USC Alumnus is Feeding LA

One USC alumnus from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work has responded to the crisis of COVID – 19 in a remarkable fashion. Jose Ruiz (MSW’ 2017) had a vision of urban gardens sprinkled all over Metro LA and created an organization called CultivaLA, …

Trojans Warm Our Homeless Neighbors

by Matthew Lee & Brenda Wiewel On a recent cloudy and brisk winter day in south Los Angeles, a team from USC came together to bring warmth to people living on the streets.  Conceived by USC leader Brenda Ingram, EdD (Director of USC Student Health Center’s …

2019 Student Excellence in Action Award

The USC tradition of excellence was enhanced in 2019 by remarkable student involvement and contributions, including two students who each invested countless hours toward volunteer work to help people experiencing homelessness. Alec Vandenberg is completing his studies with a dual degree at the Sol Price …

USC Students Educate Their Peers on Homelessness During Homeless Awareness Week Led by Jay Nair and Matthew Lee, a group of USC students launched Homelessness Awareness Week November 11-14, 2019, with a range of activities to bring attention and understanding to their peers. DAY ONE: …

USC Alumni Learn About Homelessness

USC is a fortunate university! We have an outstanding group of dedicated and supportive alumni who provide crucial assistance because they want to give back. Their leaders take the time each year to attend a leadership conference for updates, planning, and organizing. This year, they …

USC “All In” For Los Angeles Homeless Count 2018

Over the course of three days, almost 9,000 volunteers, including over 370 from USC, participated in the Homeless Count of those who live on the streets and in shelters. The count is done to inform government officials on the rate of homelessness in Los Angeles. …

Team Trojan Fights Homelessness

The USC community proudly participated in the 11th annual HomeWalk, an event hosted by United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The 5K walk, held this year on November 18th, 2017, allows participants to walk at a leisurely pace or run as desired. The event goal …