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  • 48 Hr! Caregiver Retreats

    Health and Safety
    USC's 48 Hr! Caregiver Retreats serve caregivers of brain-impaired or frail older adults. The retreats provide opportunities for caregivers to relax and focus on self care as well as family consultants to help with stress management and other forms of respite. USC Partner: USC Davis School of GerontologyWebsite
  • A Community Place

    Health and Safety
    A social-service referral center located at St. Mark's Lutheran Church at the corner of Vermont Avenue and West 36th Place, A Community Place is a coordinated effort to educate the campus about the needs of the working poor and homeless while providing a central location for the distribution of bus tokens, healthy bag lunches and confirmed referrals to other agencies.Community Partner: Saint Marks Lutheran ChurchPhone: 213-740-2667Fax: 213-740-2675Address: URC 103
    Los Angeles, 90089-0751
    Website
  • A Day in Troy

    K-12 Education
    A Day in Troy is an educational and entertaining event that consists of a USC University Park campus tour with USC students and student-athletes; a Trojan Pep Talk, inside the Galen Center, featuring student-athletes delivering important messages about education, physical fitness, goal-setting, diversity and overcoming challenges; a student-athlete autograph session featuring more than 100 student-athletes from USC men's and women's varsity teams; and a USC vs. UCLA Women's Basketball game at the Galen Center.USC Partner: Intercollegiate AthleticsCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-1533Fax: 213-821-5478Address: 3501 Watt Way|HER 203A
    Los Angeles, 90089-0602
    Website
  • Academy of Finance

    K-12 Education
    Students who participate in this national program take special business courses and receive an enriched curriculum in their home high school, an internship with a major company, and a two-unit college level course at USC (BUAD 100X).USC Partner: USC Leventhal School of AccountingCommunity Partner: NATEENPhone: 213-740-5013Fax: 213-747-2815Address: ACC 106
    Los Angeles, 90089-0441
  • Adventures Ahead

    Partnerships
    Adventures Ahead is a neighborhood-based, after-school tutoring program of Redeemer Community Partnership. The program provides tutoring, mentoring and recreational opportunities for children and families in the Exposition Park neighborhood. In partnership with the community and families, Adventures Ahead seeks to empower local children to become tomorrow's leaders. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade participate in regular tutoring and recreation programs. More children participate in an expanded summer program. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyCommunity Partner: Redeemer Community Partnership Phone: 323-733-6173Address: 1438 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    Los Angeles, 90007
    Website
  • African Americans Building a Legacy of Health

    Health and Safety
    Scholarship
    This project is part of a federal initiative that focuses on reducing disparities in the areas of cardiovascular disease and diabetes by educating consumers and providers, improving access to quality nutrition, and increasing opportunities for physical activity within targeted areas. USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-740-4280Fax: 213-740-1801Address: USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development|RGL 309
    Los Angeles, 90089-0626
  • After 'Cool Theatre Program

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    A partnership between 24th Street Theatre and the USC School of Theatre, the After 'Cool Theatre Program is a free, after-school arts program that uses theatre as a tool to emphasize the importance of higher education. USC School of Theatre students and 24th Street Theatre artists design arts-enriched workshops for four ten-week sessions for neighborhood students. The program focuses on students in third through twelfth grade. The students in the program are provided with field trips, mentors, and visits from guest artists who specialize in different genres of theater. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC School of Dramatic ArtsCommunity Partner: 24th Street TheatreWebsite
  • After School Sports Connection

    Health and Safety
    The After School Sports Connection (ASSC) is a part of the USC Family of Schools' community outreach effort. ASSC offers after-school sports instruction in basketball, martial arts, soccer, volleyball and swimming to 1,400 students in third through fifth grades. ASSC instructors are USC undergraduates, graduate students and student athletes. Funded in part by the Amateur Athletic Foundation and a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant. Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-7724Fax: 213-740-9739Address: LRC 101
    Los Angeles, 90089-2500
    Website
  • All Star Tutors

    K-12 Education
    The All Star Tutors program is a collaboration between the USC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Joint Educational Project (JEP) and View Park Prep Middle School. Its purpose is to assist middle-school youngsters with homework, reading comprehension and/or preparation for the STAR testing, while offering meaningful employment to USC students.USC Partners: Intercollegiate Athletics, Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-1533Fax: 213-821-5478Address: 801 W. 34th Street
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Alpha Phi Omega

    Health and Safety
    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    Alpha Phi Omega (ΑΦΩ, commonly abbreviated APO) is a national coeducational service fraternity founded on the cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide service to their campus, to youth and the community, to the nation, and to members of the Fraternity.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolAddress: 3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 330
    Los Angeles, 90007
    Website
  • Alternative Break Program

    Health and Safety
    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    The Alternative Break program at the USC Volunteer Center cultivates a unique opportunity for students, staff and faculty to engage in service learning and volunteerism in communities outside of the Los Angeles area. It is our belief, and studies have shown, that trips such as these help participants make tangible connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they will encounter once they have jobs and experiences outside the university setting. In addition, these trips have allowed the Volunteer Center to create valuable, long-lasting relationships in the communities in which we work.Phone: 213-740-7012Fax: 213-740-0139Address: 3607 Trousdale Parkway|TCC425
    Los Angeles, 90089-3101
    Website
  • American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute

    Scholarship
    The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, housed within USC College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, aims to identify a critical mass of emerging Muslim civic leaders in the United States, contribute to building their capacity as leaders, and create a unique space wherein they can identify ways to leverage their own work as well as identify opportunities to work collaboratively, when appropriate, to address issues of common concern. Phone: 213-740-8562Fax: 213-740-5810Address: 825 Bloom Walk|ACB 439
    Los Angeles, 90089-1483
    Website
  • American Pharmacy Student Alliance

    Health and Safety
    The American Pharmacy Student Alliance (APSA) is a professional pharmacy organization unique to USC. APSA is an umbrella organization that encompasses five independent organizations: California Pharmacists Association (CPhA); American Pharmacists Association (APhA); California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP); American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF). APSA members attend professional educational programs, meet with guest speakers and become politically involved at all levels of government. In addition, members enhance their clinical skills through APhA, ASHP CPhA, and CSHP subscriptions; network; and obtain leadership experience. They also help the public through community-service projects that allow students to participate in health fairs, educate patients, conduct health screenings, etc. Members also have exclusive access to internship and employment opportunities.USC Partner: USC School of PharmacyPhone: 714-504-0553Address: 1985 Zonal Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Anatomical Gift Program

    Health and Safety
    The USC Anatomical Gift Program is administered under the guidelines established by the state of California. Individuals who are interested in becoming donors to this program are required to complete three forms to formalize this process: the donation form, signed by the donor and witnessed by two individuals; a vital statistics form; and a brief medical history. Certain circumstances may preclude acceptance of the donation. When death occurs within a 50-mile radius of the university and within Los Angeles County, the university assumes responsibility for all costs. USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-1191Fax: 323-442-3145Address: 1333 San Pablo St.|MMR 108
    Los Angeles, 90089-9143
    Website
  • Andrus Volunteers Ageism Project

    Health and Safety
    The Andrus Volunteers Ageism Project arranges for USC Andrus volunteers to visit elementary- through high-school classrooms and address the common myths of aging that might concern young people. Volunteers candidly answer questions on topics ranging from sexuality to spirituality. The program helps dispel stereotypical thinking about the elderly and is valuable to students at all grade levels. A book, titled "Nurturing Respect," has been written based on volunteers' experiences with children in the schools.USC Partner: USC Davis School of GerontologyPhone: 213-740-0182Fax: 213-740-0792Address: USC Davis School of Gerontology|3715 McClintock Ave. |GER 102
    Los Angeles, 90089-0191
    Website
  • Annual Writing Contest

    Partnerships
    Through the Annual Writing Contest, kindergarten through sixth-grade students from the USC Family of Schools are invited to submit written essays about a particular theme. The contest is facilitated by USC students participating in the USC ReadersPlus program through the Joint Educational Project. Awards are presented to the top essays.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Vermont Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Weemes Elementary School, USC Family of Schools- 32nd Street/MaSTPhone: 213-740-1834Fax: 213-740-1825Address: 801 W 34th. St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Anti-Graffiti Poster Contest

    Health and Safety
    The Anti-graffiti Poster Contest, an annual student art contest, is organized during the fall to promote graffiti-free schools and neighborhoods and to support a crime-resistant community. Address: 2801 S. Hoover St., FMH
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
  • Argentine School of Los Angeles

    Partnerships
    The Argentine School of Los Angeles offers instruction in Spanish to kindergarten through twelfth-grade students on Saturdays at USC. The goals of the school are to teach courses in Spanish language, Spanish and Latin American literatures, history and geography, confer primary and secondary degrees recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Republic and other Latin American countries, and promote Latin-American culture.Phone: 818-247-1285Fax: 562-324-1077Address: 14708 E. Whittier Blvd.
    Whittier, 90605-1725
    Website
  • Art in the Village

    K-12 Education
    Art in the Village is an art competition open to all students in grades K-5 who attend the USC Family of Schools. Winners of each art competition have their artwork professionally installed by USC Fisher Museum of Art staff at the University Village Shopping Center. Each exhibition begins with an opening reception, at which the student artists are awarded certificates and have the opportunity to show their artwork to others. The program also provides art teaching for educator workshops in which K-5 teachers learn hands-on skills from a professional arts educator that they can use in their classroom to encourage creativity.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-4561Fax: 213-740-7676Address: 823 Exposition Blvd.|HAR 126
    Los Angeles, 90089-0292
    Website
  • Asian American Tutorial Project

    K-12 Education
    Since 1969, the Asian American Tutorial Project (AATP) has placed volunteers at Castelar Elementary School in Los Angeles Chinatown, tutoring immigrant children and providing them the skills and guidance necessary to adjust to mainstream society and gain access to a higher education. AATP has been at the forefront of the movement to meet the pressing educational needs of the immigrant youth population of the Chinatown community.Phone: 714-458-4164Address: STU 411
    Los Angeles, 90089-4851
    Website
  • AYUDA, Inc.

    Health and Safety
    As a private, nonprofit humanitarian dental, medical and educational organization, AYUDA has mission of actively engaging in improving and sustaining the oral health of people in underserved areas of the world. It also works to promote health education, social betterment and to provide assistance through treatment, training and education. Our mission is accomplished through the collaboration and efforts of dental students and faculty at USC by providing free dental care around the counties of Los Angeles and Orange and with an annual international outreach mission. It is coordinated by student leaders.USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCPhone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Baccalaureate M.D.-Bravo Science Tutoring

    K-12 Education
    Through the Baccalaureate M.D.-Bravo Science Tutoring program, baccalaureate M.D. students, freshmen and sophomores tutor freshman- and sophomore-level students at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in the sciences and other areas to enable them to continue to excel in science, math and social studies. Students receive tutoring for approximately eight weeks, two hours per week.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-2552Address: 1975 Zonal Ave|KAM 100C
    Los Angeles, 90089-9021
  • Battle of the Cans

    Health and Safety
    Battle of the Cans is a battle-of-the-bands-style concert in which building governments from residential halls to apartments compete against each other to see who can raise the most amount of cans or other non-perishable food items. Four USC bands each have a 30-minute set to battle it out. One dollar or one can allows you a vote to help your favorite band win. At the end of the night, the band with the most tickets gets the chance to play at Save Tommy Nite. This event is held the week before Thanskgiving and food is donated to the Union Rescue Mission.Phone: 213-740-6467Address: 3601 Trousdale Pkwy.
    Los Angeles, 90089
  • Best Buddies

    K-12 Education
    Best Buddies strives to enhance the lives of people who have intellectual disabilities through one-on-one friendships with college students. Each USC volunteer offers a "buddy" the chance to have a friendship outside of their own environment.Address: Best Buddies
    Los Angeles, 90089-0602
  • Bill Cosby Summer Youth Institute for Film and Television

    K-12 Education
    An intensive summer course in film and television for high school students in the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative created by Bill Cosby, the William Morris Agency, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative. Over the course of six weeks, participants write, cast, shoot, edit and design sound for two original film or television projects. The group also takes part in seminars with college students in the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Summer Program. USC Partner: USC School of Cinematic ArtsPhone: 213-740-7374Fax: 213-740-3326Address: USC School of Cinema-Television
    Los Angeles, 90089-2211
  • Blacks in Action

    Health and Safety
    K-12 Education
    Blacks in Action (BIA) was established for students wishing to serve their local African-American communities. It is a volunteer organization that stresses unity, teamwork and dedication through service in three main areas: health and medicine, educational and youth outreach, and social and environmental development. Past events have included the Los Angeles AIDS Walk, USC campus tours, gift baskets for the homeless, food and sock/blanket drive, high school weekend retreat, middle school basketball tournament, hip-hop poetry night and a talent showcase. BIA is conducting a fundraising campaign for its first scholarship award to an incoming USC freshman dedicated to community service.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-8257Fax: 213-740-3298Address: 3601 Trousdale Parkway| STU415
    Los Angeles, 90089-4899
    Website
  • Bogart/USC Family of Schools Teacher Awards

    K-12 Education
    The annual Bogart/USC Family of Schools Teacher Awards recognize teachers from the five schools that made up the original USC Family of Schools. Endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Nelson T. Bogart, the awards recognize outstanding teachers whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty. Awards are presented in conjunction with the ECCLA/USC Teacher Recognition Awards.Community Partner: Education Consortium of Central Los AngelesPhone: 213-743-4516Fax: 213-743-4511Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.|FMH
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • Business School Student Projects on Info System Design

    Partnerships
    Teams of undergraduates enrolled in a USC Marshall School of Business Information Systems Design class identify information needs of University Park community-based organizations and businesses and then recommend commercial business software packages that meet those needs. Students learn to be client-centered and client organizations receive recommendations for business software.USC Partner: USC Marshall School of BusinessPhone: 213-740-4023Fax: 213-740-7313Address: BRI 401G
    Los Angeles, 90089-1421
  • CAHSEE to College After-school Program

    College Access
    K-12 Education
    The CAHSEE to College After-school Programis designed to assist USC TRIO Educational Talent Search participants enrolled in the USC Family of Schools in successfully passing both sections of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) through a comprehensive academic support system in the areas of mathematics and English language arts. The program provides services throughout the academic year to high school students who are at risk of not graduating due to low scores on the state mandated exams, and targets middle school students with low mathematics and English language arts scores on the California Standardized Testing and Reporting exam. Unlike other tutorial programs CAHSEE to College provides academic advisement services and informational workshops to prepare participants for enrollment in programs of post-secondary education. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-821-6536Address: 3716 S. Hope St., Suite 262
    Los Angeles, 90089-7708
  • California Twin Program

    Health and Safety
    Scholarship
    The California Twin Program is a nonprofit effort conducted at USC to collect the basic characteristics of all twins born in California regardless of where they are living currently. The California Twin Registry has allowed epidemiologists to study the relative import of genetics and environmental factors in a host of diseases. USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 888-328-6478Address: 1441 Eastlake Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90033-0800
    Website
  • California Youth Think Tank Leadership Program

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    The California Youth Think Tank (CYTT) is an award-winning youth leadership training program of the Young Center for Academic and Cultural Enrichment (the Young Center). It brings together California youth leaders from diverse backgrounds and locations, helps them develop critical knowledge and skills, prepares them for success in college and in life, and assists them in utilizing their skills to create solutions to the challenges facing their communities. Community Partner: 24th Street TheatrePhone: 310-670-8500Fax: 310-670-9800Address: 6709 La Tijera Blvd., Suite 614
    Los Angeles, 90045-2017
    Website
  • CARES Child and Family Program

    Early Education
    Health and Safety
    The CARES Child and Family Program provides an array of services to LAC+USC Medical Center patients and visitors, including free child care, bilingual educational activities, psychological support, complete infant care, hot meals, parent education and immunizations. Children are screened for developmental and psychological problems, general health problems and child abuse. USC Partner: LAC+USC Medical CenterPhone: 323-226-6945Fax: 323-226-3547Address: 1200 N. State St., Rm. 1817
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber

    Health and Safety
    Scholarship
    The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, located on the campus of the Wrigley Marine Science Center at Big Fisherman's Cove on the west end of Santa Catalina Island, is an emergency recompression medical facility for the treatment of scuba diving accidents. The chamber also places an emphasis on research and community education.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 310-510-4020Fax: 310-510-1364Address: P.O. Box 5069|1 Big Fisherman's Cove
    Avalon, 90704
    Website
  • Caught in the Crossfire

    Health and Safety
    Caught in the Crossfire hires young adults who have overcome violence in their own lives to work with youth, ages 12 to 20, who are hospitalized due to violent injuries. The purpose is to reduce retaliation, re-injury and arrest, and promote positive alternatives to violence. Staff members, or "intervention specialists," have grown up in communities that are similar to those of the young people with whom they work. Many have survived violence themselves. The specialists act as case managers and mentors, working closely with the youth and their families to help them avoid violence and become more successful in their lives. They coordinate assistance from social services providers; probation officers; schoolteachers, administrators, and job and guidance counselors; hospital medical social workers; and other youth service professionals. A specialist provides a continuum of care for as long as the young person desires, typically for six months to one year, contacting the young person at least once a week. (A program of Youth ALIVE!)USC Partner: LAC+USC Medical CenterPhone: 510-594-2588Fax: 510-594-0667Address: 3300 Elm Street
    Oakland, 94609
    Website
  • Center for Active Learning in International Studies

    K-12 Education
    Scholarship
    The Center for Active Learning in International Studies (CALIS) is a nationally recognized outreach project of the USC School of International Relations, providing: (1) service-learning opportunities to USC students to engage in teaching and mentoring local high school students; (2) professional development for teachers to integrate international issues in the civic mission of schools; and 3) an online database of materials that reflect our efforts to bring the highest quality innovation in teaching and learning international issues in the American secondary social studies program.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-7794Fax: 213-740-8409Address: 823 W. 34th. St.|CLH 205
    Los Angeles, 90089-0127
    Website
  • Center for Economic Development

    Economic Engine
    Scholarship
    The USC Center for Economic Development (CED) assists local economic development organizations in expanding and enhancing their functional capacity through collaboratives tapping USC's faculty, staff and students. The CED works in collaboration with the Community Development Design Forum. Services include predevelopment studies, feasibility and market analyses, economic development, urban design, community outreach and organization, community resource mapping, community assistance panels, and project management and review.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-740-1487Address: Von Kleinsmid Center 386
    Los Angeles
    Website
  • Center for Management Communication

    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    We focus on critical thinking and decision-making processes, cross-cultural business communication, and ethics and professional communication. In CMC classes, we apply communication theory to practical challenges in business writing, oral presentations, teamwork, and interpersonal communication in the workplace.USC Partner: USC Marshall School of BusinessPhone: 213-740-0627Fax: 213-740-9428Address: ACC 400
    Los Angeles, 90089-0444
    Website
  • Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research

    Scholarship
    The center facilitates the collaboration of faculty, students and others across schools, universities and outside agencies. It provides a support base for those interested in bilingual, English-as-a-second-language and foreign-language instruction; multicultural education; and related areas. The center engages in research, publications and training projects.USC Partner: USC Rossier School of EducationCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-2360Fax: 213-740-7101Address: WPH 604
    Los Angeles, 90089-0031
    Website
  • Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence

    Early Education
    COSEE-West is the West Coast hub for the National Science Foundation-supported Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE) effort. The COSEE network is a catalytic, multifaceted collaboration that helps integrate ongoing research in the ocean sciences with K-12 education and outreach. Research-oriented marine science faculty at USC, UCLA, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the California Science Center and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium are creating a network of oceanographic researchers, K-12 educators, informal education centers and the general public. The program is broadly disseminated throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including the Los Angeles Unified School District and other Los Angeles County schools, with exceptional impact on under-achieving and underrepresented minorities. Activities include evening lectures followed by an educator's session, full-day Saturday teacher workshops (provided throughout the school year), online educator workshops and a weeklong summer institute for middle and high school teachers - all offered at no cost to participants. Teachers may be able to receive credit or salary points for participation. Lesson plans, science content resources and information about upcoming events are available to teachers and the public via the Web site. USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1964Fax: 213-740-6720Address: Wringley Institute for Environmental Studies|AHF 410
    Los Angeles, 90089-0371
    Website
  • Center for Urban Education

