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Restore Our Shore ORANGE Wristbands - Support a Good Cause!

**We have sold more than 50 wristbands and exhausted our supply. Thank you for supporting Restore Our Shore!**

Restore Our Shore is “organizing & mobilizing the residents of NJ to provide funds to local charities assisting in rebuilding NJ coastal towns devastated by Hurricane Sandy.” Among other things, they’re asking retailers to sell wristbands for $5, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. So far, wristbands have only been available in selected shops around New Jersey and a handful of other places. So what’s a faraway New Jersey Shore lover to do?

PA3 to the rescue! Why? Because it’s for a good cause – and because the wristbands are orange, so we couldn’t resist. We’ll mail wristbands anywhere in the U.S. and will cover the cost of postage. (If you want a wristband sent outside the U.S., please email us, and we’ll work something out.)

Please use this link to order wristbands, for $5 each. Quantities are limited; order yours soon!

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Posted by Princeton AAA about 5 years ago.


PA3 Back to School Event: Getting Teacher Evaluations Right

On October 25, 2012, a crowd of about 40 Tigers (PA3 members and alumni of the Teacher Prep program) gathered together to hear a lively panel discussion led by Timothy Matheney '89, who is the Director of Evaluation for NJ Department of Education.  Other panelists included Kathy Chesmel '85, Ph.D, John Yi '03, Kwame Ivery '93, and Sarah Paine '08.  The topic of the discussion was "Getting Teacher Evaluations Right."  Thank you to our panelists and to all who attended!

Raising support for local Trenton Schools: As part of the event, PA3 asked our members to consider a financial or school supplies donation that would go towards teachers at local schools, including Trenton High West, Trenton Central High School, and Ewing High School.   

Our sincere appreciation goes out to all who donated resources to support our local teachers!  PA3 members donated $1,110 in cash contributions as well as a plethora of school supplies (including binders, paper, markers, graphing calculators, and more).  In addition, PA3 was pleased to provide a matching gift of $2,000, for a total cash donation of $3,110.  An awesome effort!

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PA3 Back to School: Getting Teacher Evaluations Right ( Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM )
Location: Princeton University

Posted by lieu2u about 5 years ago.


Jumping to Support Great Athletes: PA3 at the Special Olympics of NJ

June 9, 2012: For a third straight year, PA3 sent a group of volunteers to the Special Olympics of New Jersey.  Our team had the privilege of assisting with the Long Jump event.  We all enjoyed an afternoon of taking meticulous measurements, preparing the athletes for their giant leaps, and enjoying awards ceremonies alongside athletes and coaches.  Special thanks to our volunteers Haiyan Bian, Arlen Hastings ’80, Andrew Lieu ’06, Rachael Edelson, Elizabeth Jacobson k10, and Zhijun Wu p09(pictured left to right).

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Community Service - Special Olympics of NJ ( Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM )
Location: The College of New Jersey
Organized by: PA3 Community Service

Posted by lieu2u over 5 years ago.


Bollards & Trash at D&R Canal State Park

March 24, 2012: A dozen PA3 volunteers spent a Saturday morning improving a stretch of the D&R Canal State Park. One crew erected bollards to prevent vehicular access to the canal path, while another collected trash from along the roadside and path. Pictured left to right in the group photo: Nell Whiting so69, Rick from the State of NJ (our mentor for the day), Zhijun Wu p09, Kristin Epstein '97 (with two daughters standing in front), Arlen Hastings '80, Arthur Eschenlauer '56, Jim Robertson (holding daughter), Tom Hastings '79, Sara Hastings '09 and Dan Hayes-Patterson '09. Thanks, everybody!

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Community Service: State Park Maintenance ( Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM )
Location: Trenton Marsh

Posted by Arlen almost 6 years ago.


Serving the Community: PA3 at Crisis Ministry Food Pantry

January 28, 2012: PA3 volunteers spent their Saturday morning at the Crisis Ministry Food Pantry in Bethany Church, Trenton, where they transformed a storage room into a client waiting room and sorted donated food items.

Volunteers (l-r in group photo) were Ravonne Nevels '14, Arlen Hastings '80, Tom Hastings '79, Amy Lai '06, Joe Voigtsberger '82, Bill Stowe '68 and Zhizhun Wu p09.

For information about volunteer opportunities at the Crisis Ministry, please see

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Community Service - Crisis Ministry Food Pantry ( Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM )

Stocking shelves & helping clients

Location: Crisis Ministry's Trenton Food Pantry

Posted by Arlen almost 6 years ago.