USC and the Community: Working Hand-in-hand
USC’s ambitions extend far beyond the perimeter of our campuses; the university is an active partner in each of our neighborhoods. This spring, we joined community leaders to cut the ribbon at Casa de Rosas, the West Adams facility where the Head Start program is one of eight that USC operates around Los Angeles. The L.A. Times Festival of Books — the largest literary and cultural festival in the country — brought authors, celebrities and 150,000 attendees to our University Park Campus. Our signature college prep program, the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative, marked 1,500 graduating scholars since its inception in 1996. The USC Aquaculture Lab in San Pedro is doing important work and inspiring high school students to consider science as a career. And the amazing Street Medicine Team from our Keck School of Medicine is providing desperately needed care for the unhoused while also providing a model for others throughout California. Read more about our community outreach programs below.
Celebrating Casa de Rosas’ new Head Start center, housing for homeless veterans
USC President Carol L. Folt joins community leaders at the renovated campus, which includes a USC-run preschool and housing for homeless veterans and their families.
Photos: Books take center stage as USC hosts nation’s largest literary and cultural festival
Thousands gathered at USC’s University Park Campus to celebrate the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, an annual tradition that has become the nation’s largest literary and cultural festival.
USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative marks more than 1,500 graduating scholars since 1997
Strong representation in STEM majors and continued support for transfer students are hallmarks of the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative.
USC Aquaculture lab wows South Los Angeles high school students
Learning about the blue economy and aquatic farming enables students from King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science, some of whom have never visited the ocean or a lab, to see science career possibilities.
USC Street Medicine Team to train health care workers around the state
A new grant supports spreading Keck School of Medicine of USC’s successful model to other communities with people who are unsheltered.