Working with our neighbors to build a strong community

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

USC honored as a leading institution in LA

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) honored USC with a 2013 Eddy Award for the university’s contributions as a leading research organization, its role as the largest private employer in Los Angeles, and its approval for the USC Village.

USC JEP Anniversary

‘JEP Sparked a Flame in Me’

By Pamela J. Johnson As a 9-year-old girl growing up in California’s San Fernando Valley, América Ferrera remembers lying in bed, dreaming of fame and diamonds. “That’s a 9-year-old’s fantasy of celebrity,” Ferrera said in a keynote address to more... Read more

STAR Program

Science comes alive

Learn how neighborhood high school students join USC research labs. Every single student in the near quarter-century of the STAR program has gone on to a university or college.


Innovative Entrepreneur Gets a Boost

By Robin Heffler Both the substance and the scale of Carmen Rad’s business have changed dramatically over the last two decades, and USC has played a key role in that growth. What began in 1993 as a two-person, custom-embroidery clothing... Read more

USC Village signs up a big name in groceries: Trader Joe’s

The first confirmed new tenant for USC Village is Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store that will serve students and neighbors beginning fall 2017.

President’s Leadership Circle gala celebrates Trojan generosity

The Nikiases open their home to employees who went above and beyond during 2013 Good Neighbors Campaign

USC kicks off construction of USC Village residential-retail hub

USC broke ground on the USC Village project, the largest development project ever in South LA. As many as 2,700 future Trojan students a year will call USC Village their home.

Opening a business … and staying in business

By attending a USC forum, local owners acquire the tools to expand their operations.