To our Friends and Partners

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 […]

Hip Hop Immersion

Over the holiday break, McCarthy Center Community-Engaged Learning Program Manager, Jackie Ramos, joined Dr. Stephanie Sears, Director, Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars (EMDS) Living-Learning Program, and Dr. Kathleen Coll of the USF Politics Department and this year’s EMDS cohort for their annual intersession immersion. They facilitated an unforgettable trip to New York and Washington, DC with […]

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 […]

Campus-Community Collaboration

The McCarthy Center and Engage San Francisco is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF). The ethos of Engage San Francisco is creating campus-community partnership and the CPIF exemplifies this mission. The CPIF awards funding towards organizations in support of children and families in the Western Addition neighborhood. Additionally, funds support […]

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 […]

Engaging Existence

In this week’s blog, we hear from our newest Americorps VISTA, Sudeepto. He dives into to why he is Engaged, as a VISTA, and as part of the McCarthy Center team! I do not recall if it was a Big Bang moment or a gradual dawning of awareness that I exist. Thence my awareness recollects […]

Looking Back at Success

Over the past year, Zorrae Bowie, AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and Campus-Community Liaison for Engage San Francisco has made an invaluable contribution to the Success Center SF and the McCarthy Center during her time in the Fillmore. After blogging previously on her first impressions of her new posotion, she leaves us this […]