August 28, 2017

USC’s neighbors get a helping hand with school supplies

People attend the Biotech information booth at the 4th-6th grade School Supply Giveaway, sponsored by USC Civic Engagement at USC Health Sciences campus, Saturday, August 26, 2017. (USC Photo / Michael Baker)

Thousands of families from neighboring schools received back-to-school supplies at the USC Health Sciences Campus on Saturday. Students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of Pharmacy and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC helped distribute the items and shared their pathway into the science and medical fields.

“It’s a great opportunity to connect university resources with our local community, and emphasize the numerous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs we offer,” said Zul Surani, executive director of community partnerships for the Health Sciences Campus.

The event was hosted by USC Civic Engagement and supported through the university’s Good Neighbors Campaign, through which USC faculty and staff donate more $1.6 million each year to support university-community programs.