Joint Educational Project
FAX: (213) 740-1825
Director: Tammara Anderson
Based in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Joint Educational Project places university students in supervised, service-learning positions as a part of their academic course work. Students registered in certain classes in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography, Sociology, Spanish, and other disciplines are assigned to neighborhood schools, libraries, hospitals and health clinics, and similar sites, where they assist professionals, teach, translate, and make other contributions to the community. Students are required to submit weekly reflective essays to help them make connections between their academic course work and their experiences in the community.
Work-study students work in conjunction with JEP through the USC Readers Plus program. Students assist K-9 children in the university’s “Family of Schools” in the areas of math and reading, allowing USC students the opportunity to serve in the community while gaining experience in an urban school environment.