Hanging on the side of the Lower Trenton Bridge, the New Jersey capital city motto “Trenton makes, the world takes” pays homage to its history as an industrial powerhouse. However, similar to many other cities across America, Trenton has suffered from decades of economic decline. It is our hope that through CA, students will get to meet many of the individuals in Trenton working tirelessly to make meaningful change, and in doing so, gain an understanding of some of the root causes associated with poverty, hunger, housing, and the many challenges that confront Trenton youth and families. Most of all, we hope that our students will take away with them memories and lessons learned and that they will make a positive impact and impression on the communities and organizations that they will serve.
- Monica Dobrinoiu '21 & Jeremy Pulmano '21, CA Fellows