Community: Engaged Advocacy

Yacub Elmi, Sociology; Public Service and Community Engagement ’20 To be in the inaugural cohort of the Leo T. McCarthy Center’s Community Engagement Advocate (CEA) program has been an honor and quite honestly exciting. As a CEA, the focus on community advocacy and community-engaged learning has been heavily emphasized in our curriculum. The CEA program […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Building Communities Organically

photo: Community Grows on Instagram  Addressing the needs of a community can take many forms, and sometimes when we dig a little below the surface, we get to the roots. This holds true for Community Grows, a non-profit in the Western Addition, whose mission is “to cultivate healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income, diverse […]

Welcoming the USF in DC Fellows

The USF in DC program combines a public service internship concurrent with academic coursework. During their time in Washington, D.C., students will have a transformational experience with the opportunity to connect classroom theory with real-world application in the political sphere. In this way, they get a front row seat to how public policy affects people […]

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 […]