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The Pace Center welcomes Sebastián Ramírez as the Director of Service Focus in May 2024.

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Sebastián Ramírez will be the next Director of Service Focus

Sebastián Ramírez Hernández, a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, has been named the next director of Service Focus. 

Ramírez has been a faculty mentor for the Service Focus Health and Care cohort since 2020. “Sebastián is able to establish rapport with individual students, and also challenge them to think more deeply…

What’s your Service Focus? Career Stories in the Service of Community


Career Stories in the Service of Community

Community and relationship building was a central theme discussed by Krystal Cohen ‘21, Madison Mellinger ‘23, and Chitra Parikh ‘21 as they engaged in dialogue with moderator Rob Falk ‘85, about living a life of meaning in the service of others. They gathered with an audience…

It takes a village: Projects for Peace winner Carlos Cortez ’24 and the people of Zináparo bring music and soccer to their youth


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Carlos Cortez ’24 straddles two worlds.

His family is from Zináparo, a small rural village in Michoácan, Mexico, where few people have ever heard of Princeton University. 

He’s a senior at Princeton University, where few people…

Celebrating Service & Community


Written by: Sophie Steidle ‘25, Pace Center Student Correspondent; Elsie M. Sheidler, Senior Associate Director 

Photography: Dan Komoda

John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement honored two students with the A. James Fisher Jr. ‘36 Memorial Award and one community partner and one…

Find funded summer service & social impact internships with LENS

Every Princeton undergraduate has the opportunity to participate in a funded social impactor service internship over the summer through the Learning and Education through Service (LENS) initiative. 

Internships give Princeton students an opportunity to explore, to grow and to learn more…


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