Now More Than Ever

This week we hear from two people who knew the Center’s founder, Leo T. McCarthy. One is Trish Fontana, a former intern who in turn, managed the Lt. Governor’s interns and has gone on to a long career in state government. The other is Star Plaxton Moore, an early staff member of the Center, now […]

Internship Insights

The McCarthy Center’s annual “Power Breakfast“ is almost here! This is a celebration of the achievements of USF students who have interned in the world of public service. Our McCarthy Fellows serve in all levels of government and advocacy from Washington, D.C. to Sacramento to San Francisco! On November 8, a few of these McCarthy […]

Welcoming the USF in DC Fellows

The USF in DC program combines a public service internship concurrent with academic coursework. During their time in Washington, D.C., students will have a transformational experience with the opportunity to connect classroom theory with real-world application in the political sphere. In this way, they get a front row seat to how public policy affects people […]

Our USF in DC Fellows Have Arrived

Congratulations to our USF in DC Spring 2018 cohort! They recently arrived in Washington, D.C., and have already attended the Women’s March, experienced a government shutdown, and explored the sights and sounds of our nation’s Capital. Jose Esquer Romero, Finance ‘18 Jose is a Newmark Scholar and is interning with Senator Kamala Harris. He plans […]

Releasing our 2017 Annual Report

Each year the Center strives to honor the legacy of Leo T. McCarthy through programs and scholarship that promote public service and the common good. This includes undergraduate community-engagement learning, faculty and university-wide development, graduate engagement, and community partnerships at both the local and global level. We are excited to share our 2017 annual report […]

What Pride Means to Me

Amanda Mitchell, ’15 B.A. Theology & Religious Studies As a San Francisco resident, a staff member of USF, and a McCarthy Center Alum of multiple programs  (Advocate for Community Engagement, ACE Global Fellow, Sacramento Fellow, and Public Service and Community Engagement Minor), I am honored to share my thoughts and perspective on Pride as a […]