“Code on Point” at Success Centers

In this week’s blog, our outgoing VISTA Community Liaison, Sudeepto Chakraborty, recounts his experience of working with the Success Centers SF, a leader throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for education, employment and art programs. With his research and development hat on, Sudeepto speaks to the challenges of working with the Education, Employment & Training…

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Making of an Entrepreneur

Engage San Francisco, USF’s Campus-Community Partnership with The Fillmore / Western Addition funded the Success Center’s Entrepreneurship in a Nutshell Program through the Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF). This pilot program is a collaboration between USF Professor Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, USF MBA Program, the Success Centers‘ Equity for Industry Program, and several Success Centers’ employer partners….

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Our Commitment to an Anti-Racist Center

To our students, community partners, and colleagues We have been grieving and feeling outrage at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Elijah McClain, members in our local community: Alex Nieto, Mario Woods, Jessica Williams, Kenneth Harding, and Sean Monterrosa, and those named and unnamed, who are victims of anti-Blackness and…

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Urban and Public Affairs Masters graduate, justin pearson

Environmental Justice in Climate Change

Recent Urban and Public Affairs graduate, Justin Pearson (’20) reflects on his journey of centering his capstone research and thesis on thesis on environmental justice and colonialism in post-hurricane Puerto Rico, beginning from his native Jamaican perspective. He credits his work to his broad-thinking, multi-disciplinary capstone advisors and the Schmidt Family Foundation for its support…

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Transit Justice for All

Community Empowerment Activist (CEA) Isabel Tayag writes in this week’s blog on the issue of Transit Justice. Through her work with the South of Market Community Action Network, she details her experience in advocacy and organizing for collective benefit, especially those most vulnerable. This past year I was honored to work on a Transit Justice…

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Census and the Coronavirus

Urban and Public Affairs graduate student Tyler (’21) concludes our series on Census2020 with his guest blog post based on coursework from “The Census and Social Justice”. Tyler reacts to COVID-19 and suggests a simple solution to keep the census collection efforts, strong and robust. The coronavirus couldn’t have arrived at a worst time for…

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The Census and Transit

Ryan Powell ’21, Urban and Public Affairs (UPA) graduate student, continues our Census2020 coverage this week on how the an increased response on the census will improve infrasturcture and transit operations in communities all over the country. This blog was adapted from Ryan’s blog for the UPA class, “The Census and Social Justice”. How The…

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Voter Outreach through USFVotes

Amaya Fox ’21, blogs this week about her experience as a lead ambassador in the USFVotes program on campus. Amaya was a McCarthy Fellow in Washington, D.C., an Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador for USFVotes, and through her leadership, earned the Gold Medal Award designation from the All-In Campus Challenge by registering over 5,000…

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