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USC Neighborhood Outreach awards funds to local programs

Community organizations in the area surrounding the Health Sciences Campus and their university partners were recognized at the USC Neighborhood Outreach (UNO) Grant Awards ceremony on June 9. The event, held in the Edmondson Faculty Center, announced the recipients of grants ranging in size from $7,000 to nearly $35,000 that were funded by the annual USC Good Neighbors fundraising campaign. “The UNO program was created to allow university staff and faculty an opportunity to channel funds back into the community through an organization with absolutely no overhead,” said John Wolcott, senior computer consultant specialist for the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. “Every penny donated to UNO goes directly back into the community.” Wolcott is a board member of USC Neighborhood Outreach and served as the ceremony’s emcee. Receiving prime recognition at the ceremony were those programs identified as “signature programs.” These established—three years of activity or more—programs met […]