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 […]

Internship Insights

The McCarthy Center’s annual “Power Breakfast“ is almost here! This is a celebration of the achievements of USF students who have interned in the world of public service. Our McCarthy Fellows serve in all levels of government and advocacy from Washington, D.C. to Sacramento to San Francisco! On November 8, a few of these McCarthy […]

Heart in Health Policy

Over this past summer, Gabriella Ruiz ’20, Grad Student in the Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs, chose to do her required internship at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She reveals in this week’s blog the support she gave in advancing San Francisco’s health program, working alongside policy planners and gaining […]

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 […]

Meet Our New Board Chair

Holly Hogan is the new Chair of the McCarthy Center Board of Advisors beginning in fall 2019. A native of San Francisco and a University of San Francisco alumnus (B.A. Politics, ’02), Holly is also a graduate of Harvard Law School and currently serves as Associate General Counsel at Automattic Inc./Wordpress. We recently asked her […]