Western Addition History and Resources

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. This initiative draws upon the history of community engagement at the University of San Francisco and recognizes the unique potential of working with residents to achieve community-identified goals.

Take a Community Walk

If you have a class or group that is interested in a community walk to learn more about Engage San Francisco and the Western Addition/ Fillmore, please send an email to engage@usfca.edu.

Gleeson Library Western Addition Resources

Thank you to USF reference librarian Carol Spector for creating the Western Addition resource page. If you have additions or corrections, please email Karin Cotterman, Director of Engage San Francisco at kmcotterman@usfca.edu.

Gleeson Library Western Addition Resource Page