First Year in San Francisco

Justin Pearson ’20 is completing his first year in the MA Urban and Public Affairs program My path to the University of San Francisco began with loving the Bay Area on prior visits from my home in Jamaica. I have had the privilege from prior work and study in International Relations and Government to contemplate my own […]

Our New Literacy Manager

The McCarthy Center recently gained a new staff member, and so we wanted to get to know her and her position a little better. Welcome, Lauren! Tell us a little about yourself I was born and raised in a community just outside of Dayton, OH called Jefferson Township. Jefferson was a little more rural than […]

Tenant’s Rights — a Just Cause

Kiana Martinez, Community Empowerment Activist, Sociology ’20 During the 2018-2019 academic year at USF, I have had the opportunity to work with, Causa Justa Just Cause (CJJC), a Bay Area grassroots organization based in the SoMa district that works to build community leadership in the fight for housing and racial justice. Working at the CJJC […]

Celebrating Innovative Partnerships

The McCarthy Center and Engage San Francisco will be celebrating the 2019 Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) recipients on April 4, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the African American Art & Culture Complex! Members of the wider McCarthy Center Community are invited to join us in commemoration. This evening will be an opportunity for USF faculty, staff, […]

The Arc of History

McCarthy Award recipient and USF President Emeritus, Reverend Stephen Privett, recently accepted his award, emphasizing in his speech, the continuous responsibilty of effecting justice in society. As I look at all of you, I realize that Leo McCarthy still gathers people together for a worthy cause. The McCarthy family, the staff at the Center, and […]

To Convince & Connect

Following last week’s blog on the importance of organization for electoral success, we continue this week with more from Professor Rebecca Gordon, focusing on the three skills needed to make a connection when canvassing in the context of Union worker outreach during the 2018 Midterms in Nevada. Organizing requires skillful conversations that help people to […]

Honoring Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J.

Reverend Stephen Privett, S.J., the recipient of the second Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service, is recognized as the co-founder and champion of the McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good—USF’s nexus for connecting the University and community for the benefit of both. During his 18 years as President and Chancellor of the […]