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.
Arts & Humanities
Bogle Fellows in Civic Service
Breakout Princeton is a student-driven alternative break program that encourages engagement with domestic social issues through immersion in communities.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Projects for Peace
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.
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.