JEP: All About Us
Founded in 1972, the Joint Educational Project Center for Service Learning is one of the oldest and largest service-learning institutions in the country. The Center offers USC students the unique opportunity to combine academic coursework with real world experience in the community surrounding USC.
Each year, 2000+ students receive academic credit for their participation in courses offered by the Service Learning Center. In addition, about 400 students serve as non-credit volunteers and share their time and special talents with their neighbors.
The JEP Center for Service Learning is also home to the Trojan Health Volunteers (a program designed for pre-meds and health educators) and USC ReadersPlus (an America Reads/America Counts work-study affiliate).
The following sections give an overview of how the JEP Center for Service Learning operates on campus and within the surrounding community.