University of Southern California

Communities

Working with our neighbors to build a strong community

Office of the Provost

Community Outreach

Bovard Scholars
The USC Bovard Scholars program helps high-achieving students with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities.

Neighborhood Academic Initiative
The Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) at USC supports more than 1,000 children in college access programs and early literacy programs each year. USC McMorrow NAI is an academically rigorous and comprehensive, seven-year pre-college program designed to prepare students from South and East Los Angeles for admission to a college or university. Since its first graduating class in 1997, nearly 1,040 students have completed the program with 83 percent enrollment as freshman at four-year universities, and 42 percent enrollment at USC. In 2020, the program will graduate its first cohort from the Eastside.

Young Researchers Project
The USC Young Researchers Program is a six-week summer program that matches talented and motivated local high school rising seniors with USC PhD student and faculty mentors to conduct their own research project.