April 26, 2018

I’d be lying if I said that service isn’t what drew me to the Helenes.  Throughout my upbringing, my parents made sure that serving became an integral part of who I was.  One way I did this was in my high school where I was an active pe...

February 10, 2017

“Helenes has the power to transform lives in the best way imaginable.” That was the statement at the end of my acceptance email. At the time when I read it, I was thrilled, excited, and ready. But despite my enthusiasm, I really had no...

December 2, 2016

The USC Helenes has served as my home away from home throughout my college career.

When I joined my fall semester of sophomore year, I immediately felt as if I had found my place at USC. Although our formal mission is to support the Univ...

November 30, 2016

“I go to Nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.” –John Burroughs

Each semester, Helenes partner with Knights in the opportunity to take Jr. Helenes and Jr. Knights on a hike. On Sunday, November 6, we trekke...

November 6, 2016

When the seven year old girl at Kicks for Kids giggles and smiles as she attempts to defeat an LA Galaxy soccer player, or when the mountains of bins filled with cereal, canned goods, and home essentials pile at the end of the assembly...

November 4, 2016

When I was installed as the 2016 Director of Community Outreach, the director before me, Kea, gave me a ceremonial clipboard that read “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” –Mahatma Gandhi. Words h...

October 27, 2016

The past two semesters I have been lucky enough to serve as Tutoring Chair for USC Helenes. As such, I am in charge of organizing the tutoring events we do at 32nd Street School, an LAUSD/USC magnet school right next to campus. For year...

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