USC’s groundbreaking Neighborhood Academic Initiative honors 60 newest graduates

Read article by Teresa Lara, USC News: The teachers, students and parents who make USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative gathered May 4 at Town and Gown to celebrate the annual NAI Gala, where 60 graduates culminated seven years of attending early-morning weekday tutoring at USC as well as daylong Saturday classes.

The NAI program, has graduated 990 students since 1997. Almost 400 have gone on to attend USC.

Twenty-two of this year’s graduates have been admitted to attend USC in the fall on full scholarships. Other students have been accepted to institutions including New York University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Seton Hall University, UCLA and University of California, Berkeley. Click here to continue reading