    K-12 Education
    Scholarship
    The Center for Urban Education (CUE) is an interdisciplinary research and action center whose mission is to conduct research that will result in the creation of enabling institutional environments for socially and economically disenfranchised populations in urban settings. To that end, CUE has pioneered a data-based inquiry approach for institutional change towards achieving equity in educational outcomes in two- and four-year institutions. CUE's mission can best be summarized as "doing research that makes a difference" in the educational outcomes of students of color in higher education. USC Partner: USC Rossier School of EducationCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-5202Fax: 213-740-3889Address: 3470 Trousdale Pkwy|WPH 702
    Los Angeles, 90089-4037
    Website
  • Center on Child Welfare

    Health and Safety
    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    The mission of the USC Center on Child Welfare is to improve service delivery to families and children at risk. Its central task is to provide training to public child welfare workers, supervisory staff and graduate-level social work students.USC Partner: USC School of Social WorkPhone: 213-743-2429Fax: 213-745-6879Address: 850 W. Washington Blvd., first floor
    Los Angeles, 90015-3359
    Website
  • Center on Educational Governance

    Scholarship
    The USC Center on Educational Governance focuses on the linkages between policy, educational governance, and the improvement of urban schools and systems. Center researchers use an interdisciplinary approach to study current policy solutions to the educational issues posed by diverse urban communities - locally, nationally and globally. The main activities of the center are: (1) conducting rigorous quantitative and qualitative research on policy problems; (2) building a knowledge base to provide researchers, educators, parents and policymakers with new tools and strategies for improvement; and (3) working in partnership with educators and policymakers to use research to improve policy and practice. USC Partner: USC Rossier School of EducationPhone: 213-740-0697Fax: 213-749-4184Address: USC Rossier School of Education|WPH 901
    Los Angeles, 90089-4039
    Website
  • Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision making and public policy to advance public problem solving. Using California and the West as a laboratory, the center conducts research on philanthropy, volunteerism, and the role of the nonprofit sector in U.S. communities. The center convenes leaders from the philanthropic, nonprofit and policy communities to share research findings and to identify strategies for action.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-740-9492Fax: 213-740-0001Address: Lewis Hall 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-0626
    Website
  • Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association

    Health and Safety
    The Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association (CLMSA) is dedicated to improving health-care delivery to the Chicano/Latino communities. In addition to promoting the retention of Chicano/Latino medical students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the CLMSA partners with its sister association at UCLA to co-host and participate in the Olvera Street Health Fair (which provides medical services to local uninsured, non-English speaking Chicano/Latino children, women and men) and participates premedical conferences, premedical undergraduate mentoring and high school outreach talks to help increase the number of qualified Chicano/Latino students applying to medical school.Phone: 323-442-1050Fax: 323-442-1052Address: 1333 San Pablo Street, MCH 51-C
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Chicanos/Latinos in Health Education

    Health and Safety
    K-12 Education
    Chicanos/Latinos in Health Education (CHE) is dedicated to improving community health through health education and outreach efforts. The program accomplishes this through partnerships with health professionals who assist with health fairs both in the University Park area and in Tijuana, Mexico. CHE also has a mentorship program matching area high school students with medical student mentors who help them in their quest to become doctors.
  • Children's Dental Center

    Health and Safety
    At the Children's Dental Center, comprehensive dental services are provided to children 18 and younger who otherwise lack access to dental care. Services include oral hygiene, fillings, sealants, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and a unique oral health education/instruction program at the associated Tooth Cottage. USC School of Dentistry dental students and residents engage in clinical learning opportunities while meeting the care needs of the children in the neighborhood.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Children's Environmental Health Center

    Health and Safety
    Scholarship
    The goal of the Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) is to improve the respiratory health of children through research and education. Marshaling the multidisciplinary talents of faculty at both USC and UCLA, the CEHC is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency. The center focuses on environmental factors that lead to childhood respiratory disease as well as genetic variations that may make a child more or less susceptible to developing respiratory problems. In addition, the center aims to increase public awareness of children's respiratory health and how this is affected by environmental exposures, to involve more clinical and basic investigators and community leaders in the efforts, to attract new investigators into the field, and to develop community-outreach programs.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-1096Address: 1540 Alcazar St., Suite 236
    Los Angeles, 90089-9013
    Website
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Teenage and Young Adult Health Center

    Health and Safety
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles' Teenage and Young Adult Health Center serves adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, mental health therapists and other professionals offers comprehensive medical and psychosocial health care to adolescents and young adults. Services include routine physicals; preventive health care; mental health counseling; contraception; and treatment for skin problems, injuries, growth and weight problems, menstrual problems, sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders, substance abuse,and HIV. A program of the Division of Adolescent Medicine.USC Partner: Keck Medicine of USCCommunity Partner: Children's Hospital Los AngelesPhone: 323-361-2153Address: 5000 Sunset Blvd., 4th floor
    Los Angeles, 90027
    Website
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Volunteer Services

    Health and Safety
    Partnerships
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles offers volunteer opportunities in more than 55 areas of the hospital.USC Partner: Keck Medicine of USCCommunity Partner: Children's Hospital Los AngelesPhone: 323-669-2371Address: 4650 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90027
    Website
  • Classical Guitar Department Outreach

    K-12 Education
    Undergraduate and graduate majors in the USC Thornton School of Music's nationally ranked classical guitar department perform recitals at nutrition centers, hospices, the Braille Institute, the Union Rescue Mission, senior centers, etc. The performances last between 30 minutes to an hour and consist of classical guitar solo and ensemble works.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Murchison Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Norwood Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Sheridan Street Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - St. Agnes School, USC Family of Schools - St. Vincent School, USC Family of Schools - Vermont Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Weemes Elementary School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-5375Address: MUS 202
    Los Angeles, 90089-0851
    Website
  • Collegiate Medical Volunteer Program

    Health and Safety
    The Collegiate Medical Volunteer Program is designed to help college students gain experience in a medical career. The program offers them an opportunity to gain this experience by shadowing a team of resident physicians, attending physicians and other medical professionals. Responsibilities of volunteers include: transporting lab specimens, medical appliances and X-rays; picking up blood from the blood bank; locating gurneys; acting as interpreters if able to speak a foreign language; and other assignments as requested by the physician. USC Partner: LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Community Based Learning Collaborative

    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    The mission of the Community Based Learning Collaborative is to promote public service as an integral part of education and to foster reciprocal relationships between the university and the neighboring community. Specifically, the CBLC seeks to increase awareness among students, faculty and community members about opportunities for civic engagement and to facilitate the development of innovative and interdisciplinary community-based/service-learning projects.Phone: 213-821-1101Address: ADM 252
    Los Angeles, 90089-0018
  • Community Consulting Projects

    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    Through the Community Consulting Projects, students enrolled in the Engineering Writing 340 respond to a request for proposals to assist community-based organizations. Past projects have included a space utilization study for a homeless shelter and a computer lab reconfiguration for a youth center. Suggestions for projects that would benefit from engineering students' evaluation and input are welcome. Many past reports have been implemented and/or used for grants.USC Partner: USC Viterbi School of EngineeringPhone: 213-740-3094Address: 3650 Mc Clintock St., OHE 106
    Los Angeles, 90089-1455
    Website
  • Community Development and Design Forum

    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    The USC Community Development and Design Forum, a professional outreach established to provide technical assistance to communities and to conduct applied research throughout the Southern California region. The forum works in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development to support initiatives adopted by local communities seeking to improve and develop their economies, physical environments and overall quality of life. CDDF services include planning and design, project development, feasibility studies, community resource mapping, community organization, and computer-aided graphics and communications projects.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-740-9494Fax: 213-740-0373Address: VKC 380
    Los Angeles, 90089-0041
    Website
  • Community Group Exercise Program

    Health and Safety
    Under the supervision of USC faculty, USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy students provide individualized exercise programs for patients with Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other diagnoses.USC Partner: Division of Biokinesiology and Physical TherapyPhone: 323-442-2900Address: 1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155
    Los Angeles, 90089-9006
    Website
  • Community Health Involvement Project

    Health and Safety
    The Community Health Involvement Project provides underserved communities around USC with basic health screenings and information about prevalent but preventable health problems. The project also partners with centers nearby to engage children in learning about healthy behaviors.Phone: 408-712-2772Address: 1015 W. 34th St., #210
    Los Angeles, 90007
  • Community Outreach at Juvenile Hall

    Health and Safety
    Through the Community Outreach at Juvenile Hall program, 10 medical students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC visit L. A. County Juvenile Hall most Friday afternoons to teach preventative education classes, provide positive young role models and offer the residents of Juvenile Hall a chance to express themselves.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCWebsite
  • Community Outreach through Distribution of the Arts (CODA)

    K-12 Education
    Community Outreach through Distribution of the Arts (CODA) is a student-run philanthropic organization dedicated to the promotion and distribution of the arts in and around the neighborhoods of downtown Los Angeles. As a public-service organization, CODA seeks to bring the arts to those members of the community who might not have the means or the leisure to otherwise afford the luxury. USC students who are musicians, thespians, comedians, poets, or other performing artists are participants in this program.Phone: 213-740-1837Address: 801 W. 34th St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

    Health and Safety
    The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health introduce community-service, experiential learning activities to dental students and dental hygiene students as integrated parts of community dentistry coursework. Activities include numerous community projects, such as oral health education for school children, oral screening for seniors, participation in mobile dental clinics, and rotations in the USC/URM Dental Clinic for the Homeless.USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCPhone: 213-740-1523Address: DEN 4342
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
  • Continuing Education and Summer Programs

    K-12 Education
    USC's Continuing Education and Summer Programs offer a variety of courses and activities serving the community, including a science camp for middle-school girls, a summer program for middle-school boys, a science camp for high-school women, the Exploration of Architecture program and summer seminars in a variety of subjects for college credit. Need-based scholarships available. USC Partner: Office of the ProvostPhone: 213-740-5679Fax: 213-740-6417Address: 3415 S. Figueroa, Suite 107
    Los Angeles, 90089-0874
    Website
  • County Kids Child Development Center

    Early Education
    The County Kids Child Development Center is a full-day program for children, ages 3 to 5, operated by the USC School for Early Childhood Education.Phone: 213-743-1777Address: 2916 S Hope St.
    Los Angeles, 90007
  • Creative Kids Central

    Early Education
    Offered by Classical KUSC and the Creative Kids Education Foundation, Creative Kids Central offers Web-based music education activities for children, ages 4 through 10, introducing them to classical music using games and interactivity.Phone: 213-335-7400Address: 1149 S. Hill Street Suite H100, P.O. Box 77913
    Los Angeles, 90015
    Website
  • Dance Included

    K-12 Education
    Dance Included was founded on the principle that all students deserve access to a well-rounded education, which includes dance within the arts curriculum. The organization is dedicated to promoting dance education in the local community by teaching free dance classes. All of the program's accomplished dance teachers are volunteers who share a passion for dance and a love for service. Dance Included has grown to reach hundreds of students in the University Park community, teaching weekly dance classes ranging from ballet, jazz and hip-hop. Hours of rehearsals culminate in an end-of-semester showcase.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Vermont Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Weemes Elementary School, USC Family of Schools- 32nd Street/MaSTWebsite
  • Dental Admissions Test Summer Enrichment Program

    College Access
    The USC School of Dentistry Dental Admissions Test Summer Enrichment Program assists minority college students in improving their performance on the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) and increasing the likelihood they will be accepted into dental school. Participants receive formal instruction in the areas of biological science, chemistry, perceptual aptitude and reading comprehension and individual/small group tutoring as needed to augment the classroom instruction. All services are provided free of charge to the Latino, African-American and Native American students who are selected to participate from the greater Los Angeles area. USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCAddress: 925 W. 34th St.|DEN 201
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • Dental Care at Community Health Centers of the Central Coast

    Health and Safety
    Select senior USC School of Dentistry students rotate to Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHCC) on an individual and voluntary basis, residing in this central California rural region from four to six weeks. Patients at CHCCC clinics represent the entire age range, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and reflect diverse cultural and language backgrounds. They have a wide spectrum of dental needs. During the rotation, students gain experience providing general dentistry treatment in a rural community and within an integrated health system environment.Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A Room 120
    Los Angeles, 213-740-763
    Website
  • Dental Care at Magnolia Place

    Health and Safety
    At Magnolia Place, senior dental students provide general dentistry treatment in an urban integrated health system that includes medical, mental health, pharmacy and nutrition services. Partnering with St. John's provides community dental care experience as part of USC School of Dentistry Community Health Programs' effort to increase student's understanding of and willingness to work in underserved community settings and safety net provider facilities.Community Partner: Magnolia Place Community InitiativePhone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B Hoover St., Blgd A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Dental Explorers

    College Access
    Established in 2003, Dental Explorers recruits 15 minority high school students along with 15 minority undergraduates to participate in a two-week dental camp at the USC School of Dentistry. The students attend workshops that incorporate lectures and hands-on learning as well as presentations by faculty and staff about dentistry, advanced specialties in dentistry, admission to dental school and a mock problem-based learning case. The camp culminates with student presentations regarding their dental camp experience.USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCAddress: 925 W. 34th St.|DEN 201
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • Dental Health Fairs in the Community

    Health and Safety
    USC School of Dentistry students participate in numerous health fairs at the request of community groups. Volunteer dental and dental hygiene students, under faculty supervision, provide oral health and nutrition education, tooth brush instruction, dental screening and referrals for care to more than a dozen community agencies and schools each year. Thousands of individuals receive education and toothbrushes free of charge. Diverse communities can often be served in their preferred language, depending on the availability of bilingual students, staff and faculty.Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B Hoover St., Blgd A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Dental Outreach at Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Centers

    Health and Safety
    The Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC reaches out to those in need through Women, Infant and Children (WIC) centers in Los Angeles County. At the centers, USC dental faculty and students provide oral health screenings for babies and children at risk while also giving their parents crucial information regarding nutrition and good oral health habitsPhone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Dental Outreach to the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center

    Health and Safety
    The Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC partners with the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating health professionals about HIV/AIDS, to provide training for oral health professionals in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. The training program teaches healthcare providers - including dentists, dental hygienists, nurses and dental assistants - to recognize early signs of HIV infection and oral conditions that may herald the onset of AIDS, as well as to manage oral health care regardless of patients' stage of HIV infection USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCWebsite
  • Diabetes Management Program at Roybal CHC

    Health and Safety
    Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly common, especially in minority populations. These are the individuals who often have the least access to affordable health care. To help reverse this inequity, LAC+USC Medical Center opened the Diabetes Management Program at the Roybal Comprehensive Health Center (CHC) to provide high-quality diabetes care to individuals living in East Los Angeles. The center offers comprehensive care to patients who have diabetes but lack adequate health insurance to take care of their medical needs.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-780-2282Address: 245 South Fetterly Avenue|
    Los Angeles, 90022
    Website
  • Discover Engineering Day

    College Access
    Discover Engineering Day excites and motivates high school students toward engineering by bringing them to the USC campus and guiding them through an interactive "open house" of the various disciplines in engineering. What makes this event unique is that the tours are led by Hispanic engineering students - members of SHPE-USC - who serve as role models and mentors as they share their journey to USC and their motivations for going to college. They demonstrate how Hispanics are succeeding academically in engineering, broaden their horizons, and show them how to start preparing for college. SHPE-USC selects inner-city public high schools from the Los Angeles Unified School District and busses the students to the USC campus for the day and back. Students are provided lunch, event t-shirts, folders with information on academic programs in engineering, the university's application process, and financial aid. The goal of this event is to pique the intellectual curiosity of the students, most of whom have never been exposed to engineering and have not made serious plans to go to college after high school. Students get the opportunity to visit labs and see demonstrations of the kind of exciting work taking place on campus. Speakers include admissions staff from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Financial Aid representatives. The keynote speaker is an industry professional who talks about jobs in engineering and what contributions engineers make to society. An undergraduate and alumni panel provides yet another perspective to round out the experience and answer questions about life as an engineer both during school and after graduation. Throughout the day, the students interact with members on the tour who can relate to them individually and answer questions they may have about college life, engineering, and the steps to being admitted into college.
  • Doctors Out to Care

    Health and Safety
    The Doctors out to Care program gives dental students an opportunity to develop provider-patient communication skills and develop health literacy skills in children attending USC partner elementary schools. Classroom programs are based on the NIH developed curriculum "Open Wide, Trek Inside" and topics ranging from oral health self-care skills to dentistry as a profession.USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCWebsite
  • Doheny Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank

    Health and Safety
    The Doheny Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank recovers such nonocular tissues as heart valves, sapheneous veins, skin, bone and other connective tissues in addition to the eye tissue recovered by its Lions Doheny Eye Bank. Tissue Donation 24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-528-9500.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 213-482-9355Address: 1127 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 602
    Los Angeles, 90017
    Website
  • Dribble for the Cure

    Partnerships
    Since 2006, USC student-athletes have volunteered in Dribble for the Cure each fall, dribbling from the Galen Center through the University Park campus and then providing autographs and hosting games for participants back at the Galen Center. Proceeds from the event benefit Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. USC Partner: Intercollegiate AthleticsCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-1533Fax: 213-281-5478Address: 3501 Watt Way, HER 203A
    Los Angeles, 90089-0602
    Website
  • Drum Day

    Partnerships
    Drum Day is a special event open to the public in which drumming workshops are led by renowned USC Thornton School of Music and USC Marching Band faculty members. The accomplished and inspiring clinicians have presented sessions on techniques for drumline, Latin percussion, rock/funk, developing rudimentary drumming skills, Brazilian samba and more. Students, amateurs and professionals are welcome to attend the annual, free workshops to learn about various styles of drumming, typically held at the end of March. Phone: 213-821-5375Website
  • ECCLA Essay Contest

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    Each spring, the Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles (ECCLA), sponsors an essay contest. Contestants must be sixth- through twelfth-grade students enrolled in an ECCLA-targeted school. ECCLA target schools are located in the area bounded by Olympic, Slauson, Crenshaw and Alameda boulevards.Phone: 213-743-4516Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.|FMH
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
  • ECCLA Senior Scholarship and ECCLA/CA Retired Teachers Association Scholarships

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    The Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles (ECCLA) Senior Scholarship and ECCLA/CA Retired Teachers Association Scholarships program awards higher education scholarships to seniors enrolled in ECCLA targeted schools. Two of the $1,000 scholarships are funded by ECCLA, and the other $1,000 scholarship is awarded through the generosity of the California Retired Teachers Association. Scholarship winners will receive cash awards in the fall upon presentation of proof of enrollment in an accredited U.S. college or university.Community Partner: Education Consortium of Central Los AngelesPhone: 213-743-4516Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • ECCLA/USC Eighth-grade Higher Education Scholarships

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    The Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles (ECCLA)/USC Eighth-grade Higher Education Scholarships program awards scholarships to two eighth-grade students enrolled in ECCLA target schools and to an eighth-grade student at Carver Middle School. The purpose of the awards is to familiarize students with the standard scholarship application process and to encourage planning for the future, academic excellence and eventual enrollment in an institution of higher education. Students receive their awards upon presentation of proof of enrollment in an accredited college, university or trade/professional school. Scholarships are provided by USC Civic and Community Relations and the Ernestine Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund at Carver Middle School. Eighth-grade students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in an LAUSD, charter or parochial school located in the area bounded by Olympic, Slauson, Crenshaw and Alameda boulevards. Community Partner: Education Consortium of Central Los AngelesPhone: 213-743-4516Fax: 213-743-4511Address: 2801 S. Hoover Street
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • ECCLA/USC Teacher Recognition Awards

