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The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco to Team Up with KQED Live to Speak with Next-Generation Leaders

Part of the ‘Conversations for the Common Good’ series, the event will take place on October 24 at KQED’s studios

by Kellie Samson

SAN FRANCISCO (October 17, 2023) – The University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good is teaming up with KQED Live to co-present ‘Listening to Next-Generation Leaders’ on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the KQED Studios located at The Commons, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco. The event will feature some of the Bay Area’s youngest elected officials — including Assemblymember Alex Lee, Hercules Mayor Alexander Walker-Griffin, and Sunnyvale Council Member Alysa Cisneros — sharing their visions for our region’s future in conversation with KQED politics correspondent Guy Marzorati and USFVotes team lead Caitlin Kennedy. Introductions will be made by McCarthy Center Board Advisor and KQED California Politics Editor Scott Shafer.

“We are thrilled to partner with KQED, a collaboration that goes beyond traditional boundaries to amplify diverse voices and foster meaningful conversations,” said McCarthy Center Senior Director Derick Brown. “In an era where change is the only constant, it is crucial to spotlight the perspectives of those who will shape our future—the young leaders of today. Our partnership with KQED allows us to do just that, providing a platform to showcase the innovative ideas, bold initiatives, and inspiring stories of the next generation.”

This event kicks off the 2023-24 schedule of the ‘Conversations for the Common Good’ series from the Leo T. McCarthy Center, which is supported by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Promotional partners include the League of Women Voters of San Francisco, Students Learn Students Vote, USFVotes, USF School of Law, Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration, and the USF Politics Department.

Registration is required. The cost to attend the in-person event is $10, or free for students with a valid ID. The live stream is free. To register, visit the KQED webpage for the event.

About the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at USF

The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good is dedicated to inspiring and equipping students at USF to pursue lives and careers of ethical public service, and the service to others. The center provides a non-partisan forum for education, service and research in public programs and policy-making. It supports an undergraduate academic minor in public service and community engagement. Additionally, the McCarthy Center provides community-based learning opportunities and facilitates government experiences for students. Engage San Francisco is a transformative university-community partnership that achieves community-identified outcomes supporting children, youth and families in The Fillmore/Western Addition neighborhood through student learning, research and teaching aligned with USF’s mission and vision. This university-wide initiative supports neighbors living below San Francisco’s poverty level to achieve their full potential in education, health, and career development, and housing. For more information, visit the McCarthy Center Website.

About the University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is a private, Jesuit Catholic university that reflects the diversity, optimism, and opportunities of the city that surrounds it. USF offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, law, education, and nursing and health professions. At USF, each course is an intimate learning community in which top professors encourage students to turn learning into positive action, so the students graduate equipped to do well in the world — and inspired to change it for the better. For more information, visit usfca.edu.