Bringing the Real World to the Classroom and the Classroom into the Real World

When Eva Fernandez, Project Engineer with McMillen Jacobs Associates (MMJ), an engineering, environmental, and construction firm specializing in underground water resource projects, was invited to share her career journey and day-to-day work with teachers at San Francisco’s John O’Connell High School (JOCHS), she jumped at the chance. “Teachers are very important for a person’s career…

How You Can Transform the Storm with the Watershed Stewardship Grant

More than ten billion gallons of rain falls on San Francisco each year, enough for every resident of the City to shower twice a day for that year. When that rain hits the pavement, instead of soaking back into the earth, it makes its way into San Francisco’s combined sewer system where it is treated…

Finding Joy in Collaboration: Simon Pan’s City Career Started with Teamwork

Camaraderie and teamwork are key facets of any engaging workplace. Former “solo worker” Simon Pan first discovered his unexpected value and joy for collaboration as a CityWorks summer intern working at the SFPUC’s Southeast Treatment Plant.  “At Burton [Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School] I always worked alone, I was a solo person. With…