Engagement Co-chairs, Planning Pipeline Co-chairs)
  • Events Coordinators (2 positions; previously Advocacy Co-chairs, Outreach & Engagement Co-chairs)
  • Alumni Liaisons (2 positions; previously Professional Development Co-chairs)

You can view and download the full description of updated PCSE roles here.

PCSE Scholarship Fund

Wondering about the PCSE Scholarship and why we’re asking for your support?

Check out this video of last year’s recipients Aleli Balaguer and Noel Rafael Lopez-Ramis reflect on the PCSE Scholarship, which provides funding for students dedicated to a planning education and practice focused on diversity, justice, and equity. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support future UCLA planning students of color. Any amount is appreciated!

*There goes the neighborhood

Join PCSE and the Urban Planning PhD program THIS THURSDAY 3/2 for a TEACH-IN on protecting data on race and affordable housing. This is primarily in response to U.S. HR 482, which puts in jeopardy essential data on disparities on race and affordable housing.

The teach-in will take place on Thursday, March 2 from 5PM to 7PM in the 3rd floor Luskin Commons. Dinner will be provided. We hope to see you there!



*PCSE Movie Outing

PCSE invites you to two movie nights!

1. Movie Outing: “I Am Not Your Negro”
– THIS FRIDAY (3/3), at Landmark Theater in Westside Pavilion, 7:30 PM (Movie starts at 7:50 PM)
*BYOT (Buy your own ticket)
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/386800095032914/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1488249047233042

2. On-campus Film Screening: “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth”
– NEXT THURSDAY (3/9), Room 3343, 5 PM
*Admission to the event is free, and there will be a discussion following the screening facilitated by current MURPS 
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1277859375600949/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1488252017800506



Register or Volunteer for the Luskin Diversity Recruitment Fair!

Previously known as PCSE’s G.R.A.D. Day (Graduate Recruitment for Access & Diversity), this year’s fall recruitment event has now been expanded into a Luskin-wide Diversity Fair! The Luskin Diversity Recruitment Fair is onSaturday, December 3rd from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS – Register by December 1st: http://luskin.ucla.edu/event/luskin-diversity-recruitment-fair/

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER for Luskin’s Diversity Recruitment Fair here: https://goo.gl/forms/iImRgAzm9pEk6GZB3


PCSE Scholarship – APPLY NOW!


The Planners of Color for Social Equity (PCSE) are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for the first PCSE scholarship. We will be awarding one first year student and one second year student in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of  Urban Planning for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The goals of the PCSE scholarship are to:

1.  Support the development of conscious planners from diverse communities

2.  Invest in leadership development based on a holistic perspective not solely on academic achievement.

3.  Strengthen and sustain PSCE for future generations of urban planning students

Eligibility: All incoming Urban Planning Students are eligible to apply to the PSCE scholarship. Second year urban planning students are eligible, if they have participated in more than 2 PCSE meetings/events.

Applications are due September 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm and must be submitted in one PDF file to pcse.scholarship@gmail.com. Please send all questions to pcse.scholarship@gmail.com.

We look forward to reading your applications!

PCSE Scholarship Application 2016-2017