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Academic Success Today

Academic Success Today seeks to foster strong interpersonal relationships between Princeton students and their mentees, through tutoring, relationship-building, and academic guidance. Academic Success Today is built on 1-on-1 mentoring relationships between Princeton students and under-served John Witherspoon Middle School students from the underserved community. Princeton students enter a mentor-mentee relationship for the school year, though they are encouraged to continue with their mentee throughout their undergraduate career.

American Red Cross

Red Cross blood drives are held in October, February and April. To prepare for the drives, students advertise physically on campus as well as digitally through list serves and social media. An important part of Red Cross is talking to individual donors about the benefits of donating blood and assuaging their concerns. On the days of the blood drives, students volunteer at the drive, assisting with signing in donors and monitoring them after donation.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that aims to bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to form friendships and have fun. The Princeton chapter hosts monthly on campus events (typically Friday evenings) at which community members with intellectual disabilities and Princeton students hang out and participate in fun activities like dance workshops, craft making and baking, and attending Princeton athletic events. Princeton students can also opt to be paired into a one-on-one friendship with a Buddy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization that serves children in your area. When you become a Big, you become a friend and mentor--the focus is on the relationship. You can meet whenever is convenient for you and your Little and you can do anything together from going to the park to play sports to going to Princeton Public Library to read books.

Black Organization for Leadership Development (B.O.L.D)

The Black Organization for Leadership Development program seeks to support high-achieving black youth through workshops and events designed to provide leadership development skills that will help enhance their high school experience and prepare them for college.  

Bogle Fellows in Civic Service

The goal of the John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service program is to broaden students’ understanding of service and civic engagement and to inspire students to contribute to the common good by learning why to serve, how to serve, and to learn from serving.

Breakout Princeton

Breakout Princeton is a student-driven alternative break program that encourages engagement with domestic social issues through immersion in communities.

Camp Kesem at Princeton

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger (CfH) is a national organization that brings people together to bake and sell challah, in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. Here at Princeton, Challah for Hunger donates half of its proceeds from sales to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, located in Trenton NJ. The other half goes to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. 

Chinese American Princeton Siblings

Chinese-American Prince­ton Sib­lings (CAPS) focuses on build­ing long-term, one-on-one mentorship rela­tion­ships between Prince­ton stu­dents (“big sibs”) and Chi­nese adoptees in the New Jer­sey and Philadelphia area (“lit­tle sibs”) by holding sev­eral events on-campus to pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for men­tors and mentees to get to know each other.

CityStep

City Step exposes elementary school students in Trenton to the performing arts in order to provide a creative outlet during the school day, build self-confidence,  and foster mutual understanding and collaboration. Volunteers teach 1-hour  dance-theater sessions at Grant Elementary School in Trenton on Friday mornings or afternoons and one class for students involved in the after school program at Community House on Thursday evenings. CityStep Princeton is a chapter of the national CityStep organization. No dance/theater experience necessary.

College Counseling Program

CCP helps bridge the gap between high school and college for lower-income students by partnering high school juniors with Princeton freshmen who serve as mentors during their college application process.

Community Action

Community Action (CA) fosters a welcoming and supportive environment where first-year students connect with their new Princeton family and establish lasting friendships, discover new places and topics, act through meaningful service projects, and have fun!

Community House

Community House’s student-driven education programs work with families to close the achievement gap in Princeton by offering support in the areas of academic success and social-emotional literacy for underrepresented area youth.

Community House After School Academy

Community House After School Academy (CHASA) is a middle school program where students participate in daily workshops designed to help them build and improve their academic skill in language arts, math, writing and science.

Community House After School Enrichment

CHASE (Community House After School Enrichment) is a Community House project focused on enabling low income, minority, and first generation high school students in the Princeton community to overcome the education gap. We aim to provide students with a solid academic and social foundation to achieve their own goals and to be a support system outside of school.

Community House Big Sibs

Community House Big Sibs is a mentorship project connecting Princeton University students with elementary students from the Princeton Public Schools. Mentors build long-term relationships with individual students and help foster academic, social and emotional growth.

Community House Preschool Program

The Preschool Program addresses early childhood literacy by helping preschoolers with school-readiness skills in preparation for kindergarten.

Community House Princeton Engineering Education for Kids

Through PEEK, undergraduate students visit elementary school classrooms and teach children basic principles of engineering using LEGO robotics kits.

Community House SAT Prep

During the SAT Prep Program volunteers teach Math and English sessions twice a week and also provide one-on-one tutoring to help high school students develop standardized test-taking skills.

Community House STEAM Summer Camp

STEAM camp offers a hands-on curriculum in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math to students in the Princeton community so that they can enhance their knowledge and skills in the STEAM area while discovering a love for science and the arts.

