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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 10th, 2016

Writing students break away from the classroom to help the homeless

For Mark Marino, writing is about more than just staring at a computer…

May 4th, 2016

Scholarship, service and success mark three students’ academic journeys

Brooke Kidner: Willing and Able Photo by Mike Glier. It was 2014,…

Apr 13th, 2016

Bringing the art of robotics to underserved kids near USC

Fourth-grader Cody Cartier proudly held aloft a bristlebot, a tiny…

Apr 4th, 2016

Undergraduates lead civic engagement program for local high school students

Despite most being bilingual themselves, New Designs Charter Schools…

Jan 25th, 2016

One of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30,’ Dieuwertje Kast is educating next-gen STEM leaders.

Resplendent in a dress patterned with the periodic table of elements,…

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