Meet Our 2024 McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento

Congratulations to our newest cohort of McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento. This summer, nine students from diverse majors and backgrounds will immerse themselves in the policymaking process at California’s state capital. Fellows will gain firsthand experience in how state-level public policy is crafted and develop the skills needed to become change leaders in their communities. Join…

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The Call to Civic Engagement on Super Tuesday

Join Ashlyn Glancy on her transformative journey with the McCarthy Center’s USFVotes at the University of San Francisco. What started as a curious involvement in tabling activities evolved into a profound passion for political engagement. With Super Tuesday approaching, she underscores the importance of early political engagement and encourages her fellow students and community members…

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Empowering Futures: My Journey in Politics with the McCarthy Center

   Emily LipKind, a passionate individual whose journey in politics and education has been shaped by her experiences at the Leo T. McCarthy Center. Join us as she shares her story, detailing how her college years led to a profound understanding of her path in the world of politics and policy-making. Read on to discover…

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Public Service Beyond the Classroom

Congrats to Aniah Francis,’22, this year’s awardee of the Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service!  Aniah graduated last month with a BA in Politics and a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement. This award is presented to a senior who has promoted social justice through public service throughout her undergraduate career. Aniah was…

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Out of My Comfort Zone

In this week’s blog, USF in DC Fellow, Kallie Barrie, shares her experience as an intern at Monument Advocacy. Read how she used her time on the Hill to gain confidence and insight into pursuing a career in food and agriculture policy. In my semester in D.C., I was a Food and Agriculture Legislative Fellow…

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Applying Public Service to the Environment

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco, Margaux Farmer, writes on her experience as an intern at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Learn about the research and analysis she conducted, and how her experience as a McCarthy Fellow gave her insight to environmental efforts being made by the city. I got…

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Meet Our Spring USF in DC Fellows!

This Spring’s USF in DC cohort has begun their semester-long community-engaged learning  in our nation’s capitol where they will be engaging in public service internships across the Beltway alongside a rigorous academic schedule. This semester, our students have the unique opportunity to live, learn, explore all that Washington, D.C.  has to offer. Read on to…

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Collaborating for an Inclusive Future

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco, Sofia Sanchez, writes on her experience as an intern at SF  Department of Public Works. Learn about the community she found and how her experience as an SF Fellow will influence her future career. 49 South Van Ness. It was the location of my internship where…

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