University of Southern California

USC Marshall Undergrads' "Vision" Tops Ernst & Young Competition
Students' After School Program for "Your World Your Vision" Wins $10,000 Prize
May 4, 2009 • by Mike Martinez

Students from the USC Marshall School of Business won a philanthropic Your World Your Vision competition sponsored by Ernst & Young in which they proposed a project to make a difference in their community.

The students devised JumpStart, an after-school program that partners with a local nonprofit where the USC students will mentor high school youths, encouraging them to stay out of gangs and steering them toward college and meaningful careers.

The USC team won a $10,000 prize to carry out the work, whose goal is to place 25 percent of the project's high school seniors in college. The two other schools winning the Your World, Your Vision campus competition were the University of Calgary and the University of Minnesota, which each received an identical cash prize for their programs.

About USC Marshall School of Business
Based in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, the USC Marshall School is the best place to learn the art and science of business. The school's programs serve nearly 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, professional and executive-education students, who attend classes in facilities at the main Los Angeles campus, as well as satellite facilities in Irvine and San Diego. USC Marshall also operates a Global MBA program in conjunction with Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.

About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.