Princeton in NJ's Service

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Month of Service provided the opportunity for Princeton University faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate in service with a wide range of community organizations in New Jersey, including: the Pace Center’s Community House program; Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton; HomeFront; Mercer Street Friends; Princeton Nursery School; Trenton Area Soup Kitchen; and the Trenton Digital Initiative.
Monday, Feb 12, 2018
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Princeton University seniors Isaac Treves and Natalie Tung have been awarded fellowships from ReachOut 56-81-06, an alumni-funded effort that supports year-long public service projects after graduation. Each student will receive a stipend of $30,000 to pay for living expenses during their fellowship year. Treves will use his fellowship for AtentaMente, a Mexico City-based nonprofit. Tung will use her fellowship for HomeWorks Trenton.
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
by Nick Donnoli, Office of Communications
If you step into a dining hall any day on Princeton’s campus, you’re presented with a vast array of cuisines from around the world. Though portions are carefully calculated, some food goes untouched at the end of meal periods. While Campus Dining has had a composting initiative for 20 years as part of its sustainability efforts, there was a communal feeling that the food could go toward a better cause.
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
by Sarah Binder, Woodrow Wilson School
Ten students at Princeton University, among them three from New Jersey, have been selected to the 2018 cohort of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI). Established in 2006, SINSI is designed to encourage, support and prepare the nation’s top students to pursue careers in the U.S. federal government, in both international and domestic agencies. Through rigorous academic training integrated with work experience, the goal of the highly competitive scholarship program is to provide students with the language and workplace skills needed to succeed in the public policy arena.
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Princeton University’s Holiday Bake-Off brought the tastes and spirit of the season to the Frist Campus Center on Dec. 13, raising $679 for the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s Community Impact Fund.
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
by Pooja Makhijani, Office of Communications
During Princeton University’s fall break, a cohort of undergraduates met with leaders of think tanks, philanthropies and elected officials to cultivate their capacity for citizenship and leadership on campus and to prepare them for service and success in a global society.
Friday, Nov 17, 2017
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
On Oct. 27, more than 900 area students visited Frick Chemistry Laboratory for the 2017 National Chemistry Week “Chemistry Rocks!” Activities Night. Children and young people ages 5 and up were invited to don safety goggles and get their hands dirty with hands-on activities, games and presentations related to the chemistry of Earth. They learned about rock-forming minerals, made slime and limestone caves, watched coal form, investigated ocean chemistry, dug for fossils, and more.
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Over fall break, 70 Princeton students took part in service projects through the Pace Center’s Breakout Princeton and Breakout Local programs. Teams of students worked with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and HomeFront through Princeton Local, or went to New York City, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia on student-designed trips focused on a variety of social issues.
Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
by Princeton Athletics
The Princeton rowing teams have been active with the New Jersey Special Olympics since 2013, and the partnership they have built together has created opportunities and memories for everyone involved. Men’s heavyweight rowing coach Greg Hughes helped launch the partnership, and students are now leading the program. While staff at the Special Olympics envisioned their athletes working on machines in the boathouse, many now train on Princeton’s Lake Carnegie.
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
by Pooja Makhijani, Office of Communications
Two departments have the responsibility of keeping Princeton University and the town of Princeton safe and secure — the Princeton Police Department and Princeton’s Department of Public Safety. The departments have had an ongoing and evolving partnership since Paul Ominsky, executive director of public safety, arrived at the University in 2010. The collaboration aims to provide the best possible emergency response and policing to communities — both on campus and off.