Community Action is a week-long orientation program for the freshman class sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. A uniquely immersive experience, CA participants don’t just volunteer. Students engage with a range of people and cultures as they eat, sleep, and work in the communities they serve.
No experience? No problem!
Community Action welcomes applicants from all backgrounds – no experience necessary! CA requires only a willingness to work, to get a little dirty, and to have a whole lot of fun.
Community Action is students to the core. From coordinating and scheduling activities with community partners, to supervising and mentoring incoming freshmen during an unforgettable week of service, students are involved every step of the way. Apply to be a CA Leader today.
All things Princeton. Before you arrive.
Community Action is a great way to meet your classmates and establish lasting friendships prior to orientation. Upper-class leaders advise freshmen on all things Princeton, and groups get to interact with world-class faculty and staff over a family-style dinner and book discussion.
Get involved. Stay involved.
Community Action is only the first chance for freshmen to get involved. Throughout the academic year and even into the summer, the Pace Center provides opportunities to address a range of issues, from homelessness and hunger, to criminal justice, environmental sustainability, and the minority achievement gap.
It starts with a week.
Community Action seeks to promote an ethic of service among undergraduates, foster productive collaboration between the University and surrounding communities, and engage all participants in both academic and interpersonal dialogue.
What, when and how.
* Applicants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
* The application will go live in May.
* The total cost for Community Action 2013 is $495. If you are receiving need-based University scholarship funds, your trip fee will be fully subsidized by the Financial Aid Office.