Strategic Plan Executive Summary

Group of students and McCarthy Center staff pose in front of USF Votes sign.


Three images – group of students in front of awning reading Frank Fat's; two students holding trophy awards; Leo T. McCarthy with Rep. Nancy Pelosi

What We Do

The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

  • Fosters meaningful, integrated, and holistic education
    of USF students to lead and serve
  • Contributes to the health and vitality of the community
    by responding to community-identified needs.

How We Do It

  • Public Service Programs
  • Community Engaged Learning
  • Living Learning Communities (LLCs)
  • Public Service and Community Engagement Minor
  • Community Partner Innovation Fund
  • Literacy Partnerships
  • Health and Wellness Partnerships
  • USF Votes

Strategic Direction

Success Indicators

The McCarthy Center staff provide inclusive, action-oriented sustainable programming

  • Utilizing and contributing to best practices and diverse epistemologies
  • Developing and promoting multiple pathways to community engagement

Students, faculty, and staff critically and humbly engage in social change efforts

  • Centering our work on the desires, needs, and strengths of the community and campus
  • Enhancing collaboration with, and support and resources for community partners

Students, faculty, staff and community work in collaboration and coalition to practice transformative justice

  • Nurturing participation, activism, and organizing among diverse students for thriving, equitable communities
  • Challenging power, privilege, and oppression manifest in policy, practice, and structures