University of Southern California

USC Hosts Annual Leslie & William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative Gala

For over three decades the University of Southern California (USC) has used its resources to streamline children and young adults into higher education. Nearly 1,000 6 – 12 grade scholars participate in their signature college prep program, the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), with many advancing to become first-generation college students.

A Village Brings Healthcare to Underserved Communities

Sentinel News Service  Community Builders Group, a Pasadena-based real estate developer, hosted a Healthcare Festival on April 29, at University Gardens, an apartment complex near the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.     This is the second year that CBG has partnered with L.A. City Council District 8, USC and South L.A. nonprofits Community Build, Inc., Brotherhood Crusade to produce the day-long festival.CBG, known for socially conscience community developments, purchased University Gardens over 23 years ago.     “To us, real estate development does not just mean building housing, it means building up community,” CBG Community Outreach Manager Dawn Velazquez said. “We’re

USC Closes Education Gap with Neighborhood Academic Initiative

The University of Southern California (USC) is helping to increase and complete college enrollment for Black students with the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI). The NAI annually prepares more than 1,000 6th-12th grade students from low-income households in surrounding neighborhoods, in the south and east Los Angeles areas, for admission and graduation from college. Majority of USC NAI scholars will become first-generation college students.

Murray Bids Farewell to USC After 17 Years of Service

Cheers, applause, fond memories and best wishes were constantly repeated during the celebration for the Rev. Dr. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray, who retired from the University of Southern California after 17 years. Scores of people filled the University Club patio on October 20 for a reception saluting Murray’s tenure as an instructor, lecturer, and namesake of the USC Cecil L. Murray Center for Community Engagement.  The array of genders, ethnicities and professions on hand attested to Murray’s wide-ranging impact. At USC, Murray was a senior fellow of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture and held the John R. Tansey

USC Includes Community Input for nationwide search for its next Department of Public Safety Chief

Following the retirement of Chief John Thomas last month, the University of Southern California (USC) announced a nationwide search for its next Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief. As of Monday, February 14, Associate Senior Vice President, Safety and Risk Assurance, Dr. Erroll G. Southers has been leading focused meetings that are open to the public.

Mayor Garcetti Appoints Taelor Bakewell to Housing Authority Commission

Taelor Bakewell represents a strong voice for the Black community as the newly commissioned board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Bakewell pulls strength and motivation from her loved ones and incorporates that support into bigger strides for improvement within the City of Los Angeles. Commissioner Bakewell was appointed to HACLA’s Board on May 25, 2021.

CSUSB associate vice president appointed vice chair of the board of directors for Leadership California

Kimberly Shiner, the associate vice president for University Development at Cal State San Bernardino, has been appointed vice president for the executive board of Leadership California, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the representation and influence of diverse women leaders across the state of California.

U.S. Commerce Department Announces $13 Million in Investments to Support U.S. Manufacturers Negatively Affected by Increased Imports

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $13 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) that help manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition. The TAACs, which each service multiple states, are located in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.