Community Link

Partnering with Latinos en Progreso of Princeton Public Schools, this mentorship initiative connects Princeton University students with youth participants in the Latinos en Progreso afterschool program hosted at the Panell Learning Center.

Community Walk

Community walk is a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history.

CONTACT Princeton

CONTACT is a Student Volunteers Council service project whose volunteers answer phone calls for a local crisis hotline and the national suicide hotline.

Creative Minds

SVC Creative Minds is a student-led community service program that pairs volunteers one-on-one with elderly residents at the Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Crossings

Crossings encourages middle school students to examine issues surrounding diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, education, gender identity, and religious beliefs.

EMT Princeton

EMT Windsor

ESL El Centro

ESL El Centro provides free English language classes to adult learners in Trenton, NJ. Classes run Monday through Friday at El Centro Catholic Charities, a resource center for the Spanish-speaking community in Trenton. Each volunteer teaches once a week for the duration of the semester.

Finding The Match

Finding the Match is a Pace Center student organization. Given that the chances of finding bone marrow matches are extremely low, our mission is to find and train high school students who would be interested both in spreading awareness blood cancers, and similar topics such as peripheral blood stem cell donation, and finding people willing to be donors within their respective student networks that they have access to at their schools.

First Robotics

The FIRST Robotics project mentors local high school FIRST robotics teams.

Generation One

Helping students navigate the high school experience and prepare to launch into college, Generation One provides mentoring, academic tutoring, subject-specific study circles, writing workshops, field trips, college tours and other activities.

Generation Speak

Generation Speak is a student group dedicated to building meaningful, consistent relationships between Princeton student volunteers, area youth and senior residents living independently at the Elm Court and Harriet Bryan House facilities of Princeton Community Housing.

GetSET

GetSET is a Student Volunteers Council service project that assists in an after-school program in Trenton, New Jersey. Volunteers drive out to a local church every Friday to help out with the program. This project focuses on tutoring and mentoring children, whether that be helping with homework assignments, reading with the children, or playing interactive and educational games.

Global Development Network

The Global Development Network (GDN) is focused on sustainable international development. Currently the team is working on a water treatment project in Guyana through the use of ceramic filters.

Global Mission of Peace

GlobeMed

GlobeMed is a student led social justice organization working to raise awareness about health inequity around the world and raise funds for COVE Alliance - our partner clinic in rural Uganda. Every Friday, GlobeMed members meet to discuss pertinent issues in the realm of global health and to brainstorm ideas for fundraising/awareness campaigns. In addition to on campus activities, we also send a team to Uganda each summer!

Green Princeton

Green Princeton tackles environmental issues with a two pronged approach: political activism and lifestyle changes. In this way, students have the opportunity to both engage with sustainability in their lives on campus and within their global community. Our goal is to initiate conversation and action within and beyond the Princeton community to encourage everyone to go green and take action for a more sustainable world.

Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice

Generously funded by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, Oscar S. Straus II Fellows in Criminal Justice are a group of Princeton University, Columbia University, and Barnard College students who intern each summer at New York City criminal justice non-profit organizations.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a service project that works with families to build affordable housing with our local affiliates.

Health In Princeton Schools

Health in Princeton Schools (HIPS) is a Pace Center weekly volunteer project that seeks to increase health awareness in local elementary schools by recruiting Princeton University undergraduates to serve as young, relatable role models and mentors.

High Meadows Environmental Fellowships

The High Meadows Fellowship Program places recent Princeton graduates in two-year positions with nonprofit organizations that aim to protect the environment, promote environmental sustainability, and build environmentally focused communities.

Hike Princeton

Hike Princeton is a Pace Center student organization. It focuses on trail maintenance and leads hikes at local parks and nature preserves. 

HomeFront Health Initiative

HHI (Homefront Health Initiative) is a SVC service project focused on health and education for the children of homeless families at the Homefront Family Campus in Trenton, NJ. Volunteers work in a variety of projects, from the Early Head Start program to the afterschool education program to evening activities that teach children art, cooking, and computer literacy.

Insure Jersey

Insure Jersey is a student organization that reaches out to the over 250,000 uninsured New Jerseyans to help them make the decisions to enroll into a health insurance plan. We hold information events at local organizations to reach out to as many people as possible to improve their health care options.

LEAP

LEAP (Learning Enrichment in the Arts Program) is a Student Volunteers Council service project focused on bringing arts education to children ages 5-12 in Trenton, NJ. Every Friday, LEAP volunteers travel from Princeton to hold one-hour after-school art workshops for children at the Catholic Youth Organization's (CYO) East State Street Center.

