Campus-Community Collaboration

The McCarthy Center and Engage San Francisco is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF). The ethos of Engage San Francisco is creating campus-community partnership and the CPIF exemplifies this mission.

The CPIF awards funding towards organizations in support of children and families in the Western Addition neighborhood. Additionally, funds support teams of faculty/staff and partners proposing well-defined projects that support the achievement of a community-identified need, while deepening their partnership through an intentional and collaborative process.

We’re proud of the work and achievements of our CPIF recipients. Here are their stories below!

Jonestown Atonement 2020

by USF student Ms. Jada Curry, Dr. James Taylor of USF’s Politics Department, and Jameel Rasheed Patterson of New Community Leadership Foundation (NCLF)


Jonestown Atonement 2020 will commemorate the victims of the 1978 Jonestown massacre that greatly impacted the Fillmore community through a digital memorial archive coupled with a remembrance ceremony to honor the 918 lives lost. This commemoration will provide an opportunity for the Fillmore community to deeply reflect while empowering the younger generation to learn more and understand their local history. Additionally, through wellness based practices, this commemoration will hold space for participants to engage in activities that will foster intergenerational healing from the tragedy.

Parent & Family Partnerships in School-based Restorative Practices

by Teresa Arriaga of Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco (PPS-SF) and Dr. Lisa De La Rue of USF’s Counseling Psychology Department

Parent & Family Partnerships in School-based Restorative Practices, in collaboration with John Muir Elementary School and Rosa Parks Elementary, hopes to strengthen the effectiveness of restorative practices and trauma-informed care as applied in school settings by educating and engaging parents and caregivers more fully with these practices which are being used in schools.

Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell

by Ms. Liz Jackson-Simpson of the Success Centers and Ms. Vivian Faustino-Pulliam of USF’s School of Management


Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell provides entrepreneurship education through programming that helps to develop certain traits, mindsets and paradigm shifts that will support participants in various facets of their career and personal growth. Activities include workshops and lectures, mentoring and networking, and product/service demonstrations.

counseling psychologyentrepreneurshipFillmorejonestownjonestown massacrerestorative practicesSuccess Center San FranciscoUSF

jgpearson • November 21, 2019

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