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    Each year, the Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles (ECCLA) awards cash prizes of $500 to outstanding teachers whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty. ECCLA accepts up to two nominations from each target school located in Central Los Angeles in the area bounded by Olympic, Crenshaw, Slauson and Alameda boulevards. All nominees are honored at an annual reception held at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Phone: 213-743-4516Fax: 213-743-4511Address: Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles|2801 S. Hoover St.|FMH
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • Edison Challenge

    K-12 Education
    The Edison Challenge is an exciting way for teams of teachers and students in middle and high school to explore environmental science. This science competition, created by Edison International and the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, also offers a series of professional development science workshops for participating teachers.Phone: 213-740-1964Fax: 213-740-6720Address: AHF 410
    Los Angeles, 90089-0371
    Website
  • Educacion Primero - Eastman Elementary School

    K-12 Education
    Educacion Primero - Eastman Elementary School brings medical students in contact with inner-city elementary school students. The medical students tutor, mentor and make presentations at the school. The elementary students visit the USC Health Sciences Campus twice a year to get hands-on experience about medical school.Phone: 323-442-1050Fax: 323-442-1052Address: 1333 San Pablo Street, MCH 51-C
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles

    Early Education
    The Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles (ECCLA) connects primary and secondary educators with resources of all kinds. Drawing on a collaborative partnership of individuals and committed organizations to transform the quality of education in the Central Los Angeles community, ECCLA provides programs and services to LAUSD, charter and parochial schools located in the area bounded by Olympic, Crenshaw, Slauson and Alameda boulevards. Member institutions are the California African American Museum, California Science Center, Hebrew Union College, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Mount St. Mary's College and the University of Southern California, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Education Department of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Programs include matching projects with resources, a newsletter, a Web site (www.eccla.org), teacher recognition awards, scholarships and student essay competitions. ECCLA also acts as fiscal sponsor for compatible projects that need to operate under a nonprofit umbrella. (Affiliated with USC.)Phone: 213-743-4516Fax: 213-743-4511Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • Educational Talent Search for Central and South Central Los Angeles

    College Access
    K-12 Education
    Educational Talent Search is a federally funded outreach program that provides information, educational guidance counseling and support to low-income middle and senior high school students. It also provides information about college admission requirements and financial aid programs, and assists students in completing and submitting admission and financial aid applications. All services provided free of charge to eligible participants.Phone: 213-743-2118Fax: 213-743-2124Address: 3716 S. Hope St., Suite 262
    Los Angeles, 90089-7708
  • Eggster: Spring Egg Hunt and Learning Festival

    Partnerships
    The USC Norman Topping Student Aid Fund organizes the Eggster: Spring Hunt and Learning Festival as an annual rite-of-spring celebration that invites the local community onto the University Park campus. Eggster is dedicated to benefiting the community by bringing together USC students and children from all walks of life to participate in a free, enjoyable and educational day of activities during the spring holiday season. Participants enjoy educational arts and crafts, student performances, inflatable rides, a free lunch, and a locally famous Egg Hunt.Phone: 213-740-7575Fax: 213-740-0139Address: Ronald Tutor Campus Center 425
    Los Angeles, 90089-0890
    Website
  • Elementary and High School Presidential Fitness Test Administration

    Health and Safety
    K-12 Education
    Students and faculty in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy test fourth-grade students at Griffin and Murchison schools on the President's Test of Physical Fitness, with the goal of identifying students who have increased blood pressure and increased body mass index, as well as low scores on the fitness test, for further intervention.USC Partner: Division of Biokinesiology and Physical TherapyPhone: 323-442-2900Fax: 323-442-1515Address: 1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Emerging Leader Program

    Partnerships
    The Emerging Leader Program (ELP) offers USC students the opportunity to explore their leadership potential through interactive learning and practical skills building. ELP is based on the principle that many of the skills and attributes needed for personal and professional success are developed outside of traditional classroom settings. ELP provides opportunities for students to explore a number of areas including public speaking, goal setting, organizational skills and volunteerism through teams that work to design and implement a community-service project. Address: TCC 330
    Los Angeles, 90089-0921
    Website
  • Emeriti College Community Lecture Series

    Partnerships
    Each year, retired and active USC faculty and staff present lectures, seminars and discussions at senior centers, community centers, civic organizations, and alumni groups throughout the Los Angeles basin. Speakers offer a wide range of topics including business, international affairs, science and art.Phone: 213-740-8841Fax: 213-740-7120Address: 3715 McClintock, Suite 220
    Los Angeles, 90089-0191
    Website
  • ENGAGE

    Partnerships
    Sponsored by students in the Occupational Therapy (OT) House at Centennial Apartments, ENGAGE is a program that serves at-risk adolescents. Every week, OT House residents get together with participating adolescents for dinner, followed by structured activities that may include arts and crafts, PowerPoint presentations, theatre games, yoga, cooking and science experiments. Residents have the opportunity to mentor youth and to use an occupational therapy approach in developing activities.USC Partner: Division of Occupational Science and Occupational TherapyPhone: 323-442-2850Fax: 323-442-1540Website
  • Engineering Outreach (AME 490)

    K-12 Education
    Partnerships
    Engineering undergraduates receive three credits for participating in the AME 490 - Engineering Outreach course. They undergo eight weeks of training in which they learn how to develop exciting, hands-on science activities and assessments. Following training they go out into underserved communities and conduct multi-session courses.Phone: 310-309-0766Address: 3326 Keystone Ave., #5
    Los Angeles, 90034
    Website
  • Exploration of Architecture

    College Access
    Exploration of Architecture is a two- or four-week summer residential program on campus offering a variety of activities related to the study and practice of architecture. About 100 high school students from across the country take part. Ten of these are inner-city youths sponsored through scholarship funds. USC faculty and students act as studio advisers as participants complete design projects and tour places of architectural interest and significance in Los Angeles.Phone: 213-740-5679Fax: 213-740-2723Address: Watt Hall, Suite 204
    Los Angeles, 90089-0291
    Website
  • Externship Program for Academic Credit

    Partnerships
    Scholarship
    USC Gould School of Law students work at government and public-interest offices for academic credit.Phone: 213-740-9930Address: LAW 16
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
  • Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

    Health and Safety
    Scholarship
    The mission of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall-prevention programs to older adults who are at risk of fallingUSC Partner: USC Davis School of GerontologyPhone: 213-740-1364Fax: 213-740-7069Address: 3715 McClintock Ave., #228
    Los Angeles, 90089-0191
    Website
  • Family Fun Dental Fair

    Health and Safety
    Partnerships
    Dubbed the Family Fun Dental Fair, this event - now an annual occurrence - offers free family screenings as well as many other health-themed activities aimed at inspiring parents to become involved in the oral health and well-being of their children, educating about various programs that they can take advantage of here at USC, and creating fun-filled day for local families while at the same time helping them obtain (at no cost) the oral health assessment certification needed for their children's first year of school.Phone: 213-740-1637 Address: 925 W. 34th St., DEN 4343
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Family Science Project (MESA)

    College Access
    K-12 Education
    Through the Family Science Project of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Office of Pre-College Programs, USC students work with MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) classes at local schools on science and engineering activities and projects. Students in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 490 class have presented lessons on aerodynamics, flight and rocketry at Foshay Learning Center and 32nd Street/USC MAST K-12. Classes have built model airplanes and boats and have launched solid fuel model rockets. The program aims to provide a fun and stimulating environment in which students develop an understanding of the science behind everyday things and a love of science that spurs them on to pursue a science/engineering campaign. USC Partner: USC Viterbi School of EngineeringPhone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: 3710 McClintock Ave., RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
    Website
  • Fiesta Educativa, Inc.

    Fiesta Educativa, Inc., was founded in 1978 by family members and professionals to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for children with special needs and disabilities. It is one of the few organizations in the country that is dedicated to empowering Latino families of persons with special needs through education, training, referral, information and advocacy services. This is accomplished through projects such as the Community Based Employment Program (CBEP); the in-home Fiesta Familiar; the intensive Autism Parent Education Program; an annual two-day, bilingual conference at the USC University Park campus; and regional conferences in San Diego, the Imperial Valley, the Inland Empire, Orange County, San Jose and Sacramento. (Affiliated with USC.)Phone: 323-221-6696Fax: 323-221-6699Address: 161 South Avenue 24
    Los Angeles, 90031
    Website
  • Figueroa Corridor Partnership

    Health and Safety
    The Figueroa Corridor Partnership, a property-based business improvement district, is responsible for the daily management and promotion of the Figueroa/Flower/Vermont/Hoover Corridor, linking downtown Los Angeles to Exposition Park. It is committed to its development as a safe, clean, economically vibrant and aesthetically pleasing environment in which to conduct business, continue an education, visit a museum, attend a sporting event, worship or reside.Phone: 213-746-9577Fax: 213-746-7876Address: 3982 S. Figueroa St., Suite 207
    Los Angeles, 90037
    Website
  • First Five Smiles Program

    Health and Safety
    The First Five Smiles Program is part of the statewide First 5 Oral Health Education Initiative funded by the California Children and Families Commission, also known as the Prop 10 Commission. The USC School of Dentistry partners with the CDA Foundation and the Dental Health Foundation to provide continuing-education courses, held both on and off campus, to educate health-care providers about the importance of primary teeth as well as behavior-management techniques for treating young children. A similar but separate arm of the program educates parents about why primary teeth are important, what affects the health of the mouth (such as medications, malnutrition, etc.) and how to reinforce healthy habits at home.Phone: 213-740-7633Website
  • FIRST Robotics Competition

    Early Education
    Through the FIRST Robotics Competition, high school teams, using identical supplies of parts and software, compete in designing and constructing remote-controlled robots capable of performing a pre-determined set of tasks. The competition is different each year so that returning teams always have a new challenge. The robots compete in an arena with other robots in two-minute rounds. This requires teams to strategize and build into their design both offensive and defensive capabilities. USC serves as the host institution for the Southern California competition. Phone: 213-740-1999Fax: 603-666-3906Address: 3710 McClintock Ave., RTH 210 MC 2901
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
    Website
  • Fit Families

    The mission of the Fit Families clinic is to provide pro bono prevention and wellness services to underserved children and adults in the local community who are at high risk for diabetes and conditions associated with physical inactivity. The program provides evaluation, group exercise activities, individualized exercise programs, and nutrition counseling free of charge designed to enhance potential for long-term lifestyle change. Services are delivered via group lectures and discussions, interactive demonstrations and one-on-one discussion as well as through computer-based tutorials for diabetes and nutrition education.Phone: 323-224-2900Fax: 323-442-1515Address: 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155
    Los Angeles, 90089-9006
    Website
  • Foshay Times Newsletter (Community Journalism)

    Early Education
    USC School of Journalism students work with Foshay Learning Center students to produce the "Foshay Times" newsletter. Some semesters, students also tape and edit a brief television story from Foshay.Phone: 213-344-8704Fax: 310-657-4984Address: ASC 303, M/C 0281
    Los Angeles, 90089-0281
  • Fotonovela on Obesity

    This project addresses an urgent health issue confronting the Latino community. The ultimate goal of the fotonovela on obesity is to provide an effective health communication tool to change the course of obesity among low-income, low-literacy Latino families in the neighborhoods surrounding USC's University Park and Health Sciences campuses by getting people to take care of themselves and help identify the problem, prevention strategies and treatment options.USC Partner: USC School of PharmacyPhone: 323-442-6556Address: 1985 Zonal Avenue
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Friends and Neighbors Service Day

    Friends and Neighbors Service Day is a one-day volunteer blitz during which USC students, faculty and staff go out into the community to do service projects that range from gardening and serving the homeless to painting and beautification. There are four scheduled Friends and Neighbors Service Days scheduled throughout the academic year. Sponsored by the USC Volunteer Center.Phone: 213-740-7012Fax: 213-740-0139Address: 3607 Trousdale Parkway|TCC425
    Los Angeles, 90089-0921
    Website
  • Fuente Initiative (Farmaceuticos and USC Education and Neighborhood Total-health Effort)

    Early Education
    The Fuente Initiative (Farmaceuticos and USC Education and Neighborhood Total-health Effort) uses the educational resources of the USC School of Pharmacy to coordinate pharmacists and student pharmacists to provide specific poison prevention, appropriate drug use and self-management education. These programs target children and parents in the local East Los Angeles community through elementary and adult education/occupational center schools. USC Partner: USC School of PharmacyPhone: 323-442-1394Fax: 323-442-1907Address: 1985 Zonal Ave.|PSC 100
    Los Angeles, 90089-9121
    Website
  • Geriatric Dentistry Program

    Health and Safety
    USC's Geriatric Dentistry Program provides dental evaluation and treatment for elderly patients. The program welcomes patients with medically compromising conditions, including, but not limited to, Parkinson's disease, dementia, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.Phone: 213-821-0800Fax: 213-740-2805Address: DEN 4338
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • Girl Scout Badge Day

    Early Education
    The Society of Women Engineers at USC hosts the annual Girl Scout Badge Day, an outreach event that encompasses a full day of workshops related to engineering and science. The workshops are tailored to help each girl fulfill a science badge requirement and, at the same time, gain familiarity with science and engineering and their application to everyday life. Phone: 800-526-3347, 213-740-4530Address: 3710 S. McClintock Ave. RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-0921
    Website
  • Give Kids a Smile Day

    Health and Safety
    Since 2003, the American Dental Association has designated a day during National Children's Dental Health Month in February as Give Kids a Smile Day to draw attention to the national problem of access to dental care. The goal is to improve the oral health of the numerous underserved children in this country by enlisting dentists to provide free, oral health services - education, screening, prevention and/or comprehensive treatment. The USC School of Dentistry's "Give Kids A Smile!" program offers treatments and other services to neighborhood elementary schoolchildren.Phone: 323-972-1676Fax: 213-740-1581Address: DEN 4268, M/C 0641
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • Going for the Goal

    Early Education
    Going for the Goal teaches life skills to middle school students through ten, hour-long workshops, taught by USC undergraduates or by high school students. Leaders are first selected and trained, then sent to a middle school classroom where, for ten consecutive weeks, they implement the program. The leaders receive weekly supervision in workshop content and leadership skills. Thus, there are two targets for the intervention: USC undergraduates/high school students and the middle school students. Both are taught life skills, while the leaders have a service-learning experience. The program takes place for one school semester. USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-2212Fax: 213-746-5994Address: SGM 520
    Los Angeles, 90089-1061
    Website
  • Graduate Policy Administration Community

    The Graduate Policy Administration Community (GPAC) represents more than 400 master of pubic administration and master of public policy students at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development. GPAC recognizes that leadership is learned through experience. Consistent with that principle, the community was formed to provide students with the opportunity to cultivate lifelong social and professional networks, practice leadership skills and contribute to the unique culture of our school and the surrounding community. To this end, GPAC hosts innovative events that meet student needs including networking events, professional development workshops, and a variety of service projects and social activities.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyWebsite
  • Grammy Career Day

    Early Education
    At Grammy Career Day, some 800 students from 20 Southern California high schools join several dozen national competition winners for an all-day program of performances, workshops and panel discussions designed to kindle their interest in musical careers. It is an outreach program of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in partnership with the USC Thornton School of Music.USC Partner: USC Thornton School of MusicPhone: 213-821-3149Address: MUS 408
    Los Angeles, 90089-0851
  • Greeks in the Community

    Greek organizations at USC logged more than 21,500 hours of community service and raised over $350,000 for community causes in the 2007-2008 academic year. Service projects included volunteering in neighborhood schools, fundraising events for national philanthropies, and USC community events such as Relay for Life, Troy Camp, Friends and Neighbors Service Day.Phone: 213-740-2080Fax: 213-749-9781Address: STU 200
    Los Angeles, 90089-4892
    Website
  • Habitat for Humanity at USC

    Habitat for Humanity at USC is an organized campus chapter of the international organization that works to provide individual members and other student organizations with the opportunity to participate in this unique service opportunity. Although students may have little or no experience with construction, they are welcomed and trained to be active participants in various aspects of the home-building process.Website
  • Halloween Fun Fair

    The Halloween Fun Fair is a carnival of games that takes place around Halloween each year, with USC students operating booths for visiting community children. The event allows interaction between grade-school children in the USC community and USC engineering students so that schoolchildren can learn what engineering is all about in everyday life.Address: 3710 McClintock Ave., Rm. 110
    Los Angeles, 90089-1455
    Website
  • Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services

    Health and Safety
    Founded in 1982, the Hamovitch Center for Science in the Human Services facilitates the work of faculty representing social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, biostatistics, anthropology and other disciplines striving to solve complex societal problems.USC Partner: USC School of Social WorkPhone: 213-743-1701, 213-743-4774Fax: 213-743-2341Address: 669 W. 34th Street
    Los Angeles , 90089
    Website
  • Healing Hearts Across Borders

    Health and Safety
    Healing Hearts Across Borders (HHAB) is a nonprofit group of volunteers, both medical and non-medical, who travel to Tijuana, Mexico, every three months to run free clinics in some of the poorest areas of the city. The program provides free medical and dental care as well as passing out clothing, toys, toiletries, food and free medications. Typically, volunteers see close to 800 people in the two days of work. Volunteers, who come from the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, work on Fridays and Saturdays. Dr. John Rodarte, HHAB president, is a Keck School of Medicine of USC alumnus and teaches the second-year Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course at USC. Both medical students and undergraduates volunteer in the program.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 818-790-5583Address: John Rodarte, M.D.
    Website
  • Healthy Eating Living and Playing Kids Program

    The Healthy Eating Living and Playing Kids Program is an Occupational Therapy Lifestyle Redesign Program designed to empower and educate fifth-grade children to make healthy lifestyle decisions. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Phone: 323-442-3340Address: 2250 Alcazar St.,|Clinical Sciences, Suite 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9068
  • High School Leadership Conference on International Affairs

    Early Education
    The High School Leadership Conference on International Affairs is an annual event of the Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP), sponsored by the USC School of International Relations and the Center for Active Learning in International Studies. More than 75 undergraduates in international relations spend the day with over 200 high school students who are introduced to the university environment, research methods, case evaluation and world issues. As a day-long negotiation simulation, high school teams come prepared to articulate competing needs and priorities in a current global or regional crisis and are mentored by USC student volunteers. USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-7794Fax: 213-740-8409Address: 823 W. 34th. St.|College House, 205
    Los Angeles, 90089-0127
    Website
  • Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Partnership

    The Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Partnership seeks to address secondhand smoke by working on voluntary policies and compliance in the Hispanic community, provides technical assistance and training, supports the Statewide Hispanic Media Campaign to counter tobacco use, and promotes the California Smokers Helpline.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 626-457-6606Fax: 626-457-6619Address: 1000 S. Fremont|Building A-4, Box 8
    Alhambra, 91803
  • Hollenbeck Palms

    Health and Safety
    Hollenbeck Palms, located in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, provides senior citizens lifetime care with opportunities for residential living, assisted residential living and skilled nursing services. The USC School of Dentistry established an on-site dental service for Hollenbeck residents in April 2000. A dental chair, portable dental unit and X-ray equipment within the skilled nursing facility allow on-site access to emergency care for residents and educational opportunities for USC dental and dental hygiene students. Patients requiring additional care are referred to the Special Patients Clinic at the USC School of Dentistry. (Affiliated with USC.)USC Partner: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USCPhone: 213-740-1416Address: USC School of Dentistry|925 W. 34th St.|DEN 4268
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • HSC Partner News Newspaper

    Early Education
    The HSC Partner News newspaper is a bilingual, bimonthly newspaper featuring positive news and events about the USC Family of Schools in the Health Sciences campus neighborhoods as well as USC community-outreach efforts. It targets parents and guardians of more than 4,000 students in the local schools and community. (Its sister publication, the University Park Family newspaper, serves the schools in the University Park campus neighborhoods.)Phone: 213-743-4514Address: USC Office of USC Civic Engagement
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  • Increasing Access via Mentoring (I AM)

    Early Education
    Increasing Access via Mentoring (I AM) is an action-based, intensive, mentoring model for which faculty, staff and students from USC and other local colleges access professionals to guide college-ready high school seniors through the college and financial aid application processes. Through one-on-one mentoring, the program provides students with essential information and support that help lead to successful applications for college admissions and financial aid. I AM mentors help students make informed decisions about where to apply and attend college and provide assistance with interpreting students' financial aid awards.Phone: 213-740-2881Fax: 213-740-3889Address: WPH 701
    Los Angeles, 90089-4037
    Website
  • Institute for Civic Enterprise

