Joy, today. Resolve, tomorrow. 

In this week’s blog, our Assistant Director of Public Service Programs and lead on USFVotes, Angeline Vuong, reflects on the attacks on the Capitol and what impact they have had on her and others. In the first few days of President Joe Biden’s term, Vuong calls on us to continue our fight against injustices with love, […]

Educate Yourself

This week’s blog is from the The Future Issue of the USF Magazine in the feature, How Do We Create An Anti Racist Future? A contributor to this piece is Jada Curry (’22), an Engage San Francisco Literacy Tutor and the current Board Secretary for our partner, the New Community Leadership Foundation. Read on for […]

Our Goals for 2021

In our first blog of the new year, the Leo T. McCarthy staff shares their thoughts and resolutions for 2021. Check out their goals for the new year and see if you share some or find new ones! Derick Brown Senior Director I wish for a continued healthy and happy life. That said my New […]

Our Impact in 2020

This week’s blog is the introduction to our Annual Impact Report—released this week—detailing our programs’ and our students’ accomplishments for the 2019-20 year. Senior Director, Derick Brown, offers a call to action for support of our students and the transformational experiences they are afforded through the Center. Learn how the Center carries on Leo T. […]

Endless Possibilities and Responsibilities

Greetings Fellow Don’s, I am Bill Cartwright and I am very pleased to be a supporter and a member of the Advisory Board of the Leo T. McCarthy Center. In my life’s journey I have been assisted by so many people academically and athletically, but nowhere more than at the University of San Francisco. Attending […]

A Transformational Experience

Dear McCarthy Center Family, Hello from a longtime McCarthy Center friend!  My name is Andrea Wise, and I am a proud Leo T. McCarthy Center alum and former staffer. I currently work across the Bay (well, for now from my Inner Richmond apartment) at UC Berkeley as the Associate Director of the Public Service Center, […]

An Embodiment of our Values

(Interview reprinted from USF News 10/07/20.) As a McCarthy Center Community Empowered Activist (CEA), Evelyn Fernandez Pedraza ’21 embodies the university’s core values as a dedicated social justice advocate. In addition to majoring in Sociology and minoring in Public Service and Community Engagement, she’s also been an Esther Madriz Diversity Scholar (EMDS), a Resident Advisor, […]