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.

Opportunities

Academic Success Today seeks to foster strong interpersonal relationships between Princeton students and their mentees, through tutoring, relationship-building, and academic guidance.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization that serves children in your area. When you become a Big, you become a friend and mentor--the focus is on the relationship. You can meet whenever is convenient for you and your Little and you can do anything together from going to the park to play sports to going to Princeton Public Library to read books.
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.
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 Big Sibs is a student-led mentorship project connecting University students with elementary school students in Princeton Public Schools.
The Preschool Program through Community House serves children ages 2 and a half to 5 years old at the Princeton Nursery School (PNS), located within walking distance from campus. The Princeton Nursery School provides low-cost quality childcare and early childhood education for predominantly low-income families in the region.
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.
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.
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.
Community walk is a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history.
Crossings encourages middle school students to examine issues surrounding diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, education, gender identity, and religious beliefs.
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.
Health in Princeton Schools (HIPS) is a Pace Center weekly volunteer project that seeks to increase health awareness in local elementary schools by recruiting Princeton University undergraduates to serve as young, relatable role models and mentors.
Princeton Nursery School is a weekly service project with Community House. For information about Princeton Nursery School email house@princeton.edu.
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