Princeton in NJ's Service

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
“Spanish in the Community.” “Beginning American Sign Language.” “Investigating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton.” “Poverty in America.” What do these classes from varied departments have in common? Community engagement is a central component of each. More than 30 service-oriented courses are offered every semester through Princeton’s...
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
by Julie Clack, Office of Communications
Princeton’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers several ProCES (Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship) courses, including “Spanish in the Community,” “Medical Spanish” and “Spanish for a Medical Mission in Ecuador.” These courses connect service with academic work, giving students the opportunity to participate in community service as...
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018
by Benjamin Gelman ’22, Pace Center Student Correspondent
Lou Chen summed up his service philosophy with the idea that “I want to make sure that there are no wasted chances.” This sentiment, of ensuring that nobody is denied opportunities for growth or enrichment because of their background, is at the core of the Trenton Youth Orchestra (TYO), a civic engagement project that Chen founded, and for which...
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
by Benjamin Gelman, Class of 2022, Pace Center student correspondent
What do wolves, hair politics, cancer, circus arts and end-of-life care have in common? Over fall break, more than 60 Princeton University students immersed themselves in these and other critical social issues affecting communities near campus and across the U.S. as part of Breakout Princeton and Breakout Local with the Pace Center for Civic...
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
by Laurie Zazenski, School of Architecture
This fall, Princeton’s School of Architecture, in collaboration with Trenton Central High School, launched Princeton ArcPrep, a program introducing Trenton high school students to the discipline of architecture through an immersive, semester-long course.
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
by Laurie Zazenski, School of Architecture
On patch of dusty asphalt in Newark, New Jersey, sits a wooden shed topped with corrugated plastic, a safeguard from impending winter weather. But it won’t be there for long. That’s because the shed is intended to roam around the civic project Down Bottom Farms, a half-acre plot bearing a fruit tree orchard, berry patches and even a small...
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
by Patrick Jones, Trenton Daily
The Princeton University PACE Center offers various programs that engage University students in the Trenton community. Assistant Director, and native Trentonian, David Brown was born in South Trenton and has been involved in the community throughout his entire life. David is focused on having students partner with some of the organizations here...
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
by The Office of Communications
Princeton University is contributing $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity toward construction of a new home in the town’s historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood near campus.
Thursday, Sep 6, 2018
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
First-year students participating in the Community Action program as part of Princeton University’s Orientation are joining more than 100 organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania this week to assist with service projects.
Friday, Aug 24, 2018
by Raphael Rosen, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
While most teenagers might have been spending the hot summer months at the beach, a dedicated crew of high school students devoted the past three months conducting physics and engineering research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). 15 high school students from the New Jersey area and around the...