October 4, 2013

Good Neighbors Campaign 2013 sets goal at $1.7 million

On any given day, children are conducting science and engineering experiments in South and East Los Angeles elementary schools. Meanwhile, high school students are learning more about their communities during health-related discussions on land use.

These activities are made possible through programs funded by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign (GNC), the annual employee-giving initiative organized by Civic Engagement that directs one-time donations and monthly payroll deductions toward community programs. To date, GNC has raised more than $16 million.

“This year, we have increased our goal to $1.7 million,” said Carolina Castillo, executive director of development for USC Civic Engagement, who leads the GNC campaign.

“We also aim to increase participation from 5,565 to 6,000 employees,” she added.

In 2012, GNC donations funded such projects as Mission Science, a pre-college science, technology, engineering and mathematics program at six schools near the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Read more.