Poetry as a Unifying Force

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, Jacqueline Ramos, our Program Manager of Community-Engaged Learning and poet, speaks on the importance of poetry in activism. Also the Community Empowerment Activist Instructor, Ramos encourages our CEAs to approach social justice issues in all lenses, including poetry. Read on for her piece, “Inauguration”, and her view…

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The Path to SF Environment

In support of Climate Action Month in April, we want to highlight a community partner, co-educator, and mentor-supervisor for the McCarthy Fellows in San Francisco. Huy Le is the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Used Oil Program Coordinator on the Toxics Reduction & Healthy Ecosystems team with the San Francisco Department of the Environment. He…

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Community Vision Driven by Data

Our Engage San Francisco Director, Karin Cotterman, was instrumental in the creation of The Fillmore/Western Addition Gleeson Resource Page. The page features photos, videos, and news stories that document the history of The Fillmore. In this week’s blog, Karin answered a few questions on what prompted the compilation of these resources, and how they highlight…

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Education as a Liberatory Force

The 8th annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Virtual Symposium was held last week, hosting women who are making changes in their communities and inspiring others to do the same. The first time our past Board Chair, Serra Falk Goldman, and Board Chair of Sobrato Philanthropies, Lisa Sobrato, met was at the in person WILP…

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Filling a Great Void

In this week’s blog, we welcome three new Advisory Board members, Keena Turner, Yoyo Chan, and Joey Nevin — representing the San Francisco 49ers, the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants, respectively. We are thrilled to enlist these three individuals to our team, and look forward to the work they will accomplish with…

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A Toolkit for Change

In this week’s blog, Kate Carter, former Assistant Director of Transfer Admission at the University of San Francisco and a long-time supporter of the McCarthy Center, talks about her work on the Jesuits West Collaborative CORE Toolkit. This compilation of resources from the Jesuits West Collaborative serves as a guideline for understanding and implementing racial…

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Fake News and How to Spot It

While awaiting the final results of the election, more news sources are putting out projections and articles at a faster rate. Though we look to these publications for guidance, they might not be as dependable as we think. This week’s blog draws on the resource page from Gleeson Library on how to stay critical of…

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