    The mission of the Institute for Civic Enterprise (ICE) is to develop and support research on the economic, technological and institutional changes in society. ICE emphasizes multidisciplinary, applied research on complex social problems that involve interaction among the public, private and nonprofit sectors.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-740-4012Fax: 213-740-0001Address: Lewis Hall 312
    Los Angeles, 90089-0626
    Website
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic

    The Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic is a joint project of the USC Gould School of Law, the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, and USC Information Services. Representing clients ranging from local artists to nonprofits working for consumers and First Amendment rights, students in the clinic learn substantive law related to their projects and develop skills to help them maneuver professionally in the rapidly changing field of IP.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-7331Address: USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic
    Los Angeles , 90089-0074
    Website
  • International Reading Festival

    Early Education
    The USC Joint Educational Project (JEP) ReadersPlus program and Project Books and Blankies, a student-run organization, host the annual International Reading Festival for children and their families served by USC ReadersPlus. Participants engage in hands-on literacy and math activities based on folk tales from six different regions of the world.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1834Fax: 213-740-1825Address: Joint Educational Project|JEP
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Intersections: The South Los Angeles Reporting Project

    "Intersections: The South Los Angeles Reporting Project" was launched by the USC Annenberg School for Communication to give the communities around the University Park campus an information source and an independent voice while providing entrepreneurial journalism training for its students. The Intersections community news Web site, at www.intersectionssouthla.org, features multimedia reporting by journalism students, community residents and community leaders that focuses on education, economic development, housing and immigration in local communities.Phone: 213-740-5658Fax: 213-740-0998Address: 3502 Watt Way
    Los Angeles , 90089-0281
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  • Island Explorers Marine Science Program, USC Sea Grant

    Early Education
    The Island Explorers Marine Science Program is a multifaceted marine-science education program that encompasses curriculum creation, classroom teaching, field trips, local volunteer opportunities and field trips to the USC Wrigley Institute on Catalina Island. Goals are to promote basic science literacy, encourage life-long interest and learning in marine science, provide quality marine education to underprivileged students in Los Angeles, and collaborate with science teachers.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1965Fax: 213-740-6720Address: USC Sea Grant Office|AHF 410
    Los Angeles, 90089-0373
    Website
  • Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Internship Program

    The internship program of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC places students from all majors in positions in government, political and advocacy organizations throughout the Los Angeles area. The internships give the students hands-on experience in the practical world of public affairs and also help them establish contacts for future jobs. In addition, fellowships for summer internships are offered, which include tuition assistance and stipends. The institute also sponsors various speakers and programs during the year to encourage students to become active in the world of politics.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-8964Fax: 213-740-3167Address: Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics|VKC 263
    Los Angeles, 90089-0046
    Website
  • John W. Mack Child Development Center

    Early Education
    The John W. Mack Child Development Center is a home-based preschool program for children, ages 3 to 5, operated by the USC School for Early Childhood Education.Phone: 213-743-4651Address: 3020 S. Catalina St.
    Los Angeles, 90007
    Website
  • Joint Educational Project (JEP)

    Early Education
    Founded in 1972, USC's Joint Educational Project (JEP) is one of the oldest and largest service-learning programs in the country offering students at USC the unique opportunity to combine academic coursework with experiences in the community surrounding the campus. Each year, some 2,000 students from several courses receive academic credit for their participation in JEP. In addition, about 400 students serve as non-credit volunteers and share their time and special talents with their neighbors. JEP is also home to the Trojan Health Volunteers, a program designated to serve pre-meds and health educators, and USC ReadersPlus and America Reads/America Counts work-study affiliate. (See separate listings.)USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1837Fax: 213-740-1825Address: USC JEP House|801 W. 34th St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise

    The Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, founded in fall 2005 through an endowment gift from Judith and John Bedrosian, is dedicated to understanding and fostering effective democratic governance as an essential component in ensuring the betterment of communities within the United States and around the world.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-821-2550Fax: 213-740-0535Address: Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 201 E
    Los Angeles , 90089
    Website
  • Junior Engineering Technical Society - Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, Science

    Early Education
    Junior Engineering Technical Society - Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, Science (JETS-TEAMS) is a national competition for high school teams of four to eight students. The test is undertaken in a team format in which groups of students work together and submit a single answer sheet. Tests consist of interdisciplinary problems of real-world engineering issues requiring math, biology, chemistry, physics and computer programming.Phone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: USC Viterbi School of Engineering|RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
  • Kid Watch

    Health and Safety
    Kid Watch volunteer participants are encouraged by the USC Department of Public Safety, Los Angeles Police Department/Southwest Division, LAUSD Police and USC Civic and Community Relations to watch over local children in a reasonable manner and to observe and report crimes against them. The goal is to help make the neighborhoods of the USC Family of Schools safer so that local children can feel more comfortable going to school and home and take advantage of the area's academic, cultural and recreational centers. Funded in part by a private foundation.Phone: 213-743-4287Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.|FMH
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • Kids in Sports

    In partnership with USC Recreational Sports, Kids in Sports expands instructional sports programs for low-income boys and girls at the Vermont Sports Club. The project serves boys and girls from the University Park and Health Sciences campuses area year-round, after school, and during weekend and summer periods. Recipient of a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Phone: 213-765-1900Fax: 213-765-1905Address: 3980 S. Menlo Ave., Suite 237
    Los Angeles, 90037
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  • Kids in Sports EXPO Sports Club

    In conjunction with the USC-sponsored After School Sports Connection, Kids In Sports offers parent-led, after-school and weekend sports opportunities for more than 1,000 low-income boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 17 in the University Park area. For many children, this is the only opportunity for regular physical activity and access to the neighborhood's limited play and practice facilities. Youngsters participate in volleyball and swimming as well as skills clinics, practices and competitions in basketball and soccer. Website
  • Knight Bowl

    For the last ten years, the Trojan Knights have sponsored a local bowling fun night for USC students as a way to raise money for a local charity. Usually taking place on a Thursday night in late February or early March, Knight Bowl is a night full of food, drinks, prizes and all the bowling you can handle. The event runs from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., with buses picking up and dropping off students from beginning to end. In the past, sponsored charities have included Troy Camp and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Phone: 714-851-6358Address: 3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 330
    Los Angeles, 90007
    Website
  • LAC+USC Medical Center Volunteer Services

    College students volunteer in various capacities at LAC+USC Medical Center. Assignments include: working in various wards and clinics, including Outpatient Services and Physical Therapy; social work internships; and Book Cart, Translator, and Coffee Cart Programs services that are provided by both General Hospital and Womens and Childrens Hospital. Womens and Childrens Hospital offers the Child Life Program, Starlight Express Room Program, and Cuddler Program. Many additional volunteer opportunities are available. USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-226-6945Fax: 323-226-3547Address: 1200 North State Street, 1st Floor Rm. 1K-311
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Lee Breast Center at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Health and Safety
    The Harold E. and Henrietta C. Lee Breast Center at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center provides multidisciplinary approaches to breast health, including screening, examination, diagnosis, consultation, support groups for women with breast cancer and free information. Staff members conduct weekly screening clinics at LAC+USC Medical Center and distribute information at health fairs in the community. Speakers are available to organizations interested in hosting an educational seminar on self examination and breast health. A statewide, toll-free number (1-800-USC-CARE) links the center to self-referring patients and the community.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-865-3372Fax: 323-865-3517Address: 1441 Eastlake Ave., Rm. 1382
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Legal Aid Alternative Breaks Project

    The Legal Aid Alternative Breaks (LAAB) Project was created for USC Gould School of Law students to uphold their social commitment to providing legal service to those caught in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf region in spring 2005. The legal, historical and cultural education that New Orleans today has to offer aspiring lawyers is relevant for students throughout their legal careers. Students travel to the Gulf Coast to provide legal services and bear witness to the destruction and the response to the communities in our nation that need it most. Through the Student Hurricane Network, students have been placed in organizations throughout the New Orleans area and in Biloxi, Mississippi, and have joined forces with students from other law schools to perform a variety of legal and physical services. In January 2007, LAAB began a winter break trip for students to provide pro bono and community service to local legal services providers. Students also have visited Tijuana, Mexico, to learn about labor rights, public health and environmental justice. Students also will travel to the Coachella Valley to work with California Rural Assistance on similar issues.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawAddress: USC Gould School of Law
    Los Angeles, 90089-0074
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  • Local Vendor Program

    Firms participating in USC's Local Vendor Program are given an opportunity to bid on university projects open to competitive bidding. In addition, participating businesses are listed in the Supplier Diversity Services directory, an online publication used by more than 900 senior USC business officers, staff and faculty members, and 200 off-campus organizations. The directory is available on the USC Supplier Diversity Services Web site. Phone: 213-821-1783Fax: 213-821-1788Address: Supplier Diversity Services|3500 S. Figueroa St., Suite 210V
    Los Angeles, 90089-8015
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  • Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center

    The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, part of the USC Andrus Gerontology Center, provides information and referral, family consultation, respite funding, legal consultation funding, support groups and short-term counseling to assist caregivers who are caring for an adult who is cognitively impaired (through Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, stroke, head injury). The center provides workshops, training sessions and education for caregivers as well as professionals in the community on topics of concern, such as legal issues, financial issues and illness. Serves all of Los Angeles County with two satellite offices.Phone: (800) 540-4442Address: 3715 McClintock Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0191
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  • Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic/USC Child Psychiatry Residents Training Program

    The Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic/USC Child Psychiatry Residents Training Program is part of a training program for second-year child psychiatry students. USC students work with preschool children from Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic in a therapeutic milieu and as consultants through the clinic's outpatient program.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-766-2345Fax: 323-766-2370Address: 3031 S. Vermont Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90007
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  • Los Angeles Community Impact

    Los Angeles Community Impact places teams of USC students in the local community to assist local nonprofit organizations and small businesses with their business challenges. It strives to create a symbiotic relationship whereby not only the community benefits, but also the club members will have an opportunity to learn and use skills that will be valuable for a future career.Address: USC Marshall School of Business, 701 Exposition Blvd, ACC B6
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  • Los Angeles Minority Business Enterprise Center

    The mission of the Los Angeles Minority Business Enterprise Center is to increase participation of ethnically owned businesses in the free enterprise system by providing consulting services, access to capital, access to market opportunities and advanced business training. Phone: 213-743-1996Fax: 213-743-4511Address: Los Angeles MBEC, 2801 South Hoover Street
    Los Angeles, 90089
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  • M.S.W. in Military Social Work and Veteran Services

    With an uptick in psychological war injuries, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and suicide, the USC School of Social Work's master's program in Military Social Work and Veteran Services prepares individuals to provide a full range of human services to the country's armed forces personnel, military veterans and their families, helping them manage the stresses of war.USC Partner: USC School of Social WorkWebsite
  • Manual Arts High School Teen Clinic

    Health and Safety
    The Manual Arts High School Teen Clinic offers free medical services to students attending Manual Arts High School. Students can receive care for acute and chronic health issues, physical exams, immunizations, vision and hearing tests, and family planning. The My Choice Pregnancy Prevention Project educates the high school students on methods to prevent teen pregnancy and connects students with medical services. The Youth 'N Fitness Project works with students to prevent obesity and to improve the health environment of the school campus. The Youth Health Action Board consists of students who advocate for healthy changes on campus, in the community, and at the state level. (Affiliated with USC.)Phone: 323-846-7316Fax: (323) 232-0837Address: Manual Arts High School|4131 S. Vermont Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90037
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  • Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

    Early Education
    Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) has the mission of motivating and preparing disadvantaged students to pursue math-based college education and careers. MESA works with students attending middle and senior high schools in Los Angeles. MESA provides academic components, weekly meetings, field trips, speakers, study support, summer programs, math/science competitions, etc. MESA also provides teachers with curriculum, math/science materials and kits, and training.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: USC Viterbi School of Engineering|RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
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  • Medical Counseling, Organizing and Recruitment (MedCOR)

    Early Education
    The USC MedCOR (Medical Counseling, Organizing and Recruitment) program seeks to increase the pool of high school students of color committed to the pursuit of health professional careers. It seeks to develop a larger pool of disadvantaged students who are competitively eligible for admission to the most prestigious university programs designed to motivate, academically prepare and commit them to health careers.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 626-457-6684Fax: 626-457-6660Address: 1000 S. Freemont Ave.|Building A10, Unit 73|Alhambra, CA
    Los Angeles, 91803
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  • Medical Magnet High School - Dental Detectors Program

    Early Education
    The Medical Magnet High School - Dental Detectors Program provides academic and educational enrichment, personal tutoring, mentoring and hands-on activities to interest minority high school students in the field of dentistry and prepare them for an academic track for college and dental school admissions. All services are provided free of charge to students attending Francisco Bravo, King-Drew and Orthopaedic medical magnet high schools. Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1523Fax: 213-740-8663Address: USC School of Dentistry|DEN 4342|925 West 34th St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
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  • Meet USC

    College Access
    Encounter USC is a program designed for all high school students interested in learning about the application process and taking a campus tour. Phone: 213-740-6605Address: TCC 300
    Los Angeles, 90089
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  • MESA Mission Science Center

    Early Education
    The free, after-school MESA Mission Science Center is a science program for local children and youths that takes the mystique out of science by offering hands-on science and technology workshops, experiments and demonstrations. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: 3710 McClintock Ave.,RTH 210, MC 2901
    Los Angeles, 90089
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  • Metamorphosis

    A program of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Metamorphosis has the mission of understanding the transformation of urban community under the forces of globalization, new communication technologies and population diversity, with the goal of fostering research that can inform practitioners' and policy-makers' decisions. The program's site of study is Los Angeles and its many ethnic communities of both new and settled immigrants.USC Partner: USC Annenberg School for Communication & JournalismWebsite
  • METRANS Transportation Center

    The METRANS Transportation Center is a U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center (UTC). Established in 1998 through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), METRANS is a joint partnership of the University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach. METRANS' mission is to solve transportation problems of large metropolitan regions through interdisciplinary research, education and outreach. USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-821-1025Address: USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, RGL Hall 238
    Los Angeles, 90089
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  • Mission Engineering

    K-12 Education
    Mission Engineering is a two-week summer commuter program for high school students interested in science and engineering. It introduces students to the various engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, biomedical, environmental and computer science. The program consists of hands-on design projects, academic lectures and activities, guest speakers, and field trips to engineering companies. Students are formed into teams to complete the design and fabrication of their projects. USC Partner: University AdvancementCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: USC Viterbi School of Engineering|3710 McClintock |RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
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  • Mission Science

    K-12 Education
    Mission Science is an after-school program that allows more than 600 elementary and middle school students to learn science, engineering and technology by working on an informal, inquiry basis through hands-on projects, exhibits, simple experiments, machinery to take apart, and a workshop in which to work. Students will become MSIs – Mission Science Investigators - and take environmental samples of air, soil and water and analyze them, solving the mysteries of the world around them. Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: 3710 McClintock Ave., RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
    Website
  • Mission Science2

    K-12 Education
    The Mission Science2 program, located in USC Health Sciences campus neighborhood schools and at the Variety Boys and Girls Club, is an after-school enrichment program that allows more than 300 elementary and middle school students to learn science, engineering and technology by working on an informal, inquiry basis by providing hands-on projects, exhibits, simple experiments, machinery to take apart, and a workshop in which to work. Students will become MSIs – Mission Science Investigators - and take environmental samples of air, soil and water and analyze them, solving the mysteries of the world around them. Mission Science also provides teacher and volunteer training sessions at USC as well as on-line access to downloadable science activities and curriculum. Website
  • Mobile Asthma Clinic/Breathmobile

    Health and Safety
    The Breathmobile brings comprehensive preventive asthma care to high-risk inner-city children at their schools. Launched in 1995 and now encompassing four fully equipped mobile units staffed by asthma care specialists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Breathmobile serves more than 60 schools and county clinics in East Los Angeles, South Central Los Angeles, Hollywood-Fairfax and the San Fernando Valley each year. The project - certified by the Joint Commission in 2002 as the first disease-specific care program for any disease or program in the country - also includes a comprehensive research componentUSC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High SchoolPhone: 213-226-3813Address: General Laboratories Building, 1801 East Marengo Street, Room 1G1
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service, Southern California Partnership Program Office

    Health and Safety
    The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS) Southern California Partnership Program, based at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, develops partnerships with nonprofit, private and government agencies at the national, regional and state levels. Specifically, the CIS helps improve organizational capacity to develop, implement and evaluate cancer control programs for medically underserved, diverse communities in the areas of breast/cervical cancer, tobacco education and clinical trials. Priority populations include Asians, African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos and Pacific Islanders. |USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 626-457-6606Fax: 626-457-6619Address: 1000 S. Fremont|Building A-4, Rm. 4223
    Alhambra, 91803
    Website
  • National Ocean Sciences Bowl

    Early Education
    The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a national competition for high school students on topics related to the study of the oceans. The competition increases knowledge of the oceans and raises the visibility and public understanding of the national investment in ocean-related research. USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-6705Fax: 213-740-6720Address: Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies|3616 Trousdale Parkway|AHF 410
    Los Angeles, 90089-0371
    Website
  • National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative Program

    Early Education
    The USC National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative Program holds Saturday tutorials in math and science for students in elementary through high school.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1999Fax: 213-740-6226Address: RTH 210
    Los Angeles, 90089-2901
    Website
  • Neighborhood Councils

    Health and Safety
    The neighborhood council system in Los Angeles was created as part of the 1999 Charter Reform. Neighborhood stakeholders from the various communities around the city of Los Angeles can organize their own neighborhood councils and ask for certification by the city. The neighborhood council system is meant to make government more accessible to the people and more responsive to residents' needs. It also serves to promote civic participation in communities by encouraging residents, business owners, and other community members to work together to improve their neighborhoods. There are three certified neighborhood councils in the Health Sciences Campus area: the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council and the LA-32 Neighborhood Council. The two neighborhood councils in the University Park area are the Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council and the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council. (USC affiliates.)Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-743-5262Fax: 213-743-4511Address: USC Civic and Community Relations|2801 S. Hoover St.|FMH
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • Neighborhood Homeownership Program

    Health and Safety
    USC's Neighborhood Homeownership Program provides monthly payments to eligible USC employees totalling $50,000 or 20 percent of the property purchase price (whichever is less), paid evenly over 7 years. Allocated on a monthly basis, the stipend is provided to any eligible USC employee who purchases and occupies a single-family residence within the boundaries of the program (University Park Campus: Santa Monica Freeway, Vernon Ave., Harbor Freeway and Western Ave. Health Sciences Campus: Broadway, Brooklyn, Indiana and Golden State Freeway).Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-3070Fax: 213-821-3073Address: 3335 S. Figueroa St., UGW-110
    Los Angeles, 90089-7271
    Website
  • Neighborhood Theatre Resource Network

    The Neighborhood Theatre Resource Network at USC is a center for research, development and networking of and for performing arts organizations whose work is based primarily in the community of Central Los Angeles. The network's central task is to provide the students, staff and faculty of USC with access to the services they may need to research, document and produce community-based theatre. It also provides members of the community surrounding USC with free theatre services or referrals to theatre services where possible and appropriate.USC Partner: USC School of Dramatic ArtsCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7175Fax: 213-740-8888Address: 1029 Childs Way
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Norman Topping Student Aid Fund

    Student supported and primarily student run, the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund is a scholarship program for students with high financial need. In addition to scholarships, the program provides such diverse support services as advisement and study skills training to assist participants in their success at USC. Scholars are required to perform at least 20 hours of community service per semester. Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7575Fax: 213-740-0139Address: Ronald Tutor Campus Center 425
    Los Angeles, 90089-3101
    Website
  • Occupational Therapy Department at USC University Hospital

