Public Service Beyond the Classroom

Congrats to Aniah Francis,’22, this year’s awardee of the Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service!  Aniah graduated last month with a BA in Politics and a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement. This award is presented to a senior who has promoted social justice through public service throughout her undergraduate career. Aniah was…

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Come to Fellowship with the Fools

This week’s blog is from Silena Layne ’14, (center) Program Director at Faithful Fools and a long-time community partner of the Center. Learn about her experience with community-engaged learning classes at USF and how it influenced her current work in non-profits throughout San Francisco. Change is hard and when USF introduced student service-learning programs in…

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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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Read our ’21 Annual Impact Report!

As the year comes to a close, we’re excited to share the McCarthy Center’s Annual Impact Report for 2021, highlighting the work we were able to accomplish in the last year — thanks to your generous support. Dear McCarthy Center Friends and Supporters, These last 20 months have taught us to adapt quickly to unanticipated…

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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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Connecting Students with Community

In this week’s blog, we hear from Jocelynn Esteban, the Program Manager for City Youth Now, a non profit organization in San Francisco that provides programs and services for youth in the juvenile justice and foster care system. Jocelynn  participated in our most recent cohort of Community Partner Co-Educator (CPCE) Fellows. Learn about her experience…

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How To Be a Changemaker

While we are all busy preparing for a year of in-person learning, the Center wants to remind students that they can begin to explore their roles as Changemakers for the common good. Changemakers on campus and in community become well-informed and civically engaged about social justice issues impacting society at large. Here are 10 ways…

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Supporting Year-Round Literacy

Throughout this month, we have highlighted our summer learning partnerships in the USF/ Heart To Heart/ Mo’MAGIC Summer Literacy program and the Summer Academy Program. In this week’s blog, we hear from our Director of Engage San Francisco, Karin Cotterman, about the literacy initiative our Center works on year round. Since its formal launch in…

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