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USF in DC students taking a break on the National Mall.

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Former Mayor Gavin Newsom speaking at the McCarthy Center Mayor's Forum.

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New USF students participating in Service Learning Preview at Community Partner, Project Open Hand.  

The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good seeks to prepare students from any major for lives and careers in ethical public service. Public service is viewed as activities that directly contribute to the achievement of a common objective or value, on a public policy level, in areas such as government, business, the environment, healthcare, education, or another field, particularly policies that may affect poor and disenfranchised communities.

The major program areas include: