What We Do

The Shaw Center pulses with volunteer engagement activities that connect campus to city, and beyond. We link, build, coach, tutor, teach, coordinate, schedule, partner and collaborate. Most of all, we transform — ourselves and the world “out there.” Through diverse literacy and service learning initiatives in the public sphere, the Shaw Center touches young hearts and minds. And along the way, we discover definitions of “learning” and “leadership” that last a lifetime.

As stewards of public engagement and scholarship, we share our time and talents for the common good. We promote, support, facilitate and recognize public and community service as a fundamental part of the Syracuse University experience.