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USC’s small business program helps local restaurateur turn misfortune into growth

Thanks to the Bridges to Business program, Greg Dulan’s restaurants are not just surviving in a COVID-altered world; they’re thriving. For more than 45 years, the Dulan family has owned and operated several restaurants in South Los Angeles and the… Read more

To tackle architecture’s diversity problem, USC opens doors to L.A. teens

Los Angeles high school students will receive intensive training as part of a USC School of Architecture program to diversify the ranks of architects and design professionals. by Eric Lindberg In a push to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity in… Read more

First-year Trojan Abraham Flores finds himself in a familiar place

USC’s Annenberg Youth Academy for Media and Civic Engagement ignited Flores’ love of storytelling — and brought him to the University Park Campus. Now he’s here as a USC student. Coming to USC this year as a freshman was a… Read more

USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative graduates return to campus

Close to 60 grads from the initiative’s Class of 2021 are ready to go from Saturday Academy attendees to full-time Trojans. Move-in day felt like coming back home,” said a jubilant Edward Chanquin, a graduate of USC’s Leslie and William… Read more