Setting the Foundation for the Future

Sally blogPosted by Local Government Fellow Sally Ching.

Every time I am asked what I would like to do in the future, the first words that leave my mouth, without hesitation, are always, “Work in education.” I specify that I want to increase accessibility and quality of education for low income and minority students, but when I am pressed further about what I would want to be or in what capacity I would want to do that, no singular, definitive answer comes to mind.

While I may not have that question answered, I’ve learned a myriad of things during my internship. Here are some of the most important things I’ve taken away from this internship. Continue reading


Serving the Youth of San Francisco

Sally blog


Posted by Matsui Local Government Fellow Sally Ching.



In the few weeks I’ve been interning for the Mayor’s Office of Education I’ve already experienced numerous work days that ended way past 5pm and days where there was no such thing as time for a lunch break. Yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way since each day at work is filled with excitement, learning experiences, and the rewarding feeling that I’m helping to make a difference in the lives of children in San Francisco. Continue reading