Community House

Community House

Community House’s student-driven education programs work with families to close the achievement gap in Princeton by offering support in the areas of academic success and social-emotional literacy for underrepresented area youth.

Founded in 1969 by an interracial group of Princeton University undergraduates, Community House works with students from preschool and kindergarten all the way up to when they launch into college. Community House joined the Pace Center for Civic Engagement in 2007 and resides on the third floor of the Carl A. Fields Center on Prospect Avenue in Princeton, NJ.

View our projects page to learn more about our work and how you can join Community House.


STEAM camp offers a hands-on curriculum in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math to students in the Princeton community so that they can enhance their knowledge and skills in the STEAM area while discovering a love for science and the arts.
During the SAT Prep Program volunteers teach Math and English sessions twice a week and also provide one-on-one tutoring to help high school students develop standardized test-taking skills.
PEEK is a project focused on enriching STEM education at the elementary school and middle school level right here in Princeton, a few minutes from campus.
Helping students navigate the high school experience and prepare to launch into college, Generation One provides mentoring, academic tutoring, subject-specific study circles, writing workshops, field trips, college tours and other activities.
Crossings encourages middle school students to examine issues surrounding diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, education, gender identity, and religious beliefs.
Community House Big Sibs is a student-led mentorship project connecting University students with elementary school students in Princeton Public Schools.
CHASE (Community House After School Enrichment) is a Community House project focused on enabling low income, minority, and first generation high school students in the Princeton community to overcome the education gap.
Community House After School Academy (CHASA) is a student-run program that is held during the week from Monday to Thursday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, right on campus. The main goal of CHASA is to provide a safe space that fosters learning, community, and recreation for Princeton's middle school community.
Community walk is a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history.
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