Hundreds of future leaders have completed the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative program, which provides intense academic support for dedicated youngsters living near USC’s campuses. NAI boasts a 100 percent high school graduation rate and a 98 percent college attendance rate.
Some 44,000 people are homeless on any given night in Los Angeles County. USC brought together public, private and nonprofit leaders to find a solution to the problem and serve as a model for other communities.
An expert on hearing technologies and chair of the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, he built the department into one of the nation’s finest, recruiting top researchers and spearheading a national clinical trial of treatments for children with hearing loss.
To start planning the home for the USC Kaufman School of Dance, Dean Jeffrey de Caen, Director Jodie Gates and school namesake Glorya Kaufman looked far and wide. The result: a landmark facility that will be a hub for dance in LA when it opens in August.