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Community Engagement

August 3rd, 2020

How schools should teach in a pandemic, according to research

Nearly 500 education scholars sign call to action, with recommendations for going forward

June 17th, 2020
USC College Advising Corps member Gerrel Sayles works with students on their college applications earlier this spring. (Photo/Josh Krause, 211 Photography)

New hotline guides students through college applications

The free service will also offer advice on financial aid and other college issues

June 11th, 2020
Protests against police brutality began worldwide in late May after video footage showing Minneapolis police officers killing George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. (Photo <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode">licensed</a> under Flickr Creative Commons via user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kareneliot/50017263797/">Karen Eliot</a>.)

Community colleges partner with USC against racism

The USC Race and Equity Center is forming a partnership with more than 50 California community colleges

March 16th, 2020
More than 80 principals from the Los Angeles Unified School District represent the inaugural cohort of the LAUSD Racial Equity Leadership Academy. (Photo/Steve Cohn)

Los Angeles principals go all in on racial equity

Through the USC Race and Equity Center, LAUSD leaders are getting vulnerable

February 18th, 2020
Provost Professor Shaun R. Harper and his USC Race and Equity Center are developing a racial-equity academy for community colleges.

Designing a racial equity experience for colleges in need

A new partnership gives USC Race and Equity Center opportunity to expand impact

June 12th, 2019
The first graduating class of East College Prep, Ednovate with USC Rossier earned both a 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate. (Photo/Margaret Molloy)

Inaugural class of second USC-backed high school meets goals

For the first-ever graduates of East College Prep, college becomes reality

May 3rd, 2019
USC Hybrid High School Principal Mac Macauley joins other officials in marking the grand opening of the school's new building, a permanent home in South Los Angeles. (Photo/Margaret Molloy)

At long last, a permanent home for USC Hybrid High

The new building stands opposite Exposition Park

March 6th, 2019
Associate Professor Patricia Burch, a co-director of USC Rossier's Center on Education Policy, Equity and Governance, speaks with other attendees at a local convening around education policy. Burch also led a discussion on equity challenges facing L.A. (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

With new ears in capitol, scholars push K–12 improvements

Researchers hope new California leaders and legislature will heed advice on school equity

February 6th, 2019
Siblings Robert, Elexiz and Ray Padron share their school stories at the Feb. 5 groundbreaking for the permanent East College Prep, Ednovate with USC Rossier building in Lincoln Heights.. (Photo/Margaret Molloy)

USC-backed high school one step closer to permanent home

East College Prep groundbreaking gave many a moment to gratefully reflect

January 24th, 2019
At an event commemorating the USC Rossier Centennial, a student who immigrated from El Salvador, Kevin, speaks lyrically about his experiences in the United States. (Photo/Brian Morri)

Immigrant teenagers take stage at USC to share stories

In an emotion-filled night, local students describe hardships of adapting to America