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Summer Job Leads to New Perspective

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

USC expert dispels diabetes myths for Latino audience

Tom Buchanan offers clarity on proper steps to prevent the disease and how to seek proper treatment after it is diagnosed Martha Garcia lives with Type 2 diabetes, a preventable and manageable disease that for many feels like a social… Read more

First Man screening, panel open world of opportunities for young scholars

The youngsters — participants in the signature USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative program — hang on every word from the panel of Trojan aerospace experts For Quetzalli Vergara, Friday’s screening of First Man and panel discussion with USC experts on aerospace was an… Read more

Wanda M. Austin and Ariana Tores shaking hands

USC Good Neighbors Campaign’s key donors celebrate program’s success

The 24-year-old program, which has raised more than $23 million to send neighbor kids to college, honors USC faculty and staff who donate 1 percent of their pay Wanda M. Austin had some important words for the gathering of USC… Read more

Neighborhood Academic Initiative

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