Driven to Create Change

In this week’s blog, meet our newest staff member, Priana Aquino! She has been working as our Communications Assistant for the last 8 months, managing our social media and helping to produce newsletters for the McCarthy Center. Aquino was recently interviewed by the Office of Development to discuss her accomplishments amid the pandemic. Read on…

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Community Vision Driven by Data

Our Engage San Francisco Director, Karin Cotterman, was instrumental in the creation of The Fillmore/Western Addition Gleeson Resource Page. The page features photos, videos, and news stories that document the history of The Fillmore. In this week’s blog, Karin answered a few questions on what prompted the compilation of these resources, and how they highlight…

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Carrying on John Lewis’ Vision

This week’s blog is a reprint of a piece from USF Foghorn’s April issue, entitled “Why We Need the John Lewis Voting Rights Act”. Two of our USFVOTES students, Harlan Crawford and Metyia Philipps, cowrote the article, examining the bill’s genesis and its influence on future elections. Read on for both Harlan’s and Metyia’s outlook…

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Education as a Liberatory Force

The 8th annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Virtual Symposium was held last week, hosting women who are making changes in their communities and inspiring others to do the same. The first time our past Board Chair, Serra Falk Goldman, and Board Chair of Sobrato Philanthropies, Lisa Sobrato, met was at the in person WILP…

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Extending Our Mission

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento alum, Caleb Smith ’16, reflects on how their experience with the Center prepared them for their current work in the Oakland Mayor’s Office, serving as a constituent liaison to City Council District Supervisors, Noel Gallo representing district 5, Loren Taylor representing District 6, and Treva Reid representing…

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Preparing Youth Post-Pandemic

This week’s blog is an interview between the research group, Brookings Institute, and Kevin Hickey, our Leadership for Civic Engagement course teacher for the Public Service and Community Engagement minor. Hickey sat down with Brookings as the director of high school and bridge programs at Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), which also works with high school students from…

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Joy, today. Resolve, tomorrow. 

In this week’s blog, our Assistant Director of Public Service Programs and lead on USFVotes, Angeline Vuong, reflects on the attacks on the Capitol and what impact they have had on her and others. In the first few days of President Joe Biden’s term, Vuong calls on us to continue our fight against injustices with love,…

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