Addressing Students' Transportation Insecurity at NYU Los Angeles

$400
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Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
3 Donors
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Project ends on January 01, at 03:00 AM EST
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Transportation Fund for Students at NYU Los Angeles

Help an NYU LA student get to their dream internship!

The newest of NYU’s expansive network of global sites, NYU Los Angeles launched in the Fall of 2019. Each semester the program welcomes a cohort of advanced students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industries who engage in rigorous academic coursework taught by industry professionals. All students are required to enroll in the Experiential Learning Seminar which allows students the chance to pair their classroom experience with a meaningful internship opportunity, working 16-30 hours per week.

The goal of this Rising Violets NYU LA TRANSPORTATION FUND campaign is to provide NYU LA students who are facing financial hardship with stipends that will lower the barrier to opportunity  created by the rising cost of transportation in Los Angeles. Check out the NYU Los Angeles: A Day in the Life above to hear from recent NYU LA students on the value of their life-changing internship experiences!


NYU LA students in discussion with the internship supervisor at Sugar23


Many of our program alumni report that the internship experience at NYU Los Angeles was actually the "most impactful opportunity for professional development" during their academic careers. It is important to us at NYU LA that we are able to provide this experience to all eligible students, regardless of their socioeconomic background. 

While Los Angelenos await transportation infrastructure improvements, our NYU LA students rely on personal vehicles (we encourage carpooling), rental vehicles, or rideshare options to commute to internships. For those without the privilege of access to a personal vehicle, the cost of renting a vehicle or ridesharing to the office can be as high as $80/day. For students in this position, a commute becomes a substantial barrier to a valuable career experience. 

Please consider supporting our NYU Los Angeles students by donating today!

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$15

Culver City Comrade

Thank you for your support! Every donation helps! You'll be added to our priority contact list and will be the first to know about NYU LA exclusive events.

$50

Hollywood Homie

Thank you for your support! You'll be added to our priority contact list and get a special social media shoutout! Follow @nyulosangeles on Instagram to view it.

$250

Burbank Bestie

Thank you for your support! This gracious donation will provide an NYU LA student with a month’s worth of transportation to their internship! You'll be added to our priority contact list, get a special social media shoutout, and receive a personal thank you note from a current NYU LA student!

$500

Fairfax Family

Thank you for your support! This substantial donation will provide an NYU LA student with two month’s worth of transportation to their internship! You'll be added to our priority contact list, get a special social media shoutout, receive a personal thank you note from a current NYU LA student, and an exclusive piece of NYU LA swag!

$1,000

SaMo Soul Mate

Thank you for your support! This generous donation will provide an NYU LA student with a full semester’s worth of transportation to their internship! You'll be added to our priority contact list, get a special social media shoutout, receive a personal thank you note from a current NYU LA student, and two pieces of NYU LA swag!

$2,500

Guardian Angel

Wow - this really is the City of Angels! Thank you for your support. This thoughtful donation will provide a full semester’s transportation to internships for more than one student!! You'll be added to our priority contact list, get a special social media shoutout, receive a personal thank you note from a current NYU LA student, and three pieces of NYU LA swag!

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