Ways to Give and Feel Good

In this holiday season, consider giving back to the community! Scientists have found that it’s good for you to do an act of kindness for someone else. Research has discovered that our brains release neurotransmitters that make us feel good when we do good.  In this week’s blog, we surveyed our Engage San Francisco community…

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USFVotes’ Big Year

Through USFVotes’ continued work, voter engagement on campus has reached new heights. A recent report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), creators of the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) details USF’s student voting rates — increasing 20% over the past year. On campuses across the country, students built on…

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Diary of a D.C. Fellow

This week’s blog is contributed by USF in DC Fellow, Julian Sorapuru. This semester, Julian is interning at POLITICO in Washington D.C. as a part of its policy reporting team. Read about his experience as a new reporter learning the ropes and thriving on the Hill. The first day I arrived at Capitol Hill, I…

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Activism as Reconciliation

This week’s blog is an abbreviated reprint of an article entitled, “Public service and activism as vocations of reconciliation” published in the latest issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.  The contributors to this piece are McCarthy Center staff, Angeline Vuong, assistant director of public service programs, Jacqueline Ramos, community-engaged learning program manager, Community Empowerment…

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Meet Our CEAs

Our Community Empowerment Activists (CEAs) have begun their program preparing to be transformative justice warriors! Their year long class analyzes systems of oppression and movements of resistance while working with grassroots organizations in San Francisco. Meet our CEAs and where they are interning this year. Anika Becker ’22 Critical Diversity Studies Major, Anthropology Minor SF…

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Meet Our New Staff Members

We have recently welcomed three new staff members to the McCarthy Center team, Carla, Bryant, and Gladys! Learn more about each of them and help us welcome them to Masonic 103! Carla Trujillo Graduate Intern Carla Trujillo is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Higher…

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Depicting What Justice Looks Like

This week’s blog post is another report updating the evolution of the mural, Reimagining a Just World — that is being created in our Center’s lobby in a collaboration between the Center and arts organization, Precita Eyes Muralists. Keep reading to learn more about the significance behind each section of the design, imagined by the…

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Meet Our ’21 McCarthy SF Fellows!

This year’s cohort of McCarthy Fellows in San Francisco have begun their semester-long  internship with the City & County of San Francisco alongside a rigorous academic Urban Policy seminar course. This semester, our fellows have the unique opportunity to study political economy and culture with a local government agency according to their interest area. Read…

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