University of Southern California

The central mission of the University of Southern California is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service.


5 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Immersive Learning inside the World in a Cell, uses emergent technologies such as Virtual Reality, Interactive Games, and World Building to take Los Angeles youth on an artscience journey inside the complex world in our cells to better understand how their bodies work.

    Immersive Learning inside the World in a Cell, engages young people to learn more about the molecular world inside their body. This knowledge will empower them to make healthy choices and inspire them to consider future careers in artscience and STEAM. Using the collaborative and interdisciplinary practice of World Building allows young people to integrate their imagination and emergent technologies such as Game Design, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), creating new stories and pathways for exploration of any inquiry.

  • CREATE ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Fighting Social Inequality For College Students

    A LA2050 grant will support the internship program at the Center for the Political Future, in which college students are placed in unpaid political internships throughout the Los Angeles area. Many college students cannot accept unpaid internships due to their financial limitations, which ultimately impacts their future job prospects after graduation. Funding students at an unpaid internship produces social justice allowing everyone to take advantage of opportunities while in school in order to better prepare them for a successful career.

  • CONNECT ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Leveraging Neighborhood Data to Activate Local Change

    Neighborhood Data for Social Change empowers civic actors to learn about trends, challenges, and opportunities facing LA County neighborhoods through maps, charts, data analysis, and storytelling.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Open Ballot LA

    Helping Los Angeles develop the most accessible and inclusive process of running for office anywhere in the nation.

  • LIVE ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Block LA

    BLOCK is a video game, which allows users to design and study the health of the city and ecological interdependencies of urban actors.