The Neighborhood Academic initiative offers kids from the community extra tutoring workshops and financial aid.
The university boasts strong connections with its surrounding neighborhoods.
More than 700 students have graduated from NAI since it began in 1989.
USC ramped up its programs with local schools after the 1992 riots, JEP’s director says.
The university aims to raise $1.4 million from faculty and staff this academic year.
High schoolers in the Writing-Mentoring program can attend class with USC students.
The Neighborhood Academic Initiative gives students a chance to win a USC scholarship.