Shaw Center Stories

Balancing the Books Recruitment video

Balancing Books is a literacy initiative that focuses on teaching students financial literacy, reading, writing, mathematics, and other skills that are necessary to help students achieve their goals in school and after graduation. Several tutors and interns describe what makes their experience with Balancing the Books so unique and rewarding.

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Shaw Center Leadership Intern Featured as Whitman Student Spotlight

By Lindsey Godbout |

Hometown: Parkland, Florida
Major: Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management
Minor: Psychology

Ruth Bang ’21 was born in Chicago and moved to Florida at a young age. As one of five children, she loves being a part of a big family. She chose to attend Syracuse University so she could challenge herself by going to college far from home, have the opportunity to meet new people and step out of her comfort zone. Continue Reading

Menschel Award Empowers Students

Janaisa Walker (left) completed an internship with Professor Marsha Weissman at the Center for Community Alternatives in Syracuse.

Betsey A. Brairton |

Following a summer internship with an environmental nonprofit in Idaho, Erica Jenson ’21 is confident of her primary career goal: “I want to be able to ‘do well’ and ‘do good’ at the same time. No matter what sector I’m in,” she says.

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Food Busters wins 2020 Orange Circle Award

By John Boccacino ’03 |

Transforming people’s lives through access to affordable housing, improving literacy in some of Syracuse’s most impoverished communities, using the art of step to give back, increasing public health awareness at an area high school, and providing essential medical supplies to a hospital at the epicenter of the coronavirus—five unique endeavors that highlight the Syracuse University community’s commitment to make the world a better place.
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Cultural Competence Leads to Leadership Opportunities

By Danielle Llewellyn |

For two Leadership Interns at the Shaw Center, Sarah Millward, a junior in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, and Ahlam Islam, a senior in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, eighteen-hour flights are no foreign concept. Continue Reading