This month we feature the UCLA Alumni Bay Cities Network, aka the Bay Cities Bruins. They may only be a few years old, but the network is already miles ahead in fostering an inclusive and diverse community for Bruins in Los Angeles’ South Bay.
aunched in 2016, the network officially represents Bruins in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Gardena, Torrance, the Palos Verdes Peninsula and surrounding neighborhoods. Its mission: to welcome alumni, families and friends of the University by providing diverse opportunities to engage, and encouraging a balanced lifestyle through activities focusing on wellness, giving back, and social and professional connections.
In four short years, the Bay Cities network has already launched almost 100 events and established an endowed scholarship fund. Whether it’s book clubs, cocktail competitions, figure skating, hikes, paint nights or dog meet-ups, the network has worked to expand the variety of events it offers and cater to different interests.