Programs & Projects
Legal Aid Clinic at Union Rescue Mission
The Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation has been an ardent supporter of the Caruso School
of Law's work at Union Rescue Mission. Students gain hands-on experience acting as
counsel to over 200 individuals who are experiencing chronic homelessness, helping
them overcome legal barriers to obtaining housing and employment and advising them
of their rights.
Learn more about the Legal Aid Clinic
Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
The Public Engagement Program at the Davenport Institute is supported by the James
Irvine Foundation's California Democracy Fund. Since 2008 (then through Common Sense
California), the Public Engagement Program has awarded grants to California municipalities
and civic organizations on a variety of issues. Recipients for 2015 are the City of
La Palma, County of Marin, the Participatory Budgeting Project, where the Institute
will be working with the City of Long Beach, and the City of Riverside.
Learn more about the Davenport Institute
ARTSReach at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts is a program that provides
free performances and museum exhibitions by world-class artists to thousands of area
schoolchildren each year. In the 2014-2015 season, 5,840 students from 39 different
schools participated in the program, where they were exposed to performances in dance,
music, theatre, and opera. Students also have the opportunity to tour the Frederick
R. Weisman Museum of Art.
Learn more about ARTSReach