Since 2009, the Princeton University Volunteer Fire Program has been serving both the University and surrounding community. The program consists of about 30 University staff members who volunteer during business hours to respond to emergencies with the Princeton Fire Department. For the Princeton Fire Department, which is an all-volunteer organization, the program ensures support during the day with University volunteers when town volunteers may be unable to answer a call.
Princeton in NJ's Service
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
One hundred high school juniors from across the country, including Larissa Oliveira of Newark and Niranjana Bienkoloska of Hasbrouck Heights, recently spent seven weeks on Princeton's campus for LEDA's Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute. LEDA is an independent nonprofit dedicated to developing the academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from low-income backgrounds. This program allows students to gain access to and succeed at the country's most selective colleges and universities.
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
This summer, more than 160 undergraduate students are spending their breaks interning at public service and nonprofit organizations in over 30 cities in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Ireland and France as part of the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) program. Mikecia Clarke of Ewing, NJ, is among the undergraduates participating in the 8- to 10-week paid, alumni-sponsored public and nonprofit summer internships. The PICS program exposes students to the rewards of service and encourages participants to continue as volunteers and board members for nonprofits after graduation, in the Princeton tradition of service to humanity.
Friday, Aug 12, 2016
Twenty years after she graduated from Princeton with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, Kate Heavers found herself back in class in a Guyot Hall laboratory. Heavers, who teaches biology, anatomy and physiology a few miles from campus at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, joined more than 20 other secondary school teachers from New Jersey schools for QUEST, a weeklong, hands-on program that helps teachers enhance their knowledge of science, math and technology.
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
During the summer months, it’s all too easy - for kids and adults, alike - to turn into couch-zombies subservient to the next episode in our Netflix queues. But not at Community House STEAM Summer Camp. STEAM Camp aims to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, the arts and math with underrepresented middle school students in the Princeton community. And the hand-on curriculum is completely designed by Princeton undergraduates.
Monday, Jul 11, 2016
For over a decade, the Princeton Varsity Club has helped to bring Princeton varsity student-athletes, representing a variety of sports, to local elementary schools as part of Reading with the Tigers. With multiple school visits a year, Tiger student-athletes read to school children ranging in grade level from kindergarten through fifth grade. As part of the program, the Princeton Varsity Club has formed partnerships with elementary schools in Princeton and in Trenton, including, most recently, the Christopher Columbus Elementary School.
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
Princeton residents celebrated the town's new freeB community shuttle bus. FreeB is a free, municipal shuttle service available for anyone to ride, making many stops at key locations in town and Princeton Station.
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
Fifteen years ago, Princeton University created a center focused on supporting student service and civic engagement. Today, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement is thriving, helping Princeton students learn how to do service well and have a positive impact in the community. The Pace Center also announced the inaugural cohort of nine freshmen - including two from New Jersey -taking part in the new John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service program, which aims to broaden students' understanding of service and inspire students to contribute to the common good by learning through service.
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
Fifty seventh- and eighth-graders from John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton came to PPPL for a half day on March 4 to become scientists – doing a variety of hands-on science activities, from building a motor to sampling ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen in a cryogenics demonstration, to watching cool plasma demonstrations of lightning, static electricity and stars. They left wanting more.
Friday, Jan 22, 2016
Whether packing up donated food, working with nursery school children on a winter craft or tutoring middle school students after school, Princeton University students, staff and faculty have been busy this January engaging with the local community as a part of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's Month of Service. Themed around the idea that "community matters," the Month of Service celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 15th anniversary of the Pace Center.