“Code on Point” at Success Centers

In this week’s blog, our outgoing VISTA Community Liaison, Sudeepto Chakraborty, recounts his experience of working with the Success Centers SF, a leader throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for education, employment and art programs. With his research and development hat on, Sudeepto speaks to the challenges of working with the Education, Employment & Training […]

Making of an Entrepreneur

Engage San Francisco, USF’s Campus-Community Partnership with The Fillmore / Western Addition funded the Success Center’s Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell Program through the Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF). This pilot program is a collaboration between USF Professor Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, USF MBA Program, the Success Centers‘ Equity for Industry Program, and several Success Centers’ employer partners. […]

Our Commitment to an Anti-Racist Center

To our students, community partners, and colleagues We have been grieving and feeling outrage at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Elijah McClain, members in our local community: Alex Nieto, Mario Woods, Jessica Williams, Kenneth Harding, and Sean Monterrosa, and those named and unnamed, who are victims of anti-Blackness and […]

Living Leo’s Legacy

As the calendar year comes to an end, students finish their term papers, take their final exams, and head home for winter break, we are as busy as ever at the McCarthy Center wrapping up a busy year of a record number of students participating in our programs. The calendar year culminates in the 2019 […]

Now More Than Ever

This week we hear from two people who knew the Center’s founder, Leo T. McCarthy. One is Trish Fontana, a former intern who in turn, managed the Lt. Governor’s interns and has gone on to a long career in state government. The other is Star Plaxton Moore, an early staff member of the Center, now […]

Making Space to Create

This week, Yessenia Gomez, STEAM Coordinator at Rosa Parks Elementary School, talks about the new makerspace — a collaboration with the McCarthy Center’s Engage San Francisco and Good Tidings Foundation. My name is Yessenia Gomez, I am the STEAM Coordinator at Rosa Parks Elementary. This past August our school’s makerspace was renovated by a collaboration […]

Documenting our Changemakers

CELEBRATE SAN FRANCISCO’S AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS You’re invited! — Changemakers book launch and celebration Save the date:  Thursday, September 12, 2019, 4:00 PM Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA  94115 With support and coordination from the Center’s Engage San Francisco campus-community partnership, USF students began researching the stories of African […]