Cultivating Community Leaders: A Reflection on the 2023 Newman Civic Fellows Convening

Embark on a transformative journey with USF student Viet-Hung Nguyen as he shares insights from the 2023 Newman Civic Fellows Convening—where passion meets purpose, and community leaders unite to inspire change. Read more to join the conversation on leadership, service, and shaping a better world.  As I stepped into the plane at Boston Logan International…

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Navigating the Path to Common Good: The Power of Conversations

As Caitlin Kennedy took her place on the illuminated stage, the Leo T. McCarthy Center had chosen her as the student panelist for the Conversations for the Common Good event, an opportunity to engage and gain insights from the young elected officials shaping the region’s future. Sharing the stage with notable figures such as Assembly-member…

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Empowering Futures: My Journey in Politics with the McCarthy Center

   Emily LipKind, a passionate individual whose journey in politics and education has been shaped by her experiences at the Leo T. McCarthy Center. Join us as she shares her story, detailing how her college years led to a profound understanding of her path in the world of politics and policy-making. Read on to discover…

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A Legacy of Impact: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

In this week’s blog, Citywide Director of Education at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and recent Community Partner Co-Educator (CPCE) Fellow, Brian Sauer takes us into a world where a legacy of compassion and empowerment spans over a century. Come along as we unveil the remarkable journey of the Boys & Girls Clubs…

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Our Goals for 2022

In our first blog of 2022, the Leo T. McCarthy staff shares their thoughts and resolutions for 2022. Check out their goals for the new year and see if you share some or find new ones! Derick Brown Senior Director My resolutions are to continue to exercise, give one compliment a day and read a…

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Meet Our New Staff Members

We have recently welcomed three new staff members to the McCarthy Center team, Carla, Bryant, and Gladys! Learn more about each of them and help us welcome them to Masonic 103! Carla Trujillo Graduate Intern Carla Trujillo is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Higher…

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Revolutionary Love Project logo and Valarie Kaur

Time for Revolutionary Love

The Leo T. McCarthy Center is co-sponsoring this year’s Critical Diversity Studies Forum. In this week’s blog, we introduce the keynote speaker Valarie Kaur, creator of the Revolutionary Love Project, a national initiative devoted to creating media that inspires others to practice the ethic of love. Its current project target racism and hate toward minority…

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My Unexpected Journey

This week’s blog comes to us from the McCarthy Center’s new Americorps VISTA, Thea Karakalos! We’re excited for what her skill set and personal experience will bring to the position as she completes her Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs here at USF! My name is Thea Karakalos, and I am the…

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