In this paid position, an Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) makes a one-year commitment to work 8-10 hours a week at a Bay Area non-profit organization to facilitate meaningful service-learning experiences for USF students.
Primarily, the ACE acts as a liaison between the community organization, USF professors, and service-learning students to design and support service-learning projects.
ACEs also participate in professional and personal development programs through the McCarthy Center; these trainings and meetings are designed to help ACEs develop the skills, knowledge and sensitivities for their work. ACEs attend a mandatory four-day training prior to beginning the Fall semester, and an off-campus retreat during Winter Break in order to prepare for the Spring semester. ACEs are offered opportunities throughout the year to attend conferences and speak at other service-learning engagements, when possible.
Organizations currently hosting ACEs:
- Bayview/Hunters Point YMCA,
- Community Technology Network
- Opportunity Impact/Mo' Magic
- Project Open Hand, Quesada Gardens
- The Salvation Army
- Seven Teepees
- St. Anthony Foundation
- St. Vincent de Paul Society
- Upward Bound
For more information, please contact Andrea Wise at (415) 422-5205 or email@example.com.