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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.

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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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Save the Date!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Join us in celebrating 45 years of Monumental Impact on Monday, October 19, 2020. This event is an opportunity for partners and  TWC alumni to come together to support experiential learning  for students of all backgrounds.

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Monumental Career Journeys Started Here

TWC Through the Years

Thanks to our Alumni community for submitting these photos!