About

Betsy is the Director of Student Development at the Swearer Center for Public Service and an Assistant Dean of the College. She serves as a member of the Board of Generation Citizen and as a Board member of City Year. Betsy and her son, Daniel, lead a chess club at the D'Abate School each week.

Boards & Commissions

Generation Citizen
Board Chair From June 2014 to June 2017
City Year Providence
Board member, Chair Nominating Committee Since June 2014
RI Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education
Regent From June 2008 to June 2013
Youth in Action
Board chair Since June 2004

Fellowships

Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship - 2018
Social Welfare Policy
Work with local, city and regional leaders to assess, review, collaborate and influence social welfare policy

Research Interests

Community/Economic Enrichment Education Poverty Social Justice

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Groups

  • BrownEngage

  • Bonner Community Fellowship

  • The Swearer Center

  • Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

  • H20 After School Programs

  • William D'Abate Elementary School/D'Abate Community School

  • Learning Exchange

  • Staff

  • President's Staff Advisory Council

  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

  • College Advising Corps at Brown University

  • Perspectives Corporation

  • The Arc of Blackstone Valley

  • House of Hope

  • Swearer Center Community Partners

  • Impacts

    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring

    We had an outstanding semester of chess at D'Abate. We hosted or traveled to matches as part of the RI Scholastic Chess League and ended up placing 5th among the 8 teams. I was particularly proud of the fact that we have so many fantastic players who are girls on our team. We will say goodbye to some 5th graders and connect them with chess coaches at the schools where they are headed.

    This semester we worked specifically on openings and I think that has helped us tremendously in tournaments.

    Gave 35.00 hours between 01/18/2018 and 04/26/2018 with Community Corps - BEAM
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    The Swearer Center

    Gave 2.50 hours on 10/23/2017 with William D'Abate Elementary School/D'Abate Community School
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Betsy Shimberg

    Betsy @ City Year Providence

    Board meeting - bringing nominations to the Board!

    Gave 2.50 hours on 06/05/2017 with The Swearer Center