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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Falling in love with Education

In today’s blog, Cassidy Steele, our new graduate assistant for the Engage San Francisco Literacy Program, reflects on her inspiration for her passion in education. Cassidy introduces herself and answers four questions revealing her understanding of learning differences. Hello! My name is Cassidy Steele and I am one of the graduate assistants for the Engage…

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Memories of Summer

Teacher for the Summer Academy Program (SAP), Amy Scharf False Katz, authors a poem on her 4 weeks with middle school students. SAP is a 4 week summer program for 6-8 graders, created as partnership between USF’s School of Education and Gateway Public Schools. The Summer Academy Program is supported by Engage San Francisco’s year-round…

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Departing Reflections from ESF Literacy

In this week’s blog, graduating seniors and Engage San Francisco Literacy program coordinator Dresden Smith, reflect on their experiences and biggest takeaways from being a part of the ESF Literacy initiative. Read their reflections and learn more about their time spent working with students in The Fillmore / Western Addition. Engage San Francisco Literacy is…

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Engaging in a Transformative Experience

As the ’21-’22 academic year concludes, Engage San Francisco’s Graduate Intern, Carla Trujillo, reflects on her experience being a part of the ESF Literacy team while also being a student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Masters Program. Keep reading to hear what she learned from this year, and why she encourages students like her…

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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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Looking Back on 2021

This week, Senior Director, Derick Brown, looks back on 2021 and celebrates the Center’s success in serving students and community partners. Read his year-end reflection and watch a few images that capture the ways in which we’ve these met the challenges of these times. McCarthy Center Family, This past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, we…

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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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