Nov/30/2015 FINAL application round of the 50 Fund Playmaker Grant Program

Posted by lgannon • November 30th, 2015

Apply to be a 50 Fund Playmaker!

50 Fund Playmaker
The fourth and FINAL application round of the 50 Fund Playmaker Grant Program is open until November 30th.

For this round, we are especially interested in sportsarts or music-based projects.

A webinar will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 11th. Register here.

Apply Now!

Nov/30/2015 Community Partner Seminar: Apply by December 2, 2015

Posted by lgannon • November 30th, 2015

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

CP Seminar
The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco invites you to our

Winter 2016 Community Partner Service-Learning Seminar

We welcome nonprofit staff interested in creating sustainable service-learning partnerships with USF faculty and students to participate in this five-week seminar beginning the first week of January 2016.

Apply Now »

Seminar Goals:

  • Define service learning and clarify its relevance for your organization;
  • Develop a better understanding of service-learning processes and practices at USF;
  • Integrate service learning into your pre-existing programs;
  • Network with other organizations and create a community for feedback and support;
  • Develop a service-learning project for the upcoming academic year;
  • Develop templates (e.g., orientation, student learning plans and reflection activities) for service-learners at your organization;

Participant Commitment:

  • Five sessions, two hours each;
  • Brief readings and assignments in between sessions;
  • Development and presentation of a service-learning project. Ideally, this project will be undertaken by your organization and a USF service-learning course in the upcoming academic year;

Community partners will receive a stipend of up to $250 upon fulfillment of the commitments stated above.

Application deadline: Dec. 2, 2015

Apply now >>

Learn more about the Community Partner Seminar.

University of San Francisco
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Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
2130 Fulton Street | San Francisco, CA 94117 | (415) 422-5662
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Nov/30/2015 Empathy Bridges: Using Music to Reinforce Cultural Competency 9:30a-12:30pm

Posted by lgannon • November 30th, 2015

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

Time: 9:30AM – 12:30 PM

Location:  DCYF Mint Conference Room – 1390 Market Street, 9th floor, suite 900 San Francisco


Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ~Kahlil Gibran

 Freddie Gray. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Unfortunately, these stories are not new. Increasingly, conversations about race, class and gender discrimination have risen to the forefront therefore it is imperative that within our schools and youth development programs we not only address these issues but we also stay mindful of the ways that even our youth development programs and structures reinforce discriminatory practices. In this workshop, we will explore the use of music to address discriminatory rhetoric and practices within our programs and classrooms. You will leave the workshop with concrete strategies for using music as a tool for cultural competency. All levels welcome. Breakfast and coffee provided.

Presented by Candice Davis, Antique Edutainment 


Click here for registration link:

Nov/30/2015 Where Culture, Privilege and Trauma Intersect: Open Seats for December 9, 2015

Posted by lgannon • November 30th, 2015

Training Banner
This announcement now includes information and RSVP links for the training on racial justice.
Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.  All trainings are no-cost and open to foster parents, kinship care-givers, SFHSA staff, and staff who work for Title IV-E-qualified agencies (FFAs, Group Homes, Probation, Juvenile Justice).
Where Culture, Privilege and Trauma Intersect: Increasing Our Capacity to Engage Clients with Compassion and Honesty – Presented by Macheo Payne
Poetic Medicine: The Healing Language of Creativity for Work with Trauma in Children, Youth and Ourselves
Presented by John Fox


Thursday, December 3rd, 9:00am – 5:00pm Info

Wednesday, December 9th, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Info (this is a follow up to Part One on 11/11/15, but new attendees are welcome!)
*Please note that any Edgewood training may be canceled if less than six people register. Please make sure you type your email address accurately in your RSVP and that it is an email box that you regularly check so we may notify you if the class is canceled or rescheduled.

