Meet Our New Staff Members

We have recently welcomed three new staff members to the McCarthy Center team, Carla, Bryant, and Gladys! Learn more about each of them and help us welcome them to Masonic 103! Carla Trujillo Graduate Intern Carla Trujillo is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Higher…

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Depicting What Justice Looks Like

This week’s blog post is another report updating the evolution of the mural, Reimagining a Just World — that is being created in our Center’s lobby in a collaboration between the Center and arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists. Keep reading to learn more about the significance behind each section of the design, imagined by the…

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Meet Our ’21 McCarthy SF Fellows!

This year’s cohort of McCarthy Fellows in San Francisco have begun their semester-long  internship with the City & County of San Francisco alongside a rigorous academic Urban Policy seminar course. This semester, our fellows have the unique opportunity to study political economy and culture with a local government agency according to their interest area. Read…

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Leo at the Creation

In this weeks blog, the Center’s founding director, Richard Spohn, recalls working alongside the Lt. Governor and the motivation behind creating the center. A rare privilege it was to work with Leo McCarthy in setting on a solid foundation and off on a true trajectory the Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Genial,…

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The 26th Amendment 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 26th Amendment.  Enacted in 1971, the 26th amendment grants the right to vote to all Americans, 18  years  and older and is one of a series of amendments enacted to protect the right of every American to be represented in government. In a time…

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A Year of Literacy Highlights

This week’s blog previews Engage San Francisco (ESF) Literacy’s Year End Report detailing the program’s impact on their partner schools for the 2020-21 academic year. Literacy Program Coordinator, Dresden Frazier-Smith, and Data Science Graduate Assistant, Cassidy Newberry, assess how tutors work with students and support teachers. Read the highlights of Engage San Francisco Literacy’s year…

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Lifting our Community’s Voices

We are honored to have been awarded the Jesuit Foundation Grant, given to academic programming, curriculum development, and research projects which address USF’s Jesuit Catholic mission. This funding helps to underwrite the first year of “Amplifying San Francisco Voices: Building Bridges in CommUNITY Conversations,” a series of interdisciplinary dialogues that examine the major historical and…

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Meet Our ’21 USF in DC Fellows

We are proud to introduce this semester’s USF in DC cohort! USF in DC is a semester-long program in Washington, D.C. that integrates a full-time internship with relevant coursework taught by USF faculty and University of California Washington Program (UC DC) faculty. Meet our Fellows, and wish them congrats and good luck! Ethan Tan –…

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