Service at Princeton is about responding to the needs of the world. Over the last year, those needs have become more visible with the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian lives lost to the pandemic, police violence, and citizen vigilantism. Persistent, recent, and continuing acts of systemic racism are calling us to address inequalities and injustices and particularly anti-Blackness. Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) fellowships are intended to foster enduring and sustained commitment to civic engagement.
Due to COVID-19, all Princeton RISE projects will be remote. Students and partners will apply separately to the program and be matched according to topics, interests, and skills.
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.
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 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.