For the fourth consecutive summer, Community House (CH) and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) partnered to provide local middle school students with a two-week summer program focusing on science, math and writing. The Summer Explorations in Writing and Science program, or SEWS as it’s known at Community House, offered twelve middle school students opportunities to do hands-on science experiments and engaged them in activities in math and writing.
by Leslie Castrejon, rising sophomore at Bryn Mawr
“Closing the minority achievement gap…one child at a time” is the quote you will find on Community House’s letterhead. This past summer I witnessed this quote transform from one sentence written on a piece of paper to being put into action by those who believe in it. As a summer intern I worked with three summer programs: Odyssey Prep, SAT/College Prep and Summer Explorations and Writing (SEWS), each giving me a meaningful experience as well as the opportunity to give back what Community House has already given me.
Wade C. Jacobsen, Prison Teaching Initiative volunteer and research specialist at the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, discusses different programs that focus on transitioning at-risk youth to adulthood. You can read the full blog post here: http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/blog/transition-adulthood
The Department of Astrophysics building is one of the less familiar structures on campus to many students. Tucked away down Ivy Lane, Peyton Hall seems removed from the hustle and bustle of campus, much like the objects of their study.
For more than 15 years, the Guggenheim internship program has placed Princeton undergraduates in criminal justice non-profit organizations in the NYC metropolitan area, working in the areas of legal and social services and policy.
College has always been seen as a time of change, personal evolution, growth and exploration, a viewpoint shared by high school seniors lusting for the next year's freedoms, and by alumni reminiscing about their past experiences. Similarly, colleges and universities are also ideal incubators for civic engagement and social change, evolution, growth and exploration on a community level, in addition to individual. This enormous potential, and the successful initiatives that it breeds, can be found right here amongst the Princeton University student community.
The people that pass through the Carl A. Fields Center on a typical day are University students, staff, faculty, and visiting dignitaries. Adults all, they staff the Center and contribute to the vital programming and services that are offered there. However, sometimes, the visitors are a little... shorter.