Public Service as a Meaningful Path

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellow, Harlan Crawford ’24, writes on his 12-week internship at the time at the California Democratic Party. Read Harlan’s reflection about his transformative experiences in Sacramento, and how he’ll take what he learns back to San Francisco.  When I and my fellow class of 2024 students at the University of…

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Learning From Students

In this week’s blog, Equity Intern, Sarah Chavez ’24 reflects on her experience working with students in the YMCA of San Francisco’s Power Scholars Academy. Read on for why Sarah sees relationship building and empathy as key components for teaching and learning from students. The Equity Scholars Internship Program aims to help reduce the achievement…

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Meet Our Equity Interns!

This year’s cohort of Equity Interns have just concluded their 5 weeks program! This summer, students from the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, USF’s Leo T. McCarthy Center, and the YMCA of San Francisco trains college students to provide virtual learning experiences to children in grades K-8 at the YMCA of San Francisco’s Power Scholars Academy….

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Promoting Effective Community Engagement

Our 2022 cohort of Community Partner Co-Educator Fellows (CPCE) completed their fellowships this spring, connecting with community peers to share expertise, and  to build an understanding of how to work with USF students! In this week’s blog post, CPCE Hattie Wyatt discusses the important work her organization, Young Community Developers (YCD) is doing in the…

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Departing Reflections from ESF Literacy

In this week’s blog, graduating seniors and Engage San Francisco Literacy program coordinator Dresden Smith, reflect on their experiences and biggest takeaways from being a part of the ESF Literacy initiative. Read their reflections and learn more about their time spent working with students in The Fillmore / Western Addition. Engage San Francisco Literacy is…

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Meet Our ’22 McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento!

Our ’22 McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento have begun their full time internships in the capitol! In this week’s blog, meet 8 students who will be learning firsthand about state policy making and advocacy over the summer, embedded in California state offices and organizations.                        …

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Public Service Beyond the Classroom

Congrats to Aniah Francis,’22, this year’s awardee of the Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service!  Aniah graduated last month with a BA in Politics and a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement. This award is presented to a senior who has promoted social justice through public service throughout her undergraduate career. Aniah was…

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Freedom Love is Revolutionary Love

This week’s blog is a poem from Community-Engaged Learning Program Manager, Jackie Ramos, that was shared with community and students at the Community Empowerment Activist year end celebration. Read Jackie’s piece dedicated to and honoring this year’s CEA cohort. I could write a book about the beauty that exists in your being But time is…

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