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USC News | USC Students Immerse Themselves in Homelessness

“Welcome to the place you never want to end up,” yelled a man on downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, a homeless community of more than 10,000 people that covers 50 blocks. He was addressing a group of students from USC and Atlanta’s Kennesaw State University (KSU) who were touring the area for a project on homelessness.

 

The tour was part of Leadership Exchange, a program created three years ago by the USC Office of Campus Activities, a department within the Division of Student Affairs. As part of the program, USC students partner with students from universities across the nation to deconstruct social issues.

 

USC and KSU teamed up for a six-month exploration of leadership, service and the social issue of homelessness that included two immersion weekends


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SPRING BREAK: Student group travels cross-country to volunteer

FORT WALTON BEACH —While scores of spring breakers sipped green beer, one group of college students spent St. Patrick’s Day building leprechaun “traps” with foster children.

Nine University of Southern California students decided to go on an alternative spring break, and Heather Larabee, an assistant dean at USC and Fort Walton Beach native, decided to bring the students to her hometown. They flew from Los Angeles to Atlanta and made a 6½-hour drive from there to pitch in at Opportunity Place and Children in Crisis.

 

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The University of Tampa | Program Exchanges UT Leaders with Those at University of Memphis

The University of Tampa | Program Exchanges UT Leaders with Those at University of Memphis | National Leadership Exchanges | Scoop.it
Nine UT and nine University of Memphis students are engaged in a new and unique initiative this semester called the Leadership Exchange, a six-month study of poverty and homelessness where students learn how to create social change.

 

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Clarion call | News at KSU

Clarion call | News at KSU | National Leadership Exchanges | Scoop.it

Against a rising chorus of concern about the cost of higher education and debate over the relevance of a college degree, a unique student exchange program at Kennesaw State University seeks to address this crisis in confidence.

Launched in 2009, Kennesaw State’s Center for Student Leadership initiated a hands-on leadership exchange program focused on homelessness. Fifteen KSU students traveled to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, to study how that community deals with the issue of homelessness, followed by a visit to Atlanta by the USC students. 

 

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