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Since 1972, the Joint Educational Project has been one of the most respected Service Learning institutions in the United States. Over the years JEP has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for it's pioneering contributions to the field.

Each year 2,000+ USC students enroll in one of JEP's Service Learning Courses. The courses offered by JEP skillfully combine academic coursework with hands-on experience in the community surrounding USC.


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 would like to consider partnering with JEP, please fill out an application as a community member or USC student organization or as a local neighborhood school.

Joint Educational Project News

May 14th, 2015

A Prophetic T-shirt

There’s a snapshot of Wendy Garcia-Nava as a fourth-grader…

Feb 9th, 2015

Ahead of the Game

Going into her junior year, Lillian Zazueta decided she wanted to…

Dec 4th, 2014

Diagnosis Success

As a small child, Nnenna Ezeh pretended to perform surgery on her…

Nov 25th, 2014

Forecast Looks Sunny

“When thunder roars, go indoors,” CBS chief meteorologist…

Nov 17th, 2014

Fit as an Astronaut

Freshman Sophia Nguyen demonstrated to fourth and fifth graders how to…

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