The 26th Amendment 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 26th Amendment.  Enacted in 1971, the 26th amendment grants the right to vote to all Americans, 18  years  and older and is one of a series of amendments enacted to protect the right of every American to be represented in government. In a time…

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Meet Our ’21 USF in DC Fellows

We are proud to introduce this semester’s USF in DC cohort! USF in DC is a semester-long program in Washington, D.C. that integrates a full-time internship with relevant coursework taught by USF faculty and University of California Washington Program (UC DC) faculty. Meet our Fellows, and wish them congrats and good luck! Ethan Tan –…

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Supporting Black Students

This blog is written by two of our Center’s students, Jada Curry and Metyia Phillips.Jada  is one of our Engage San Francisco Literacy tutors, and works with our community partner, the New Community Leadership Foundation. Additionally, Jada is our 2021 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow: an honor given to community-committed students who are changemakers and…

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How To Be a Changemaker

While we are all busy preparing for a year of in-person learning, the Center wants to remind students that they can begin to explore their roles as Changemakers for the common good. Changemakers on campus and in community become well-informed and civically engaged about social justice issues impacting society at large. Here are 10 ways…

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Designing Our Vision of Justice

Last month, a newly formed Mural Design committee gathered for the McCarthy Center’s first in-person meeting since the Center closed in Spring of 2019. The committee made up of Center students, community partners, staff and faculty, were tasked with conceptualizing a full wall-sized mural to be installed in the Masonic Building Office #103. Precita Eyes…

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Supporting Year-Round Literacy

Throughout this month, we have highlighted our summer learning partnerships in the USF/ Heart To Heart/ Mo’MAGIC Summer Literacy program and the Summer Academy Program. In this week’s blog, we hear from our Director of Engage San Francisco, Karin Cotterman, about the literacy initiative our Center works on year round. Since its formal launch in…

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Re-Engaging for the Fall

In this week’s blog, we continue to celebrate National Summer Learning Week with a post from the Summer Academy Program (SAP) Program Director, Imène Ghernati and student teachers from Catholic and private independent schools.  SAP is a 4 week summer program for 6-8 graders, created as partnership between USF’s School of Education  and Gateway Public…

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Meet our 2021 McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento

Our 2021 McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento have begun their full time internships, helping to make a difference from California’s Capitol! This summer, seven students will be experiencing  policymaking and advocacy in our California state capitol in organizations and, Assemblymember and State Senate offices. Meet our 2021 Cohort and check out their placements! Aaron Fontan ’23,…

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