Shaw Center students and interns are at the heart of the Center’s programming. As Shaw Center alumni graduate from and move into their careers with corporations, non-profits, schools, and governments, we hope that our alumni take with them a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.

In Fall 2014, Shaw Center celebrated its 20th anniversary. To begin planning a celebration for this milestone, we convened a group of Shaw Center alumni to brainstorm events that they wamted to see at the 20th anniversary celebration.

View latest work of Time Rudd, a former Literacy Corps tutor and Shaw Center intern.

In 2012, a group of Literacy Corps alums got together to volunteer at a New York City public school as part of NY Cares Day 2012 (NY Cares is a NYC volunteer program). Two LC alums, Kelly Le and Ambreleah Dusseau spearheaded the event in an effort to reconnect with LC alums in the NYC area and rally them around a common service project.

Class of 2012 graduate Cesar McFarlin generously donated $300 to the Balancing the Books program; a collaboration of the Shaw Center and the Whitman School of Management.  The donation was a matching gift in conjunction with financial services company and employer, Charles Schwab.  The Whitman graduate and former Shaw Center intern wanted to give back to Balancing the Books, a mentoring program that focuses on improving money handling skills in Syracuse City School District seventh and ninth grade students.  McFarlin worked last year as the high school coordinator for the program, where his dedication and passion for community service was evident.  McFarlin is currently starting a similar program in the Denver area with employer, Charles Schwab, in an effort to continue helping his community in a meaningful way.  “Being a tutor with Balancing the Books was by far the most enriching and fulfilling part of my life,” says Cesar.  “I am just happy I am in a position where I can give back to a program that gave me many great memories.”  We are too, Cesar.  Thank you!