Looking Back at Success

Over the past year, Zorrae Bowie, AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and Campus-Community Liaison for Engage San Francisco has made an invaluable contribution to the Success Center SF and the McCarthy Center during her time in the Fillmore. After blogging previously on her first impressions of her new posotion, she leaves us this […]

Documenting our Changemakers

CELEBRATE SAN FRANCISCO’S AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS You’re invited! — Changemakers book launch and celebration Save the date:  Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:00 PM Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA  94115 With support and coordination from the Center’s Engage San Francisco campus-community partnership, USF students began researching the stories of African […]

‘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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congrats to Community Partner Innovation Fund Awardees!

The ethos of Engage San Francisco is creating campus-community partnership and the Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) exemplifies this mission. The CPIF awards funding of up to $5000 towards organizations in support of children and families in the Western Addition neighborhood. Additionally, funds support teams of faculty/staff and partners proposing well-defined projects that support the achievement of a […]