Civic Leaders Share Thoughts on USC Village

Our leaders pose for a "fight on" at the USC Village Community Open House Photo by Steve Cohn


Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer at the USC Village Community Open House on Saturday, August 19 (USC Photo/ Steve Cohn

“There are a tremendous number of high marks to mention about the new USC village, but as the State Assemblymember of the area and Chair of the Public Safety Committee, I particularly applaud your community benefits here in South Los Angeles. There’s no better crime prevention in the community than education and job growth, in this endeavor USC has stepped up on both accounts. There is no better way to show community concern for families than addressing affordable housing, again USC stepped up to the plate. There is no better way to stamp out a stigma than with positive actions, once again with a Trader Joes and other high end amenities, USC stepped up.  I’m a proud alum, congratulations and Fight On!”

-Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, 59th District



County Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas with USC President C.L. Max Nikias at the USC Village Community Open House (USC Photo/ Steve Cohn)




“USC Village represents a welcome investment in South Los Angeles’ historic North University Park community that will provide quality retail and restaurant options, along with an opportunity for local residents to obtain good paying jobs right in their community.”

-Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas, 1st District






Los Angeles City Council Member Curren Price speaks at the Grand Opening Celebration of the USC Village August 17 in Los Angeles, CA., 2017. Photo by David Sprague

“This is another giant step in the right direction for my District. The completion of the USC Village is very special for me because it’s another piece of the puzzle to a more prosperous and thriving South LA.

Throughout this entire process, USC listened and understands that college students and community members have a lot in common such as the need for good-paying jobs, shopping options and special places to connect.”

-Councilmember Curren Price, 9th District