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Helping Teens in Turn-Around

Helping Teens in Turn-Around

June 1, 2006

Arms crossed and looking contemplative, Mariela Membreno recalled the day police arrived at her high school and hauled her off to jail. “I was walking in the hall and the cops came up to me,” said the 17-year-old…

A Trojan Farewell

A Trojan Farewell

June 1, 2006

A few hundred people packed Town and Gown Monday to honor and bid farewell to Joseph Aoun, the 19th dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences whose career at USC spanned a quarter century. “I look at our life…

Star Service for Peace

Star Service for Peace

July 1, 2005

Actor and student America Ferrera on volunteering By Pamela J. Johnson July 2005 America Ferrera had been volunteering inside the Norwood Street Elementary School classroom for months before a third-grader timidly approached…

Peace Games

Peace Games

July 1, 2005

USC Joint Education Project Makes a Difference By Pamela J. Johnson July 2005 At the playground at Norwood Street Elementary School, three second-graders begin squabbling, each certain he is the rightful owner of a wildly…

Machine Shop Gives 100 Percent

February 1, 2005

There may be no free lunches in this world, but recently members of USC College’s natural sciences machine shop did enjoy a meal on the Dean’s dime. USC College Dean Joseph Aoun picked up the lunch tab for…

Giving Back… and Then Again

Giving Back… and Then Again

July 1, 2004

By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 “It’s come full circle,” says USC College alumna Elda Pech as she sits in her office at L.A. Unified School District’s Magnolia Elementary School where she is a data coach…

Salvatori Scholarships Reward Volunteerism

Salvatori Scholarships Reward Volunteerism

July 1, 2004

By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 Industrialist and long-time USC trustee Henry Salvatori deeply believed that service is each individual citizen’s responsibility. It was upon this idealistic bedrock that he established the…

Good Karma

Good Karma

July 1, 2004

USC College’s Joint Educational Project puts a new spin on community service By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 Maybe it’s karma that causes good things to happen to good people. “My mother has always said that…