Releasing our 2017 Annual Report

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Each year the Center strives to honor the legacy of Leo T. McCarthy through programs and scholarship that promote public service and the common good. This includes undergraduate community-engagement learning, faculty and university-wide development, graduate engagement, and community partnerships at both the local and global level. We are excited to share our 2017 annual report in advance of our 15th anniversary celebration on November 9th.

Some of this year’s highlighted achievements include:

  • 19 co-sponsored events
  • 11 advocates for community engagement placements
  • 3,000 service-learners
  • 541 faculty development hours
  • 10 global sustainable development projects
  • 8,400 graduate intern hours
  • 200% increase in public service and community engagement minors
  • 166 local community partners
  • 624 LTMC alumni

We thank all of you for your continued support and look forward to another great year!

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Save the Date – Nov. 9 for Our 15th Anniversary

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On November 9, 2017, friends and supporters, alums, faculty and currents students will celebrate the Leo T. McCarthy Center and 15 years of training a new generation of ethical leaders. It’s an evening of recognizing the vision and legacy of co-founder Leo McCarthy, former San Francisco legislator, California Speaker of the Assembly and Lieutenant Governor.

We’ll mark this milestone by celebrating the continuation of Leo McCarthy’s values of service for the common good through the current programs of the McCarthy Center with students who have participated locally and internationally through the Privett Global Scholars, USF in D.C., McCarthy Fellows in Sacramento, Advocates  Community Engagement and our graduate degree programs in Urban and Public Affairs.

The night will begin with a reception followed by the presentation of the inaugural Leo T. McCarthy Award, to be given to the The Honorable Art Agnos, former San Francisco mayor, assembly member and regional head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

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Today more than ever, the world needs future leaders who think critically and respond compassionately. Join us in preparing the next generation of ethical leaders and the programs that serve them—by becoming a sponsor or attending. Visit http://rsvp.usfca.edu/mccarthy-sponsorship-2017 or email Leslie Lombre, Associate Director at  llombre@usfca.edu or call (415) 422-2983.

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Affirming Our Commitment

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Today, President Trump has decided to revoke protection against deportation for undocumented young people, also known as Dreamers, who registered with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  We know that this decision by President Trump affects our students, colleagues, and their families as well as our partners in community, creating hardship, anxiety, and cruel separation.

At this time, the McCarthy Center reaffirms its commitment to creating inclusive space in all our programs for every student at the University of San Francisco, documented and undocumented. We know that the McCarthy Center and the University of San Francisco is a powerful environment for learning because of the diversity of students here.  That diversity includes those who are citizens of this country and those who have grown up in the United States without citizenship status, those who were born in the United States and those who were not.

You can find more information, including four concrete steps you can take to support DACA students here. We will continue to post information about DACA and what it means for students, particularly those who have registered with DACA. We will also post information about how you can make your voice heard in response to this decision.

We offer support and respect for all our students and ask that, at this uncertain time, all of us extend that support and respect in particular for our DACA colleagues and classmates.

— The McCarthy Center Staff