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A4P Community Service Event - March 26

Community House Big Sibs
  • Come join us for a community service event!  We will be helping the Community House Big Sibs program on Saturday, March 26th from 11-2pm.  This group works with elementary school students. The program is trying to introduce them to service as well, and our group will be helping them complete a service project.  Specifically we may be putting together hygiene packs for families in need.  The age range of the children are 2nd-5th grade.  This event is limited to twenty volunteers due to space/event constraints. 
  • Community House's student-driven education programs "work with families to close the achievement gap in Princeton by offering support in the areas of academic success and social-emotional literacy for underrepresented area youth.  The Big Sibs program is a "student-led mentorship project connecting University students with elementary school students in Princeton Public Schools.  Mentors build long-term relationships with individual students and help foster academic and social and emotional growth."
  • Please contact Joyce Chen Shueh at or (609) 902-5999 by March 18 if you can join us

Related Events

A4P Community Service ( Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM )

Posted by Princeton AAA about 2 years ago.


PICS Alumni Partners Needed

Fears, or the past 2 PA3 has provided financial support for 1 to 2 summer interns at local non-profits through the PICS program.    The Executive Director of PICs has asked us to spread the word to local alumni about their need for mentor/partners during the summer. 

Dear Local Princeton Alumni,

PICS has seen a tremendous expansion this year and we will have 150+ interns in the field this summer (up from 115 last summer).  As you can imagine, pairing alumni partners has become more involved and I am hoping some in PA3 would be interested in volunteering.  We would greatly appreciate your support in finding alumni interested in interacting with current undergraduates  to fill these roles.  I need alumni partners for the following placed internships still:

 1.  The MDS Foundation in Yardville.

 2. The Center for Supportive Schools in Trenton.

 3.  Princeton - Blairstown Center (2 interns placed).

Below is what I tell those we ask to volunteer and I have attached our partner handbook:

PICS is an independent Princeton University alumni organization that places Princeton undergraduates in nonprofit paid summer internships across the US and abroad.  We will have over 150 interns in the field in 2016.

An integral  part of our program is providing each intern with an “alumni partner”, a Princeton alum who will reach out and connect with the student over the summer, help expose him or her to the Princeton alumni network generally and the networking opportunities that it offers, and field questions or issues if any arise over the summer. The role of the alumni partner is not job mentor, but rather life mentor: a friendly Princeton face for a student who is not from the area, who can answer some questions about the area, provide any work advice that might come up, spend time at a lunch or dinner,  and become a first exposure to the Princeton networking experience.   Some interns really enjoy the contact and like to make time to meet, while others are content to know someone is there that they can turn to if necessary.  Many of these connections lead to long term friendships, and are a good way to connect with current Princeton undergrads. 

 I am writing to see if you would also be interested in becoming an alumni partner to a PICS intern this summer in New York. 
I have attached our handbook for you to review as well as this link to our website,

Thank you, 

Jeri Schaefer
Executive Director
Princeton Internships in 
Civic Service

P.O. Box 261
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

Visit us:
1S-7 Green Hall
Princeton University


PICS was founded by the Class of 1969, and its internships for Princeton undergraduates are created and funded by Princeton Alumni, Classes and Regional Associations 

Posted by Princeton AAA about 2 years ago.


Princeton's Month of Service

Happy New Year! The Pace Center for Civic Engagement is celebrating our 15th anniversary and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Month of Service” all January long! We’re inviting students, faculty, staff and alumni to join us to volunteer, learn and serve together.  Each week features a variety of opportunities that illuminate why “Community Matters” and includes a fun activity from our soon-to-be released Field Guide to Service to get you prepped and deepen your service experience. Use #PrincetonUServes to share and be a part of the Month of Service whether you take part here on campus or in the community!!

January 9-15, 2016

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 14 - Join a Pace Center Community House service project (sign up via WASS (link is external))

Tuesday, January 12 - Civil Dialogue, 5:30-7 PM, Infini-T Cafe, Hulfish Street, Princeton

January 16-22, 2016

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Sunday, January 17 - Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Service Event

Monday, January 18 to Thursday, January 21 - Join a Pace Center Community House service project (sign up via WASS (link is external))

Thursday, January 21 - Civil Dialogue, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Tutoring Center, Third Floor of 58 Prospect Avenue

January 23-31, 2016

“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Monday, January 25 to Thursday, January 28 - Join a Pace Center Community House service project (sign up via WASS (link is external))

Future Opportunities

Community Matters Open House 
Thursday, February 4, 2-5 PM, Pace Center Lounge, Frist Campus Center, Room 201A

Learn more about how you can take part: 

Save the dates:


·        Celebrate our 15th Anniversary and get your copy of the Field Guide to Service on March 24 at Celebration of Service!


Posted by Princeton AAA about 2 years ago.


Kristin Epstein '97 Wins Service to Princeton Award

PA3 would like to congratulate Kristin Epstein '97, former PA3 president and current community service chair, for winning the Service to Princeton Award this year!

The Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton recognizes outstanding service contributions to Princeton by any member of the Princeton family, with special emphasis on those who serve significantly, but inconspicuously. Award recipients are recognized at events during Reunions.

See more about the award at and read more about Kristin at

Posted by Dan almost 3 years ago.


Community Service at Reunions

Major reunions classes and affiliated groups are hosting community service projects during the 2015 reunions. Most are open to volunteers from any class or group. 

Here are some highlights:

Clothing Drive to benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen - Class of 2000 (15th Reunion) Headquarters - Thursday through Saturday.

Assemble 40,000 meals with the Kids Against Hunger Coalition -  Friday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - Dillon Gym

5K Reunions Run to benefit the Kids Against Hunger Coalition - Saturday 8:30 am - West Windsor Fields / Cross Country course @ Washington Rd across Lake Carnegie

Foreign Currency Collection to benefit UNICEF - Class of 1980 (35th Reunion) Headquarters - Thursday through Saturday.

School Supply Collection to benefit Trenton's Westminster Community Life Center - on-line through the Class of 1975's website.

For addtional details, check out Princeton's reunion website.

Related Events

Packing Meals for Kids Against Hunger Coalition ( Friday, May 29, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM )
Location: Dillon Gym

Reunions 5K Run for Kids Against Hunger Coalition ( Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM )
Location: Cross Country Fields on Washington

Posted by Princeton AAA almost 3 years ago.