Tentatively, I step into the classroom. Momentarily blinded by the stark fluorescent lighting, I blink to see staring back at me the nine faces of the students I will be teaching for the next semester. They are about my age, they are interested in philosophy, and they are inmates in a New Jersey state prison.
Summer 2013: PICS Summer Intern, Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA
On the night of October 14, I left a friend’s room at 10:50 PM, dropped my backpack off in Frist, and walked outside and into the seven-foot by nine-foot taped square in front of Frist’s main entryway. For the next hour I sat, stood, and walked inside the space, leaving when another student walked into the square at 12 AM.
This entry comes hot off the presses of the Breakout Princeton Learning Through Legacies Blog. Breakout Princeton is the Pace Center's alternative break trip program. Seven trips are exploring critical social issues over fall break Oct. 25-...
When Dallas Nan ’16 arrived at Princeton he didn’t set out to get involved in service and civic engagement. But after a summer internship lit a spark for education, he started on a path he never expected to take.
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From the moment that I arrived at Princeton, the Pace Center has offered me so many opportunities for engaged discovery, opportunities to not only do something meaningful but also to ask tough questions and learn from my experiences. Some questions make us uncomfortable. Some hint at major changes that need to be made to longstanding systems....
This story is the first in a new ongoing web series "Stories of Service" featuring personal stories of service, learning and civic engagement by students involved with the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Follow along and discover what service is all about at Princeton.