The EDvance program consists of a constellation of programs within the Marian Wright Edelman Institute and in the CAD department that create pathways to a B.A. for early childhood educators. Programing includes pathways for upper division students (CAD PATH). Lower division students also have the opportunity to participate in the Jumpstart Early Practicum to gain hands-on experience in the classroom as well as coaching from mentor teachers. All program participants are encouraged to apply for the incentive programs offered though the SF SEED program as they are advancing towards their B.A. These fiscal incentives aim to support early childhood educators while going to school and working in the field of early childhood education. EDvance is funded by the City and County of San Francisco, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, the SF Foundation, and Jumpstart national (Americorps).


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Family Acceptance Project

Director: Caitlin Ryan

The Family Acceptance Project is a community research, intervention and education initiative designed to study the impact of family acceptance and the rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results are used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of service they receive. The project is funded by The California Endowment, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and individual donors.

College Career Transition Project

CCT creates conditions and opportunities critical for successful transitions to higher education and sustainable careers. We offer programming tailored to the needs and interests of students, parents, teachers and administrators in core innovation areas:

  • College & Career Readiness
  • Restorative Practices
  • Parent/Family Involvement
  • Professional Development


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WiRED International

Contact WiRED International HERE 

WiRED International’s mission is to provide medical and healthcare information, education, and communications in developing and war-affected regions. We can connect doctors to doctors virtually anywhere. We also link grassroots communities directly to essential health information. WiRED’s information centers are locally run and become a central part of the communities they serve. WiRED has set up nearly 100 health information centers in 12 countries on four continents including the Balkans, Africa, Central America, and in the country of Iraq. Providing equipment, coordination, and contacts, we offer vital medical information to communities coping with the challenges of war, poverty, and dislocation. Within a single day, WiRED can convert an empty room into a technology hub with global reach – some places so remote we must use solar panels to power the equipment we provide. We promote local collaboration and equal access for professionals and everyday people alike. Our Medical Information Centers (MICs) provide up-to-date medical information to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Our Community Health Information Centers (CHICs) provide health information to people at the grassroots level; often the only source of medical information available to them. Currently, WiRED is collaborating with faculty in SF State’s School of Nursing to develop educational modules for dissemination on the telemedicine website to health professionals who cannot access continuing medical and nursing education.