Empowerment and Community through Jazz

In this week’s blog, USF Journalism major, Megan Robertson, highlights our community partner, the Fillmore Jazz Ambassadors (FJA). Read her deep dive into FJA’s work keeping the rich history of the Fillmore Jazz scene alive. A band of musicians before me, Sunday traffic behind me, on Halloween afternoon I found myself at an epiphany. I…

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Our Goals for 2022

In our first blog of 2022, the Leo T. McCarthy staff shares their thoughts and resolutions for 2022. Check out their goals for the new year and see if you share some or find new ones! Derick Brown Senior Director My resolutions are to continue to exercise, give one compliment a day and read a…

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Looking Back on 2021

This week, Senior Director, Derick Brown, looks back on 2021 and celebrates the Center’s success in serving students and community partners. Read his year-end reflection and watch a few images that capture the ways in which we’ve these met the challenges of these times. McCarthy Center Family, This past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, we…

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An Introduction to the Pentagon

In this week’s blog, USF in DC Fellow, Ethan Tan, writes about being an intern this last semester in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, supporting the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense in their relationship with Members of Congress. Read on to learn more about his experience in the…

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Read our ’21 Annual Impact Report!

As the year comes to a close, we’re excited to share the McCarthy Center’s Annual Impact Report for 2021, highlighting the work we were able to accomplish in the last year — thanks to your generous support. Dear McCarthy Center Friends and Supporters, These last 20 months have taught us to adapt quickly to unanticipated…

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Activism as Reconciliation

This week’s blog is an abbreviated reprint of an article entitled, “Public service and activism as vocations of reconciliation” published in the latest issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.  The contributors to this piece are McCarthy Center staff, Angeline Vuong, assistant director of public service programs, Jacqueline Ramos, community-engaged learning program manager, Community Empowerment…

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Meet Our CEAs

Our Community Empowerment Activists (CEAs) have begun their program preparing to be transformative justice warriors! Their year long class analyzes systems of oppression and movements of resistance while working with grassroots organizations in San Francisco. Meet our CEAs and where they are interning this year. Anika Becker ’22 Critical Diversity Studies Major, Anthropology Minor SF…

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Meet Our New Staff Members

We have recently welcomed three new staff members to the McCarthy Center team, Carla, Bryant, and Gladys! Learn more about each of them and help us welcome them to Masonic 103! Carla Trujillo Graduate Intern Carla Trujillo is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Higher…

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