Arts, Community & Outreach

  • Arts, Community & Outreach
    Arts, Community & Outreach
  • University Friends Circle
    The University Friends Circle forges strong relationships between UC Merced and communities of the Central Valley through programs that promote social and intellectual interaction. The University Friends Circle raises funds to support an endowed scholarship that is awarded to students based on an active and ongoing commitment to the community. Membership is available to anyone who supports the mission and activities of the organization.
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    Arts UC Merced Presents
    Arts UC Merced Presents is a performance series featuring quality professional artists in order to entertain, educate and enrich.  Your support ensures that the art created by UC Merced Artists in Residence, UC Merced students, as well as professional artists from the San Joaquin Valley and beyond, will continue to be showcased.
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    Small Business Development Center
    The UC Merced Small Business Development Center Network provides Central California entrepreneurs and small businesses with high quality education, one-on-one consulting, support for innovation, access to information and the tools necessary to build successful businesses.  Gifts to the Center provide critical funding to enrich program offerings focused on sustaining and expanding our local businesses.
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    Police Mentor Program
    The UC Merced Police Mentor Program recruits UC Merced students to mentor and serve as positive role models for 4th graders in Merced schools. The program and the UC Merced community have established partnerships with local non-profit and county agencies with the mission of enabling youngsters to become productive community members and leaders.  Your support of this program shows at-risk youth that the dream of a higher education can become a reality.
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    Violence Prevention Program
    The Violence Prevention Program serves all individuals affiliated with UC Merced by providing response to and education about sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. The goal of the program is to provide trainings for those who may be first responders on these issues and to create a coordinated community response. Your support enables UC Merced to maintain its commitment to creating a space free from the threat of violence.
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    Early Childhood Education Center Scholarships
    The UC Merced Early Childhood Education Center provides developmentally appropriate activities and quality learning experiences for children.  Your support expands the access to quality childcare at UC Merced.
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