Princeton in NJ's Service

Monday, Jan 18, 2016
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Princeton University honored Martin Luther King Jr. during a Jan. 18 ceremony featuring reflections on the civil rights leader's legacy, remarks on the continued quest for racial justice in the United States, musical performances from the Trenton Central High School Inspiration Choir, and a recognition of community and campus service efforts. In his introductory remarks, President Christopher L. Eisgruber said this year's event was especially meaningful because "the nation is once again in a period of heightened attention to questions of racial justice."
Monday, Nov 23, 2015
by Elisabeth Donahue & Bonelys Rosado, Woodrow Wilson School
Paul Volcker - former Chair of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board among other public roles, and NJ native - has spent most of his professional life in public service. In this WooCast, he discusses the importance of public service, its role in good governance and his advice for students charting career paths in public service. He also talks about the papers he donated to Princeton’s Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
by Trenton Community Music School staff
Trenton children beginning music study will have their own instruments to take home for practicing, and neglected instruments will find a whole new life, as Princeton University’s Office of Public Affairs and WWFM The Classical Network host Instruments of Change, benefitting the Trenton Community Music School. From November 30 through December 4, the week after Thanksgiving, the Office of Public Affairs will open its doors for members of the community whose musical instruments are in need of a good home.
Friday, Oct 30, 2015
by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs
Be amazed by a faculty science lecture, explore the University's green spaces, listen to a children's concert, or come and relax in the gallery of our children's library. There's plenty for families to do at Princeton University. The University offers a variety of quality programs — many of which are free and open to the public — in areas such as the arts, athletics, literacy and science. Under the umbrella of "YouthCampus," the Office of Community and Regional Affairs lists these programs online and sends email alerts about upcoming programs to subscribers.
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015
by Morgan Kelly and Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
Over 900 incoming freshman spent the early weeks of September bonding with their new classmates over activities like camping out at the Princeton-Blairstown Center in Harwick; working the fields of a Titusville farm; and volunteering at Mercer County food banks. These activites, organized into small group trips through the campus organizations Outdoor Action and Community Action, are part of a series of orientation events to help freshmen become familiar with one another, the University and the community they'll live in for the next four years.
Monday, Aug 17, 2015
by the Office of Communications
The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), a tuition-free academic and cultural enrichment program, has been helping prepare high-achieving, low-income high school students for college success for nearly 15 years. PUPP selects 24 students each year in the spring of ninth grade to participate in its comprehensive, three-year college preparation program. The program, founded in 2001 by Princeton's Program in Teacher Preparation, serves partner public high schools in the New Jersey cities of Ewing, Hamilton, Lawrence, Princeton and Trenton. Ask PUPP scholars and alumni what the program means to them, though, and they say its impact goes well beyond a college admission letter or even a college diploma.
Thursday, Aug 13, 2015
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Riding roller coasters. Racing homemade canoes. Cooking s'mores on a sunny afternoon. At Princeton University's Community House STEAM Camp, typical summer camp activities are actually science lessons. More than 40 middle school students attended STEAM Camp this summer from June 29 to July 31. The camp was expanded this year from STEM to STEAM, integrating arts into the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.
Monday, Jun 22, 2015
by Staff at Office of Communications
Students of all ages and teachers from New Jersey and beyond will be engaged in a summer of learning on the Princeton campus, taking part in outreach programs on subjects ranging from leadership and entrepreneurship to computer science, music and journalism.
Friday, May 22, 2015
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
Princeton University will honor four exceptional New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2015 Commencement on Tuesday, June 2. This year's honorees are Marcelino Garcia, North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick; Jennifer Kelly, Woodstown Middle School, Woodstown; Natalie Macke, Pascack Hills High School, Montvale; and Susan Spencer, Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale. The teachers were selected for the award from nominations from public and private schools around the state. The teachers will receive $5,000, as well as $3,000 for their school libraries.
Friday, May 22, 2015
by David Brown, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
I recently attended an amazing Princeton graduation. The proud graduates sat in folding chairs, surrounded by their family and their instructors, near a black wrought iron fence that seemed to just barely keep the steady traffic and curious passers-by of the main street at bay. Only this Princeton graduation didn’t happen in front of Nassau Hall, and the traffic wasn’t the bustle of Nassau Street. This graduation was for the students of the El Centro (link is external)English as a Second Language (ESL) program in Trenton NJ. The ESL program is designed and implemented by Princeton University volunteers through the Pace Center’s Student Volunteers Council and consists of Princeton student volunteers teaching ESL classes each week at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton family resource center.