5 Things You’ll Learn as a CELT Fellow

In this week’s blog, Star Plaxton-Moore, Director of Community-Engaged Learning, shares her wisdom with five main takeaways that a Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) Fellow will learn during their program. Find out what key aspects of teaching are necessary in fostering a meaningful, community-engaged learning course across all disciplines.  In my 17 years at USF,…

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Get to Know Provost Oparah

This story is a reprint from the SF Foghorn highlighting Provost Oparah, her life story, and motivations to make change in the community. The McCarthy Center’s overseeing of community engaged learning focuses our operation directly under the office of the provost. Read more from the SF Foghorn about Oparah, her passions and how she joined…

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Rebuilding in the Classroom

In this week’s blog, we celebrate Engage San Francisco Literacy’s 2021-2022 Year-end Report with key highlights, assessments and evaluations, key partner feedback, tutor surveys, and future goals. Read more about the challenges the program overcame to build relationships and connections again after returning from online learning.  After returning from a period of COVID-19 restrictions, Engage…

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Bridges that Connect Us

In this week’s blog, Camille Batiste, new Program Assistant for Engage San Francisco and recent USF graduate, answers four questions about her goals and passions in education and public service. Learn what motivates Camille to advocate for programs that support youth development and community building.  How did you arrive at the Leo T. McCarthy Center?…

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Making Space to Create

This week, Yessenia Gomez, STEAM Coordinator at Rosa Parks Elementary School, talks about the new makerspace — a collaboration with the McCarthy Center’s Engage San Francisco and Good Tidings Foundation. My name is Yessenia Gomez, I am the STEAM Coordinator at Rosa Parks Elementary. This past August our school’s makerspace was renovated by a collaboration…

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Questions for Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will be the second speaker to participate in Conversations for the Common Good, a new speakers series that invites inclusive voices to the challenge of serving the public good. Join us in meeting San Francisco’s former mayor, Gavin Newsom and POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci in conversation on Monday, February 5th, 5:00 PM on campus at…

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Beginning a Literacy Partnership with Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School

Dr. Mary Murray Autry, Associate Director Engage San Francisco Literacy Programs   When first visiting Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School (Cobb) in October 2016, with hopes of beginning a literacy partnership, I vividly remember entering the office area and being pleasantly surprised to see a wall covered with banners. These were not just any…

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