Let's Get Ready

Are you are a current college student who would like to mentor high school students through the SAT and college application process? Coaches commit to the program one night a week for the semester. Let's Get Ready provides comprehensive training and manuals with lesson plans.

Letters to Strangers

Letters to Strangers (L2S) is a global youth-run organization seeking to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to affordable, quality treatment. At the Princeton chapter, we aim to do this through anonymous letter-writing exchanges and political/research advocacy.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is a soup kitchen in Trenton that serves meals to those in need on the last two Saturdays of each month.

Meals On Wheels

Meals on Wheels (MoW) is a national organization that delivers meals to homebound individuals and has a local Mercer County chapter that serves Princeton, East/West-Windsor, Hightstown, Trenton, and Ewing. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate weekly in meal delivery and/or the support program, which pairs students with MoW participants for weekly conversations.

MoneyThink

Moneythink is a part of a national mentoring organisation that sends groups of 4-5 student teachers to prisons/youth correctional facilities once every week in the spring semester. All classes are geared towards helping prisoners with confidence and life after prison: we aim to aid with financial literacy and a basic knowledge of entrepreneurship.

Music is Medicine

Music is Medicine is a group on campus focused on bringing music to the ill and elderly. Our local chapter aims to bring the music of student Princetonians to local assisted living homes, nursing homes, and hospitals. In the past year, we worked with Brookdale Senior Living and Brandywine Senior Living.

Organizing Praxis Lab

The Organizing Praxis Lab is a year-long training program, sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the University Center for Human Values, is designed for activists with a passion for social justice.

Pace Council for Civic Values

PCCV’s mission is to inspire Princeton students to participate in, and to connect them to, meaningful civic engagement opportunities through its values. PCCV aims to provide equitable access to civic engagement opportunities as well as opportunities that inspire discourse and reflection. PCCV also belives in connecting and collaborating with existing civic engagement opportunities and fostering internal mentorship within our board and the Pace Center.

Petey Greene Program

The Petey Greene Program supplements correctional education systems by providing individualized tutoring for incarcerated people.

Play Soccer

Princeton Against Slavery Today

Princeton Against Slavery Today is a Princeton University student organization dedicated to fighting all forms of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and domestic servitude. PAST works to raise awareness, advocate for justice, and support other anti-trafficking organizations around the world, such as Yazda and International Justice Mission.

Princeton Clay Project

The Princeton Clay Project is focused on bringing awareness to the global refugee situation. Currently the Clay Project is working to fundraise to create higher-education scholarships to send Syrian refugees living in Za'atari Refugee Camp to university in Jordan through the Amal Foundation. This is achieved by having campus-wide events that are aimed at sparking dialogue and awareness on the refugee crisis in addition to fundraising. There are also volunteer opportunities wih local refugee resettlement organizations.

Princeton DREAM Team

DREAM Team is an immigrants' rights organization with a variety of projects geared at empowering our migrant community in Princeton, Trenton and the nation. Our mission is to treat human beings as such and to fight against the injustices in the migrant communities. From mentoring migrant youth to fighting against local wage theft, Dream works with a variety of community organizations and migrant communities throughout the year and the semester.

Princeton Effective Altruism

Our organization's mission is to understanding how best to do good in the world, and then applying that knowledge to help others!

Princeton Enactus

Princeton Enactus is an organization dedicated to learning the process of social entrepreneurship from the ground up by immersing themselves in making an impact within the local community. Members of Princeton Enactus work in project groups that advance small business ideas and work towards creating sustainable solutions that give back to the community.

Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad

Serving the community since 1939, Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad is a volunteer-led, non-profit, independent organization dedicated to providing the Princeton community with professional, courteous, and skilled emergency medical and technical rescue service. Princeton students work alongside community volunteers and paid staff to respond to emergency 911 calls in a medical and rescue capacity. Many of our members earn their New Jersey EMT certification through the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.

Princeton Global Brigades

Princeton Global Brigades mission and focus is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.

Princeton Music Outreach

Princeton Music Outreach (PMO) is comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists who perform music at assisted living homes in the Princeton area on a few Sundays every month.

Princeton Partners in Health Engage

Partners in Health (PIH) Engage aims to build the right to health movement by growing and amplifying PIH's mission, as a global health organization, worldwide.

Princeton Refugee Initiative

The Princeton Refugee Initiative exists to tangibly aid refugee efforts in New Jersey and throughout the Globe, and envisions Princeton as the collegiate hub of refugee aid efforts in the coming years!

Princeton Social Innovation

Princeton Social Innovation is a Princeton student organization dedicated to educating students on viable methods of creating social value.

