USC Good Neighbors: Sharing Hope and Building Communities

USC Good Neighbors: Sharing Hope and Building Communities



Together, we are USC Good Neighbors!
USC Good Neighbors has been leading USC’s community engagement since 1994. For nearly three decades, through the generous contributions of USC’s faculty and staff, we have provided financial support to local nonprofits that are making a positive impact on the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. From health and wellness to sustainability, education, access to college, and so much more, with your help, we are making a difference in our local communities every day.

Health and Wellness

We are improving health outcomes for youth and families through partnerships that address the importance of healthy food and exercise for the whole family, dental hygiene education for elementary school children, and mental health.


Partnerships in sustainability reach community members of all ages, bridging immediate food access for vulnerable neighbors and the unhoused, teaching gardening skills, sharing the harvest, and creating green spaces through tree planting and park rehabilitation.



Education & Access to College

An equitable education is a foundation for youth success. College access initiatives have a 100 percent high school graduation rate in the neighborhoods surrounding USC’s Health Sciences and University Park campuses, and over 95 percent go on to attend college, including many becoming future Trojans!