I am thrilled to share the outcome of a collaborative project between myself and McCarthy Center Director, Dave Donahue, that has been years in the making! The Student Companion to Community-Engaged Learning: What You Need to Know for Transformative Learning and Real Social Change is a book designed for students to read in the first […]
Fernando Enciso-Márquez is celebrated by former students and staff before he heads off to Cali, Columbia for as a Fullbright Visiting Scholar. The McCarthy Center is thrilled to announce that our Assistant Director of Community-Engaged Learning, Fernando Enciso-Marquez, has been awarded a Fulbright visiting scholar fellowship through the U.S. State Department to partner with Javeriana University‘s Peace and […]
Nicola was asked, what inspires you to integrate service-learning or community-engaged pedagogies into your courses? Nicola McClung Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco- School of Education Excerpt from the August 2016 Profiles in Community Engaged Learning. Professor McClung teaches Early Literacy. I was first inspired to integrate community-engaged pedagogy into my course when looking for books […]
The Leo T. McCarthy Center is currently developing a video series entitled, “Ready, Set, Engage! The Authentic Video Guide to Community-Engaged Learning”, designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for participation in community-engaged courses and activities. This series features University of San Francisco students, faculty, and community partners sharing their perspectives, insights, and reflections on their experiences with community-engaged learning. – Star Moore
This academic year the Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars (EMDS) are gathering the stories of African American leaders depicted on the Inspirations mural outside of Ella Hill Hutch Community Center.
Community-engaged learning claims many student benefits like making learning relevant by bridging theory and practice, promoting openness to multiple perspectives, and fostering dispositions to further community involvement. As I reflect on my community-engaged learning in college over three decades ago, one measure of that learning’s value sticks with me — enduring questions that I’ve considered for a lifetime since. – David Donahue
When I first heard about the Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) program through the Leo T. McCarthy Center, I knew it would be an incredibly unique opportunity for me to explore my passions surrounding social justice. – Greta Karisny