The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative utilizes a multi-pronged approach to ensure Latinos and other communities of color have a seat at the decision-making table and fair opportunities to thrive.
UCLA LPPI is committed to working with leading experts, advocates and elected officials to address today’s most pressing issues. We are committed to championing evidence-based policy solutions that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans by shining a spotlight on how Latinos are and are not included in policy-making.
The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative aimed at creating an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.
Andrew Castillo is a 2020 UCLA graduate with a major in Political Science and a minor in Public Affairs and Chicanx Studies. Andrew Castillo believes that people are being marginalized across the nation due to a lack of representation in municipal governments. The UCLA Voting Rights Project has given Castillo an opportunity to help minority groups across the country gain political power in their own communities. He believes the work he contributes to will benefit the younger Latinx population and secure their right to vote and run for elected positions.
Andrew Castillo has landed a two-year program with Teach For America, where he will be a Special Education teacher to middle school students, and is excited to become an inspiration to these students on their path to higher education.
Andrew Castillo will be attending Loyola Marymount University to receive his Masters.