The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good is dedicated to inspiring and preparing students at USF to pursue lives and careers of ethical public service and the common good.

The McCarthy Center provides a forum for education, service and research in public policy-making and programs for the common good. It supports undergraduate and graduate academic programs, provides service learning, and government experiences for students and generates publishable research. A curriculum that blends rigorous intellectual training with fieldwork experience prepares students to articulate and promote the common good of all society's members through careers or service in government, non-profits or the private sector.

The McCarthy Center will urge students who pass our way to embrace passionately some mission in public service."

— Leo T. McCarthy, founder

Our Mission

The McCarthy Center prepares students for lives of ethical public service not just in government but in business, the environment, healthcare, and education, whose policies affect the marginalized and poor.

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Support the Leo. T. McCarthy Center

Your gift provides the education and real-world experiences that will inspire and prepare McCarthy Center students to engage in public policy and meaningful change.

Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
2130 Fulton St.
Masonic, Room 106
San Francisco, CA 94117

Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.