Public Service as a Meaningful Path

In this week’s blog, McCarthy Fellow, Harlan Crawford ’24, writes on his 12-week internship at the time at the California Democratic Party. Read Harlan’s reflection about his transformative experiences in Sacramento, and how he’ll take what he learns back to San Francisco.  When I and my fellow class of 2024 students at the University of…

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Aligned with Leo’s Vision

Last month, we sat down with USFVotes lead and McCarthy Fellow in San Francisco, Sofia Sanchez, to discuss her experience with the McCarthy Center in advance of  the Leo T. McCarthy Award Celebration. In this week’s blog, learn more about Sofia’s experience in our programs, and how she plans to use the skills he has …

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Learning How to Listen

Last month, we sat down with USFVotes member and Community Empowerment Activist, Zachary Sexton, to discuss his experience with the McCarthy Center in advance of  the Leo T. McCarthy Award Celebration. In this week’s blog, learn more about Zach’s current work with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, what he’s learned from the community, and how…

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Read our ’21 Annual Impact Report!

As the year comes to a close, we’re excited to share the McCarthy Center’s Annual Impact Report for 2021, highlighting the work we were able to accomplish in the last year — thanks to your generous support. Dear McCarthy Center Friends and Supporters, These last 20 months have taught us to adapt quickly to unanticipated…

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USFVotes’ Big Year

Through USFVotes’ continued work, voter engagement on campus has reached new heights. A recent report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), creators of the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) details USF’s student voting rates — increasing 20% over the past year. On campuses across the country, students built on…

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The 26th Amendment 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 26th Amendment.  Enacted in 1971, the 26th amendment grants the right to vote to all Americans, 18  years  and older and is one of a series of amendments enacted to protect the right of every American to be represented in government. In a time…

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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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Driven to Create Change

In this week’s blog, meet our newest staff member, Priana Aquino! She has been working as our Communications Assistant for the last 8 months, managing our social media and helping to produce newsletters for the McCarthy Center. Aquino was recently interviewed by the Office of Development to discuss her accomplishments amid the pandemic. Read on…

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