News

  1. Nonprofit Contracting: Breaking the Cycle of Public Underinvestment – Nonprofit Quarterly

    Thank you Nonprofit Quarterly for publishing our director of public funding Mary Kate Bacalao’s piece on the importance of federal and state budgets prioritizing nonprofits. Public funders need to refrain from dictating how the money should be spent so that nonprofits can properly fill budgetary gaps or prepare for any unforeseen financial setbacks. Here is…

  2. 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…

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

    SSalesforce.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…

  4. 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…

  5. What Hurt Wild Animals Can Teach Hurt Children – YES! Magazine

    Thank you to YES! Magazine for writing about the importance of connecting with wildlife as a coping mechanism. Our youth participate in programs with Wildmind, a sanctuary for more than 50 nonreleasable wild animals in Half Moon Bay that help heal and inspire children and young adults. Here’s an excerpt from the article on the collaboration…

  6. Mandelman Doesn’t Have Answer to Homelessness, But is Searching for Solutions – San Francisco Chronicle

    Thank you to the San Francisco Chronicle for the coverage of District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s visit to Larkin Street Academy. Supervisor Mandelman spent the afternoon talking with young people accessing our services about what circumstances led them to us and what the City can do in order to better support young people experiencing homelessness. Here…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Larkin Street alum Zak Franet speaks at the 2018 Tipping Point Benefit

    Larkin Street alum Zak Franet was invited to speak at the Tipping Point Community benefit on May 3 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, talking about how our programs gave him the tools to walk out of homelessness and into independence. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $150 million to educate, employ, house and support…

  10. Photos from our Annual Education Graduation – July 13, 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You did it! Staff, family and friends celebrated our Annual Education Graduation where 14 young people received certificates in recognition of their accomplishments over the past year. Our young people completed programs including high school or equivalency, transfers to a four-year institution, and bachelor’s degrees. Thank you to our…