Anthony Romano, left ,and Dylan Manzano, sixth graders at Foshay Learning Center, demonstrate robots to Alice Montoya, 5, in the Civic Engagement Tent at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC April 18, 2015. Photo by David Sprague

Anthony Romano, left ,and Dylan Manzano, sixth graders at Foshay Learning Center, demonstrate robots to Alice Montoya, 5, in the Civic Engagement Tent at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC April 18, 2015. Photo by David Sprague

Good neighbors campaign funded robotics team uses ingenuity to find its way to the national championship.

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GNC2015

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. Since 1994, USC faculty, staff, and friends have been coming together every October to help USC be a good neighbor. In all, they have donated more than $17.7 million dollars in support of university-community partnerships. 100% of contributions is distributed via USC Good Neighbors grants (formerly USC Neighborhood Outreach or UNO). Supported partnerships strive to enhance educational opportunities, promote health and fitness, enhance public safety, and support economic development. Nearly 650 grants have been given to community organizations to enhance educational opportunities, promote good health and fitness, support economic development, and improve safety.

Help us reach our goal of $1.6 million!

December 7, 2015

Call for proposals

Attention USC Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Partners:

The USC Good Neighbors 2016-17 grant application cycle is underway! Any benefits-eligible university employee, university department, or student organization is eligible to apply when they partner with a community-based, tax-exempt organization that operates within the Good Neighbors service area surrounding the University Park or Health Sciences Campuses (visit website for application criteria and service area maps).

Grant applications are due by 10 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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November 30, 2015

Lincoln Heights residents now have weekly access to veggies and vendors, thanks to Good Neighbors Campaign

The arrival of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables signals the beginning of a new season. In Lincoln Heights, the scent of such produce has given rise to the neighborhood’s curiosity over a relatively new phenomenon.

Funded by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign, the Lincoln Heights Farmers Market has become a gathering place for locals, farmers and vendors to partake in a communal experience that reminds us of the importance — and joys — of healthy eating.

“I think it’s awesome,” said Sandie Castaneda, who unexpectedly bumped into her grandmother at the market. “I like that it’s just people coming together and supporting each other locally.”

Her grandmother, Amalia Montes de Oca, had just stepped out of the hairdresser when she discovered the market. She felt that it would provide her with access to vegetables, with the hope of successfully controlling her diabetes.

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A vendor presents a variety of fruit. (Photo/Melisa Acoba)

A vendor presents a variety of fruit. (Photo/Melisa Acoba)

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