Applying Public Service to the Environment

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco, Margaux Farmer, writes on her experience as an intern at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Learn about the research and analysis she conducted, and how her experience as a McCarthy Fellow gave her insight to environmental efforts being made by the city. I got…

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Recollections from Janet and Clint Reilly

Next week, we will present the Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service to philanthropists Clint and Janet Reilly. We sat down with them this last month when they shared their memories of the Lieutenant Governor and speculated about his assessment of today’s political landscape. This conversation has been lightly edited and condensed for clarity….

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Community Research Collaborative

Community Research Collaborative: Pop-Up University for a Liberated Black San Francisco In this week’s blog, Director of Engage San Francisco, Karin Cotterman, introduces the Community Research Collaborative (CRC), a partnership between the McCarthy Center, Collective Impact and the Jumia Research Institute. Read on for how the CRC created the Pop-Up University for a Liberated Black San…

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Meet Our Spring USF in DC Fellows!

This Spring’s USF in DC cohort has begun their semester-long community-engaged learning  in our nation’s capitol where they will be engaging in public service internships across the Beltway alongside a rigorous academic schedule. This semester, our students have the unique opportunity to live, learn, explore all that Washington, D.C.  has to offer. Read on to…

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Community Engaged Learning

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Center staff member and PSCE Minor student, Priana Aquino, writes about her experience working with community partner, 826 Valencia, for a Community Engaged Learning course. Read on for her insights connecting with staff and students at 826. As a Business Management student, I have struggled to create a bridge between…

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Honoring Janet and Clint Reilly

FROM THE USF NEWSROOM: University of San Francisco Announces Janet & Clint Reilly as Recipients of the 2021 Leo T. McCarthy Center Award for Public Service SAN FRANCISCO (January 21, 2022) — The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco (USF) has announced Bay Area…

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Collaborating for an Inclusive Future

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco, Sofia Sanchez, writes on her experience as an intern at SF  Department of Public Works. Learn about the community she found and how her experience as an SF Fellow will influence her future career. 49 South Van Ness. It was the location of my internship where…

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Empowerment and Community through Jazz

In this week’s blog, USF Journalism major, Megan Robertson, highlights our community partner, the Fillmore Jazz Ambassadors (FJA). Read her deep dive into FJA’s work keeping the rich history of the Fillmore Jazz scene alive. A band of musicians before me, Sunday traffic behind me, on Halloween afternoon I found myself at an epiphany. I…

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