Princeton Student Climate Initiative

PSCI (Princeton Student Climate Initiative) is dedicated to providing an outlet for students to learn about, engage with, and have a positive impact on climate change. We are focused on advocacy and raising awareness around climate solutions, through writing op-eds, making infographics, hosting call-a-thons, and more.

Princeton Student Firefighters Association

We respond to the fire station on Witherspoon, responding to calls at the university and in the town. As Emergency Medical Technicians, we work together on crews with other PFARS volunteers or paid staff to respond to 911 emergency medical calls.

Princeton Student Veterans Alliance

Princeton Student Veterans Alliance's mission and focus is to provide support for transitioning veterans and to create cohesion and understanding between Princeton veterans and students through joint service.

Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation

Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation's (PSURF) mission is to protect and preserve coastal environments, as well as to raise awareness for conservation efforts in coastal and surfing communities.

Princeton University Girl Up

Princeton Girl Up serves girls in both the surrounding community through fairs and school presentations, as well as girls internationally through donations.

Prison Electives Project

The Prison Electives Project develops and delivers original, semester-long courses at NJ State prisons. This project provides unique and additional educational opportunities to inmates at New Jersey state prisons, which have been directly linked to lower recidivism rates. Additionally, it gives volunteers the opportunity to design and deliver original curricula in the prison environment.

Project Civics

Project Civics is a Pace Center organization which helps to provide a supplementary civics curriculum to students aged 12-15 in Trenton, NJ.

Projects for Peace

Rotaract Club

Princeton Rotaract Club is a Rotary-affiliated volunteer organization (similar to Interact club in high schools) that serves a diverse range of nonprofits throughout the community.

Send Hunger Packing

Send Hunger Packing is the Mercer Street Friends food bank's backpacking program for kids. The program provides healthy meals for children to eat on the weekends. Princeton helps out by transporting the food from the food bank to five local elementary schools.

Special Olympics Skating

Special Olympics Ice Skating is a SVC project focused on providing disabled individuals with a time to socialize and compete in statewide Special Olympic skating gatherings!

Special Olympics Swimming

SPLASH

Princeton Splash is an organization focused on spreading enthusiasm for learning. In the spring, we organize a one-day event (Splash) at which high school students come and take short, bite-sized classes taught by Princeton students. Classes are taught on just about anything, from thermodynamics to chocolate making.

STEM Civics

Every week, STEMCivics Tutoring places Princeton students as teacher aides in high school classrooms at a local charter school that serves students from Trenton. We partner with teachers of a variety of different subjects, and volunteers develop an ongoing relationship with both the teachers and the students they see each Friday.

Student Volunteers Council

The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers of more than 30 regular volunteering projects.

Students for Prison and Education Reform

Students for Prison and Education Reform (SPEAR) is a student-run advocacy group at Princeton University that seeks to agitate, advocate, and educate against mass incarceration. To this end, we run various projects, including a letter-writing program with people in solitary confinement, an effort to start a community bail fund, and a private prison divestment campaign.

SVC Ascend Hospice

SVC Ascend Hospice is a service project that partners with Ascend Hospice to provide end-of-life care to patients in care centers in the Princeton area. We volunteer weekly and offer active listening and companionship to the patients under our care.

SVC TigerTAILS

TigerTAILS is a Student Volunteers Council service project focused on tending to a local no-kill animal shelter in Princeton, NJ. Our jobs at our community partner, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, are to make sure that the cat rooms look tidy for potential adopters, that laundry is done, and that the animals are socialized. We also have special sessions for volunteers that wish to become certified in training the dogs at the shelter.

Team U

An intercollegiate organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for global health while empowering college students to pursue healthy lifestyles and strive to reach their physical potential.

Trenton Youth Orchestra

TYO (Trenton Youth Orchestra) is a Trenton-based string orchestra for middle and high school musicians that is run entirely by Princeton students.

TropicalClinics for Rural Health

TropicalClinics is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit with the mission of building one-of-a-kind health centers in rural areas of developing nations (beginning in Kenya), utilizing a chaptership program that extends across the United States. Simply, we develop philanthropically-funded start-up healthcare clinics.

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

SVC UMCPP is a volunteer project associated with the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP). We connect students interested in volunteering in a health care setting with UMCPP's volunteer program. Volunteers commit to a weekly three-hour shift in one of the units at the hospital (e.g. emergency room, pediatrics, neurology) and primarily work in roles that involve interacting with patients and helping the nursing staff.

Uplifting Athletes

Young Scholars Institute

Young Scholars' Institute is a community center in Trenton. Our mission is to connect Princeton students with students in Trenton. On Thursdays and Saturdays, Princeton students visit and are paired with a student for one-on-one tutoring.
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