Community Partnership Innovation Fund

University of San Francisco’s faculty, staff, students and community partners are invited to apply to Engage San Francisco’s Community Partnership Innovation Fund (CPIF) for grants of up to $5000. There must be at least one USF-affiliated applicant and one applicant from an organization providing services in the Western Addition. Funds will support teams in completing a well-defined project that supports the achievement of a community-identified need, while deepening their partnership through an intentional and collaborative process. For questions, please reach out to Nolizwe Nondabula, Associate Director of Programs and Partnerships, at

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5th Annual Teen Culinary Immersion

18 Reasons are having their annual Teen Culinary Immersion for afterschool sessions for the fall. This will be an eight-week course where you will be learning different cooking techniques and cuisines. If you know anyone teens that like to cook or want to learn to cook this might just be what you or they need.

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Scholarship available here.

Paid Internship Opportunites at the de Young Museum

We have exciting things happening at the de Young Museum! This fall we will host Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power (November 9, 2019 through March 15, 2020), which celebrates the work of African American artists created during two pivotal decades in American history (1963-1983), and examines the purpose of art in regards to self-determination and the role of the Black artist in society.

To encourage direct interaction with the strong and vital voices of the Black Power artists, we are seeking to hire graduate and undergraduate students to work as Community Representatives during the run of the exhibition.  Community Representatives will receive training to lead object-based, guided looking exercises, and discussions in the exhibition galleries at selected times. I hope you will be willing to pass along the attached job description to potential students.

Intern training begins in October. We are accepting applications until September 20, 2019. It’s a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in African American art, ethnic studies, education, anthropology, social justice, cultural studies, and beyond. 

The internship description is attached as a PDF and click on the link for our application.

Summer Kick-Off a Success

Last Wednesday our Summer Kick-off was a Great success. Turn out was great and Thank you to our speakers to start it all off. Thank you Mayor Breed, Supervisor Brown, Supervisor Walton, and our new Public Defender Manohar for their great speech.

Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 is bike to work day. Join tens of thousands of San Franciscans by pedaling to work on the biggest biking day of the year! Take the pledge to join us on Bike to Work Day and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of three Levi’s Commuter X smart jackets (a $350 value!).

More information can be found here.