Working with our neighbors to build a strong community

Wendy Garcia-Nava came to USC with support from the Neighborhood Academic Initiative. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

The girl in the prophetic T-shirt

Commencement comes full circle for a South LA student who once wore a childhood shirt reading ‘I’m going to college at USC’

The USC Penny Harvest is wrapped up its third successful year

The end-of-the-year Legacy Picnic at Lincoln Park was the culmination and recap of the fundraising efforts by Penny Harvest students.

Scholars gala honors Joan Payden for Neighborhood Academic Initiative gift

Another 61 high-school graduates will continue their education this fall, thanks to groundbreaking USC program

In honor of Mom (Honor a Mamá)

On Mother’s Day weekend, a USC mom shares her story — and her three Trojan kids have a message for her, too: “Heroes don’t need super powers.”

State of the Neighborhood Report offers proposals for surrounding communities

Findings in five key areas are reviewed by community leaders, local groups, faculty and staff