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USC’s Street Medicine team delivers COVID-19 vaccines to homeless clients

It’s not easy for people experiencing homelessness to find their way to a vaccination site. That’s why the Street Medicine team is focused on bringing the vaccines to them. Every afternoon, Kevin Mowrey rides his bike a half hour from… Read more

Why a successful engineer left the career he loved to teach kids STEM

Once USC alum Darin Gray got his first taste of teaching, he couldn’t give it up. For decades, he’s helped educate Angelenos in science and math through USC Viterbi’s K-12 STEM Center. by Gustavo Solis As a young engineer at… Read more

E-waste isn’t wasted at USC, thanks to partnership that helps the community

An enduring program that reclaims old computers helps students and local families bridge the digital divide while also keeping more than 1 million pounds of used electronics out of landfills. by Ron Mackovich At one of the entrances to USC’s… Read more

Local entrepreneur ready to revitalize South L.A. food deserts, with USC help

Thanks in part to guidance from USC’s Bridges to Business Success Program, Javonne Sanders believes her company, Toss It Up Salad, is primed to provide the community with much-needed healthy options. Javonne Sanders was in a rut. Her enterprising spirit… Read more