2024 Commencement

Please visit our commencement page for all information regarding the 
ceremony for Class of 2024 PhD, DSW, MSW and MSN graduates. 

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Fall 2024 On-Campus MSW Application FINAL Deadline: July 16, 2024

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LAHSA is the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which is the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in Los Angeles County. LAHSA coordinates and manages over $800 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs that provide shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.

Lens Co is a community-oriented research and advocacy consulting team based in Los Angeles that coordinates the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Youth Count.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels. Instructed by Conard N. Hilton to alleviate human suffering, the foundation's grantmaking programs and Humanitarian Prize work to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world. The Foundation currently has 11 strategic initiatives, including the achievement of healthy and productive lives for transition-age foster youth in New York City and Los Angeles County.

Established with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, the Homelessness Policy Research Institute (HPRI) is a collaborative of over one hundred researchers, policymakers, service providers, and experts with lived experience of homelessness that accelerate equitable and culturally informed solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by advancing knowledge and fostering transformational partnerships between research, policy and practice.

Bombas is an apparel brand launched in 2013 after founders Randy Goldberg and David Heath learned that socks are homeless shelters' most requested clothing item. They established the brand’s mission to donate one pair of socks for every pair purchased. Through our partnership with Bombas, we've made a meaningful impact in helping the homeless. Their socks provide warmth and comfort to those in need, while our joint efforts have brought awareness to this important cause.

Our partnership with the Grand Challenges for Social Work, the flagship program of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare (AASWSW), has been instrumental in driving social progress through scientific advancements. The Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative that champions evidence-based solutions to societal issues. Through our collaboration with them, specifically in the context of the homeless count, we have achieved significant success and made a meaningful impact on addressing homelessness.

Shelter Partnership, Inc. is an incredible non-profit organization that plays a vital role in tackling homelessness in Los Angeles County. Their unwavering dedication to this cause is truly admirable. Through their meticulous policy analysis, innovative program design, resource development, and passionate advocacy, they provide crucial support to agencies and local governments working tirelessly to serve the homeless population. Their commitment knows no bounds, transcending demographics as they relentlessly pursue effective solutions and make a tangible impact in their ongoing mission to alleviate homelessness.

Since its establishment in 1984, Chrysalis has positively impacted over 81,000 individuals facing financial insecurity and housing instability. Guided by John Dillon's visionary approach to transforming lives through employment, Chrysalis provides comprehensive support to individuals overcoming barriers in the workforce. Their offerings include job-readiness programs, personalized supportive services, and paid transitional employment opportunities. Our partnership with Chrysalis has been truly remarkable, as they have connected us with diligent and dedicated surveyors from diverse backgrounds who have made a significant impact on our demographic count.

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health aims to build health and equity, and to drive positive change for all people. We act on this mission through initiatives in three core areas: education, discovery and service. In each of these realms, we affirm our commitment to developing leaders and evidence-based solutions, and to working in partnership with communities to promote health and well-being in ways that are innovative, respectful and inclusive.

Launched in 2013, the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services (the National Center), is a consortium of schools of social work that collaborates with providers, policymakers, and other social work programs to strengthen services that transform the lives of all homeless children and adults.

Miry's List is a nonprofit organization providing a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the incredible challenge of resettlement in the United States.

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC's oral healthcare and education services extend far beyond our campus to reach tens of thousands of individuals of all ages across Southern California.