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. www.mds-foundation.org
2. The Center for Supportive Schools in Trenton. www.supportiveschools.org
3. Princeton - Blairstown Center (2 interns placed). www.princetonblairstown.org
Below is what I tell those we ask to volunteer and I have attached our partner handbook:
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, http://pics.princeton.edu
Princeton Internships in Civic Service
P.O. Box 261
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
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
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.
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!
Kristin Epstein '97 Wins Service to Princeton Award
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 http://alumni.princeton.edu/volunteer/awards/servicetoprinceton and read more about Kristin at http://alumni.princeton.edu/volunteer/awards/servicetoprinceton/recipients/epstein.xml.
Community Service at Reunions
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.
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
Meadow Clean Up at the Watershed
Due to anticipated low attendance, we have to cancel this community service event. :(
Cancelled: Meadow Clean Up at the Watershed ( Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM )