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


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

GivePulse Stats


  • 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

    Betsy Shimberg

    Betsy @ City Year

    Nominating Committee

    Gave 2.00 hours on 02/03/2019

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    City Year subcommittee meeting on nominating and governance

    Gave 1.50 hours on 05/11/2018 with The Swearer Center
    Swearer Center Picnic

    Great food and great company. Thank you, Asia, for all of your efforts!

    Made an impact between 05/03/2018 and 05/04/2018

    This Impact is private

    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring
    Volunteer with Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring