Driven to Create Change

In this week’s blog, meet our newest staff member, Priana Aquino! She has been working as our Communications Assistant for the last 8 months, managing our social media and helping to produce newsletters for the McCarthy Center. Aquino was recently interviewed by the Office of Development to discuss her accomplishments amid the pandemic. Read on…

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Community Vision Driven by Data

Our Engage San Francisco Director, Karin Cotterman, was instrumental in the creation of The Fillmore/Western Addition Gleeson Resource Page. The page features photos, videos, and news stories that document the history of The Fillmore. In this week’s blog, Karin answered a few questions on what prompted the compilation of these resources, and how they highlight…

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Carrying on John Lewis’ Vision

This week’s blog is a reprint of a piece from USF Foghorn’s April issue, entitled “Why We Need the John Lewis Voting Rights Act”. Two of our USFVOTES students, Harlan Crawford and Metyia Philipps, cowrote the article, examining the bill’s genesis and its influence on future elections. Read on for both Harlan’s and Metyia’s outlook…

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Education as a Liberatory Force

The 8th annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Virtual Symposium was held last week, hosting women who are making changes in their communities and inspiring others to do the same. The first time our past Board Chair, Serra Falk Goldman, and Board Chair of Sobrato Philanthropies, Lisa Sobrato, met was at the in person WILP…

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Extending Our Mission

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento alum, Caleb Smith ’16, reflects on how their experience with the Center prepared them for their current work in the Oakland Mayor’s Office, serving as a constituent liaison to City Council District Supervisors, Noel Gallo representing district 5, Loren Taylor representing District 6, and Treva Reid representing…

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Filling a Great Void

In this week’s blog, we welcome three new Advisory Board members, Keena Turner, Yoyo Chan, and Joey Nevin — representing the San Francisco 49ers, the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants, respectively. We are thrilled to enlist these three individuals to our team, and look forward to the work they will accomplish with…

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Recalling Leo’s Legacy

Last week marked the passing of our Center’s founder, Lt. Governor Leo T. McCarthy, 14 years ago. As a progressive advocate for the common good,  he inspired those around him—like his former Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Steve Hopcraft. Read on for Hopcraft’s reflection on Leo’s legacy.  I’m the sixth child of an Irish…

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