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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Public Service Beyond the Classroom

Congrats to Aniah Francis,’22, this year’s awardee of the Leo T. McCarthy Award for Public Service!  Aniah graduated last month with a BA in Politics and a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement. This award is presented to a senior who has promoted social justice through public service throughout her undergraduate career. Aniah was…

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Supporting Student Leaders

For USF’s Day of the Don Celebration, we are reprinting a pre-pandemic post highlighting alum and supporter of our Center, Evelyn Fernandez Pedraza ’21, who became a dedicated social justice advocate through her experience as a her experience as a McCarthy Center Community Empowered Activist (CEA), Esther Madriz Diversity Scholar (EMDS), and Public Service and…

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Activism as Reconciliation

This week’s blog is an abbreviated reprint of an article entitled, “Public service and activism as vocations of reconciliation” published in the latest issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education.  The contributors to this piece are McCarthy Center staff, Angeline Vuong, assistant director of public service programs, Jacqueline Ramos, community-engaged learning program manager, Community Empowerment…

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Leo at the Creation

In this weeks blog, the Center’s founding director, Richard Spohn, recalls working alongside the Lt. Governor and the motivation behind creating the center. A rare privilege it was to work with Leo McCarthy in setting on a solid foundation and off on a true trajectory the Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Genial,…

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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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Working for our Essential Workers

This week’s blog is a reprint from the May ’21 issue of the USF Magazine. Miriam Uribe ’17, former Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE), is another McCarthy Center alum named on USF’s 30 Under 30 list! As an ACE, Miriam served as a year-long liaison between USF students, faculty, and our community partner, Generation Citizen,…

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Living a Life of Purpose

In this week’s blog, former staffer for Leo T. McCarthy, Jason Warburg, recalls his favorite memories with the Lt. Governor and the small moments that reflected his values and love for his work. Read Jason’s piece on Leo as an inspirational leader and learn more about our Center’s namesake. “The past is a foreign country;…

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