Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV)
The Pace Council for Civic Values envisions a culture of active citizenship at Princeton University. Our mission is to inspire Princeton students to participate in, and to connect them to, meaningful civic engagement opportunities.
Check out Sympoh's awesome video about their spring break trip to several Boys and Girls clubs in Virginia! Sympoh taught at-risk kids how to breakdance to build both their confidence and their creativity. This trip was partially funded by the Pace Center Civic Engagement Fund.
PCCV organizes campus-wide civic engagement events and initiatives. This year's initiatives are:
PCCV members offer weekly times for students across campus to connect with service and civic opportunities here at Princeton. Office hours are a place to find collaborators for your ideas! Check in here!
PCCV has a hand in organizing campus-wide events that promote civic engagement These include: Reflections on Service (ROS), a keynote address from a notable Princeton alum who discusses civic issues and a commitment to service; the Community Service Kick-off, an activities fair for civic engagement groups at the start of second semester; the Faculty Barbeque, where students show their appreciation for a group of professors who have demonstrated commitment to civic engagement; and the ‘We’re Engaged’ end of the year event, a time for the Pace Center to recognize its hard-working and passionate students.
Inter-Club Community Fundraiser
This is our third annual ICCF, a fundraiser that brings together the 11 different Eating Clubs over Freshmen Preview Weekends by encouraging each club to fundraise in their own unique way for a group selected cause. Last year, the club’s raised over $8,000 for Donors Choose. This year, the 11 clubs are working towards fundraising for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Be sure to check in with your Eating Club to find out ways that you can get involved.
Mentorship / Campus Development
PCCV has started a new dinner series called ‘Food for Thought.’ Each dinner is moderated by a faculty speaker who leads a discussion on an issue related to civic engagement. These dinners are open to any Princeton student. PCCV is also working on designing a Pace mentorship program that will connect incoming freshmen with their peers in the Pace Center.
PCCV has created an opportunity for individuals and groups (recognized and unrecognized) to improve an existing civic engagement/service project or make a great new idea come to life. The fund is intended to help develop and implement innovative ideas that promote civic engagement. TGIF recipients work closely and frequently with PCCV members and other TGIF recipients to implement their ideas/projects.
‘What Matters’ Video Campaign
PCCV is working on developing a video to demonstrate the wide array of civic engagement opportunities available to students as well as the diversity of the students involved with these projects. We hope that this will be an effective way to spark a conversation that will get more people talking about Princeton’s civic engagement scene.