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

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

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. 

2020 Awardees - 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

This form is a tool to share your request for student volunteers or a community engaged research or learning partnership. We cannot promise that your request will result in a match with a faculty member, course, student group, or student. However, completing this form 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.