VIDEO: Alumni Story | The Founding of Books and Cooks!

By Patrick Linehan |

In 2010 three Shaw Center interns teamed up to start a new literacy and nutrition initiative at the Shaw Center. The three were recognized by Clinton Global Initiative University and were asked to appear on the Today Show to represent the initiative. The launch of the program, Books and Cooks, at Parkside Commons was a huge success. Books and Cooks! is a sustainable program that still operates almost a decade later.

Patrick Linehan is an undergraduate student at Syracuse University, Class of 2021. He is a dual major in Newspaper and Online Journalism in S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication as well as Policy Studies in Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.