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Jaime Carias

College Success Services
Civic Engagement Coordinator
CA
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Jaime Carias is a leading urban educator, author, and national keynote speaker whom is well known for his ability to inspire and educate students of all ages from middle school to college, coach educators, and engage parents. Carias is the Civic Engagement Coordinator at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he leads service-learning programming and designs strategic partnerships with the communities surrounding USC. Carias earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) with a focus in Education Policy from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Carias has designed and implemented programming and curriculum for students, parents, and educators in over 30 states across the United States. His research interests include fostering social emotional support in first-generation low-income students, student and parent resiliency, developing a growth mindset in students and parents, and educational equity. He is the author of two books: Project GRIT: Generating Resilience to Inspire Transformation (2015) and Buscando Vida, Encontrando Éxito: La Fuerza de La Cultura Latina en la Educación (2016).
Carias was born and raised in the low-income community of South Central Los Angeles to Guatemalan immigrant parents and has dedicated his entire career to helping young people and parents seek better opportunities in school and in life. Carias has been featured on several media outlets for his work developing educational and community-engaging programs aimed at creating access to higher education and empowering underserved communities across the country like his.