Project Night Night Drive

Until December 17, the Center will be collecting blankets, books, and stuffed animals to support Project Night Night, a project that donates over 25,000 ‘Night Night Packages’ each year to homeless children 12 and under. These packages offer the children a sense of security as they face the uncertainty associated with homelessness, while providing them… Read More

Youth Speaks Friendraiser, November 16

Join the annual Youth Speaks Friendraiser on Monday, November 16 at The Masonic in San Francisco. The Friendraiser is an inspiring evening with a view into one of the nation’s most significant and far-reaching arts and literacy organizations. At the event, you’ll hear from Youth Poets and Youth Speaks Alumni who use oral poetry to define… Read More

RH Reality Check Young Writers Program

RH Reality Check is an award-winning daily publication providing evidence-based news, analysis, and commentary, as well as interactive dialogue on matters of sexual and reproductive health and justice. They are seeking two passionate and promising young writers ages 15-to-20 to join our Summer 2015 Young Writers Program. In creating formal space for the inclusion of younger… Read More


Acclaimed author ZZ Packer has been the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, a Whiting Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere won the Commonwealth First Fiction Award and an ALEX award, and was selected for the Today Show Book Club by John Updike. She is currently at work on a novel, Thousands, about… Read More