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 […]
Professor David Donahue is the director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and a professor of education at USF’s School of Education. Making every student a voter is the goal of USF Votes, the McCarthy Center’s newest initiative to register 100% of all eligible USF students, educate them […]
Nicole Vasquez, Kinesiology ’17 2017 Leo T. McCarthy Public Service Award Winner The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good has been a formative part of my college experience here at USF! I am very grateful that I learned of the center my sophomore year of college. Since then, I have had […]
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 […]
Lupita Garcia B.A. Sociology Major ’18 and triple minor in Criminal Justice, Public Service and Community Engagement, and Chican@-Latin@ Studies When I started my USF career, I would not have imagined myself accomplishing everything that I have. Participating in the Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars Living Learning Community and then the USF in DC program gave […]
USF in DC participants are undergraduate students selected for a semester-long program in Washington, DC that integrates a full-time internship with relevant coursework taught by USF faculty and University of California Washington Program (UC DC) faculty. Students choose from a range of elective courses and internship opportunities that meet their interests and skill sets and […]
Advocates for Community Engagement are socially responsible, civically engaged student leaders who facilitate meaningful service-learning experiences for USF students, faculty, and their host organizations. Primarily, ACEs act as liaisons to ensure the needs and expectations of all stakeholders are accounted for and prioritized. Each ACE makes a one-year commitment to work onsite at Bay Area […]
Mo’MAGIC’s back-to-school celebration is held the first Saturday of every August, and features free backpacks, school supply kits, and books for students ranging from Pre-K to college age. There is also a health and wellness fair; families can count on vision, hearing, dental, and stress tests, and additional check-ups from medical professionals, and gather resources from other community organizations and city agencies. Healthy meals and snacks, games, a bouncy house, a reading corner, and other activities rounded out the day.