Celebrating Community

Monday, Jan 16, 2017
by Gwen McNamara, Communications Coordinator

On Friday, January 13 the Pace Center for Civic Engagement celebrated our community partners and shared gratitude for their collaboration and dedication at a special Community Partner Open House at Campus Club at Princeton University. "We couldn't help students learn to do service well without all of you - our amazing community partners," said Elsie Sheidler, Senior Associate Director at the Pace Center. 

After a short welcome, community partners, Pace Center staff and students enjoyed lunch, networking and conversation. Many also took part in #OurTomorrow, a national collaborative social media movement celebrating the power we all have to make a difference through service and civic engagement spearheaded by the Pace Center and other college campuses across the US.

The community partner organizations in attendance included:

Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Mount Carmel Guild
Send Hunger Packing Princeton
Mercer Street Friends Food Bank
A Future with Hope
Princeton Public Schools
Let's Get Ready
Newark School of the Arts
Trenton Circus Squad
Princeton Human Services
Trenton YMCA
John Witherspoon Middle School
The Corrella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County
Meals on Wheels
Arm in Arm
Princeton University Music Department
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Princeton Nursery School
First United Methodist Church of Hightstown
Princeton Tennis Program
Corner House
Special Olympics New Jersey Sports Complex
Ascend Hospice
Committed & Faithful Princetonians
Alan B. Shepard Elementary School, Old Bridge Township Public Schools

In photo: Edwina Hawes, School Psychologist, Princeton Public Schools; Eve Niedergang, Coordinator of Volunteers, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association; Brian Peterson, Community Resource Liaison, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank; Viveka Mandhyan, school psychologist in training, Princeton Public Schools.