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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Driven By a Constant Pursuit of Equity

In May, our Engage San Francisco Literacy Coordinator, Dresden Smith, graduated with her Master’s in Higher Education. Her thesis, Dual Pandemics: Implications for the Black Athlete, looks at how the pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement impacted the way Black college athletes activism in 2020. Dresden was also recently named a…

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Seeking Justice Through Journalism

This week’s blog is a reprint from the May ’21 issue of the USF Magazine. Former Sarlo Scholar, Lucas Waldron ’13, is another McCarthy Center alum named on USF’s 30 Under 30 list!¬† As a part of our Global Sarlo program, Lucas traveled to Bolivia to work on community-based sustainable development projects abroad. Read on…

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Working for our Essential Workers

This week’s blog is a reprint from the May ’21 issue of the USF Magazine. Miriam Uribe ’17, former Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE), is another McCarthy Center alum named on USF’s 30 Under 30 list! As an ACE, Miriam served as a year-long liaison between USF students, faculty, and our community partner, Generation Citizen,…

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Working With the Best of the Best

This week’s blog is a reprint from the May ’21 issue of the USF Magazine. Laura Flores ’18, our former USF in D.C. Fellow, is one of USF’s 30 under 30 graduates who are making their mark on furthering Leo’s legacy. Flores was a part of our 2017 cohort, working full-time as a legislative and…

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Our Virtual Salute

Watch our year end celebration of graduates, staff, and community partners as we finish the ’20-’21 academic year on a high note! As the semester comes to a close and commencement celebrations begin, we want to take a moment to say congratulations to our ’20-’21 graduates! While students could not have planned that this school…

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Poetry as a Unifying Force

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, Jacqueline Ramos, our Program Manager of Community-Engaged Learning and poet, speaks on the importance of poetry in activism. Also the Community Empowerment Activist Instructor, Ramos encourages our CEAs to approach social justice issues in all lenses, including poetry. Read on for her piece, “Inauguration”, and her view…

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The Path to SF Environment

In support of Climate Action Month in April, we want to highlight a community partner, co-educator, and mentor-supervisor for the McCarthy Fellows in San Francisco. Huy Le is the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Used Oil Program Coordinator on the Toxics Reduction & Healthy Ecosystems team with the San Francisco Department of the Environment. He…

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