Community Development

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.
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 is a student-driven alternative break program that encourages engagement with domestic social issues through immersion in communities.
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.
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 (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’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 walk is a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history.
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.
The FIRST Robotics project mentors local high school FIRST robotics teams.
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.
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.
Building a service-oriented relationship with the autism community with outreach events while educating the campus about autism to promote understanding and service
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.
A community for those interested in doing good in a conscientious, carefully considered way, particularly through career choice and charitable giving.
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.
We respond to the fire station on Witherspoon, responding to calls at the university and in the town.
Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design their own grassroots projects for peace
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.
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!  Every Friday, in the fall and spring, we travel to Princeton Day School's ice rink to skate for an hour with community members, ranging greatly in age and ability.
The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers of more than 30 regular volunteering projects.
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.
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.
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