“There’s this myth that they’re all trust fund kids, trust fund brats. ‘Okay, so Daddy is molesting me, but he has money, so I guess I should stick around and see how this turns out.’ No. You run away, they run away. Money has nothing to do with it.”
Introducing HYA [Uppercasing]

“The main staircase inside the library is decked out until the end of the month with colorful poems about pop culture from youth in the WritersCorps program. WritersCorps is a national program put on in San Francisco by the Arts Commission and library that has paired professional writers with more than 18,000 students since 1994.
Pop culture poetry display from youth at Main Library [Chron]

“Seven of City College of San Francisco’s campuses make money for the district, despite anecdotes that have been used in discussing possible closures as the community college district works to overhaul its system.”
CCSF campuses make money, recent data show [Ex]

“Through an intensive three-hour class every Saturday, the program gives them the tools to wade through the complicated legalese of courts and medical terminology of hospitals. So far, the program has certified eight interpreters, and is on track to certify more when it ends this June.”
Maya Interpreters Trained to Open Doors to a Culture [ML@L]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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