Working with our neighbors to build a strong community

L.A. officials recognize USC Black History Month project

At a City Hall celebration, Mayor Eric Garcetti and council members hail the groundbreaking project that created the stunning banners lining Trousdale Parkway. Fifteen local high school students worked with acclaimed muralist Noni Olabisi to create custom images that capture the African-American experience.

L.A. sixth-graders start their path to college on a red carpet at USC

More than 100 sixth-graders — the 28th class of the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative scholars — walked the red carpet in grand style, their first step as part of the seven-year college prep program at USC…. Read more

Summer Job Leads to New Perspective

What began as an opportunity to earn money over summer became laughs and memories being shared over orange juice and bagels.  Hire LA’s Youth Culmination Breakfast, brought a celebratory end to the four-week summer program, which provided over 50 local… Read more

After 70 years, Troy Camp still thrills and nurtures local kids

Canoeing, horseback riding, archery and arts and crafts are among the highlights of USC’s popular student-run summer camp. But outdoor adventures are just the start.

100 percent of USC Hybrid High seniors graduate — and are going to college — for third year in a row

All 118 seniors from the Class of 2018 are college-bound, matching the 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate of the first two USC Hybrid High senior classes