‘America Reads’ in the Western Addition

The 22-year old program, America Reads at USF relocated this past year under the McCarthy Center’s Engage San Francisco. The Federal Work Study program that trains students to be tutors in elementary schools in the subject areas of reading and mathematics places USF student tutors in elementary school classes in the nearby Western Addition neighborhood. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Congratulating Our Holstein Scholars

Please congratulate our three Holstein Scholarsfor the 2018-19 school year who demonstrate a commitment to public service, scholarship, and public policy-making programs for the common good. Pascal Boctor, ‘19 – International Studies, minor Middle East Studies Pascal Boctor is a Junior majoring in International Studies. He was raised in Egypt as a Christian in a […]

Congrats to our 2017-18 Award-Winners!

As the end of the school year draws nearer, we reflect on all the people who have helped to advance our mission. Our 2017-18 awards recognize emerging leaders and influential community partners that value public service and the common good.  Please join us in congratulating them! Crystal Vega, ’18 2018 Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service This award […]

Join our April Day of Action

Tamara Walker is the Outreach Manager for the Buchanan Mall Initiative at Citizen Film, a non-profit documentary media organization and an Engage San Francisco community partner, based in the Western Addition. On Saturday, April 14th, Citizen Film, Community Grows, the Rosa Parks Senior Center and a team of neighborhood volunteers will be rolling up our […]