Voter Outreach through USFVotes

Amaya Fox ’21, blogs this week about her experience as a lead ambassador in the USFVotes program on campus. Amaya was a McCarthy Fellow in Washington, D.C., an Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador for USFVotes, and through her leadership, earned the Gold Medal Award designation from the All-In Campus Challenge by registering over 5,000 […]

We All Count

This week’s blog comes from Evelyn Pedraza Fernandez, who covers the important work of SF-based PODER (People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights) to do Census 2020 outreach to underserved and underrepresented populations in San Francisco. Evelyn is the recipient of Campus Compact’s Newman Scholar Award, and an Esther-Madriz Diversity Scholar, and former Community […]

Black, Latina, and Whole

Camila Mena ’20 reflects in this week’s blog on being Black and being Latina and how her overall life experiences that have made her the person she is today. She joins over 20 students in the MA Urban & Public Affairs program, who graduate next week and will be making their mark in the world […]

Same-Sex Couples and the Census

Urban and Public Affairs grad student, Campbell Beaver ’21, continues our Census 2020 series with this week’s blog. She details the nuances of the inclusion and recognition of same-sex couples on the census, and why “we still have farther to go.”  Her guest blog post is taken from a class assignment for her course work […]

Will We Ever Truly Count?

Urban & Public Affairs grad student, David Jefferson ’21, continues our series covering the 2020 Census! In this week’s blog, he speaks on the history of racial inequity, particularly for African-Americans, that stemmed from being undercounted throughout the Census’ history. He also points to the reasons for participating in this year’s Census, and why it […]

The Vibrancy of Colombia

Recently, Community-Engaged Learning Manager at the McCarthy Center, Jackie Ramos travelled with students in the “Family Global Business Immersion in Cali, Colombia”. This course is part of the School of Management’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy Department’s family business offerings. The class allowed students to integrate general family business theories with on-site coursework and immersion experience […]

Privacy and the Census

Maria Amezcua ’20, a member of the graduating class of the M.A. Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) program writes on the elements of privacy concerns related to the 2020 Census. Her guest blog post is taken from a class assignment for her course work in “Social Justice and the Census”. After reading this post, follow […]

Engage through History

Metyia Phillips ’23 is a Freshman at USF who joined the McCarthy Center as an Engage Literacy Tutor. Recently she and other Engage tutors participated in a community celebration of Black History Month performing poems and dances with kids from the Western Addition afterschool programs.  I’ve always loved working with kids, so when I found […]