September 3, 2013

USC’s employee giving program raised funds for more than 50 programs this year

Neighborhood bike safety ambassadors in South Los Angeles; food justice advocacy training for youth at local community gardens; a fotonovela on breast cancer prevention and treatment; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics fairs for aspiring young scientists in East Los Angeles.

These are just a handful of the 50 university-community partnerships that were funded this year by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign (GNC), an annual fundraising initiative organized by Civic Engagement that directs staff and employee donations toward the communities surrounding the university campuses.

More than 5,565 Trojan faculty and staff voluntarily contributed to the 2012-13 GNC drive, raising more than $1.6 million. The campaign in turn funded 50 community programs focused on enhancing educational opportunities, promoting good health and fitness, improving safety, and supporting job training and economic development. Read more here.

See the complete list of grant recipients here.