Category Archives: Larkin Street News

  1. Photos From Our Outward Bound Skyline Challenge – Oct. 13, 2018

    So proud of  Team Larkin Street for accepting the Skyline Challenge again this year, raising over $10,000 for Outward Bound programs for young people experiencing homelessness! Among the brave rappellers and fundraisers were Sally Shapiro, Allison Wysocki for an impressive fifth year, and Willis Newton, one of the top two fundraisers for the entire event,…

  2. Congregation Emanu-El: A Conversation with Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Our City

    Thanks to Congregation Emanu-El for hosting a Yom Kippur discussion with young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Guest speakers included Rabbi Jason Rodich, Director of Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jeff Kositsky and UC Berkeley’s Dr. Colette Auerswald. Young people from Larkin Street, Zak Franet and Anubis Daugherty shared their experiences with homelessness…

  3. City of San Francisco Commits to Cutting Youth Homelessness in Half by 2022

    For the first time, San Francisco is truly prioritizing the needs of young people experiencing homelessness through Rising Up, a new public-private partnership which aims to cut youth homelessness in half by 2022. This initiative is a result of years of advocacy by young people and staff from Larkin Street working in partnership with City…

  4. Larkin Street’s 2017-2018 Annual Report Released

    Thanks to the growing support of our community, nearly 2,500 young people experiencing homelessness received help, hope and so much more! Thank you for your commitment to ensuring that every young person can reach their full potential. Read more about our results, financials, supporters, events and special guests throughout the last year in our 2017-2018…

  5. Salesforce.org Announces $1 Million in Grants Towards Ending Homelessness at Dreamforce ’18

    Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of the Salesforce platform, announced a $500,000 grant to Larkin Street Youth Services at their annual Dreamforce event in downtown San Francisco in September. We’re grateful for this new partnership with Salesforce, which also includes a pledge to volunteer time and skills to Larkin Street. Salesforce’s commitment to ending homelessness was…

  6. Where to learn more about ending youth homelessness at Dreamforce ’18

    Larkin Street Youth Services is proud to be an official non-profit of Dreamforce ’18, the largest technology conference in the world. Hosted by Salesforce, the cloud computing company, Dreamforce will run September 25 through 28 and sprawl over several blocks in Downtown SF offering breakout sessions, demos, networking and special events. We’re so grateful to be…

  7. Photos From Performing Arts Night – August 1, 2018

    Young people dazzled the crowd at our Art Program’s annual Performing Arts Night at Kelly Cullen Community as they showcased their talents ranging from dance, music, theater and poetry. Every performance was a testament of their resiliency, courage, creativity and we couldn’t be prouder. We would like to acknowledge the following young people for putting…

  8. OPINION: Today’s Detained Children are Tomorrow’s Homeless Youth

    In the midst of America’s ongoing border crisis, Larkin Street’s Director of Public Funding, Mary Kate Bacalao, shares her opinion on how family separation will lead to more homelessness. Thousands of children in detention centers today are at grave risk of an opposite and equally abhorrent fate as young adults: abandonment to the streets, where they…

  9. Twitter donates their time and talents to help young people experiencing homelessness

    Recently, we held a focus group inviting 15 volunteers from Twitter to talk about how to better engage the community with our work. We started the day with a tour of our space and then broke into small groups to dive into messaging and communications channels for reaching young professionals. This was a valuable opportunity…

  10. #TrueColorsDay #Unselfie Photobooth – April 25, 2018

    About 49 percent of homeless young people in San Francisco identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Young people who identify as LGBTQ are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. In celebration of…