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USC and LAPD deliver care packages to local communities

USC’s public safety officers have teamed up with local police to distribute supplies to families in university-adjacent neighborhoods. The USC Department of Public Safety and USC University Relations are joining with the Los Angeles Police Department to distribute much-needed food, supplies... Read more

Virtual gala celebrates 2020 grads of USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative

This year’s graduates of USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative were recognized for their perseverance during uncertain times; all 94 scholars will be attending college in the fall. Even a pandemic couldn’t stop the 2020 graduates of the… Read more

USC’s college access program helps its students transition to distance learning

Through laptops, tablets and instruction from savvy teachers, the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative strives to keep its local scholars engaged and educated during this unprecedented period. When Los Angeles Unified School District students reach their final… Read more

Long-aspiring USC student proves that dreams can come true

Emily Suarez decided in fourth grade that she wanted to attend USC. After seven years of hard work and sacrifice in the Neighborhood Academic Initiative program, her plan is becoming a reality. Though Emily Suarez has always had a plan,… Read more

Pandemic provides soon-to-be Trojan with career path possibilities

Nelson Henriquez Jr., who will graduate from the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative this month, has medicine on his mind. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed public health to the forefront. For Nelson Henriquez Jr., it also has… Read more