Pace Center offers opportunities to virtually support communities 

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

As Princeton University continues to update policies and guidance regarding COVID-19, all of us here at the John H. Pace ’39 Center for Civic Engagement want you to know that we are here for you and we are actively listening to understand both student and community needs. 

To date all in-person programming has been suspended through the balance of the spring semester and we continue to monitor what this means for summer internships.

In the coming days and weeks, we will pull together a number of resources and opportunities for virtual community engagement. These items include the following:

Virtual support of the local Princeton and Trenton communities

We are actively talking with community partners throughout the region to understand what this means for their organizations and what their work will look like over the next few months. Specifically, we are working with partners to identify projects that can be worked on virtually.

If you are interested in supporting virtual community-based efforts, please email us at pace@princeton.edu. If you have specific skills or ideas that you think are relevant please share them with us. We will post more details on how to get involved as specific opportunities to virtually engage are finalized.

Guidance on how best to support your home communities

We are interested in hearing from you about what’s happening in your home communities. Please contact us at pace@princeton.edu to let us know.

Virtual talks, workshops, and other learning tools

We are seeking ways to make workshops, conversations and short lectures virtual. Please contact your program adviser if you have specific questions or ideas:

Information and resources on the intersection of coronavirus and social justice

Even though we are apart, we can still work together to build a just and sustainable world. In fact, we need to do that even more now. We have begun to curate media and relevant tools and resources that examine the intersections of coronavirus and inequality, racism, and other social justice issues. We will share this information via our email newsletter, which you can sign up for online. Please share this resource with others as well.

Questions?

Students, please contact your staff adviser (as noted above). Community partners, please reach out to: David Brown, 609.258.1890 or Charlotte Collins, 609.258.0164. 

To learn more about additional virtual community building activities, visit the Wintersession Virtual Community Building website

Information on University Policies and Guidance

Please view the University’s COVID-19 website for the latest information.