Sara M. Gruppo

Community Action Program Director
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Office Location: 
Frist Campus Center, 201K


My primary role is to direct the Community Action (CA) program which includes working on pathways of engagement for first-year students. I also chair the Pace Center's working group on Community Partnerships.

From Boston University, I earned a BA in Economics and Environmental Analysis & Policy, a MA in Energy & Environmental Analysis, and a certificate in Professional Fundraising. I also earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership & Management from Northeastern University where my research focused on campus-community partnerships. My professional career has been dedicated to service and civic engagement. I have worked at Boston University, Northeastern University, and the George Washington University prior to my arrival at Princeton. My areas of expertise include service-learning program development, student leadership development, community outreach, campus and community partnership development, facilitation and training, and risk management.

Fun Fact!
When not in Pace, I can be found with my husband John, and our twin daughters, Emma & Lily. I am also always planning my next vacation, looking for a great deal on a new pair of shoes, and cheering on the NY Yankees!