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The Washington Center: 1975 - 2020

Celebrating 45 Years of Monumental Impact

We invite you to join us in celebrating our 45th Anniversary, and the more than 60,000 young people and partners who’ve helped us further our mission of providing dynamic, experiential learning opportunities.

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A Monumental Journey

From 1975 to here

The year was 1975. A sense of cultural and political upheaval pervaded the country.  Yet, for William (Bill) M. Burke, possibility, promise and optimism remained abundant, and dwelled in the next generation of college students.  Amongst the Washington, D.C. landscape, Bill perceived the opportunity to help college students enhance their traditional academic experience, and Bill and colleague Sheila A. McRevey founded The Washington Center to provide access to these opportunities for students of all backgrounds.

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Monumental Impact

Help us provide experiences that allow potential to be realized

Nearly 85% of TWC participants receive some form of financial assistance to participate in our programs. Your support will continue to make it possible for us to provide world-class experiential learning opportunities for students of all backgrounds.


Monumental Stories

What is your TWC Story?

Over the last 45 years, with the support of colleges and universities, employers, state legislatures, U.S. and international governments, corporations and foundations, staff, board members and our own alumni, we've helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college majors into successful career paths. Share #MyTWCStory by filling out a short form and you’ll be featured on our social media channels.

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45th Anniversary Commemorative & 2019 Annual Report

We are proud to present the interactive 45th Anniversary Commemorative & 2019 Annual Report that brings our history, impact, and testimonies to life.

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45th Anniversary Fund

While we made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person Anniversary celebration event, our students still need your support! In honor of your own monumental experience with TWC, we invite you to celebrate The Washington Center’s 45th Anniversary by joining our community of supporters that have contributed to our special 45th Anniversary Fund. 

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Monumental Career Journeys Started Here

TWC Through the Years

Thanks to our Alumni community for submitting these photos!