Fighting for the Homeless

Community Empowerment Activist Emily Garcia reflects in this week’s blog on her internship experience with the Coalition on Homelessness. I was interning with the Coalition on Homelessness (CoH), a grassroots community organization that works to fight in solidarity, and work with, the homeless community in San Francisco. This organization operates on many levels to engage […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]