A New Tool for Skid Row Community Arts Alliance

By Alexandra Brouke Nestled in an easy-to-miss spot amidst the loud strip-mall signage and distractions from the bustle of downtown Los Angeles is the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s (LAPD) Skid Row History Museum and Archive. Surrounded by some of the most renowned art institutions, such …

Helping The Homeless

USC Viterbi writing students offer engineering solutions to a local provider of homeless services to improve operations.

Special four-part series: Homeless on the Streets of L.A.

Students in JOUR 499: Reporting on the Homeless, a class in USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism taught by Mary Murphy and Sandy Tolan, recently published a four-part series in the Huffington Post. “This Is Life On The Streets Of Hollywood When You’re Young, Queer And Homeless” (Huffington Post, …

Something to Smile About

Ostrow dental clinics offer free services to Skid Row’s underserved population. TroDent, Fall 2017 | Michelle McCarthy A year ago, James Hartley, 51, was at what he refers to as his “road’s end.” Homeless, living on the streets of Skid Row and battling alcohol addiction, he …

USC Ostrow Dental Volunteers at Homeless Connect Day

To show support for the homeless community, volunteers from USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry participated in the Homeless Connect Day put on by the St. Francis Center. The event was held on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 in downtown Los Angeles; it focused on giving …