Community Action (CA) is a small-group experience of Princeton Orientation coordinated by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
CA introduces first-year students to community at Princeton and the surrounding area. Students learn what it means to be part of a community, how to grapple with complex societal questions, and begin to develop an awareness of their personal values.
Each year, CA Fellows collaborate with on and off-campus partners to develop the themes and experiences for the program. Previous groups have focused on topics ranging from food insecurity in Trenton to environmental education in the Poconos to educational access in Princeton to the arts in Newark and more.
General information regarding other Orientation programs, and the beginning of the academic year, will be updated on the Path to Princeton portal as available. The latest updates for the University community are available on the University's COVID-19 website.
Gain the skills, knowledge and tools to be able to practice and model forms of allyship and take part in mutual aid networks.
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.
Acts of service and civic engagement are only made stronger when folks come together, combine their assets, and work toward a common vision.
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.
Learn about mutual aid networks, how to plug into community needs in your town, and where to find virtual volunteer opportunities.
Being welcomed into a community is an act of trust; one we should honor and respect. The people and communities we work with don't need a savior, they need an ally.