Student Leadership in Service

Friday, Feb 26, 2021
by Gwen McNamara, Communications Specialist

At the John H. Pace, Jr. ’39 Center for Civic Engagement, student leadership is core to our approach to service and civic engagement. Whether interacting with community, modeling behavior for other students, or adapting to change, students learn that leadership is multidimensional, iterative, and collaborative. This spring, two new student boards—the Civic Leadership Council (CLC) and Princeton Advocacy and Activism Student Board (PAAS)—are bolstering our ability to connect students with peers, build community, and offer students opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge to serve and engage effectively.

The CLC, formerly known as the Pace Council for Civic Values, seeks to foster an environment of community-building and professional skill development for Princeton students involved in civic engagement efforts. With more than 50 members, the council is planning a number of peer-, community-, and staff-led workshops and talks to bolster members’ skills on a variety of topics, including resume building and event planning. 

From advocating for prison education reform, to building a community around social entrepreneurship, to organizing to ensure fair and adequate health care, Pace Center student organizations tackle a wide array of societal issues that affect our local and global communities. In an effort to bring student organizations together to share knowledge and collaborate, PAAS is organizing a series of activism trainings and developing other ways to support the center’s diverse range of student organizations. 

View the Events Calendar for upcoming workshops and events.