Privacy and the Census

Maria Amezcua ’20, a member of the graduating class of the M.A. Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) program writes on the elements of privacy concerns related to the 2020 Census. Her guest blog post is taken from a class assignment for her course work in “Social Justice and the Census”. After reading this post, follow […]

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 […]

View from Washington, D.C.

In this week’s blog, Blakley Scholar recipient Krystal Giraldes ’20 tells us about her impactful internship and overall experience as part of the USF in DC program. She previously interned last summer as a McCarthy Fellow in Sacramento. I have been passionate about politics since middle school, when I noticed the partisan divide between my […]

Nominate the Next McCarthy Award Recipient

Call for Nominations – 2021 Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service The Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service is named after the Center’s founder and former California State Assembly speaker and lieutenant governor, Leo Tarcisius McCarthy. Known as a champion of justice, he founded USF’s McCarthy Center to prepare the next generation of […]

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 […]