Community Partnership Innovation Fund Recipients

Celebrating Innovative Partnerships

The McCarthy Center and Engage San Francisco will be celebrating the 2019 Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) recipients on April 4, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the African American Art & Culture Complex!

Members of the wider McCarthy Center Community are invited to join us in commemoration. This evening will be an opportunity for USF faculty, staff, students, community partners, and supporters to meet and congratulate the three campus-community partnership projects under the relaunch of Engage San Francisco’s Community Partnership Innovation Fund. This will also be an opportunity for campus and community partners to explore future collaborations that align with a shared vision of uplifting community-identified outcomes in the Western Addition.

The Community Partnership Innovation Fund is an initiative under Engage San Francisco that supports community needs in the Western Addition, while deepening the partnership between USF through an intentional and collaborative process.

We’re proud of the work and achievements of our CPIF recipients, and we have covered all three in the past on this blog. Dive into their stories linked below!

This year’s project recipients are:

Excited ChildrenCurriculum Design: Youth Development, Performing Arts, and Social Equity
Judith Cohen, Executive Director, Handful Players
Christine Young, Director, Honors College and Associate Professor, Performing Arts and Social Justice ProgramSumer Seiki, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education


FStudents in a Community Gardenarming Hope at New Liberation
Ave Lambert, ProgramDirector, Farming Hope
Melinda Stone, Director, Urban Agriculture Minor and Associate Professor, Environmental Studies



Students working on a creative arts projectProject Amplify: Art, Music, Poetry
Nico Bremound, Magic Zone Senior Program Lead
Reyna Brown, USF Student, B.A. Candidate Performing Arts and Social Justice
Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Professor, Performing Arts and Social Justice; Director, Latin American Studies Program; Co-Director, CELASA (Center for Latino Studies in the Americas)

Community Partnership Innovation FundEngage San FranciscoWestern Addition

jgpearson • March 27, 2019

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