Thank you for your interest in Community House! Founded in 1969, Community House is devoted to standing with Princeton families by providing tools for academic success and social-emotional wellness through programs that bolster early childhood literacy, promote the mastery of fundamental academic skills, provide mentoring and create early awareness of post-secondary opportunities for underserved youth.  

Eligibility Requirements 

Youth participants must live in the Princeton area or have a parent/guardian who works at Princeton University AND be part of an underrepresented population (low-income, first generation college or person of color).

Register Your Child

For the 2021-2022 academic year we are pleased to welcome youth who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 back to our on-campus locations. For those who are not vaccinated, we will continue to offer programming virtually as well as in-person at off campus locations as possible. Please complete the Community House registration form if you would like your child to participate in Community House programming for the current year.

Completed applications can be returned to Community House via email, mail, or fax. Registration materials will be reviewed in the order they are received, with students being accepted to the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Notifications of acceptance will also include steps to verify the youth participants COVID-19 vaccine status if they have elected to participate in on campus programming.

Family Programming

All in-person Community House Family Programming has been suspended as part of Princeton University’s response to COVID-19. We will provide updates about the summer and fall as new information emerges.

Back To School Celebration

All Community House youth participants are invited to join us to celebrate the start of a new school year! Back to school supplies will be provided, and youth participants will set goals for the coming year with Community House tutor-mentors. 

Family Dinner Series

Research has shown that time spent as a family over a meal positively contributes to both social-emotional wellness and academic success in children of all ages. At Community House we work to support family time through our family dinner series. We invite our families to join us on the dates below for a meal, family friendly activities, and good conversation.

Community House Carnival 

At Community House we believe in celebrating the good work our youth participants have done each year with an annual year-end carnival. We invite our families to join us for food, music, family friendly activities, and good conversation. The Community House Carnival was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020. Due to COVID-19 and for the safety and wellbeing of our students and families, we will not be holding a carnival this year.


58 Prospect Avenue, 3rd Floor
Princeton, NJ
p 609.258.6136 
f 609.258.9070

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