In an effort to respect the privacy of our partners and partner organizations, we have not included pictures of our experiences at work. For reflections on our work with youth who are homeless in SF, please read our posts on the homepage of this blog. Here, you will find pictures of our cohort living and learning in San Francisco.
Orientation to DukeEngage SF included an opening lunch in Golden Gate Park, mini-research projects and presentations, identity-based dialogues, adventures navigating the bus routes, a tour of the University of San Francisco…….and a lot, a lot of walking 🙂 .
After our first week of work, we explored the GLBT History Museum in the Castro District to deepen our understanding of the community we strive to serve.
Our Walking Tour of the Castro District taught us volumes about the historic district, the leadership of Harvey Milk, the intense challenges and immense triumphs of the LGBT community (and the many sub-communities therein), and the hilarity and thoughtfulness of our wonderful tour guide, Kathy.
Thanks to the Duke NorCal Alumni Association, our cohort was lucky enough to experience LGBT Night for the SF Giants! With the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality just earlier that day, the stadium was bursting with energy, celebration, pride…..and, of course, hot dogs.
In celebration of DukeEngage’s millionth hour of service, DukeEngage SF wants to thank all of the staff, faculty, community partners, community members, and supporters who have made this incredible opportunity possible. We chose the phrase “homeless is more” to help summarize our experience so far. That is, homelessness is more complex and nuanced than we once thought. #Homelessismore #Thanksamillion #DukeEngage
Highlights from our trip to Oakland include the interactive, engaging exhibits at Oakland’s Museum of California, a walk along Lake Merritt, and the tastes, smells, and trinkets of Oakland’s First Fridays festival.