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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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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Empowering Youth through Literacy

Since its launch in 2014, Engage San Francisco has focused on building meaningful relationships with individuals, schools, nonprofits, and service providers in the Western Addition/Fillmore neighborhood. One consistent aspect of our work has been our literacy efforts. In partnership with the School of Education, we have continued to develop our shared, long-term vision to provide year-round literacy and learning support in…

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Community Vision Driven by Data

Our Engage San Francisco Director, Karin Cotterman, was instrumental in the creation of The Fillmore/Western Addition Gleeson Resource Page. The page features photos, videos, and news stories that document the history of The Fillmore. In this week’s blog, Karin answered a few questions on what prompted the compilation of these resources, and how they highlight…

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Education as a Liberatory Force

The 8th annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Virtual Symposium was held last week, hosting women who are making changes in their communities and inspiring others to do the same. The first time our past Board Chair, Serra Falk Goldman, and Board Chair of Sobrato Philanthropies, Lisa Sobrato, met was at the in person WILP…

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“Code on Point” at Success Centers

In this week’s blog, our outgoing VISTA Community Liaison, Sudeepto Chakraborty, recounts his experience of working with the Success Centers SF, a leader throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for education, employment and art programs. With his research and development hat on, Sudeepto speaks to the challenges of working with the Education, Employment & Training…

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The Joy of Teaching Art

In this week’s blog, we hear from Engage San Francisco Literacy Tutor, Chloe Bryan, who has brought her own special artistic touch to the children she works with at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center – through painting! Read more as she brings her lived experience and love of art to the classroom. Last month,…

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