Dear McCarthy Center Friends and Partners, This moment in time is a true test of our authenticity as an institution committed to the public good. With rapidly changing national, state, local, and institutional policies designed to contain the pandemic, there is real danger that our connections to each other will diminish. In this context, we […]
Just one week ago, at the McCarthy Awards, we celebrated the many friends of the McCarthy Center who made us and our programs successful for another year! Thanks to all our winners and thank you for the work you do that does so much for the people of San Francisco!
Professor David Donahue, McCarthy Center Director This past year has been one of strategic planning and reflecting on where we’ve been over the past 15 years. From the vision of former Lt. Governor and co-founder, Leo T. McCarthy to the “crystal” anniversary this 2017-18 academic year, the Center has continued to prepare students for meaningful […]
USFVotes, our initiative to make every USF student a registered voter, will hold five (5) weeks of voter information workshops and talks ahead of the 2018 Midterm elections. Students, the USF community, and the general public are welcome to come out and get informed of the issues both on and off the ballot! Mark your calendars for […]
I am thrilled to share the outcome of a collaborative project between myself and McCarthy Center Director, Dave Donahue, that has been years in the making! The Student Companion to Community-Engaged Learning: What You Need to Know for Transformative Learning and Real Social Change is a book designed for students to read in the first […]
Professor David Donahue, Director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Sankofa, the African word that means we need to know and understand our past to head intelligently into our future. Sankofa is usually symbolized by a bird whose feet are moving forward but whose head is looking back. […]
Professor David Donahue is the director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and a professor of education at USF’s School of Education. Making every student a voter is the goal of USF Votes, the McCarthy Center’s newest initiative to register 100% of all eligible USF students, educate them […]
David Donahue, Director and Professor, Urban Education Reform A recent article by Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post was headlined “What’s the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary?” Only in a Trump administration where knowledge and expertise are not considered assets would DeVos be nominated for secretary of education. DeVos has […]