Founded in 1972, the Joint Educational Project (JEP) is one of the oldest and largest service-learning programs in the United States.
Each year over 2,000 USC students enroll in one of several JEP courses that combine academic coursework with hands-on experience in neighborhoods surrounding the university. Students may also participate as volunteers on a non-credit basis.
By enabling students to learn firsthand about critical issues facing urban communities, JEP offers an authentic service-learning experience in schools, health-care facilities, agencies and community partners.
If you are near/on the USC campus and would like to become a partner with us, please fill out an application as a community member or USC student organization or as a local neighborhood school and we will get back to you.
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Tammy Anderson Welcomes Alumni!
Tammy Anderson, Executive Director of the Joint Educational Project welcomes alumni to the site in preparation for their 40th anniversary celebration this year.
Young Scientists Program: Energy and Motion
Allyson Brown '12, joined by students from USC Dornsife and Viterbi visited 32nd Street School as part of the Young Scientists Program.Video by Mira Zimet
USC President C. L. Max Nikias visits Norwood Elementary
On January 27, 2012, USC President C. L. Max Nikias visited Norwood Elementary School to observe USC Dornsife students leading a USC Young Scientists Program lesson. This is part of…Video by Mira Zimet
JEP: Young Scientists Program
The Young Scientists Program, part of the Joint Educational Project (JEP) and in association with Nadine Afari, Viterbi professor visit local elementary schools to work with…Video by Mira Zimet
Writer in the Community Class
Professors Aimee Bender and Cecilia Woloch in the English department teach a "Writer in the Community' course where undergrads go into community schools to teach students poetry and fiction.Video by Mira Zimet
USC Students mentor high school students as part of the JEP/NAI Program.
USC Students mentor local high school students as part of the partnership between the Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) and JEP.Video by Mira Zimet
Get involved in JEP!
Each year JEP places approximately 2000 students from Dornsife courses into the neighborhood as mentors, mini-course instructors, translators, and assistants to teachers and other…Video by Mira Zimet
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Joint Educational Project News
An economics major at USC Dornsife in the late 1980s and early 1990s,…
In 1982, Michael Winn was a sophomore taking an anthropology class that…
A religion major at USC Dornsife, Karissa Masciel saw a need to educate…
Consider Khalil Gibran’s passage in the chapter “On…
Illustrations by Letty Avila for USC Dornsife…
Our primary assignments include
- Undergraduate Student Employment
- Graduate Student Employment
- JEP Mentors
- Teaching Assistants
- Mini Courses Instructors
- Special Assignments
- Readers Plus Jobs
- Shelter/Foster Care
- Project Read / Math Mentors
- Program Assistant
- Young Scientists Program
- California JusticeCorps Program
- Public Service Internship