Tentatively, I step into the classroom. Momentarily blinded by the stark fluorescent lighting, I blink to see staring back at me the nine faces of the students I will be teaching for the next semester. They are about my age, they are interested in philosophy, and they are inmates in a New Jersey state prison.
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
Summer 2013: PICS Summer Intern, Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Using her video camera, Christie Jiang '17 worked over the summer with Isles Inc. in Trenton NJ to help the nonprofit organization tell its story through a Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) internship.
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
On the night of October 14, I left a friend’s room at 10:50 PM, dropped my backpack off in Frist, and walked outside and into the seven-foot by nine-foot taped square in front of Frist’s main entryway. For the next hour I sat, stood, and walked inside the space, leaving when another student walked into the square at 12 AM.
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
This entry comes hot off the presses of the Breakout Princeton Learning Through Legacies Blog. Breakout Princeton is the Pace Center's alternative break trip program. Seven trips are exploring critical social issues over fall break Oct.
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
When Dallas Nan ’16 arrived at Princeton he didn’t set out to get involved in service and civic engagement. But after a summer internship lit a spark for education, he started on a path he never expected to take. How did you first get involved?
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
From the moment that I arrived at Princeton, the Pace Center has offered me so many opportunities for engaged discovery, opportunities to not only do something meaningful but also to ask tough questions and learn from my experiences. Some questions make us uncomfortable. Some hint at major changes that need to be made to longstanding systems.
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
This story is the first in a new ongoing web series "Stories of Service" featuring personal stories of service, learning and civic engagement by students involved with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Follow along and discover what service is all about at Princeton.
Thursday, Sep 4, 2014
Over home-cooked meals, incoming freshmen and Princeton University faculty and staff gathered at Community Action (CA) sleep sites throughout Princeton, Trenton, Camden, Philadelphia and New York City Sept. 3 to ponder a really big question: what makes life meaningful?