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  • Is Service Learning the Hidden Gem of Education-Reform?

    A fantastic article authored by our own Megan Rilkoff exploring the possibilities that service learning offers for education reform, read more.

    By Megan Rilkoff


    October 10, 2012

  • Nikias Returns to the USC Family of Schools

    USC president C.L. Max Nikias often has said, “The ties between USC and its surrounding communities are both profound and deep, and long ago the Trojan Family realized that USC’s strength as a great university depends on its ability to be a good neighbor.” read more
    By Alan House
    February 2, 2012 5:24 PM
  • Tears of Joy

    Los Angeles high school students celebrate their success at meeting the application deadline to USC during an emotional ceremony. Their USC Dornsife mentors in the JEP-NAI freshman seminar cheer them on. read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    December 23, 2011
  • Double Duty

    Experiential education changes lives. Just ask the 68,000 student volunteers from USC College’s Joint Educational Project (JEP) since 1972. Katherine Schwarzenegger, Paul Krekorian and the Vidana twins included. And don’t forget Yvette. read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    December 21, 2010
  • Volunteering benefits students, community

    USC is generally known for being a school that maintains a commitment to giving back to its surrounding community. read more

    By Jared Servantez
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm in Opinion
  • JEP program joins USC students with local youth

    After joining forces with the Neighborhood Academic Initiative to mentor local high school students in writing and college preparedness, USC’s Joint Education Project is continuing to expand its programs. read more

    By Rebecca Marshall
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm in News
  • Obstetrician Delivered Flourishing Program

    USC College alumnus Daniel Potter speaks to students more than two decades after he established Trojan Health Volunteers (THV), run by the Joint Educational Project (JEP). read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    March 30, 2010
  • Good Neighbors Campaign Reaches Goal

    USC College also doubles its participation rate, meeting a donor’s $1 million challenge for the Joint Educational Project. read more

    By Susan Andrews and Katherine A. Diaz
    January 7. 2009
  • USC Hailed as Nation's 'Best Neighbor'

    University heads a roster of 25 academic institutions that have made a positive impact on urban communities. read more

    August 22, 2006
  • Building the Student in 'Student-Athlete'

    Although exhausted after her graveyard shift, Judy Jefferson was determined to attend the closing ceremonies of the NFL Impact Program at USC. read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    August 1, 2006
  • U.S. News Ranks USC's JEP Program

    A new set of college rankings released this month from U.S. News & World Report featured USC on its list of Top College Academic Programs in Service Learning. read more

    July 12, 2006
  • Mentoring Those Who Made Mistakes

    USC College students counsel juvenile offenders whose lives are taking a turn for the better. read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    July 10, 2006
  • The Heart and Soul of Medicine

    Trojan Health Volunteers put their dream of becoming doctors to the test while helping the ill and injured. read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    July 1, 2006
  • Alum Uses E-magination to Help Pupils

    Oliver Sicat, the Program Assistant Coordinator at JEP in his senior year at 'SC takes his experience to the East Coast. Running in the Boston Marathon allows a teacher to raise money for laptops as part of his after-school program aimed at college bound students. read more

    By Norm Schneider
    June 28, 2006
  • Trojans Bid Farewell to Joseph Aoun

    The outgoing USC College dean is honored as an administrator with high standards who brought people together across disciplines, says President Sample. read more

    By Pamela J. Johnson
    June 22, 2006
  • Read All About It

    Volunteers make a difference in the USC Literacy Project, a program that improves the reading abilities of children in the community. The results are encouraging - 63 percent of tutored youngsters show substantial improvement. read more

    By Eva Emerson
    January 06, 2004
  • JEP Marks 30 Years as a Pioneering Service-Learning Program

    Organization that enrolls 2,000 students a year in community projects draws praise from its cohorts. read more

    by Sharon Stewart
    January 28 2002
  • The College: Joint Educational Project marks 30 years

    One of the oldest service-learning programs in the nation, it will celebrate with a special reception March 1. Tammara Seabrook Anderson stays on as director after 25-year veteran Dick Cone retires (see story at end). read more

    by Sharon Stewart
    January 31, 2002
  • Public Service Guru Dick Cone Bids JEP Adieu

    Dick Cone is leaving USC at the end of this month, 25 years after the Peace Corps veteran took a job with the university's Joint Educational Project. read more

    by Melissa Payton
    January 28, 2002
  • JEP: Peace begins right down the street at Norwood Elementary

    $325,000 state grant funds Peace Games, a comprehensive violence prevention program read more

    May 25 2001
  • Honors: USC named 'Leadership Institution' by Assoc. of American Colleges and Universities

    The Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C., has named USC a "Leadership Institution," recognizing it for providing stimulating educational experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. read more

    January 11, 2001
  • Time/Princeton Review

    The University of Southern California has been named "College of the Year" by the 2000 edition of the Time/Princeton Review College Guide. read more

    September 24, 1999
  • Service to Learning

    For 25 years, USC's Joint Educational Project has worked to connect students' academic life to the world outside the gates. read more

    by Carol Tucker
    August 01, 1997
  • A Bridge to the Community, JEP Celebrates Its 25th

    Martin Galindo, principal of Vermont Avenue Elementary School, gets déjà vu every time he sees USC's Joint Educational Project students working with Vermont school kids. read more

    by Carol Tucker
    April 07 1997
  • Dick Cone Honored for His Dedication to JEP's Educational Mission

    As a teacher in the Peace Corps, Dick Cone was the kind of educator who liked to tackle a problem school in some distant country, such as Iran or Jamaica, make a quick fix, then go somewhere new, carting his wife and small kids with him. read more

    by Carol Tucker
    April 07 1997