RISHI stands for Rural India Social & Health Improvement . . . but we're so much more.
Founded in 2014, our chapter first worked with the village of Naga Valadiya in Gujurat to start a dental camp, an anti-tobacco initiative, and a menstrual advocacy project. We are currently wrapping up initiatives in the village of Jamid, Jharkhand while simultaneously heading into a new model where we focus on partnering with multiple localized non-profits to enact a long-term sustainable impact.
However, after hosting multiple Indian cultural events on campus, we have also realized our role as a space for students to explore their South Asian identities. While RISHI Projects focuses on impact in India, our Community Engagement team focuses on expanding our role as a South Asian organization at USC, creating a deeper bond between members, and providing local volunteering opportunities.