Community Partners

The Western Addition and the University of San Francisco are deeply interconnected, not just geographically, but through history and intergenerational relationships. As the city’s first university we are uniquely situated to address issues related to the poverty and inequality in the Western Addition, and we do this work in partnership with residents and service providers to address a lack of access to high quality, affordable housing, healthcare, and education. For more information, email

Community Events

Check out the Mo’MAGIC calendar for events in the Western Addition!

ESF Community Partner Award

To recognize community partners, in 2017, Engage San Francisco launched the Engage San Francisco Community Partnership Award. The inaugural award was given to the partners in Mo’MAGIC’s summer reading program which serves Western Addition youth by preventing summer learning loss. In Spring 2018 we awarded the community activists who have provided vision, leadership and knowledge that have informed the Changemakers Project. Their advisement, suggestions, connections and knowledge have been instrumental to this project.


SFUSD Literacy Partnership Co-Educators

  • Remi Nakamoto, Literacy Coordinator, Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Megan Stoltz, Literacy Coach, William Cobb Elementary

2019 Awardees

Health and Wellness Partners

  • Westside Services: Dr. Mary Anne Jones and Kimiah Tucker 

2018 Awardees

Community Activists Who Partner With the Changemakers Project

  • Ms. Altheda Carrie
  • Ms. Brenda Harris
  • Ms. Lynnette White

2017 Awardees

Partners With the MATR Summer Reading Program 

  • Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
  • Magic Zone
  • Prince Hall Learning Center

Partnership Request

We cannot promise that your request for student volunteers or a community engaged research or learning partnership will result in a match with a faculty member, course, student group, or student. However, emailing us your request allows us to more easily promote and share your request with members of the USF community in the hopes that a match between your request and faculty/student interests works out.

To Submit a Request
Send an email to