The Indian Community Center Supports and Preserves Indian Culture

Reema Shah is a Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management graduate and financial professional who plays an active role in her community. In addition to contributing to national humanitarian organizations, such as March of Dimes and Red Cross, Reema Shah volunteers at several local California non-profits, including the India Community Center in Milpitas. Founded in 2003, theIndia Community Center (ICC) promotes Indian culture through social, educational, and recreational programs that support Indian community members and raise awareness of Indian values and customs in the larger community. Many ICC programs also provide free and subsidized services in the areas of health, legal aid, and senior citizen support. In addition to offering critical services for those in need, the ICC acts as a gathering place for community members, where those of Indian decent can browse Indian papers and magazines and share a sense of cultural identity with other center visitors. Founded by first-generation Indian-American entrepreneurs, the ICC is the largest and only one of its kind in North America and serves the entire San Francisco Bay area.

Free The Children's We Are Love Campaign

Experienced finance professional Reema Shah is currently the co-founder and CEO of Foundze, a platform that allows parents and educators to share children’s educational applications. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is also committed to community service and working with children. To this end, Reema Shah is helping establish a chapter of Free The Children in her local community.Free The Children is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to liberate children across the world from poverty and exploitation, and to provide them with educational opportunities that enable them to effect change. In addition to running innovative education and development programs in more than 40 countries, Free Children also runs several awareness campaigns and fundraising drives. One of these campaigns, “We are Love,” raises funds for the 1 billion people around the world who do not have access to adequate healthcare or clean drinking water. Based on the concept of sharing love with the world on Valentine's Day, the campaign sells special "Love is …" buttons and accompanying Valentine's Day cards to individuals and schools for $2 each. All proceeds go towards Free The Children's Adopt a Village program, which helps local communities across the world access food, clean water, sanitation, education, health care, and steady income.

Education

Education
1998 - 2000

MBA

Northwestern University
1990 - 1994

B.A.

University of Pennsylvania

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