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 November 1, 2013 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... 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

Science inspires them

Bravo High School freshman Alexandra Canjura is one of the prizewinning students in a science contest run by USC and neighborhood schools.

USC Book Drive

Donate new or gently used books today to benefit the USC Family of Schools. Donations will help replenish classroom libraries and provide for book bundles that students can take home. The BookDrive is from March 17-April 13, 2014. You can drop off… Read more

USC program serves as a blueprint for helping small businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of the communities they serve — and the majority of jobs created across the country are the result of local entrepreneurs. Citi Community Development and USC Civic Engagement’s partnership proves to be a model that creates jobs.

Univision’s Feria Financiera

Feria Financiera attracted thousands of people to USC who are eager to gain information on college aid, home financing, stock investments, consumer protection and resources for small businesses.