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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Get involved in JEP!

Each year JEP places approximately 2000 students from Dornsife courses into the neighborhood as mentors, mini-course instructors, translators, and…

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Joint Educational Project News

Jun 26th, 2014

A Visionary Entrepreneur

An economics major at USC Dornsife in the late 1980s and early 1990s,…

May 29th, 2014

It’s a Winn-Winn

In 1982, Michael Winn was a sophomore taking an anthropology class that…

May 2nd, 2014

Honoring Service and Learning

A religion major at USC Dornsife, Karissa Masciel saw a need to educate…

Apr 28th, 2014

In My Opinion: Strong As Oak

Consider Khalil Gibran’s passage in the chapter “On…

Apr 28th, 2014

The ABCs of JEP

  Illustrations by Letty Avila for USC Dornsife…

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