Path to ‘America Reads’

Jamie Capetillo ’19, MA Higher Education & Student Affairs;  America Reads Graduate Coordinator at the McCarthy Center In this week’s blog, Jamie recalls her mentoring and literacy tutoring experiences that led her to the McCarthy Center Engage SF program and America Reads. I have been privileged to have moments in my life that have impacted me so […]

Community as a Coro Fellow

Each and Every (E&E) A haiku by Crystal Vega Twelve parts of a whole, Intertwined success and joy, Fail forward, Fellows. Hello, my name is Crystal Vega, and I am a 2018-2019 St. Louis Coro Fellow. I am an each and an every, an individual participating in a nine month experiential learning fellowship in public […]

Countdown to Election Day

All You Need to Know for Election Day! So you’re registered and ready to go. What’s next? Here’s our handy guide to get you through the day (November 6), from polling place to watching the results! ♦  The War Memorial is a polling place this year and will be open from 7am-8pm for you to […]

Congrats to Community Partner Innovation Fund Awardees!

The ethos of Engage San Francisco is creating campus-community partnership and the Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) exemplifies this mission. The CPIF awards funding of up to $5000 towards organizations in support of children and families in the Western Addition neighborhood. Additionally, funds support teams of faculty/staff and partners proposing well-defined projects that support the achievement of a […]

Growing Community Connections

In the McCarthy Center’s publication Profiles in Community-Engaged Learning, the work of faculty and community partners are highlighted. Community-Engaged Learning fulfils the public purpose of higher education. At the University of San Francisco, we offer approximately 70 undergrad and at least a dozen grad community engaged courses each year. In other words, USF faculty are […]

Our New Community Empowerment Activists

This fall semester, the McCarthy Center launched a new leadership program for students interested in advocacy and community organizing work toward social change for a just and equitable society. The Community Empowerment Activist (CEA) program develops critically engaged students through a part-time paid internship placement with community-based organizations throughout San Francisco. We are excited to […]