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Emma ’18 gives back through USHS

Emma ’18 has been volunteering with the homeless to give back to the community. She said she realized she could make a difference in less fortunate people’s lives when she was installing flooring tiles in a center for rehabilitation.

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Elijah Pathfinder talks about homelessness in LA

Elijah Pathfinder was homeless for 20-30 years before securing housing the Section 8 program, which authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords. It is a federal assistance intended for very low-income families, the disabled and the elderly. Under the program, a family receives a voucher from the government for 70 percent of the monthly rent. Before moving to Los Angeles, Pathfinder lived in San Diego.


Homelessness in LA

The Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty states on any given night, 82,000 people in Los Angeles, which is 1 in 217 people, are homeless. Homelessness is an especially relevant topic in Los Angeles, given the fact that according to a 2016 report from The Los Angeles Times, two thirds of all homeless people in the United States live in Los Angeles.


Mind the Gap

UV staff looks at economic, logistical and beneficial aspects of gap years.





Agent Atwell

From the rumors of her being a CIA agent to her being a Russian spy, her students make their own hypotheses about Ms. Atwell’s true identity. In reality, Ms. Atwell’s upbringing and her independence of character sparked her worldliness and language skills.


Q&A with Cathy Atwell

History and social sciences instructor Cathy Atwell is participating in graduate program at the USC Rossier School of Education. She explained that this program is…