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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Community Connections

In the McCarthy Center’s publication Profiles in Community-Engaged Learning, the work of faculty and community partners are highlighted. Community-Engaged Learning fulfils the public purpose of higher education. At the University of San Francisco, we offer approximately 70 undergrad and at least a dozen grad community engaged courses each year. In other words, USF faculty are […]

Alumnus Sees the Future of the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center

  Jerry Trotter Program Director, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center Ayah Mouhktar, our Communications Assistant, interviewed Jerry Trotter at the construction site for the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center. Below is a reflection on her experience meeting Jerry, discussing the new facility and what it will mean for the families and children of San […]

Trump Exposes America’s Value

Amir Abner M.A. Urban Affairs ’17 Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. President-Elect Trump has spewed racism, sexism and xenophobic ideals since his campaign started and it carried him all the way to victory. As soon as it was announced that he would win the bid to be the […]