The Alcoholism Center for Women

The ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter is partnering with the Alcoholism Center for Women to revive or restore one or more internal spaces in one of the two main buildings on the center's campus.

Founded in 1974, the center is commited to the successful recovery from and prevention of alcoholismand other drug-related problems among women at high risk for substance abuse. The center's six-month residential alcohol and drug addiction recovery program was one of the first on the West Coast designed exclusively for women. 

The center's residential recovery program effectively guides and supports women through every phase of recovery toward building successful and productive lives free of alcohol and drugs. Focus areas include: 

* Drug and Alcohol Services
* Relapse Prevention
* 12-Step Recovery
* Dual Diagnosis
* Anger Management * Self-Esteem Building * Life Skills
* Domestic Violence
* Healthy Relationships
* HIV/AIDS Awareness
* Social and Recreational Activities * Art Therapy
* Parenting Skills 

ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter volunteers will be working with the center to update interior spaces where meetings, offices and other public spaces are located. The facility is a tudor revival home built in 1906 and listed as a historical/cultural monument by the City of Los Angeles. Much of the home's original molding, wood floors, staircase, built-in storage and other features are in tact and in good shape.

Volunteers will be needed to help come up with a proposal to update a specific space or spaces inside the building and to perform the work. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact us a 

The Rapino Foundation


ASID UCLA Extension is joining with The Rapino Foundation in a unique partnership to design a school/community center in rural Haiti. Participants will assist with the space lay-out, architecture, landscape, interior design as well as the detail documents and 3D renderings of the new facility. The Rapino Foundation is hopeful that the design could become a prototype for similar schools in Haiti and other underdeveloped regions throughout the world.

A diverse group of students from both our Certificate and graduate Masters Programs met Oct. 1 to discuss the project and sign up to become volunteers. However, there is a need for yet more volunteers, especially those with excellent CAD drawing and production experience as well as landscape architecture experience.

The team is on a fast track to submit detailed design renderings and recommendations to The Rapino Foundation by early 2017, as the organization would like to break ground on the new school then.

The ASID UCLA Extension volunteer team is being led by Shepard Vineburg, ASID, faculty advisor to the student chapter. Salvatore Leonardi, certificate program design instructor, is serving as project manager. Leonardi is an architect with experience working in the developing world.

About the Rapino Foundation

The Rapino Foundation, led by Michael and Jolene Rapino, is an international development and relief organization with a focus on the world's most vulnerable groups such as women and children as well as animals in the developing world. Michael Rapino is the President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, the number one live entertainment company in the world.