Civic Leadership Council (CLC) is part of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and has the mission of “fostering an environment of community-building and professional skill development for Princeton students involved in civic engagement efforts through a learning experience that will enable members to act as leaders in their respective communities and future endeavors.”

The CLC's 5 main value-adds are:

  • Learn how to design impactful initiatives, focusing on the ideation phase and the design thinking process.
  • Work in teams to implement creative, meaningful service projects in areas like education, political engagement, health, racial justice, and hunger and homelessness.
  • Volunteer monthly with our community partners in the local New Jersey area.
  • Learn from trailblazing guest speakers who are making a positive social impact in their careers.
  • Lead and receive mentorship. Our organization is structured so that everyone can be a leader and has a stake in the decision-making. Organize workshops related to service and professional development. Receive mentorship and be part of our unique community that cares about your personal growth both during your time at CLC and for all the years to come. 

What CLC does:

  • Professional skill development workshops
  • Council-wide Service Projects
  • Internal working groups
  • Speaker Events

Connect with CLC

Email CLC Co-Chairs Elise Kratzer ([email protected]) or Noura Shoukfeh ([email protected]) with questions or concerns.


Geralyn Williams
Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Leadership


Allyship Through Service and Mutual Aid

Gain the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to practice and model forms of allyship and take part in mutual aid networks.

Be In the Service of Humanity

When we examine how our values intersect, we gain insight into how we can use commonalities or differences to deepen our service and civic engagement and move forward. 

Building Your Team

Acts of service and civic engagement are only made stronger when folks come together, combine their assets, and work toward a common vision.

Community Assessment

Taking time to understand the issue your plan to work on and how it manifests in real time for the community is crucial to developing a successful, meaningful, and sustainable effort.

Effective Communication

Effective communication can help you build a strong rapport with others and generate support for your work while starting a dialogue about this issues you are passionate about.

Engage at Home

Learn about mutual aid networks, how to plug into community needs in your town, and where to find virtual volunteer opportunities.