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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Learning From Students

In this week’s blog, Equity Intern, Sarah Chavez ’24 reflects on her experience working with students in the YMCA of San Francisco’s Power Scholars Academy. Read on for why Sarah sees relationship building and empathy as key components for teaching and learning from students. The Equity Scholars Internship Program aims to help reduce the achievement…

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Our Virtual Salute

Watch our year end celebration of graduates, staff, and community partners as we finish the ’20-’21 academic year on a high note! As the semester comes to a close and commencement celebrations begin, we want to take a moment to say congratulations to our ’20-’21 graduates! While students could not have planned that this school…

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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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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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A Day at Prince Hall Learning Center in the Western Addition

The Prince Hall Computer Learning Center (PHLC), an Engage San Francisco community partner in the heart of the Western Addition, is a year-round learning enrichment program that provides structure and support in the form of emotional and academic enrichment programs. Through after-school and summer programming, Prince Hall develops individualized support for children based on their academic…

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Our 2016 Report Card — Community Partner Survey Summary of Results

In April 2016, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good administered its third biennial survey regarding community partners’ use of USF and McCarthy Center resources and their general perceptions of the University (including the institution as a whole, as well as students and faculty) and its role in the community….

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Profiles in Community Engaged Learning- Nicola McClung

Nicola was asked, what inspires you to integrate service-learning or community-engaged pedagogies into your courses? Nicola McClung Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco- School of Education Excerpt from the August 2016 Profiles in Community Engaged Learning. Professor McClung teaches Early Literacy. I was first inspired to integrate community-engaged pedagogy into my course when looking for books…

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