• Service-learning is an educational approach that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. JEP uses a peer educator approach to support more than 150 service-learning courses each semester. JEP students earn course credit while providing service at a wide range of sites, including local schools, non-profits, health and legal clinics, and other community-based organizations.

  • USC ReadersPLUS is an America Reads/America Counts literacy and math tutoring program operated by JEP at seven local schools. Since the program began in 1997, ReadersPLUS has trained and placed approximately 100 work-study students every semester.

  • JEP’s STEM Education Programs include the Young Scientists Program, WonderKids, and the Medical STEM program. All of the programs bring hands-on and inquiry-based STEM experiences to students in each of our seven partner schools

  • Programs like Little Yoginis, which integrates children’s literature with yoga postures, meditation and mindfulness, and the Peace Project, which combines lessons about peacemaking with meditation, movement, dance,
    music and art activities, help USC and community
    students develop tools to be more present,
    focused and calm throughout the day.

  • JEP’s Pre-Law Project is an internship program that provides real-world legal experience to undergraduate students who are interested in exploring the field of public interest law.

  • Trojan Health Volunteers offers undergraduate pre-med/pre-health students the opportunity to obtain valuable volunteer experiences in a number of hospital and clinical settings.

  • The Understanding Homelessness through Service (UHS) program provides multiple opportunities for service-learning students to learn about the complex problem of homelessness in Los Angeles and abroad while serving the local communities.

  • The Public Service Internship Program is a summer program designed to give JEP students a deeper understanding of the community-based organizations at which they served during the prior academic year.