The annual dinner honoring USC faculty and staff who donated 1% of their salary featured Good Neighbors alumni and President Carol L. Folt.
USC celebrated the impact of its Good Neighbors Campaign — through which university faculty and staff make payroll donations to support the neighboring communities — with Thursday’s annual dinner honoring those who contribute 1% of their salary to the program.
Ariel Caballero, the night’s keynote speaker, told the donors in attendance how the Good Neighbors Campaign-funded “After ‘Cool” program helped transform his life. Caballero credits that program — organized by the 24th Street Theatre, located several blocks from the USC University Park Campus — with giving him the… read more
Donors, volunteers and community partners came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the campaign that has generated over $25 million for more than 900 community-based programs.
USC’s Good Neighbors Campaign continued its tradition of local support by awarding $1.4 million to community partners and educational partnership groups.
“You are all making a difference,” said Carolina Castillo, campaign director for the Good Neighbors Campaign, to a room of donors, volunteers and community partners… read more
They created unforgettable memories as children in USC’s mentorship program. Now these Trojans are helping the next generation of campers build confidence and make lifelong friends.
Few things have changed Andrew “Jupiter” Oropeza’s life as much as Troy Camp.
A shy kid, he often spent recess at John W. Mack Elementary School buried in a book. The weeklong trip into the mountains with the popular USC student-run camp and mentorship initiative helped him come out of his shell.
Troy Camp counselors also tutored him and gave him advice on SAT prep and college applications. He gained practical skills through Troy Camp’s high school leadership program, like getting his driver’s license and learning how to open a bank account and save money. Read more.