Poetry as a Unifying Force

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, Jacqueline Ramos, our Program Manager of Community-Engaged Learning and poet, speaks on the importance of poetry in activism. Also the Community Empowerment Activist Instructor, Ramos encourages our CEAs to approach social justice issues in all lenses, including poetry. Read on for her piece, “Inauguration”, and her view…

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Our Impact in 2020

This week’s blog is the introduction to our Annual Impact Report—released this week—detailing our programs’ and our students’ accomplishments for the 2019-20 year. Senior Director, Derick Brown, offers a call to action for support of our students and the transformational experiences they are afforded through the Center. Learn how the Center carries on Leo T….

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The Vibrancy of Colombia

Recently, Community-Engaged Learning Manager at the McCarthy Center, Jackie Ramos travelled with students in the “Family Global Business Immersion in Cali, Colombia”. This course is part of the School of Management’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy Department’s family business offerings. The class allowed students to integrate general family business theories with on-site coursework and immersion experience…

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Craft of Community Enagagement

In what came to her as a natural growth from previous projects, McCarthy Center Director for Community-Engaged Learning, Star Moore, found it necessary to craft a tool-kit for the art of service-learning as a means to guide faculty through the theoretical foundations of community engagement, the practical process of designing and implementing a community-engaged course,…

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Student Companion to Community-Engaged Learning

I am thrilled to share the outcome of a collaborative project between myself and McCarthy Center Director, Dave Donahue, that has been years in the making! The Student Companion to Community-Engaged Learning: What You Need to Know for Transformative Learning and Real Social Change is a book designed for students to read in the first…

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Profiles in Community Engaged Learning- Nicola McClung

Nicola was asked, what inspires you to integrate service-learning or community-engaged pedagogies into your courses? Nicola McClung Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco- School of Education Excerpt from the August 2016 Profiles in Community Engaged Learning. Professor McClung teaches Early Literacy. I was first inspired to integrate community-engaged pedagogy into my course when looking for books…

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Ready, Set, Engage! The Authentic Video Guide to Community-Engaged Learning

The Leo T. McCarthy Center is currently developing a video series entitled, “Ready, Set, Engage! The Authentic Video Guide to Community-Engaged Learning”, designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for participation in community-engaged courses and activities. This series features University of San Francisco students, faculty, and community partners sharing their perspectives, insights, and reflections on their experiences with community-engaged learning. – Star Moore

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