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Although she never attended a university, Ninfa Sanchez fought hard throughout her life for the education of her children and for access to higher education for children of all backgrounds. Like many parents in immigrant families and families of color, Mrs. Sanchez exemplified the commitments to academic excellence, racial/ethnic equity, and social justice embodied in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity. Having insured that all three of her children receive undergraduate degrees, this Memorial Fund has been established to support students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in American Studies and Ethnicity that also embody these commitments she held so dear. The following awards are from this Memorial Fund set up by her family and friends to commemorate her life of dedication and those of other families who have had similar struggles for educational access and equity.
Ninfa Sanchez Memorial Undergraduate Prize ($500)
Ninfa Sanchez Memorial Graduate Prize ($500)
For the best paper written in a class in the past year by a student in each category in the department of American Studies & Ethnicity at USC. To be eligible, an undergraduate must be enrolled as a major or minor in the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, and a graduate student must be enrolled in the Ph.D. program in American Studies & Ethnicity.
CSII has as its mission to remake the narrative for understanding, and the dialogue for shaping, immigrant integration in America. Our intent is to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants and to study the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations, not only in the past and present but projected into the future. CSII thus brings together three emphases: scholarship that draws on academic theory and rigorous research, data that provides information structured to highlight the process of immigrant integration over time, and engagement that seeks to create new dialogues with government, community organizers, business and civic leaders, immigrants and the voting public.
Kaya Press is an independent not-for-profit publisher of Asian and Pacific Islander diasporic literature. We are dedicated to the publication of new and innovative fiction, poetry, critical essays, art, and culture, and the recovery of important and overlooked work from the Pacific Rim and the API diaspora.
We aim to expand the range of outstanding API literature available to the public by publishing works of excellent literary merit, including works in translation. We are proud to present books that feature unique voices; new and alternative perspectives; accomplished experimental writing; and beautiful, thoughtful book design.
Established in 2007, the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) is a research unit situated within the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.
PERE conducts research and facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building. PERE’s work is rooted in the new three R’s: rigor, relevance, and reach. We conduct high-quality research in our focus areas that is relevant to public policy concerns and that reaches to those directly affected communities that most need to be engaged in the discussion. In general, we seek and support direct collaborations with community-based organizations in research and other activities, trying to forge a new model of how university and community can work together for the common good.
USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs
USC El Centro Chicano
USC Asian Pacific American Student Services
USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
USC Center for Law, History, and Culture
USC Jewish Studies Program
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