    Health and Safety
    Initiated by the USC Division of Occupational Therapy in 1990, the University Hospital Practice provides occupational therapy services within the USC University Hospital. Occupational therapy helps individuals acquire daily living skills needed to engage in meaningful activities ranging from such self-care activities as dressing, bathing and feeding oneself, to cooking, doing laundry, and caring for a child - to activities needed for success at work and school and moving about and participating in the community. Examples of OT interventions include: therapy to improve coordination, range, strength, and endurance; activity adaptation and use of adaptive equipment; training in joint protection, body mechanics and energy conservation; upper extremity management, including splinting; lymphedema management; providing safety recommendations for those with visual, sensory or cognitive deficits; analyzing work activities and offering injury prevention training; and addressing daily routines and choices of activities for improved health.|Phone: 323-442-2850Fax: 323-442-1540Address: 1540 Alcazar St.|CHP 130
    Los Angeles, 90089-9003
    Website
  • Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice

    The Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice provides occupational therapy treatment and/or consultation to patients who would benefit from Lifestyle Redesign, Pain management, USC Executive Health - Lifestyle Redesign in assisted living, and office Lifestyle Redesign creating a healthy work life.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-1781Fax: 323-442-3351Address: USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice|2250 Alcazar St.|CSC 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9068
    Website
  • Occupational Therapy House

    The Occupational Therapy (OT) House is a unique residential program designed especially for occupational therapy (OT) students at USC. Following in the early 20th-century tradition of occupational therapy "settlement homes" - community sites where occupational therapy services were provided in impoverished areas - the OT House features a volunteer service component. Residents of the OT House have painted colorful murals near USC, held a blood drive and collaborated in USC's Kid Watch program. In addition, the house sponsors a weekly after-school program for adolescent children who live in the surrounding community. OT House residents provide mentor students and provide a potluck dinner to these young students, participating in such activities as practicing computer and presentation skills, engaging in arts and crafts projects, and exploring strategies for healthy living.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-2113Fax: 323-442-1540Address: USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy|1540 Alcazar St.|CHP 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9003
    Website
  • Occupational Therapy Outreach

    The Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice's Occupational Therapy (OT) Outreach provides community education through participation in activities such as local health fairs. Faculty members speak to community organizations on a variety of topics, such as stress reduction, home safety, adaptive equipment, increasing independence in the home, time management, adaptation and coping strategies, and wellness for the elderly.Phone: 323-442-2850Address: 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9003
    Website
  • Operation Smile

    Health and Safety
    Operation Smile is one of the largest global volunteer humanitarian organizations that specializes in free reconstructive surgery for children. Physician teams correct cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities in countries from China to Colombia. Keck School professor Randy Sherman is founder and president of the Los Angeles chapter of Operation Smile.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-5849 Address: 1520 San Pablo, Suite 4300
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis

    Optimal Living with Multiple Sclerosis is a 12-week program focused on improving functioning through physical and occupational therapy services. The program provides an opportunity for two of USC's graduate programs - occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) to partner with the National MS Society. The program aims to enhance the quality of life for participants with mild to moderate multiple sclerosis and beginning levels of functional change in areas of mobility and balance. The 12-week program operates concurrently with the university's fall and spring semesters, and is integrated into the educational curriculum of students in USC's doctoral-level PT and OT programs. These students will integrate PT and OT with group exercise, personalized education and social support to help participants restore and maintain useful movement, as well as improve physical functioning for enhanced health and well-being.Phone: 323-442-3340Fax: 323-442-3351Address: 2250 Alcazar St.|CSC/IGM 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9068
    Website
  • Oral Cancer Screenings

    Health and Safety
    USC School of Dentistry faculty members are active in conducting free, annual screenings to raise awareness of oral cancer, to provide access to screening for people who might not otherwise be screened, and to refer those who need additional evaluation.Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • Oral Health Education through Women and Community

    Health and Safety
    A partnership between the USC School of Dentistry and Women and Community (WAC, a women-focused leadership-training program) was established in 2005 to bring oral health education and services to children and their families through Promotoras - women trained by WAC to be peer educators, stimulate positive measurable outcomes in community health literacy and instill appropriate behavior in accessing health-care services, especially dental services. The goal is to provide effective and significant improvement in oral health education to complement the clinical efforts at the USC School of Dentistry's oral health community sites.Website
  • Orchard House

    Orchard House is a USC student residence committed to being a good neighbor through the development of relationships with children going to and from school, and through other community outreach and educational activities, including "A Community Place" (see separate listing).Phone: 213-740-2667Fax: 213-740-2675Address: URC 103
    Los Angeles, 90089-0751
    Website
  • Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center

    The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center is a multi-site center that provides education and training to primary health care professionals. Educational programs are available for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and mental health workers. The goal of the center is to provide primary care professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for HIV-infected patients and to increase the numbers of trained primary care professionals working with HIV-infected patients in the community. (Affiliated with USC.)Phone: 213-740-1637Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Panhellenic Halloween Carnival

    Early Education
    The Panhellenic Halloween Carnival on USC's Greek Row provides a safe celebration for local children that includes music, carnival games, face painting, lunch, snacks and hands-on arts activities. Phone: 213-740-1195Address: STU 200
    Los Angeles, 90089-4892
    Website
  • Partnership with the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

    Health and Safety
    The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation enhances the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC's efforts to improve the oral health of underserved children through its reading program, "A Book Just for Me." The foundation provides free books to children who complete their dental treatment, in the hope of fostering in them a love for literature. The foundation gives away more than 2,500 books each year through Ostrow School clinics, in addition to providing financial support for many of the school's community health programs.Address: 3305S B. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Passing the Mantle Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute

    A program of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences' Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the Passing the Mantle Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute trains African-American clergy and lay leaders in community organizing, economic development and church leadership strategies. In addition to training, the program incorporates structured mentoring meetings with leading ministers in the Los Angeles area. The program was founded in 2006 with a generous grant from The James Irvine Foundation, with the goal of empowering clergy and lay leaders to expand their vision for community development and social engagement projects.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-8562Address: 825 Bloom Walk, Suite 439
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Peer Health Educators

    Health and Safety
    From late September to early October, USC Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS) selects 15 to 25 students to volunteer as Peer Health Educators (PHEs). Peer Health Educators are trained as counselors for the Anonymous HIV Testing and Counseling Program and staff the Resource Room. Those selected complete 32 hours of training and commit to volunteering two hours a week for one year. If you are interested in becoming a PHE, contact HPPS at (213) 740-4777 for more information or to request an application.Phone: 213-740-4777Address: 849 W. 34th St., SHC Bldg.
    Los Angeles, 90089-4777
    Website
  • Post-Conviction Justice Project

    Founded in 1981 by former USC Law Professor Dennis E. Curtis, the Post-Conviction Justice Program began by representing clients at the Federal Correctional Institution at Terminal Island, a medium-security prison for men. In 1993, faculty directors applied for and received federal funding to begin a new program representing inmates at the California Institution for Women (CIW). Since 1981, more than 600 USC students have worked with over 4,300 clients on matters ranging from consultation to representation in parole hearings, as well as lawsuits involving civil and parental rights, custody and visitation.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawAddress: Post-Conviction Justice Project, USC Gould of Law, 669 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles , 90089-0074
    Website
  • Pre-College Studio Art Courses

    Early Education
    The USC Roski School of Fine Arts offers two- and four-week pre-college studio art courses for high school students every summer. USC Roski professors mentor and guide students through intensive classes in studio techniques, art theory and portfolio presentation. On-campus living and daily studio classes in portfolio development or photography give students a well-rounded introduction to life at the university as well as an intensive studio experience that strengthens overall artistic abilities. Field trips to well-known Los Angeles art locales such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Eli Broad Foundation and Art Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Disney Imagineering Studios and artists' studios are also part of the experience. Students end their summer experience with an exhibition in USC's Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery.Phone: 213-740-5679Address: 3415 S. Figueroa, Suite 107
    Los Angeles , 90089-0874
    Website
  • Pre-occupational Therapy Club

    The Pre-occupational Therapy Club explores and promotes issues related to the field of Occupational Therapy and fosters the leadership, personal and social development of its members. Provides community-service opportunities for members. Phone: 323-442-2859Fax: 323-442-1540Address: 1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9003
    Website
  • Proyecto Verde

    Proyecto Verde brings expertise from the Master Gardeners Association of Los Angeles, USC students, clinic staff and patients, and community residents to develop a large, multi-purpose community garden at Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero, a community health center in Boyle Heights. The purpose of the garden is to promote individual and public health principles and make a strong statement about the health benefits of green space, exercise and diet.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 831-521-6678Address: Matthew Calzetta
  • Psychology Service Center

    The Psychology Service Center is an outpatient clinic that provides mental health services to the community on a sliding-scale basis. Advanced graduate trainees provide the following services: individual psychotherapy; marital, couple, family and group therapy; psychological testing; etc.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1600Address: Human Relations Center Building, HRC 102|1002 Childs Way
    Los Angeles, 90089-1591
    Website
  • Public Interest Law Foundation

    USC's student-run Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) promotes social justice lawyering, equal access to the law, and the empowerment of marginalized and underrepresented communities. Every year, PILF arranges volunteer opportunities with various Los Angeles public-interest law organizations. PILF also raises funds to provide approximately 25 annual summer grants to first- and second-year students for work at public-interest agencies. In addition, PILF offers the Irmas Fellowship, an annual post-graduate fellowship for students and alumni working at public-interest agencies, as well as the Lash Grant, a bar stipend for a graduating student entering public-interest law. USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-7331Fax: 213-740-9732Address: USC Gould School of Law, Room 3
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
    Website
  • Public Interest Law Foundation Pro Bono Clinics

    The USC Gould School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is a student-run, nonprofit organization that promotes social justice lawyering, equal access to the law, and the empowerment of marginalized and underrepresented communities. It is dedicated to developing a service ethic among law students and to facilitating careers in public interest law. Through PILF, law students volunteer for a pro bono clinic in the community, where the work in behalf of clients associated with local nonprofit legal-services organizations and public-interest law offices. Students are urged to perform a minimum of 35 hours of pro bono work. Organized by the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF).USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-9930Fax: 213-740-9732Address: Office of Public Service|USC Gould School of Law|LAW 16
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
    Website
  • Public Service in an Urban Setting (PPD 372m)

    The Public Service in an Urban Setting (PPD 372m) course examines the concept of public service in an urban, multicultural context. All students enrolled perform a service-learning activity in a multicultural setting and reflect upon that experience through classroom discussions and a written project.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyPhone: 213-740-0365Fax: 213-740-5379Address: USC School of Policy, Planning and Development|RGL 324
    Los Angeles, 90089-0626
  • Pullias Center for Higher Education

    College Access
    Scholarship
    The mission of the Pullias Center for Higher Education is to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to complex social, political, and economic issues in higher education. The Center is located within the Rossier School of Education at USC. Since 1996 the center has engaged in action-oriented research projects regarding successful college outreach programs, financial aid and access for low- to moderate-income students of color, use of technology to supplement college counseling services, effective postsecondary governance, emerging organizational forms such as for-profit institutions, and the retention of doctoral students of color..USC Partner: USC Rossier School of EducationPhone: 213-740-7218Fax: 213-740-3889Address: WPH 701
    Los Angeles, 90089-4037
    Website
  • Pumpkin Carving with Trojan Knights

    Early Education
    Each fall, typically the Friday before Halloween, members of the Trojan Knights, with the assistance of various volunteers, take pumpkins to 32nd Street/USC MAST K-12 and help the students carve them. The students also have the choice to paint their pumpkin if they so desire. Recommended for younger students. Phone: 714-851-6358Address: 3607 Trousdale Pkwy., Box 68
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • QuikSCience Challenge

    Early Education
    The purpose of QuikSCience is to improve K-12 science education by using children's love of the ocean to make science more approachable, relevant and fun through an exploration-based curriculum. The partnership supports a number of activities designed to enhance and improve science and environmental education, including the QuikSCience Challenge, a competition designed to expand the use of ocean-related curriculum in science classes, and the QuikSCience Ocean Leadership Awards, which recognizes K-12 teachers who excel in the adoption of new techniques for teaching science. The QuikSCience partnership is a collaboration among USC, the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, Quiksilver and the Quiksilver Foundation. USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1964Fax: 213-740-6720Address: AHF 410
    Los Angeles, 90089-0371
    Website
  • Risk Reduction Program

    Health and Safety
    The Teenage Health Center in the Division of Adolescent Medicine provides comprehensive health care services to youths aged 12 through 23 years old who are HIV-infected or at risk of infection. Services are provided with sensitivity to the developmental needs of teenagers and their families; and they are designed to prevent the spread of HIV infection among youth utilizing the division's services. Homeless and runaway youth, pregnant teens and teen parents are high priorities. A street outreach team provides curbside counseling about AIDS and risk reduction behaviors to youth on the street. Referrals for shelter, health care and social services are also provided by outreach workers. A team that includes youth educators provides group education and skill building sessions to pregnant teens and teen parents at schools and community agencies. (Affiliated with USC.)USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-361-2501Fax: 323-913-3614Address: 4650 Sunset Blvd., #75
    Los Angeles, 90027-6062
    Website
  • Rites of Sisterhood Youth Mentoring Program

    Early Education
    Rites of Sisterhood (ROS) is an organization of college and professional women dedicated to fostering the social, emotional, spiritual and cognitive growth of young adolescent women through defining the essence of sisterhood. Using self-determination, self-responsibility and self-discovery as its three core principles, the ROS Youth Mentoring Program strives to strengthen the USC's surrounding community by guiding young women of color through the uncertain years of adolescence.Phone: 213-740-8257Address: 3601 Trousdale Pkwy.|Student Union 415
    Los Angeles, 90089-4899
    Website
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

    Early Education
    The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is a comprehensive graduate school preparatory program designed to facilitate entry into graduate programs that lead to doctoral degrees. The major component is an in-depth research experience with students working one-on-one with faculty mentors. It is a federally funded project named in honor of the astronaut who died in the 1986 space shuttle explosion. Phone: 213-740-8702Fax: 213-740-9048Address: GFS 315 U
    Los Angeles, 90089-1695
    Website
  • Russell Caldwell Neighborhood Scholarship Program (USC Retired Faculty Association)

    Early Education
    The USC Retired Faculty Association's Russell Caldwell Neighborhood Scholarship Program provides $3,000 per year for four years to 12 graduates from senior high schools near USC.Phone: 213-740-8921Fax: 213-740-7120Address: 3715 McClintock, Suite 220
    Los Angeles, 90089-0191
    Website
  • Ryman Arts

    Early Education
    Throughout the year, Ryman Arts offers intensive drawing and painting classes at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts to high school students exhibiting talent in the visual arts. Guest artists, models, field trips and career and college guidance are included in the curriculum. An annual student show is organized each year at the California African American Museum. All students admitted into the program receive a full scholarship. Students are never charged for tuition or materials. (Affiliated with USC.)Phone: 213-629-2787Fax: 213-627-9914Address: 315 W. Ninth St., Suite 806
    Los Angeles, 90015-4202
    Website
  • Safe Halloween

    The USC Norman Topping Student Aid Fund, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, organizes the annual Safe Halloween event to provide a safe celebration for children in the local community. In coordination with Hoover Recreation Center staff, Topping Scholars annually plan and provide a one-night extravaganza, held on October 31 of each year, with inflatable games, a haunted house, candy, crafts and treats for neighborhood youth.Phone: 213-740-7575Fax: 213-740-0139Address: 3601 Trousdale Parkway|STU 202
    Los Angeles, 90089-0890
    Website
  • Safe Kids Los Angeles Coalition

    Health and Safety
    The Safe Kids Los Angeles Coalition is one of 300 coalitions under the Safe Kids Worldwide Campaign, the first and only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional injury in children ages 14 and under. In 2002, LAC+USC Medical Center became the lead agency representing Safe Kids Los Angeles. With the support of corporate sponsors, government agencies, and community-based organizations, the Safe Kids Worldwide Campaign has reduced the incidence of childhood injury by 45 percent. (Affiliated with USC.)USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-226-7880Fax: 323-226-4539Address: 1200 N. State St.
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Salvatori Community Scholars

    The Salvatori Community Scholars program provides support to advanced graduate students who are doing community-based research and whose experiences with community-based organizations can lead to new opportunities for service-learning for students at USC.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1830Address: 801 W. 34th St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • School Counselors of Tomorrow

    Early Education
    The School Counselors of Tomorrow, a graduate student organization based in the USC Rossier School of Education, is dedicated to advancing the field of school counseling and promoting the academic and professional development of graduate students in the field of school counseling as well as fostering k-12 academic achievement through community outreach efforts.Website
  • Science Education Collaborative

    Early Education
    The Science Education Collaborative is composed of staff members from USC science and engineering departments and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The collaborative provides science-based workshops for teachers from the USC Family of Schools and, in 2006-07, introduced science lessons in Weemes Elementary School's science laboratory for classroom students and teachers.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1837Address: 801 West 34th Street
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Science for Life Outreach Program

    Early Education
    The Science for Life Outreach Program is an initiative designed to integrate science and engineering principles into the curriculum at Murchison Street Elementary School. USC faculty and students go directly into the classroom, where they guide the young students in lesson plans that are inquiry-based, standards-aligned, and rich in hands-on activities that demonstrate the scientific method of discovery. In other words, the elementary students learn science by doing science.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-6787Address: 1450 San Pablo St.|DVRC 130
    Los Angeles, 90089-9224
    Website
  • Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Program

    Early Education
    The USC Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Program, sponsored by the USC School of Pharmacy, offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to learn science by joining basic science research teams at USC's Health Sciences and University Park campuses for one or more years. The program particularly seeks to involve students from ethnic groups that are typically underrepresented in the sciences. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC School of PharmacyPhone: 323-442-1430Fax: 323-224-7473Address: 1985 Zonal Ave., PSC 502
    Los Angeles, 90089-9121
    Website
  • SCivic Engagement Floor

    The SCivic Engagement Floor connects USC students who share a commitment to activism. Located in Troy East, the special interest residential community is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who currently live in USC Housing. It fosters leadership, encourages service and promotes awareness of social issues and taking action toward change.Phone: 213-740-2080Address: 3601 Trousdale Pkwy.|Student Union 200
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Screen Now and Prevent Program

    Health and Safety
    The Screen Now and Prevent Program (SNAPP) is an initiative started by a group of medical students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. SNAPP provides free monthly health screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol to area residents at St. Camillus Church. In addition, educators counsel people about nutrition, exercise and other health care issues. Screenings are generally offered the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-224-8518Website
  • Skirball Public Service Internship Program

    Funded by a grant from the Skirball Foundation, the Skirball Public Service Internship Program gives undergraduate USC Joint Educational Project (JEP) students a deeper understanding of the community-based organizations they have worked with through their service-learning courses at the university. The program provides funding for students to build on their service-learning experiences by working as interns at their JEP sites.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 323-740-1829Address: 801 W. 34th St.
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Smoking Cessation: The Great American Smoke-out

    Health and Safety
    The USC School of Dentistry offers smoking cessation services to all of its clinic patients. In addition, the school has partnered with the American Cancer Society and the "USC Colleges Against Cancer" to promote the benefits of being tobacco free at programs such as "The Great American Smokeout" and other health-fair activities during which faculty and staff volunteers answer questions, offer information about the ill effects of smoking and how to quit, and provide as cessation kits.Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover STt., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • Society and Business Lab

    Housed within the USC Marshall School of Business, the Society and Business Lab focuses on bringing business resources to bear on global community needs. In addition to creating innovative models for changing the world, the group provides programs to train the next generation of socially responsible business leaders and social entrepreneurs. In an effort to encourage and support the participation of USC Marshall MBA students in the nonprofit sector, the Society and Business Lab also sponsors a Nonprofit Summer Internship Subsidy Program. Website
  • Southern California Earthquake Center Communication, Education and Outreach Program

    Early Education
    The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) engages in earthquake-related education to encourage public participation in and understanding of earthquake science, enhance K-12 programs, and distribute original educational products that highlight SCEC research. In addition, USC students from many majors participate in the SCEC internship program, which provides opportunities for student involvement in research and education projects.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-5843Address: 3651 Trousdale Parkway, Suite 169
    Los Angeles, 90089-0742
    Website
  • Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center Community Outreach and Education Program

