Leo T. McCarthy Award – March 14

The Leo T. McCarthy Award is presented to an individual whose work makes a difference in the lives of people most affected by injustice. Like the award’s namesake, winners inspire others to lead, devote their energy to equity and justice and maintain the highest ethical standards in their personal and professional lives. This year’s celebration […]

A Prayer for California

Rev. Stephen Privett, S.J., USF President Emeritus, Chancellor, McCarthy Center cofounder, and this year’s recipient of the Leo T McCarthy Award, was on hand at the inauguration of California Governor, Gavin Newsom, where he performed the official invocation. Today we share those words, also viewable HERE. “Today it is fitting that we turn to the Irish poet Seamus […]

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 […]

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 […]