Category Archives: Supporters of Larkin Street

Twitter makes $50,000 gift to Larkin Street Academy

To us, Twitter is more than an amazingly powerful communications platform – they’re also an amazing partner! Since 2012, when the company first engaged with us by donating two dozen MacBook Pro notebooks, Twitter has supported our programs through donations, volunteering and providing services and space. Today, we’re celebrating another generous gift from Twitter: a $50,000 grant for … Continue reading Twitter makes $50,000 gift to Larkin Street Academy

Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party – Dec 8, 2016

We had a blast skating, sipping and snapping, all while raising funds for Larkin Street’s housing programs! The Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party on Dec. 8, 2016, got us all in the holiday spirit with hot toddies, tasty treats, and of course ice skating! The chilly weather just made it that much more … Continue reading Photos from Friends of Larkin Street 7th Annual Holiday Ice Skating Party – Dec 8, 2016

Thank You for Supporting Team Larkin Street!

Team Larkin Street successfully rappelled 230 feet and raised nearly $28,000!

Thank you to those that donated and came out to cheer the team on! If you missed your chance, you can still donate here.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery below!

Team Larkin Street took a leap of faith in honor of the youth we serve and the leaps and bounds they take every day to get and stay off the streets. On March 18th, 2016 the brave team courageously participated in a free-hanging rappel off the 23-story Hyatt Regency in downtown San Francisco.

Contributions to the team fund scholarships for Larkin Street youth to participate in Outward Bound courses through our Learning Centers. These innovative Learning Centers provide a 6 month blended learning model that combines rigorous academic courses (GED tutoring, Sylvan Learning curriculum) with workforce development (employment preparation, internships, youth enterprise) all supported by (Outward Bound courses and mindfulness provided by UCSF).

“Although I am certainly scared at the thought of rappelling down a 23-story building, I know that my own fear is nothing compared to the fears homeless youth live with every day.”
– Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director

 

Team Larkin Street Prepares to Rappel Off the Hyatt

Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, is building her team and raising funds to rappel for Larkin Street in the City Skyline Challenge.  Support them as they take a leap of faith in honor of the youth we serve and the leaps and bounds they take every day.  On March 18th, 2016 Team Larkin Street will be joined by other … Continue reading Team Larkin Street Prepares to Rappel Off the Hyatt

Congresswoman Pelosi Hears Concerns of Homeless Youth

Larkin Street youth had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their concerns as homeless young people with Congresswoman Nancy Pelsoi during a roundtable discussion held at the organization’s main service hub. Top of mind was San Francisco’s affordability crisis, however a variety of issues facing youth without stable housing arose, including the need for increasing awareness of … Continue reading Congresswoman Pelosi Hears Concerns of Homeless Youth

#GiveWithLily Helps Larkin Street’s Youth

Larkin Street is pleased to count as one of our generous donors a girl who is only 9 years old, and is full of consideration and smarts, all to help those less fortunate than herself. Lily is raising funds to purchase gifts for foster and homeless youth this holiday season with a campaign called #GiveWithLily. Today Lily and her Dad, … Continue reading #GiveWithLily Helps Larkin Street’s Youth

Volunteer & Staff Shout Out – November 2015

Volunteer: At the 6th Annual Larkin Street Golf Tournament on October 5th, we acknowledged volunteer Greg Kieber for his service at Larkin Street. Why at the Golf Tournament? Because the 2011 golf tournament was Greg’s very first gig as a Larkin Street volunteer. Four years later, he has made an incredible impact at Larkin Street, … Continue reading Volunteer & Staff Shout Out – November 2015