Stories by Pamela Madrid:
USC TRiO programs mark 40 years of helping low-income pupils get ready for college
The programs have been life-changing for students like Jorge Campos, who was homeless at the start of high school but will be attending Harvard in the fall.
Mother and daughter defy odds to graduate together as first-generation college students
Mom Delmy Lemus left USC more than a decade ago; daughter Leslie convinced her to return, and showed her the ropes.
USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative celebrates 25 years of college access and success for local children
Hundreds of future leaders have completed the program, which provides intense academic support to dedicated youngsters.
Summit helps first-generation students identify resources, opportunities
Inaugural ‘Path to Success’ event brings students together with key faculty, staff and alumni to share experiences and advice.