Community Outreach

A rich, long history of reaching out to our community and the people throughout Southern California

Community partnerships enable the Keck School to explore ways to improve health and education services that meet the needs of the surrounding community.



Keck in the Community

Out of the more than 200 outreach programs at USC, Keck School of Medicine faculty, students and staff lead dozens of community outreach efforts from the Health Sciences Campus.

Chief among these efforts are programs that target the youth of the community, helping build their bodies, minds and spirits and start them on promising careers. Some provide direct medical care services at no cost, while other programs seek to prepare and support disadvantaged students for college and advanced careers in health care and science.

Dean’s Community Leadership Council

Members of the Dean’s Community Leadership Council partner with the Keck School of Medicine to explore ways to improve health services that meet the needs of the surrounding community.

The Keck School is connected with the surrounding community in two important ways: clinical faculty provide health care to many tens of thousands of patients in the community and many staff members both of the Keck School and of its major teaching hospital, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, live in the community. Council discussions offer a forum to communicate with the community members about the Keck School and learn what are the concerns of the community on an ongoing basis.

Members of the Dean’s Community Leadership Council are:

Glenn T. Ault, MD, MSEd
Sr. Associate Dean, Clinical Administration (LAC+USC), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Lou Calanche
Executive Director, Legacy LA

Jorge C. Corralejo
President, Macondo Leasing Company, Inc.

Stephen Dem
President of the Board, Variety Boys & Girls Club

J. Lorraine Estradas, RN, MPH,
Chief Executive Officer, Arroyo Vista Family Health Center

Thomas Jackiewicz
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Steve Kasten
President, Business Improvement District of Lincoln Heights

Craig Keys
Associate Senior Vice President, Civic Engagement, University Relations, University of Southern California

Alicia Maldonado
President, Mockingbird Communications

Marvin Martinez
President, East Los Angeles College

Theresa Martinez
Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce

John Menchaca
President, Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce

Monsignor John Moretta
Resurrection Church

Sandra Rossato
Executive Director, Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero

Samuel Robles
Executive Officer, Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA

Cynthia Sanchez
Executive Director, Proyecto Pastoral

Thomas Sayles
Senior Vice President, University Relations, University of Southern California

Herb K. Schultz
President & CEO, Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center

Zul Surani
Executive Director, HSC Community Partnerships, University of Southern California

Karla Torres
Program Director, Consulado General de Mexico

Carlos Antonio H. Vaquerano
Executive Director & Founder, Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Interim Dean, Keck School of Medicine

Richard Zaldivar
President & Founder, The Wall las Memorias

Michael Zeledon
President, Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce