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No place to study, hunger and inadequate computers hurt Eastside and South L.A. kids

About three-quarters of families surveyed by researchers from USC and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools had experienced a pandemic-related loss of income and food insecurity. Yet 1 in 3 families made investments to support online learning, including paying for internet access. “This isn’t a trivial amount of money for our families,” USC Rossier’s Stephen Aguilar says.


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USC social work students grant
The Primary Care Project’s goal is to train 110 MSW students from 2020 to 2025 to provide integrated and interprofessional behavioral health services in primary care settings for vulnerable populations. (Photo/Chris Shinn)

$3.25 million grant helps social work students from underserved communities

Twenty-two master’s students at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have been selected for $30,000 scholarships through the school’s new Primary Care Project.