Stories by Matthew Kredell:
Pro bono project lets law students build skills while giving back
USC Gould’s Winter Break Pro Bono Project gives students the opportunity to tackle hands-on legal work while getting involved in community efforts.
Homelessness summit explores solutions to what voters consider California’s biggest problem
Former Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson were among the federal, state and local leaders to converge at the USC gathering.
USC law professor testifies before Congress on restoring Voting Rights Act
In September, USC Gould Vice Dean Franita Tolson joined a group of leading law scholars in testifying at a Congressional subcommittee hearing on restoring key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
USC Price School of Public Policy kicks off 90th anniversary festivities
The City Hall event marks the Feb. 28, 1929, establishment of the school — the second public affairs school in the nation and first in the West.
Charitable giving drops as income inequality goes up, USC study finds
Nicolas Duquette of USC Price tries to explain why increases in giving do not keep up with increases in income in the U.S.
Consulting gig gives Trojans firsthand look at Project Angel Food’s important work
The USC Price students helped the Hollywood-based nonprofit to map out its upcoming capital campaign, which marks 30 years of providing free daily meals to people affected by life-threatening illnesses.
As D.C. intern, USC student studies history of slavery in the nation’s capital
Working at the White House Historical Association, Kelsey Kaline establishes a timeline on the topic by combing through documents, wills, diaries and correspondence.
USC students devise creative ways to revitalize New Orleans
Trojans propose turning an abandoned building into a hotel, among other economic developments that could help generate $6.1 million over five years.
USC-China pacts aim to reduce poverty, boost research
Agreements will look at how local governments, private companies and universities can bring about tech improvements.
How do you design a more walkable Hollywood Boulevard?
Trojans develop designs for two potential closures and lay out a transportation plan to support the concept.
California Civic Engagement Project joins USC Price in Sacramento
The research center places analysis of the government in the hands of policymakers, elected officials and advocacy groups.
LAPD officers polish their community policing skills at USC
The Law Enforcement Advanced Development program combines community policing with a better understanding of people.
USC Price agrees to study homegrown extremism with Parisian university
Safe Communities Institute Director Erroll Southers sets out to integrate lessons from France into U.S. solutions.
Teens tout East L.A. transit and the region’s rich history
Renaissance Academy students also get urban planning lessons from Trojans drawn to community engagement and youth empowerment.
Homeless students find educational haven at South L.A. charter school
USC Rossier alumna creates a community at the Crete Academy in South Los Angeles.
Trojan has a grand vision for L.A.’s historic Grand Central Market
Adam Daneshgar, 34, says the iconic food hall showcases the city’s cultural diversity, and he wants “to keep that value instilled going forward.”
Gretchen Carlson, during USC visit, says #MeToo movement ‘just getting started’
The former Fox News anchor and best-selling author also spoke about her federal policy efforts to help empower sexual harassment victims in the workplace.
What you may not know about the Fed
USC Price Professor Raphael Bostic returns from leave to explain economic policy and its implications for the country.
How focus on diversity is helping urban planners build better communities
People with the right voices and backgrounds are needed more than ever in the planning profession, USC professor says.
How to reduce extremism? Community engagement, experts at USC summit say
USC Price event focuses on developing strategies for detecting and deterring homegrown radicalization and extremist recruitment.
Digital tool gives the public up-to-date data on their community
USC Price Center for Social Innovation launches a free platform offering research that helps uncover trends and opportunities in L.A. County neighborhoods.
Two USC schools help develop LAPD training in community policing
Officers will learn techniques on how to deal with the homeless, mentally ill and domestic abuse survivors.
Undocumented student at USC brings hope to others just like her
By working with a nonprofit, Guatemala native tries to fill gaps where the government and educational system are failing young people.
Every USC Hybrid High graduate is going to college — again
Supported by family and others, the school’s second class of seniors learns how to be the best version of themselves.