    Through its active Community Outreach and Education Program, the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center interacts with community organizations to understand their environmental health concerns and to share scientific research results, creating collaborative projects on environmental health issues. The center also works to develop models for community outreach and school-based programs to educate the public on environmental hazards. The center also is engaged in disseminating findings and informing public policy.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-1096Fax: 323-442-3272Address: 2001 North Soto Street, MC 9237 CHP 236
    Los Angeles, 90089-9013
    Website
  • Southern California Research Center for ALPD and Cirrhosis

    Health and Safety
    The Southern California Research Center for ALPD and Cirrhosis is a National Institutes of Health-funded center of research excellence specializes in the molecular investigation of how alcohol and secondary factors intersect to sensitize the liver and pancreas for injury. The center's local and international outreach activities disseminate new scientific information obtained by its investigators for prevention and treatment of the diseases. (Formerly the Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases and Cirrhosis.)USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-5107Fax: 323-442-3126Address: Keck School of Medicine at USC|1333 San Pablo St.|MMR-402
    Los Angeles, 90089-9141
    Website
  • Spirits in Action

    Every year, Spirits in Action hosts a one-day track and field event for more than 300 students with physical and mental disabilities. Athletes enjoy myriad fun activities and entertainment. Each athlete is paired with a USC student who acts as his/her buddy for a day. Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAFax: 213-740-3788Address: USC Office of Student Activites|TSC 100
    Los Angeles, 90089-0921
    Website
  • Street Law Society

    Health and Safety
    Street Law is a nationally recognized educational outreach program that teaches legal literacy skills to the public. The Street Law Society at the USC Gould School of Law focuses on teaching children in neighborhood schools. The teaching program is structured so that a team of USC students and corporate lawyers associated with ACCA "team teach" a lesson. Through these lessons, USC's teachers have educated students about school bullying, the law of self-defense, trying juveniles as adults, the law of search and seizure, and many more invaluable life lessons.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-9930Fax: 213-740-9732Address: USC Gould School of Law|Rm. 16
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
    Website
  • Student National Medical Association

    Health and Safety
    The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is a national student-run organization focused on the concerns of medical students of color and addressing the health-care needs of minority communities. USC's SNMA chapter activities include volunteer work at nearby clinics and the Youth Science Enrichment Program at Shenendoah Elementary school, which involves interactive presentations with 5th graders to expose them to basic science and health information while piquing their interest in medical careers as well as in education in general.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-1051Address: Keck School of Medicine of USC 1975 Zonal Avenue, MCK 51-C
    Los Angeles, 90089-9152
    Website
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services

    Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Services at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles provide age-appropriate services for youths aged 10 to 24. Treatment services target youth with substance abuse and dependency problems, offering individual and group therapy. Prevention services are provided through school-based groups and activities, conferences and speaking engagements; parenting education and family management services, small groups and classroom educational servicesUSC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-361-2463Fax: 323-913-7951Address: Childrens Hospital Los Angeles|Division of Adolescent Medicine|5000 Sunset Blvd, Suite 540
    Los Angeles, 90027-0980
    Website
  • Summer Leadership Program

    The primary objective of the weeklong Summer Leadership Program (funded by PricewaterhouseCoopers) of the USC Leventhal School of Accounting is to expose minority high school students to the opportunities available in the accounting profession specifically, and in the business world in general. The program also introduces students to the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.USC Partner: USC Leventhal School of AccountingCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-4838Fax: 213-747-2815Address: 3660 Trousdale Parkway ACC 101
    Los Angeles, 90089-0441
    Website
  • Summer Science Camp for High School Women

    Early Education
    The USC Summer Science Camp for High School Women invites young women to be a part of a community of scientists. Students discover and explore the aquatic and terrestrial life of Catalina Island and its surrounding waters.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-5679Address: 3415 South Figueroa Street, Suite 107
    Los Angeles, 90089-0874
    Website
  • Summer Science Camp for Middle School Girls

    Early Education
    The USC Summer Science Camp for Middle School Girls invites young women to be a part of a community of scientists. Students will discover and explore the aquatic and terrestrial life of Catalina Island and its surrounding waters.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-5679Address: 3415 South Figueroa Street, Suite 107
    Los Angeles, 90089-0874
    Website
  • SummerTIME Writing Program

    Early Education
    The primary goal of the SummerTIME Writing Program, a pre-college enrichment program, is to provide advanced instruction in college writing to college-bound seniors from schools with high populations of low-income students of color. The secondary goal is to supplement instruction in college writing with information related to the transition from high school to college.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7218Fax: 213-740-3889Address: Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis|WPH 701
    Los Angeles, 90089-4037
    Website
  • Support for Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) Foundation

    Early Education
    KUSC provides office space for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) Foundation. LACHSA is Los Angeles County's public high school for the arts and an example of a successful public/private partnership. The Los Angeles County Office of Education provides the academic education for LACHSA, and the LACHSA Foundation raises funds for the arts programs. USC's KUSC houses the staff of the LACHSA Foundation at no charge.
  • Sweet Temptations/Tentaciones Dulces (Fotonovela on Diabetes)

    The "Sweet Temptations/Tentaciones Dulces" fotonovela has been developed to serve as a culturally sensitive and educational tool in the fight against diabetes in the Hispanic community. The bilingual publication educates the reader about diabetes, dispels myths and motivates the reader to follow a healthy lifestyle. USC Partner: USC School of PharmacyCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAFax: 323-442-2727Address: USC School of Pharmacy|1985 Zonal Ave., 7th Floor|
    Los Angeles, 90033-9121
  • Swim with Mike

    Swim with Mike is an annual swim-a-thon held to raise money for the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for students who have overcome life-challenging accidents or illnesses. Established in 1981, the first swim was organized by friends and teammates in behalf of Mike Nyeholt, a three-time All-American swimmer who was paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident. USC Partner: Intercollegiate AthleticsCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1533Fax: 213-821-5478Address: 3501 Watt Way, HER 203A
    Los Angeles, 90089-0602
    Website
  • Teaching International Relations Program

    Early Education
    The Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP) is the outreach or community education program of the USC School of International Relations and is co-sponsored by the Center for Active Learning in International Studies (CALIS). TIRP's broad goal is to offer programs that explore innovative strategies for enhancing and improving the teaching of international relations. TIRP undergraduate outreach to local high schools is a service-learning opportunity for approximately 200 international relations students annually. Undergraduates work in teams to prepare active learning strategies for four sessions over four weeks. Each team coordinates with a teacher who participates with one or more of his/her classes. TIRP partners with 25 to 35 teachers annually, working in more than 65 classrooms with over 2,000 high school students. Since 2001, TIRP in Spanish has served "primary language" world history classes that are conducted in Spanish for new immigrant students.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-7794Fax: 213-740-8409Address: 823 W. 34th St.|CLH 205
    Los Angeles, 90089-0127
    Website
  • Teeny Teeth: Young and Healthy

    Health and Safety
    Through a partnership between the USC School of Dentistry and Young and Healthy (a Pasadena-based health-care program that provides free medical, dental, psychological and case-management services to low-income, uninsured children), the Teeny Teeth/Young and Healthy program provides oral health training to school nurses as well as screening exams and educational programs for children and their mothers.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAAddress: 3305B S. Hoover STt., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

    Early Education
    Drawing on the resources of the University of Southern California and the Huntington Library, the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West fosters doctoral education, K-12 outreach and scholarly working groups related to the history and culture of California and the American West. Outreach activities focus on the teaching of California history to fourth-grade students in partner schools and classrooms.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAWebsite
  • Theatre for Youth

    Early Education
    Theatre for Youth started in 1991 as a children's theatre outreach program completely organized by USC School of Theatre students. Currently it is a two-semester course involving the theory, training and practice of performing improv-based productions and stories for elementary and secondary school youth. The first semester is devoted to theory, training and development of works that are then performed for students from all over Los Angeles at USC's Bing Theatre over approximately four Friday mornings. During the first part of the second semester, students prepare separate pieces for middle and senior high school audiences, to be performed at the end of the semester in Friday morning sessions at the Bing Theatre.USC Partner: USC School of Dramatic ArtsCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7175Fax: 213-740-8888Address: USC School of Theatre|DRC 121C
    Los Angeles, 90089-0791
  • Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center

    USC's Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center provides comprehensive direct services for older adults and their families. The program is designed to assist with problems that may accompany the aging process. Services include testing and assessment; individual, couple and family therapy; counseling of families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related brain disorders; and ongoing support groups.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-3493Fax: 213-740-1871Address: USC Human Relations Center|1002 Childs Way
    Los Angeles, 90089-1591
    Website
  • Tom Bradley Mini Medical School

    Early Education
    The Tom Bradley Mini Medical School brings medical students into contact with inner-city elementary school students. The medical students tutor, mentor and make presentations at the school. The schoolchildren visit USC's Health Sciences campus twice a year to get hands-on experience about medical school.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-1050Fax: 323-442-3575Address: Keck School of Medicine at USC, Office of Diversity|1333 San Pablo St.|MCH 51C|
    Los Angeles, 90089-9152
  • Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC

    The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI), housed at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, is the country's oldest and most well-recognized think tank on Latino issues. TRPI clusters its research and policy advocacy activities into four main areas: economic well-being, on which the future of the Latino community's well-being depends; educational issues faced by Latino students, parents, teachers, and administrators; information technology -- closing the gap between the technological "haves" and "have-nots"; and political and civic engagement, giving voice to the Latino community''s perceptions, preferences, experience, voting trends and political behavior.USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAWebsite
  • Tooth Tutoring

    Health and Safety
    In cooperation with USC College's Joint Educational Project, the USC School of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene Division offers the Tooth Tutoring dental health program in local schools each year with teams of students preparing and presenting lessons on proper nutrition and dental care.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1836Fax: 213-740-1825Address: USC Joint Educational Project|801 West 34th Street, JEP House
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
  • Trauma Outreach Program

    Health and Safety
    The Trauma Outreach Program of the Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Keck School of Medicine of USC seeks to educate youth at risk as well as health-care and educational professionals regarding the prevention of trauma and urban violence and their impact in the community.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-5849Fax: 323-226-6238Address: Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care|1520 San Pablo, Suite 4300
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • Trojan Consulting Group

    The mission of the Trojan Consulting Group (TCG) is to give pro-bono consulting services to nonprofits in the Los Angeles area. Since TCG's creation in 2001, members have provided in-depth management consulting by solving challenging, real-world business problems for local nonprofit institutions, including as the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the California Community Foundation.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAWebsite
  • Trojan H.E.I.R.S.

    Trojan H.E.I.R.S. – Students preserving a Heritage of Excellence in academics and athletics, while demonstrating Integrity of character and a sense of Responsibility towards Service –engages USC's student-athletes in service to their surrounding communities. Through Trojan H.E.I.R.S., student-athletes give back to the community that supports them by participating in community-service projects that enable them to serve as role models while also enhancing their leadership and communication skills. Projects have included the SAAC Food Drive, USC Athletics Holiday Toy Drive, Verizon Read to Achieve Program, Swim with Mike, Spirits in Action and many more.USC Partner: Intercollegiate AthleticsCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 212-740-3801Fax: 212-740-4407Address: 3501 Watt Way, Heritage Hall B30
    Los Angeles, 90089-0602
    Website
  • Trojan Health Volunteers

    Trojan Health Volunteers, a program of the Joint Educational Project, is an organization that targets pre-health students interested in working in local health clinics and hospitals to assist physicians and other health care providers. The program offers a variety of experiences along with verbal bioethics discussions and written journaling responses.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1837Fax: 213-740-1825Address: USC Joint Educational Project|JEP House 801 Weat 34th st JEP House
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Trojan KidSCamp

    Early Education
    The National Youth Sports Program Trojan KidSCamp is a summer youth program designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for economically disadvantaged among young people, ages 9 to 15, living around the University Park campus. The program is open to youths between the ages of 9 and 15. Supervised and structured program activities include swimming and other sports.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-5127Fax: 213-740-9739Address: 1026 W. 34th Street LA, LRC 101
    Los Angeles, 90089-2500
    Website
  • Troy Camp

    Early Education
    Troy Camp is USC's oldest, most active and most diverse philanthropy organization. Entirely student run and funded, Troy Camp takes more than 200 children from the neighborhood around USC to a weeklong summer camp in May each year. Throughout the following year, student volunteers make a "Commitment to Friendship" to the campers via yearlong programming from September through May. Yearlong programming includes monthly or bimonthly Kids' Events (holiday parties, a trip to Disneyland, sporting events, etc.) and tutoring four times a week at area elementary schools. Receives funding from a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-5693Fax: 213-740-3788Address: RTCC 320
    Los Angeles, 90089-0921
    Website
  • University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

    USC's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles provides leadership in strengthening systems and services benefiting individuals who have or who are at risk for developmental, behavioral and/or special health care needs and their families. The program is one of more than 60 UCEDDs nationwide. USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-669-2300Fax: 323-644-8305Address: USC UCEDD at CHLA|4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #53
    Los Angeles, 90027-0980
    Website
  • University Gardens Child Development Center

    Early Education
    The University Gardens Child Development Center, operated by the USC School for Early Childhood Education, is a federally and state-funded program that provides comprehensive child development services to children and their families. The University Gardens site serves 40 children in a full-day and twilight Head Start program.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-733-1650Fax: 213-745-4574Address: 1250 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7706
  • University Park Child Development Center

    Early Education
    The University Park Child Development Center offers part-day, full-day, twilight and extended evening programs for children, ages 3 to 5. The center is operated by the USC School for Early Childhood Education.
  • University Park Family Newspaper

    Early Education
    The bimonthly, bilingual (English and Spanish) "University Park Family Newspaper," for parents, guardians and family members of students who attend the the USC Family of Schools, is a partnership between USC Public Relations, USC Civic and Community Relations and the USC Family of Schools. The publication focuses on school news, programs, events and resources of interest to University Park neighborhood parents, guardians and friends. It is funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-743-4514Fax: 213-743-4511Address: USC Civic and Community Relations|FMH|2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
  • University Residential Student Community

    The University Residential Student Community (URSC) provides opportunities for education, social activities and community service for students residing in USC residence halls. URSC community-service programs have included: Spirits at Troy, which brings area children to campus to trick-or-treat at Halloween parties set up by each building in university housing; the Giving Tree, which brings together USC students to donate holiday gifts to children in local hospitals; and the Easter Eggstravaganza, which brings local children to campus to participate in a fun-filled day of Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-6467Fax: 213-749-9781Address: USC Office of Residential and Greek Life|3601 Trousdale Pkwy.|STU 200i
    Los Angeles, 90089-4892
    Website
  • Upward Bound Mathematics and Science Regional Center

    Early Education
    The Upward Bound Mathematics and Science Regional Center is a residential summer program for local high school students who are from low-income families or whose parents have not achieved a college degree in the United States. Program participants receive preparation to pursue an undergraduate degree and a career in a mathematics or a science-based field.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-2503Fax: 213-821-2731Address: USC TRIO Programs |3375 S. Hoover St., Suite F200
    Los Angeles, 90089-7712
    Website
  • Upward Bound Project for Central, South Central and Southeast Los Angeles

    Early Education
    The Upward Bound Project is funded by a federal initiative through the U.S. Department of Education. The project serves low-income, first-generation students from 13 to 19 years of age, including students who may be physically challenged. All services are provided at no cost to eligible participants. Upward Bound has two components: an intensive five-week, summer, residential experience; and an academic year component, which provides such services as college admission and financial aid advisement, college board testing preparation, and academic advisement. In addition, students take part in culturally diverse activities.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-743-2372Fax: 213-821-2731Address: South Central Upward Bound|USC TRIO Programs |3375 S. Hoover St., Suite F200
    Los Angeles, 90089-7712
    Website
  • USC African Millennium Pen Pal Project

    Early Education
    In support of preparation for the writing component of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the USC African Millennium Pen Pal Project gets students engaged in an intense writing program that focuses on narrative and expository discourse, increased vocabulary and improved basic writing skills. This is also achieved, in part, by regular written correspondence with students from two African nations. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-1834Fax: 213-740-1825Address: JEP House|801 W. 34th St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center

    Health and Safety
    The USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center was established in 1984 by a federal grant from the National Institute on Aging. As a comprehensive research program specializing in Alzheimer's disease and aging, the center provides a complete diagnostic evaluation and ongoing follow-up for all participants. The center provides outreach to the community, including educational speakers. Services also include referrals for caregiver support, education and medication trials. USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7777Fax: 323-442-7689Address: ADRC/ARCC|Health Consultation Center II|1520 San Pablo Street, HCT 3000
    Los Angeles, 90089-0191
    Website
  • USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism

    The USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism offers fellowships, conferences and reporting resources to strengthen news coverage involving issues of justice.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-437-4410Address: One California Plaza, 300 S. Grand Ave., Ste 3950
    Los Angeles, 90071-3175
    Website
  • USC Black Staff and Faculty Caucus

    The purpose of the USC Black Staff and Faculty Caucus (BSFC) is to accomplish a positive working relationship between the university's black staff, faculty and students, to assure constructive institutional change as it relates to black staff and faculty development, to develop expertise in the area of affirmative action as it relates to hiring, retention and promotion of black staff and faculty, and to contribute toward the development of harmony and goodwill among and between the diverse elements and groups within the university. BSFC organizes the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, to which local schoolchildren and the community are invited.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-5649Fax: 213-740-9381Address: USC Black Staff and Faculty Caucus|3601 Trousdale Pkwy.|Student Union 106
    Los Angeles, 90089-4896
    Website
  • USC Blood Donor Center

    Health and Safety
    The USC Blood Donor Center provides blood to USC University Hospital and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Hospital and Research Center. The center partners with local churches, schools and government agencies to communicate the importance of giving blood and to address anxiety regarding blood donation. The center also works with community groups to coordinate blood drives. USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-5433Fax: 323-442-1533Address: 2250 Alcazar St., Suite 136|CSC 136
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • USC Center for Diversity and Democracy

    Affiliated with USC College's Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, the Center for Diversity and Democracy brings together faculty members, Ph.D. students, undergraduates and community partners to help develop models for how people of diverse backgrounds can coexist and share the public life of their great urban centers. How will cities rewrite the social contract? And what role will urban universities play in this movement toward crafting a new relationship between diversity and democracy? The center addresses these questions through research, teaching and civic engagement with communities all over the United States and the world.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-2426Address: 3470 Trousdale Parkway, WPH 303
    Los Angeles, 90089-4033
    Website
  • USC Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

    Housed within the USC Rossier School of Education, the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation engages in high-quality, outcomes-based academic and evaluative research at USC and in the USC urban community in P-12 and higher education settings.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-3147Address: UPC, WPH503B
    Los Angeles, 90089-4035
    Website
  • USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

    The Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) is a research unit of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. CRCC investigates the civic role of religion and collaborates with congregations, scholars, funders and faith-based organizations. The center is a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and innovative partnerships in the community and at the University of Southern California. The center and its affiliated scholars engage in numerous research projects on topics such as global Pentecostalism, the transmission of religious values across generations, immigrant religion, faith-based human service provision, and the connection between spirituality and social transformation. CRCC is also involved in the creation of visual archives, including the Gospel Music History Archive, Internet Mission Photography Archive and a selection of photographs by Jerry Berndt on religious life in Los Angeles and other cities.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-8562Fax: 213-740-5810Address: 825 Bloom Walk ACB 439
    Los Angeles, 90089-1481
    Website
  • USC Center for Sustainable Cities

    The USC Center for Sustainable Cities fosters research, education and partnerships to address sustainability challenges facing metropolitan regions, and generates innovative solutions that enhance the natural environment, economic vitality, and social equity of cities worldwide.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-2431Address: Von Kleinsmid Center 3518 Trousdale Parkway
    Los Angeles , 90089-0411
    Website
  • USC Center for the Inclusive Workplace

