Princeton in NJ's Service

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.
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
by Pooja Makhijani, Office of Communications
Orientation at Princeton University includes more than a week of activities to welcome the 1,315 first-year students of the Class of 2021. Students work together and quickly form friendships through small-group experiences in community service projects, outdoor adventures and campus workshops. 600 of these first-year students at Princeton University participated in Community Action this week at more than 120 sites in Princeton and other communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Founded 30 years ago, Community Action facilitates the transition to college by introducing first-year students to the values, expectations and resources of the inclusive Princeton community.
Monday, Aug 7, 2017
by David Brown
On Tuesday, August 1, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement welcomed the Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen as its first Community Partner-in-Residence. From August through October 2017, Pastor Karen will work with the Pace Center to strengthen the intersection of the wider campus and community.
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
by Gwen McNamara, PACE Communications Coordinator
From creating documentary films in Dallas, Texas to building health and wellness curricula for youth in Charlottesville, VA to supporting programs for previously incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles, CA, 17 first-year students are making service – in all its broad forms – an integral part of their learning at Princeton University as 2017 Bogle Fellows. One of these students is June Philippe of Irvington, NJ who is assisting HS students in Newark with the college application process. She says “as a first-generation student, I’ve noted that a lot of the information that is necessary to a successful college experience is often passed down from those who attended college in their personal networks, however for low-income and first-generation students these resources are not made readily. I’d like to change this narrative in favor of the marginalized.”
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
by Sarah M. Binder, Woodrow Wilson School
On Dec. 9, 2016, the Woodrow Wilson School's annual student-organized service auction raised more than $16,000 for Trenton, N.J.-based nonprofit Isles Youth Institute. Isles, founded by Princeton alum Marty Johnson ’81, fosters self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities through a mission of “self-reliance through education.”
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
by Office of Communications
$9.12 million in taxes paid in 2016. $22 million in voluntary contributions over seven years. Construction of affordable housing. Direct support for public safety. Local transit service. Educational opportunities. Volunteer service. These are just a few of the ways that Princeton University supports the town of Princeton and the members of its community.
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
During a discussion with Princeton town officials Wednesday, Nov. 9, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber focused on shared values between town and gown and how leaders can continue to work together to further common goals. The public meeting at the Monument Hall municipal building was the fourth annual session among Eisgruber, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, and Princeton Council members Jo Butler, Jenny Crumiller, Heather Howard, Lance Liverman, Bernard Miller and Patrick Simon.
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
by Maya Wahrman, Office of Religious Life
What could be a better welcome to America than carving pumpkins? That's what Matt Weiner, Princeton University's associate dean of religious life, and Patrick Barry, director of refugee and immigration services for Catholic Charities in Camden, New Jersey, were thinking when they brought 25 refugee youths to carve pumpkins with Princeton students one sunny Saturday in October. The refugees were mainly from Syria and Myanmar, and the Princeton students were from the Class of 2019.
Monday, Oct 17, 2016
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
Improving access to affordable housing is a critical challenge around the country and across the globe. It's also an urgent concern just across Nassau Street from the University campus, in the municipality of Princeton. That made it a perfect fit for the inaugural Tiger Challenge, a program designed to help Princeton students tackle complex, real-world problems by providing support and nurturing their curiosity, creativity, compassion and courage. A team of four undergraduates spent part of the summer learning about affordable housing in Princeton through research and conversations with residents, municipal officials, affordable-housing experts and Tiger Challenge mentors.