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State Treasurer John Chiang is applauding students in the Master of Public Administration program at the USC Price School of Public Policy for their work on a class project examining the development of CalABLE, a new program that allows people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts without fear of losing vital public benefits.
Weeks before completing his bachelor of science degree from the USC Price School of Public Policy, David Roachford stood alongside university professors and doctoral students to present his senior thesis on gentrification in neighborhoods surrounding Los Angeles Metro stations at the Urban Affairs Association annual conference in Minneapolis.
The USC Price School of Public Policy, through its Office of Global Engagement, established a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican state of Sonora that promotes policy dialogues between faculty and government leaders, leading to joint research on areas such as immigration, border trade, climate change, public health and sustainable development.
It’s hard to believe that forms of slavery still exist today, though many people might not even realize it. The Athenian Society at the USC Price School of Public Policy put a much-needed spotlight on the issue April 25 in an event titled “Ending Trafficking: A Discussion of Human Rights.”
Young people see their communities from a different perspective. With the help of an undergraduate team from the USC Price School of Public Policy, students from East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) at Esteban Torres High School re-imagined their local streets and presented their visions for a better East L.A. The asset-mapping project tasks students with examining the main corridors of their communities, deciding on ways they could be improved and determining how to make those enhancements.
USC Price School of Public Policy Master of Public Administration students Brantynn Washington and Julian Cernuda were among a team of six USC students who won first place in the international Emory University Global Health Case Competition, focusing on mental health in Liberia.
La Mikia Castillo MPP, MPL ’12 describes herself as being “passionate about impacting and addressing issues that have an effect on low-income communities and communities of color.” It’s a passion rooted in her faith that she brings each day to the National Foster Youth Institute, where Castillo leads community organizing initiatives aimed at transforming the child welfare system. Her contributions, however, aren’t limited to just the professional arena. She’s also extended her impact into the classroom, working with students as a new adjunct faculty member at USC Price.