    Housed in the USC School of Social Work, the Center for the Inclusive Workplaceis dedicated to understanding and improving the fit between workers and their work organizations. The center fosters education and research, and also offers corporations services that combine research-based knowledge, field expertise, in-depth understanding of corporate structure and a strong emphasis on human relations. USC Partner: USC School of Social WorkCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-2002Address: Montgomery Rose Fisher Building
    Los Angeles, 90089-0411
    Website
  • USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

    A joint effort of USC College and the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, the USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration has the mission of remaking the narrative for understanding, and the dialogue for shaping, immigrant integration in the United States - with the goals of identifying and evaluating the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born as well as immigrants, and studying the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations, not only in the past and present but projected into the future. Towards these ends, the center fosters scholarship that draws on academic theory and rigorous research, data that provide information structured to highlight the process of immigrant integration over time, and engagement that seeks to create new dialogues with government, community organizers, business and civic leaders, immigrants and the voting public.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-1325Address: 950 W Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102,
    Los Angeles, 90089-1291
    Website
  • USC Circle K International

    Circle K at USC creates awareness of the community surrounding USC and encourages students to become involved in community service. Circle K organizes service projects on a weekly basis, often in participation with other universities and campus organizations. A branch of Kiwanis International, Circle K also raises funds to research the causes of iodine deficiency disorder and educates members about worldwide problems and issues that face children aged 6 to 13.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-740-7012Fax: 213-740-0139Address: USC Volunteer Center |STU 202
    Los Angeles, 90089-0890
    Website
  • USC Civic Engagement Initiative

    The USC Civic Engagement Initiative advances interdisciplinary scholarship and praxis through the exploration of ways people are connected to and interact with institutions and governances process within diverse, technologically advanced, global cities such as Los Angeles. The goals of the CEI include: scholarship concerning the nature of civic engagement and its supports and impediments; education and engagement of students to develop both a new generation of scholars of civic engagement and motivated, knowledgeable and skillful leaders for democratic societies; and community action and reflection to build partnerships for improving the quality and effectiveness of civic engagement in Los Angeles, the nation and around the world. USC Partner: USC Sol Price School of Public PolicyCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-3181Fax: 213-740-5379Address: USC School of Policy Planning and Development|RGL 302
    Los Angeles, 90089-0626
    Website
  • USC Community Computing Center

    The USC Community Computing Center features a computer lab, classroom and Trojan Internet Connection, providing access to technology at little or no cost. The center offers bilingual classes in computer basics as well as more advanced courses, with a focus on helping Kid Watch members and parents of children in the USC Family of Schools and USC's other educational outreach programs develop computer skills. Each individual who completes a basic, eight-week training course receive a fully refurbished computer to take home.Phone: 213-821-3946Fax: 213-821-3948Address: 3355 S. Hoover St., Suite C-11
    Los Angeles, 90007
  • USC Community Computing Program

    Early Education
    The USC Community Computing Program is an after-school academic support system in mathematics and English that helps local high school students pass the California High School Exit Examination. It also assists middle school students with low mathematics and English scores on the California Standardized Testing Reporting (STAR) and provides students with academic advisement and informational workshops to prepare them for college. In 2008-2009, 100 percent of participating students passed the CAHSEE exam. Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 213-821-3946Address: 3355 S Hoover St. Suite C-11
    Los Angeles, 90007
    Website
  • USC Community Health Fair

    The annual USC Community Health Fair is part of the ongoing efforts of USC Civic and Community Relations at the Health Sciences campus and the USC Family of Schools to bring health services, education and information to the residents of the surrounding community. The health fair introduces many families to no- and low-cost preventative health services and basic health screenings. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-3572Fax: 323-442-3573Address: USC Health Sciences Civic and Community Relations|1975 Zonal Ave.|KAM 400
    Los Angeles, 90089-9029
  • USC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

    Health and Safety
    Supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the USC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center is a program of basic and clinical research, professional and community education, and direct medical services for adults and children. The center provides consultation services and cooperates with a nonprofit community organization that offers education and community services.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCCommunity Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAPhone: 323-442-1259Fax: 323-442-1255Address: USC Keck School of Medicine|2025 Zonal Ave.|RMR 304
    Los Angeles, 90089-9102
    Website
  • USC Dental Clinic at the Maternal and Children-Adolescent Infectious Diseases and Virology Clinic

    Health and Safety
    The USC Dental Clinic at the Maternal and Children-Adolescent Infectious Diseases and Virology Clinic is a Title IV Ryan White clinic caring for qualifying low-income minority families who have one or more HIV-infected members. USC School of Dentistry faculty and staff triage on-site, screen and provide referrals to its Special Patients Clinic and other appropriate dental clinics and/or its group practices as well as an on-site educational program for HIV positive mothers/children/pregnant women and their families.Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305 S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • USC Dental Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission

    Health and Safety
    The USC Dental Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission provides comprehensive oral health care, including specialty services and dentures, for its patients. All services are provided free of charge to homeless men, women and children in inner-city Los Angeles Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 545 S. San Pedro St.,
    Los Angeles, 90013
    Website
  • USC Department of Emergency Medicine

    Health and Safety
    Within the USC Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM), upper-division college students volunteer in the emergency room and assist physician assistants, nurses and doctors. Some of the primary area in which services are provided are: locating, cleaning and making gurneys, cleaning and stocking carts, stocking and re-stocking medical supplies in rooms and on supply carts, delivering lab specimens, gathering medical supplies for medical procedures, transporting patients/movement of patient stretchers, acting as interpreter if bilingual, and other services as requested by DEM medical staff.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-409-1945Address: 2051 Marengo Street Inpatient Tower- Room C1A100
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • USC DPS Crime Prevention: McGruff Costume

    Health and Safety
    The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) Crime Prevention and Community Education Unit offers a wide variety of crime-prevention and education programs covering topics such as theft prevention, identity theft, personal safety, acquaintance rape and more at no cost to residents of the local community and the university community. The McGruff costume will assist DPS officers and staff in conveying safety and crime prevention messages to children in grades K-12, school staff and local residents at community, school and Kid Watch events in a fun and interactive way.Address: 3667 S. McClintock Ave., PSA
    Los Angeles, 90089
  • USC DPS Explorer Program

    Health and Safety
    The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) Explorer Program gives youths, aged 12 to 21, the opportunity to explore careers in law enforcement and public service as well as the benefits of higher education. Explorers participate in on-campus details covering activities such as home football games, community walks with DPS crime-prevention officers and Kid Watch and other events. The Explorer Academy provides participants with 96 hours of academic, physical conditioning and experiential classes.Phone: 213-740-600 Address: 3367 S. McClintock Ave., PSA
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging

    Health and Safety
    The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging conducts interdisciplinary research involving faculty from many schools at USC - including the USC Davis School of Gerontology and the School of Social Work - with the goal of creating practical programs that benefit the community by improving the quality and effectiveness of health and human service delivery to older persons through training and education.USC Partner: USC School of Social WorkPhone: 213-740-1887Address: Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • USC Family of Schools

    Early Education
    The USC Family of Schools (USC FOS) is a partnership that provides educational, cultural and developmental opportunities to more than 12,000 children and youth who attend 10 schools in the neighborhoods close to USC's University Park campus. The approximate target area is bounded by the Santa Monica Freeway (north), the Harbor Freeway (east), Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (south), and Western Avenue (west). ||Implemented as part of USC's "Children and Families University Community Initiative," USC FOS targets ten schools surrounding the University Park Campus. The USC FOS Full Committee - composed of school principals and educators, USC faculty and staff members, and members of the community - develops and coordinates a coherent and comprehensive approach that has a positive impact on the educational achievement of the children enrolled in the target schools. Programs address the following areas: safety, positive extracurricular activities, literacy, technology, science education, student academic achievement, parental involvement and education, and school administrator professional development. Individual USC FOS programs are included under separate entries. |Phone: 213-743-5262Fax: 213-743-4511Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
    Website
  • USC Family of Schools In-school Facilitators

    Early Education
    A facilitator is selected at selected USC Family of Schools to help coordinate and assist programs funded and supported by USC at the schools. These include many of the programs in the schools funded by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Phone: 213-743-5262Fax: 213-743-4511Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7740
  • USC Fisher Museum of Art Educational Programming

    Early Education
    The USC Fisher Museum of Art offers a number of free educational programs for children, families and adults in conjunction with current exhibitions. Programs include dialogues on art, hands-on art workshops, performances and film screenings. Please call or visit the museum Web site for a current schedule. Phone: 213-740-5537Fax: 213-740-7676Address: 823 Exposition Blvd., HAR 126
    Los Angeles, 90089-0292
    Website
  • USC Geriatric Studies Center

    Health and Safety
    The USC Geriatric Studies Center is staffed by USC faculty and physicians with expertise in Alzheimer's disease and age-related memory loss. The center provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, referral to caregiver services and support groups, and the opportunity to participate in clinical drug trials with the most recent advances in medications for memory problems.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-7600Fax: 323-442-7601Address: 1510 San Pablo Ave,|6th floor, Suite 600
    Los Angeles, 90089-9206
    Website
  • USC Good Neighbors Campaign

    The USC Good Neighbors Campaign (GNC) is an annual fundraising program that solicits university faculty and staff to raise funds for USC Neighborhood Outreach (UNO) and the United Way. All costs associated with administering and marketing the campaign are covered by USC enabling 100 percent of monies raised to fund mutually beneficial university-community partnerships. UNO programs focus on four objectives: 1) improve the quality of K-12 education, and the quality of life for children and their families; 2) improve community safety through community policing or other initiatives; 3) provide assistance to projects that result in economic development, including entrepreneurial stimulation, neighborhood beautification and employability enhancement for local residents; and 4) provide assistance to organizations that offer opportunities for home ownership to long-term, low-income USC employees who live in our neighborhoods. Since its inception, GNC has raised over $9 million with UNO funds going to 290 community-outreach programs. Phone: 213-743-5267Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-2542
    Website
  • USC Health and Science Expo

    Early Education
    Through the USC Health Science Expo, students in the fourth and fifth grade participate in the development of health and science projects with volunteer USC students on the Health Sciences campus (HSC). The program introduces elementary schoolchildren to basic health and science principles. Participants benefit from an introduction to the science field as well as gaining an understanding of research and inquiry methods. In addition, they learn about college by interacting with HSC students. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant. Phone: 323-442-3572Fax: 323-442-3573Address: 1975 Zonal Ave., KAM 400
    Los Angeles, 90089-9029
    Website
  • USC Health Now

    Health and Safety
    USC Health Now is a consumer-oriented e-magazine offering reliable health news from renowned health experts at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of Pharmacy, the USC School of Dentistry, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, among other units.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-442-2827Address: 1975 Zonal Ave. |KAM 400
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • USC Helenes

    USC Helenes is an all-female service organization serving shelters and programs around Los Angeles. Volunteers also serve as hostesses at USC events.Phone: 213-740-6362Website
  • USC Latino and Language Minority Teacher Project

    Early Education
    The USC Latino and Language Minority Teacher (LLMT) Project is for bilingual paraeducators working in LLMTP-designated project schools. Scholarships support to attend any approved university is available, along with counseling, preparation for state-mandated tests for teachers, and assistance in teacher placement upon graduation.Phone: 213-740-2360Fax: 213-740-7101Address: 340 Trousdale Pkwy.|WPH 604
    Los Angeles, 90089-4032
    Website
  • USC Law Children's Legal Issues Clinic

    The USC Gould School of Law's Children's Legal Issues Clinic, USC law students assist clients with a range of civil cases involving children. Throughout this two-semester course, the clinic represents children and their interests in such legal and administrative proceedings as guardianships for abused and neglected children, adoptions of foster children by their foster parents, and special-education entitlements for children with physical or emotional disabilities.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawWebsite
  • USC Law Employer Legal Advice Clinic

    The USC Gould School of Law's Employer Legal Advice Clinic provides an opportunity for law students to work with clients in an advice-giving and counseling role. Since its founding after the 1992 L.A. riots, the clinic has helped more than 100 Los Angeles-area nonprofits navigate the complexities of employment law.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-2530Fax: 213-740-5502Address: LAW 470
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
    Website
  • USC Law Immigration Clinic

    The USC Gould School of Law's Immigration Clinic provides free legal representation to non-citizens who are under deportation proceedings or who are seeking certain forms of relief from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS). The clinic focuses its resources primarily on victims of torture who are seeking asylum and victims of domestic violence who are married to U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-821-5987Fax: 213-821-5746Address: USC Law School|LAW 428
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
    Website
  • USC Law La Raza Teen Court

    Health and Safety
    In lieu of formal juvenile court proceedings, the USC Law La Raza Teen Court offers alternative action, in the form of a diversion program, for first-time juvenile offenders. Teen Court cases would otherwise be referred for prosecution in juvenile court. A parent/guardian and the prospective defendant must consent to participate in the Teen Court program. Teen Court referrals that complete a Teen Court sentence avoid establishing a criminal record. Teen Court consists of a volunteer bench officer, a probation officer, and a jury composed of a small group of high school student-jurors. The Teen Court jurors are volunteers, responsible for sentencing their peers for the crimes committed. Probation officers collaborate with the court, the high school administration and a team of O'Melveny & Myers lawyers in facilitating the program. O'Melveny attorneys and USC Gould School of Law students work together to create presentations and explanations of the relevant laws, as well as to engage the participating students in discussions about the law and law-related careers. High school students working with Teen Court also receive some academic credit. Additionally, they receive the benefit of valuable advice about higher education from successful law students and receive exposure to possible legal careers from professionals in their community. USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawWebsite
  • USC Law Mediation Clinic

    The USC Law Mediation Clinic gives students hands-on experience with what many view as the essential task of lawyering: helping people solve problems creatively, effectively and efficiently. In the Mediation Clinic, students learn the dispute-resolution skills required to become professional mediators. By the end of the semester, they have applied and developed these skills by mediating six or more Los Angeles County Superior Court cases. Unlike traditional litigation clinic in which students learn to use the law to advocate for one side in a dispute, as mediators, the students do not represent one side or the other. Instead, they are third-party neutrals who act as facilitators to help the parties craft a resolution to their lawsuit.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-7331Website
  • USC Law Office of Public Service

    The Office of Public Service is the USC Gould School of Law's "home" for public service. The office's mission is to enhance, coordinate and support external service learning at the school, including public interest, pro bono and community service activities, and to serve as a resource for students and the community.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-7331Website
  • USC Law Small Business Clinic

    The USC Gould School of Law's Small Business Clinic (SBC) provides basic corporate legal assistance to small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations that cannot afford to pay market rates for legal services. The purpose of the SBC is to give students hands-on experience handling transactional legal problems while providing assistance to small business owners in the Southern California area. The SBC provides an opportunity for these businesses to implement legal protections and business structures available within the legal system and to obtain guidance in complying with a variety of legal requirements, without the high costs of business legal services. The SBC offers clients no-cost assistance (other than outside fees and costs) in selecting and forming a legal entity, drafting bylaws and partnership and LLC agreements, developing shareholder agreements, drafting contracts, evaluating business legal issues, and filing for federal tax-exempt status. SBC client matters are handled by second- and third-year USC law students, working under the close supervision of a full-time law professor and supervising attorney who directs the program.USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-1928Fax: 213-740-5502Address: 699 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, 90089-0071
    Website
  • USC Lifestyle Redesign Weight Management Program

    The USC Lifestyle Redesign Weight Management Program helps individuals establish health-customized lifestyle choices to enable them to lose weight in ways that are safe, realistic and sustainable. The program helps individuals incorporate health promoting, enjoyable routines into their lifestyles while eliminating health-deterring habits. Sessions are offered at the USC University Park campus and Health Sciences campus. Group sessions are offered for one hour, once a week, for 16 weeks, and individual sessions are offered for 30 minutes, once a week. Phone: 323-442-3340Address: 2250 Alcazar St.|CC 133
    Los Angeles, 90089-9068
    Website
  • USC Literacy Project

    Early Education
    The USC Literacy Project is a volunteer program that works along with the USC ReadersPlus Program to assist individual USC Family of Schools' students in the area of reading. The goal is to encourage a love for reading in students while bringing them up to an appropriate reading level.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1834Fax: 213-740-1825Address: JEP House
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

    The USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is among the nation's leaders in entrepreneurship education and research. In particular, the center's research mission is to develop, support, and disseminate leading-edge interdisciplinary scholarship in the entrepreneurship area.Phone: 213-740-0641Address: Bridge Hall One
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • USC Marshall Challenge for Charity

    For more than 20 years, USC Marshall School of Business has had an active chapter of Challenge for Charity (C4C), a nonprofit organization committed to promoting volunteer activities among business school students on the West Coast. The USC chapter promotes community involvement and strengthening the Trojan network. Throughout the year, C4C organizes several volunteer and fundraising events, such as the USC Marshall Challenge for Charity MBA Alumni Gala, which supports the Special Oympics. It also supports Junior Achievement, a volunteer-driven worldwide organization that focuses on teaching business and economic concepts to young students from Kindergarten through high school.Phone: 213-740-6548Fax: 213-740-3822Address: 630 Childs Way|JKP 200
    Los Angeles, 90089-2631
    Website
  • USC Marshall Community Service Day

    Organized by USC Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE), USC Marshall Community Service Day is an annual community-service event involving students, faculty, and alumni from the USC Marshall School of Business. The event is designed to create an opportunity for Marshall students, faculty and business professionals to come together to better serve the Los Angeles community. Its primary purpose is to encourage social responsibility within business. Phone: 310-963-1265Address: USC Marshall School of Business
  • USC Marshall Net Impact

    Part of the nationwide Net Impact network, USC Marshall Net Impact is an organization of diverse MBA students at the USC Marshall School of Business who are interested in promoting more socially responsible business practices. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to corporate social responsibility, environmental issues and the non-profit sector. For Earth Day 2009, for example, the group, with support from the Society and Business Lab, hosted a series of lectures on clean and renewable energy technologies and projects.Website
  • USC Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE)

    Dedicated to connecting business students with their surrounding community, USC Marshall Outreach and Volunteer Entrepreneurs (MOVE) members participate in monthly service events designed to increase awareness and inspire further scrutiny of community issues within Los Angeles. For its biggest event of 2009, the annual Marshall Community Service Day, MOVE organized business students, alumni, staff and faculty to clean up a Santa Monica beach with Heal the Bay and help feed Union Rescue Mission’s homeless clients in downtown Los Angeles, among other activities.Address: 701 Exposition Blvd. Hoffman Hall
    Los Angeles, 90089
    Website
  • USC Mobile Dental Clinic

    Health and Safety
    The USC Mobile Dental Clinic provides free, comprehensive dental care to more than 1,500 needy children throughout Southern California, many from migrant farmworker families. Most of the children have never seen a dentist, and nearly all have their treatment completed by USC dental and dental hygiene students during their seven days of operation in each community. Mobile and portable equipment is set up at the clinic site. Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305 S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120, Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • USC Mobile Dental Unit

    Health and Safety
    The USC Mobile Dental Unit project provides dental screenings for kindergarten and first-grade students entering public schools each year as mandated by California law. Services are provided on site at USC neighborhood schools. The unit provides screenings at those schools that have not received services provided by the USC Neighborhood Mobile Dental Van. The vehicle is also used at local health fairs and to follow up sealant retention in the patients USC dentists and dental students have treated at the Preventive Dentistry/Sealant Program. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.Phone: 213-740-1098Address: 925 W. 34th St.|DEN 4202
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
  • USC NAI Saturday Academy

    Early Education
    The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative Saturday Academy is a pre-collegiate outreach program that provides participating high school students with intense and interactive academic experiences. Activities focus on SAT vocabulary development, writing and mathematics skill building, study skills and test-taking skills. Most classes take place on the USC campus, utilizing the expertise of staff, USC students, certificated LAUSD teachers, parents and volunteers.Phone: 213-740-6113Fax: 213.740.1166Address: 3375 S. Hoover St., Suite F-206
    Los Angeles , 90089
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  • USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative

