UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation
3361 Calit2 Building, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2800
The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation was launched at UC Irvine during UCI’s 50th year, as part of a larger consortium of Blum Centers (beginning with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley, established in 2006), across the University of California campuses. The Blum Centers operate on the idea that a world-class university must be a force for tackling the world’s most daunting challenge – poverty.
The Center’s mission is to enable a new generation of students and researchers to ask and address critical questions about economic development that are key prerequisites to devising effective and innovative approaches to alleviating contemporary poverty both locally, in Orange County, and abroad.