A message from our

Director of Community Outreach


Hey lovelies! My name is Harriet Taylor, and I am thrilled to serve as the 2021 Director of Community Outreach for USC Helenes! Service is the heart of our organization, and Helenes have such a strong desire and ability to lend a helping hand, bring a smile to others’ faces, and make the world around us a better and brighter place. We strive to bring Helenes love and compassion to the surrounding LA community and make a powerful and lasting impact on the lives of others. 


Throughout the semester you can find Helenes tutoring students at 32nd Street School, cooking and serving meals at the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row, shopping with elderly patients through Wheels for Deals, crafting with kids at Communidad Cesar Chavez, and volunteering at a variety of other places! We also work with other USC organizations such as Kicks for Kids, Share a Meal, Trojan Dance Marathon, and many more! We are always looking for new opportunities and ways to serve the LA community, so please feel free to contact me! 


Helenes love and all of mine,

Harriet Taylor (she/her)



A message from our

Director of Junior Helenes


Hello my loves! My name is Celia Bartel, and I am honored to serve as the 2021 Director of Junior Helenes for the USC Helenes. Junior Helenes is an extra-curricular club for high school students at 32nd Street School, located right across the street from USC. In Junior Helenes and Junior Knights, high school students, Helenes, and Trojan Knights engage in a range of community service activities, work on personal and professional development through various exercises and workshops, and grow in friendship through fun meetings and field trips. Not only do the Junior Helenes and Junior Knights benefit from mentorship and guidance throughout the high school experience and college application process, but Helenes and Trojan Knights also develop as leaders and community members through our meaningful relationships with the high schoolers.


Junior Helenes meets every Friday afternoon after the end of the 32nd Street school day. During meetings, we could be doing icebreakers, discussing the realities of high school and college life, completing community service projects, or simply having fun! Other Junior Helenes events occur throughout the week and on the weekend to accommodate busy schedules and incorporate off-campus programming. You can find us eating lunch together in the USC Village or on campus, hiking, touring different nearby universities, watching a movie, or serving the community by doing a beach cleanup or playing soccer with Kicks for Kids.


I am always open to receive any questions about or suggestions for the program. Feel free to contact me if you have any comments or concerns or would like to get involved with Junior Helenes. I would be more than happy to share the Junior Helenes love!


Helenes love and all of mine,

Celia Bartel (she/her)


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