    Early Education
    The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) delivers educational services, social referrals, and leadership development to low-income minority students and families residing in communities contiguous to USC. It provides a comprehensive educational program to help students acquire academic and social skills needed to flourish in a college or university. Students fulfilling all requirements according to academy standards and meeting USC undergraduate entrance requirements will be afforded a no-loan, financial aid package to complete a USC undergraduate degree. NAI's Saturday Academy is funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant. Phone: 213-740-6313Fax: 213-740-1166Address: 3375 S. Hoover St., Suite F-206
    Los Angeles, 90089-7795
    Website
  • USC Neighborhood Mobile Dental Clinic

    Health and Safety
    The USC Neighborhood Mobile Dental Van offers preventive services, including dental screening, teeth cleaning, dental sealant, fluoride treatment, oral health education and referrals to no- or low-cost clinics when needed. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach Grant. Phone: 213-740-7955Address: 3305B S. Hoover ST., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
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  • USC Neighborhood Outreach

    USC Neighborhood Outreach (UNO) is a nonprofit organization funded by university faculty, staff and employee contributions to the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. The goal of UNO is to engage in mutually beneficial university-community partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Grant applications are available each spring, with a submission deadline of March 31.Phone: 213-740-4510Address: 2801 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-2542
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  • USC Neighborhood Urban Debate League

    Early Education
    The USC Neighborhood Urban Debate League creates debate method opportunities that encourage critical thinking, analytic and logical reasoning, and applied research skills that can benefit participants pedagogically and augment concurrent educational practices. The program introduces students to methods of dispute resolution, community building activities, public advocacy and specialized skills that lead to increased literacy scores.Phone: 213-740-3951Address: 32nd/MAS
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  • USC Norris Cancer Hospital Volunteer Program

    The USC Norris Cancer Hospital relies on a warm and devoted team of volunteers to work directly with patients and their families during treatment and care. Volunteers work in many aspects of the hospital operations, from the gift shop to the information desk.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-865-3169Address: 1441 Eastlake Ave.,
    Los Angeles, 90033
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  • USC Norris Dental Science Center Clinics

    Health and Safety
    The USC School of Dentistry is a "learning organization" dedicated to improving the health of all people by providing high-quality service and efficiency for all patients. Comprehensive oral health care is provided to all patients who qualify for our teaching programs. General dentistry procedures are provided at reduced fees by student dentists and dental hygienists under the supervision of experienced faculty. The dental clinics at the USC Norris Dental Science Center also offer in-house specialty services, including endodontics (root canal treatment), periodontics (treatment of gum diseases), prosthodontics (implants, full mouth rehabilitations), oral surgery (tooth removal), orthodontics (tooth straightening), special patients (with special needs), and pedodontics (children's dentistry). Special consultations and second opinions are readily available - in many cases without additional cost.Phone: 213-740-2805
  • USC Oral Health Center

    Health and Safety
    The USC Oral Health Center is where the faculty of the USC School of Dentistry practice and the advanced education in general dentistry program is housed. The dental residents serve the community and underserved oral health needs.Phone: 213-821-8208Fax: 213-740-2722Address: 3151 S. Hoover St.
    Los Angeles, 90089-7792
    Website
  • USC Playground Pals

    Early Education
    Through USC Playground Pals, USC physical therapy students from the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy work with the staff of LAs Best in after-school programs at Griffin, Murchison and Sheridan elementary schools to encourage and teach different physical activities to the elementary school students during one month in the spring semester.Phone: 323-442-2868Address: CHP 155
    Los Angeles, 90089-9006
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  • USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)

    The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion and immigrant integration. PERE conducts high-quality research in our focus areas that is relevant to public policy concerns and that reaches to those directly affected communities that most need to be engaged in the discussion. In general, we seek and support direct collaborations with community-based organizations in research and other activities, trying to forge a new model of how university and community can work together for the common good.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-821-1325Address: 950 W Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102,
    Los Angeles, 90089
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  • USC ReadersPlus

    Early Education
    USC ReadersPlus places USC students who have work-study grants (as well as a limited number of non-work-study students, when outside funding allows) in five of the USC Family of Schools as elementary literacy and math tutors. Reading tutors engage in one-on-one tutoring with Kindergarten through sixth-grade students in reading, writing and language development during school hours, and oral reading and skill development with individuals and groups after school. Math tutors engage in one-on-one tutoring with kindergarten through twelfth-grade students in math and algebra skills development and problem solving, and assist individuals and small groups in computer labs and after-school math activities. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant. USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1834Address: JEP House
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
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  • USC Robotics Society

    Early Education
    Through Team Robotics, students at Foshay Learning Center will undertake the design and fabrication of an autonomous and radio-controlled robot to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics Los Angeles Regional Competition to be held in spring 2010, and in the FIRST Robotics National Competition (Atlanta, GA) in 2010. The competition is an exciting, multinational competition teaming professionals and students to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. USC Partner: USC Viterbi School of EngineeringWebsite
  • USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate

    The USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate is an intensive, comprehensive educational program designed to provide urban developers with the technical expertise and access to the resources needed to develop significant urban real estate projects in their communities. For professionals and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on real estate development, economics and finance.Phone: 213-740-5000Fax: 213-740-6170Address: 650 Childs Way, RGL 331
    Los Angeles, 90089-0626
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  • USC School for Early Childhood Education

    Early Education
    The USC School for Early Childhood Education (SECE) is a Head Start, Early Head Start and State Preschool program providing comprehensive child development services for pregnant women and children from birth to 5 years of age. Comprehensive services draw from an educational approach that is cognitively oriented and developmentally appropriate and include social services; parent involvement; health, nutrition and mental health services for children with disabilities; parent education; and advocacy. There are five centers: County Kids, John Mack, University Gardens, University Park and USC Trojans. Additionally, the Early Head Start Home-based program is housed in the central office. Program hours vary by location but range from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phone: 213-743-4650Fax: 213-743-1684Address: 3716 S. Hope St., Suite 366
    Los Angeles, 90089-7706
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  • USC School of Dentistry Special Patients Clinic

    Health and Safety
    USC School of Dentistry Special Patients Clinic provides services to the developmentally disabled, mentally retarded, elderly and infirmed of Los Angeles County. Phone: 213-740-5094Fax: 213-740-8100Address: DEN 4338
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
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  • USC School of Social Work Field Education

    An integral part of the graduate curriculum at the USC School of Social Work is a four-semester (16-unit) internship program. Students are placed in agencies throughout Southern California providing a variety of needed services, including advocacy, outreach, consultation, education, case management and treatment services. First-year students are placed in agencies 16 hours per week for two semesters (a total of 450 hours), and second-year students are placed 20 hours per week for two semesters (a total of 600 hours). They are supervised by master-level social workers. There are more than 500 students currently placed in agencies, many of whom are located in the neighborhoods near the USC campuses. Agencies in which students learn and work include schools, hospitals, community centers, government offices, senior centers, child guidance clinics, and both public and private social service centers.USC Partner: USC School of Social WorkPhone: 213-740-0294Fax: 213-821-1616Address: MRF 214
    Los Angeles, 90089-0411
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  • USC Sea Grant Parent-Child Education Program

    Early Education
    The USC Sea Grant Parent-Child Education Program is a no-cost, short course in ocean sciences offered by USC Sea Grant and focusing on our connection to the ocean environment. Teams of one parent/guardian and his or her fourth- to sixth-grade child are taught marine science as well as life and learning skills in a fun learning environment. Classes are held at the EXPO Center on Tuesday evenings. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1965Fax: 213-740-6720Address: AHF 410
    Los Angeles, 90089-0373
    Website
  • USC Spectrum

    Early Education
    USC Spectrum, a program of the USC Division of Student Affairs, presents arts and lecture programs by nationally and internationally known attractions for the education and entertainment of the USC community and its neighbors in Southern California. USC Spectrum events are produced on the University Park campus. A limited number of tickets to select events are made available to the USC Family Activity Program.Phone: 213-740-2167Address: 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, TCC 427
    Los Angeles, 90089-0898
    Website
  • USC Street Law Foundation

    Health and Safety
    Through Street Law, 70 students from the USC Gould School of Law will serve as mentors for inner-city middle and high school students, providing practical participatory education about law, democracy and human rights and teaching respect for law and its institutions, all though topics and situations relevant to participants' daily lives. On 'Mentor Day,' participating students visit campus for a mock lecture by a law professor, and engage with USC law students to learn the value of staying in school and getting into college. All of these programs facilitate dialogs about juvenile justice issues among students, parents and school staff. USC Partner: USC Gould School of LawPhone: 213-740-7331Address: USC Law Admissions
    Los Angeles, 90089-0074
    Website
  • USC Supplier Diversity Services

    USC Supplier Diversity Services fosters economic growth in California by promoting campus use of businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans as well as small local businesses in the communities surrounding USC's campuses. Services and programs include registration via online application; referrals to buyers and end users; orientations on 'How to do Business with USC'; annual departmental networking events to promote the use of diverse suppliers; networking events for small local vendors; a procurement supplier expo showcasing diverse, contract and small businesses; participation in civic and community outreach activities, including governor's Small Business/Entrepreneurs Conference and vendor/trade fairs sponsored by Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce. The office also provides subcontract plans for contract and grant compliance or USC research projects, and an online diverse supplier directory: Trojan Supplier e-Search (http://fbs.usc.edu/modules/diversity).Phone: 213-821-1783Fax: 213-821-1788Address: 3500 S. Figueroa St., Suite 210V
    Los Angeles, 90089-8015
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  • USC Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

    USC Recreational Sports' annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is a food drive - culminating in the USC 5K Fun Run - to benefit a local community charity.Phone: 213-740-5127Address: 1026 W. 34th St.|LRC 101
    Los Angeles, 90089-2500
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  • USC Thornton Guitar Masters Guitar Class

    Early Education
    USC Thornton Guitar Masters, in partnership with the International House of Blues Foundation's Make an Impression Program, provides weekly guitar instruction in schools within the USC community. Classes teach guitar using a wide repertoire encompassing American popular music, blues and jazz. Guitars are provided to the schools from the International House of Blues Foundation. Students in the program perform at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip at the conclusion of the academic year. The program receives funding from a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC Thornton School of MusicPhone: 213-740-3129Address: PIC 129A
    Los Angeles, 90089-0851
    Website
  • USC Thornton JazzReach

    Early Education
    The USC Thornton JazzReach program provides instruction in jazz for students in the community. More than 100 at-risk, inner-city students attend weekly JazzReach band or choir rehearsals, individual instruction and participate in workshops, clinics and concerts on the USC campus and beyond. The students involved receive these benefits from talented JazzReach mentors who are students from the USC Thornton Jazz Studies Department. Master classes are presented by USC Thornton Jazz faculty, and all of the students involved perform regularly at famous jazz venues in the Los Angeles area. Funded in part by a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC Thornton School of MusicPhone: 213-740-3129Fax: 213-821-4255Address: USC Thornton School of Music|PIC 129A
    Los Angeles, 90089-0851
    Website
  • USC Thornton Music Outreach Programs

    Early Education
    The USC Thornton Music Outreach Program is committed to providing music education for the University Park neighborhood. Under the guidance of Thornton faculty, teams of USC students bring a wide range of music experiences to local elementary students. Select programs include Adventures in Music classes, Meet the Instruments, weekly choir, violin or recorder classes, special performances in the schools, field trips to the USC campus to see the USC Thornton School in action, and concert ticket giveaway opportunities, including Thornton ensembles at Disney Hall. Weekly music classes are typically 45-60 minutes for at least six weeks and are designed to develop musicianship, complement other curriculum, and spark creativity and self-expression. The program receives funding from a USC Neighborhood Outreach grant.USC Partner: USC Thornton School of MusicPhone: 213-740-5375Address: PIC 219A
    Los Angeles, 90089-0851
    Website
  • USC Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center

    Health and Safety
    The USC Transdisciplinary Drug Abuse Prevention Research Center applies basic research from multiple disciplines to the study of drug abuse and its prevention. Through these efforts, the center seeks to develop a better understanding of the causes of drug abuse and the mechanisms through which interventions have effects. The center develops and tests new prevention strategies and modalities that emerge from this application of basic research.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 626-457-6600Address: 1000 South Fremont Ave., Unit 8
    Alhambra, 91803
    Website
  • USC Transportation Services Toy/Food Drive

    Each year, commencing the first working day after the Thanksgiving holiday, USC Transportation Services holds an annual toy drive. Barrels are displayed at the parking structure and gate entrances on both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses, where toys and food are collected until the middle of December. Toys are then distributed at local schools and churches.Phone: 213-743-1668Fax: 213-743-1741Address: 1975 Zonal Ave.|KAM 120
    Los Angeles, 90089-1022
  • USC TRIO Programs

    Early Education
    TRIO exists to identify, select, train and place low-income and/or first-generation, college-bound young people between the ages of 11 and 19 into higher education programs, and to help them successfully complete a post-secondary educational program of study. USC TRIO is the umbrella organization for the Central and South Central Los Angeles Educational Talent Search Projects; Central, South Central, and Southeast Upward Bound Programs; and the Upward Bound Math and Science Regional Center. (See separate listings for these programs.)Phone: 213-743-1708Address: 3716 S. Hope St., Suite 262
    Los Angeles, 90089-7708
    Website
  • USC Trojans Child Development Center

    Early Education
    The USC Trojans Child Development Center provides full-day child care and development programs for children, ages 3 to 5. The center is operated by the USC School for Early Childhood Education.
  • USC Undergraduate Student Government Philanthropy Fund

    The USC Undergraduate Student Government Philanthropy Fund seeks to sponsor hands-on community-service events that represent a beneficial partnership between USC and the greater community. Additionally, it is the mission of this committee to encourage student organizations to work together to maximize philanthropic opportunities throughout the university. Student organizations are eligible to receive funds during a given academic year for their projects. The fund is supported by the USC student programming fee. Phone: 213-740-5620Fax: 213-740-9860Address: 3607 Trousdale Parkway|TCC 224
    Los Angeles, 90089-4896
    Website
  • USC University Hospital Volunteer Program

    USC University Hospital relies on a warm and devoted team of volunteers to work directly with patients and their families during treatment and care. Volunteers work in many aspects of the hospital operations, from the gift shop to the information desk.Phone: 323-442-8919Address: 1500 San Pablo St.
    Los Angeles, 90033
    Website
  • USC Volunteer Center

    The USC Volunteer Center offers opportunities in public and community service in a variety of areas for USC students, staff, faculty and alumni. The center maintains a database of public service programs and displays flyers and brochures for agencies with upcoming events and with an ongoing need for volunteers. It also administers the following projects: Alternative Spring Break (ASB), CAST (Community Action Short-term Team), and Friends and Neighbors Service Days. (See separate listings.)Phone: 213-740-7012Address: 3607 Trousdale Parkway|TCC 425
    Los Angeles, 90089-9021
    Website
  • USC Westside Center for Diabetes

    Health and Safety
    The USC Westside Center for Diabetes offers diagnostic, treatment and prevention services for patients with diabetes and prediabetes. The center offers medical treatment in connection with specialized counseling in exercise and diet. It also offers services for other endocrine disorders. The center can also assess and treat patients with adrenal and thyroid diseases and growth, hormone and reproductive disorders.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 310-657-3030Fax: 310-657-9777Address: 150 North Robertson Blvd., Suite 210
    Beverly Hills, 90211-2142
    Website
  • USC/QueensCare Mobile Dental Program

    Health and Safety
    The USC/QueensCare Mobile Dental Program brings free, comprehensive dental care to second- and third-grade elementary schoolchildren within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The program is a collaboration among the USC School of Dentistry, the Franciscan Foundation (QueensCare), the Everychild Foundation and LAUSD. In 2004, a second QueensCare/USC dental clinic was established. USC dental faculty, staff and student volunteers provide care in four fully equipped trailers at different sites within the 30 schools located in the Hollywood area.Phone: 213-740-7633Address: 3305B S. Hoover St., Bldg A, Room 120
    Los Angeles, 90089-0641
    Website
  • Violence Intervention Program

    Health and Safety
    The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at LAC+USC Medical Center evaluates and treats victims of family violence and sexual assault. The program serves as a countywide resource for cases of suspected child abuse and neglect, sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse/neglect and dependent adult abuse/neglect. VIP projects also include the Everychild Foundation Center for the Vulnerable Child, Sexual Assault Center, 24-Hour Domestic Violence Response Team, Adult Protection Team, Community Based Assesstment Treatment Center and VIP Community Mental Health Center. VIP's newest addition is the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-226-2095Address: 1721 Griffin Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90031
    Website
  • Violence Intervention Program: Mentoring and Tutoring Project

    Early Education
    A project of the Violence Intervention Program at LAC+USC Medical Center (see separate listing), the Mentoring and Tutoring Project offers mentoring and tutorial services to children, aged 4 to 18, who are victims of violence. Mentors must commit to one year of service. An on-site education center is available to tutors. Tutors must commit as long as possible to fit into their own schedule.USC Partner: Keck School of Medicine of USCPhone: 323-221-4134 ext. 109Address: 1721 Griffin Ave.
    Los Angeles, 90031
    Website
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

    Members of the USC Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi organize a series of free income tax assistance workshops during the month of April at several community locations.USC Partner: USC Leventhal School of AccountingPhone: 323-380-8955Address: ACC, Box 76
    Los Angeles, 90089-1421
    Website
  • VozMob

    Early Education
    A collaboration between the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the nonprofit the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA), Mobile Voices (VozMob) is a platform for immigrant workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones. The program offers weekly workshops at IDEPSCA, where the communication team analyzes stories, develops shared knowledge, designs the system and creates training materials, and also meets each week at USC to develop research and writing about the project.Phone: 213-743-1789Address: KER, M/C 7725
    Los Angeles, 90089-7725
    Website
  • Watt Way

    Watt Way is a student-produced Web publication showcasing long-form writing and multimedia projects produced by journalism students at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. Focusing largely on South Los Angeles, a rich collection of neighborhoods and incorporated cities just south of the University Park campus, the publication has the goals of creating a two-way street for local communities and the media, generating much-needed stories, and training new generations of open-minded, culturally literate reporters.Phone: 213-821-0763Address: St. John's Well Child & Family Center 3502 Watt Way
    Los Angeles, 90089-0281
    Website
  • Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

    The Western Trade Adjustment Assistance Center assists U.S. manufacturers in improving their international competitiveness. Phone: 213-821-1403Website
  • Women's Interagency HIV Study

    Health and Safety
    Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the Women's Interagency HIV Study studies HIV disease in women, with sites at LAC+USC Medical Center and Prototypes. Participating women are seen every six months and undergo an extensive medical and psychological evaluation. Medical update sessions are held on a monthly basis, are open to the community and rotate to each study site.Phone: 323-343-8317Fax: 323-226-3976Address: USC/Norris Cancer Center|1441 Eastlake Ave.|NOR 3468
    Los Angeles, 90089-9172
  • Youth and Family Agencies Program

    Early Education
    Part of the USC Joint Educational Project (JEP), the Youth and Family Agencies Program places university students either as mentors/tutors for children or in mini-course teams leading classes on topics such as financial literacy for women living in local shelters for battered women and their families.USC Partner: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesPhone: 213-740-1837Address: Joint Educational Project 801 West 34th st
    Los Angeles, 90089-0471
    Website
  • Youths Exploring Passion

    Early Education
    Youths Exploring Passion (Y.E.P!) is dedicated to helping youths seek and find a passion specific to themselves, and to connect them to resources, facilities and mentors that will help them develop and nurture that passion. By joining Y.E.P!, one becomes a coach who helps a pregnant teenager explore possible passions in her life. The mentees are students from Thomas Riley High School who are pregnant (average age is 16).Community Partners: USC Family of Schools - Alexander Science Center, USC Family of Schools - Bravo Medical Magnet High School, USC Family of Schools - El Sereno Middle School, USC Family of Schools - Foshay Learning Center, USC Family of Schools - Griffin Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - John Mack Elementary School, USC Family of Schools - Manuel Arts High School, ARTScorpLAWebsite
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