Welcome to the UCSB Blum Center for
Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development

The UCSB Blum Center is committed to promoting interdisciplinary and socially engaged research, learning, and action to address poverty and inequality in the United States and worldwide.  Established with funding from UC Regent Richard C. Blum and the UC Office of the President, it is part of a ten-campus network across the UC system.

Check back regularly to find out where and when the next Pop up Discussion will take place.

Sustained access to quality technology is a basic need on college campuses today. We're here to make that a reality. Stay turned to learn more about how to sign up for this service, as well as broader issues connecting equity, environment and technology.

Interested in the effects of inequality on democracy, and how democracy can address inequality? Who is trying to create and implement solutions to address these challenges? What is the role of youth in these efforts? Learn more with the upcoming Blum Inequality & Democracy podcast - coming Fall 2019.