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Local working families enjoy a holiday meal, thanks to Neighborhood Academic Initiative

To show their appreciation for families in the nearby community, the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative partnered with USC Hospitality to provide a warm holiday dinner. The holidays, while joyous, can be a difficult time for many,… Read more

Here’s one way to get more diversity in science and health fields

When you don’t know any doctors or scientists, it can be tough to imagine becoming one. The USC STAR program introduces teens to real lab work, and it’s one of many initiatives supported by the university’s Good Neighbors Campaign. Jenny… Read more

Earl Paysinger, USC vice president of civic engagement and community leader, 64

As a police officer and later a university administrator, he worked tirelessly to strengthen the bonds between L.A. residents and their neighborhoods. Earl Paysinger, the vice president of civic engagement at USC and a respected leader within the Los Angeles… Read more

At USC’s STEM Day, young students discover a whole new academic world

USC’s STEM Day of Discovery was an opportunity for 700 middle school and high school students to discover the many career opportunities available in health care. As the students stepped off their buses, they were introduced to a new world… Read more