Questions about a training? Suggestions on future trainings?  Please contact the Edgewood Center Training Department at

Nov/30/2015 Gateway High School – PT Ethnic Studies Position for Semester 2

Posted by lgannon • November 30th, 2015

Gateway is  looking for a talented, passionate educator to teach an Ethnic Studies course at Gateway beginning in January 2016.  Gateway is offering this course because of our shared belief that students should see themselves, their communities, and the issues that matter to them reflected in our classes. Ethnic Studies also aligns with our goal for students to become advocates for themselves and their communities.
The posting is attached, but a couple details to note:
-We’re open to considering someone without a CA teaching credential if they have other relevant experience.
-The commitment is three days/week, 3.5 hours of teaching time/week, plus prep/grading.
-This position could be combined with other opportunities, including a maternity leave position in the spring.
-This is an unusual opportunity to work with young people on topics about which they are incredibly passionate. 
Please see attached flyer:  Gateway HS Ethnic Studies Teacher

Nov/30/2015 2457 Forensic Toxicologist Supervisor (PBT-2457-066660)

Posted by cwilliams • November 30th, 2015

General Services Agency, Administrative Services, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is currently accepting Permanent PBT applications for class

2457 Forensic Toxicologist Supervisor starting today at 4:00 p.m. with a filing deadline of December 18, 2015, 5:00 p.m.


Please follow the link  to access the announcement and application procedure:


Applicants are encouraged to carefully read and follow all the instructions on the announcement.


Thank you for assisting us in our recruitment efforts.



General Services Agency

Human Resources

Nov/25/2015 Storytelling Night Hike at Crissy Field

Posted by lgannon • November 25th, 2015

Storytelling Night Hike at Crissy Field – 6-7:30pm– Meet at the Crissy Field Center; 1199 East Beach in the Presidio at Crissy Field.  Call 415-561-2805 to register or for more information, All Ages Welcome; Free to attend.

Nov/24/2015 New Jail in San Francisco – Young Women’s Freedom Center to attend Board of Supervisor meeting – December 2, 2015

Posted by lgannon • November 24th, 2015

Please join The Young Women’s Freedom Center on December 2, 2012 as we mobilize and speak out against the plans to build a new jail in San Francisco. Let’s stand in solidarity and let our voices be heard at the BOS meeting!

Meeting details are as follows:



The agenda packet and legislative files are available at, in Room 244 at the address listed above or by calling 415-554- 5184


Check out these websites for more details.


For more information about the Young Women’s Freedom Center, contact Rocheall Pierre, MSW, 415-703-8800 #202 or see their website .

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Nov/23/2015 Apply to become a CalSACTrainer – Application Deadline: December 4, 2015

Posted by lgannon • November 23rd, 2015

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Calling all dedicated out-school-time professionals. Joining the CalSAC Trainer Network – the perfect opportunity to invest in yourself, your organization, and your community. Apply to become a CalSACTrainer and attend our 3-day Training of the Training Institute in Fresno on February 4-6, 2016. Take advantage of this opportunity to join the largest statewide network of OST professionals!

Application Deadline – December 4 | Apply Now 
For more information visit our website or contact Selena Levy at or (510) 444-4622 x108.

Nov/23/2015 Breakthrough San Francisco – Looking for 4th Graders

Posted by lgannon • November 23rd, 2015



Dear Breakthrough San Francisco Supporters,


We hope this message finds you well! Breakthrough San Francisco is pleased to announce that we have opened the application process for motivated fourth graders in San Francisco!



What is Breakthrough?


Breakthrough SF is an amazing opportunity for students and families. Accepted students participate in our year-round, tuition-free, out of school-time programming until the end of middle school with additional low-touch programming throughout high school. Our goal is to support motivated students on the path to college by helping them develop the skills they need to be successful in an academically rigorous setting. We offer year-round enrichment and support, and we provide middle school, high school and college admissions support.




Breakthrough Program Details



This is an eight year commitment (grades 5-12) for students who know they want to go to college and are willing to take advantage of the great opportunities and resources Breakthrough has to offer.


  • Academically intensive, skills-based summer programming the summers before 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • Comprehensive school-year programming with after-school tutoring and enrichment twice a week during the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade school years
  • Cultural capital building Saturday field trips once per semester
  • Middle and high school admissions support to enter top-tier schools
  • Test prep, college visits, admissions counseling, and personal enrichment from us or one of our partner organizations during the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades
  • Students must demonstrate academic motivation and financial need
  • See our website for more information


Spreading the Word to Students


 Our team would be happy to do a 30-minute presentation for your students and/or families in December or January. Our schedule is flexible – if you are interested, please let us know what works for you.




Application Deadline


Applications are due Friday, February 12, 2016 and are available in Chinese, English and Spanish. We would be happy to drop off paper copies for your classroom or school as well. You can find the electronic versions on our website.


We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to working with you to support motivated students in San Francisco.

Isis & the Breakthrough Team


Isis Espinosa | Program Associate

Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School