Helping to Reach New Heights

Maxwell Ayiko Edmonds Drati, a rising senior majoring in Politics and minoring in African American Studies is spending his summer working at USF’s McCarthy Center as an Equity Intern. With a mission to diminish the education gap in San Francisco, Maxwell is dedicated to supporting marginalized communities in the Bay Area. His work at Rosa…

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Advancing Educational Equity

Anne-Marie Cross is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Elementary Teacher Education with a concentration in Middle School English Language Arts. This summer, she joins UD’s Biden Institute, the University of San Francisco, and the YMCA of San Francisco as an Equity Intern,  to learn how to advance educational equity through a…

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Happy 10-year Anniversary, Engage San Francisco

Celebrating 10 years, the University of San Francisco, Leo T. McCarthy Center, and Engage SF have fostered respectful and reciprocal collaborations, standing in contrast to decades of harmful redevelopment and gentrification. As this milestone is celebrated, the impactful work done and ongoing efforts to support and uplift The Fillmore community are recognized. Silena Layne, a…

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Welcome to our 2024 CPCE Fellows

Congratulations to our newest Community Partner Co-Educator Fellows (CPCE)! We applaud the dedicated work of nonprofit staff, service providers, public servants, activists, artists, and local change agents who have joined this collaborative learning community. The CPCE Fellowship is committed to fostering equitable relationships between USF and our community partners, prioritizing the integration of community wisdom…

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Congratulating our 2024 Award Winners

The Leo T. McCarthy Year-end awards honor students, faculty, and community partners who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community-engaged learning through their individual and collective experiences.  Every  May, we celebrate meaningful student projects and service experiences that educate students on social justice issues and facilitate mutually beneficial outcomes for our community. This year, we are…

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Promoting Effective Community Engagement

Our 2022 cohort of Community Partner Co-Educator Fellows (CPCE) completed their fellowships this spring, connecting with community peers to share expertise, and  to build an understanding of how to work with USF students! In this week’s blog post, CPCE Hattie Wyatt discusses the important work her organization, Young Community Developers (YCD) is doing in the…

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Be an Equity Intern!

Last summer, Lovepreet Dhinsa brought her skills and passion for change to the Equity Interns program. The partnership between the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, USF’s Leo T. McCarthy Center, and the YMCA of San Francisco trains college students to provide virtual learning experiences to children in grades K-8 at the YMCA of San Francisco’s…

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Come to Fellowship with the Fools

This week’s blog is from Silena Layne ’14, (center) Program Director at Faithful Fools and a long-time community partner of the Center. Learn about her experience with community-engaged learning classes at USF and how it influenced her current work in non-profits throughout San Francisco. Change is hard and when USF introduced student service-learning programs in…

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