Awards & Partners


The Arsalyn Program of the Ludwick Family Foundation has been a strategic partner since 2011.  The Arsalyn Program promotes youth civic and political engagement and we are honored to have their support and collaboration for teacher training and student events.  In 2014, we were especially pleased to launch a new outreach program made possible through their sponsorship.  The Arsalyn Policy Seminar brings together USC professors and high school students through our partner teachers and undergraduate volunteers.

CALIS received national recognition from the Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education. Among a pool of 100 programs nominated in 2005, CALIS was selected as one of the top three university outreach centers in the United States for its direct service to classrooms and its leadership in innovative use of analytical tools for teaching social sciences.


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CALIS Director Teresa Hudock received the 2012 Carol Marquis Global Understanding Award from the California Council for the Social Studies. The Carol Marquis Award is presented to a California educator who has made notable contributions in helping social studies students increase their understanding of the world and has significantly influenced social studies teachers and students to understand global perspectives. 


Teresa received the 2006 George Moffet Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Studies Education in Southern California. SCSSA is the local affiliate of the California Council of the Social Studies, the state organization of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Past Partnerships
Photo banner: CALIS partner teachers were part of the USC School of International Relations 80th anniversary celebration. Established in 1924, it is the 3rd oldest professional school of international relations in the world and has the largest IR undergraduate program in the US.