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Meaningful Volunteering this Summer


announces 2 meaningful summer volunteer positions in the greater Princeton Area

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Sourlands Conservancy, Legislative Action- Deer Overpopulation, Legislative Researcher

The mission of the Sourland Conservancy is to protect the ecological integrity, historic resources and special character of the Sourland Mountain region, the largest contiguous forest in Central New Jersey. The over population of white tailed deer has severe environmental impacts on this region. In much of the Sourlands, the deer population is more than 80 per square mile — about 15 times the sustainable level. The effects on humans include epidemic levels of Lyme disease (spread by deer ticks), high rates of automobile accidents, and the destruction of gardens and landscaping. Because deer browse and kill nearly all the saplings and seedlings they encounter, the herd poses an existential threat to the forest itself. The Conservancy seeks someone who can research and draft legislation to legalize the sale of venison in New Jersey.

Pocono Center for Environmental Education (PEEC), Promotional and Fundraising Video, Director and Film Editor 

PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through 
hands on experience in a national park. PEEC would like to create a short 3 – 5 minute video which conveys the environmental education experiences they offer to children and adults, as well as to audiences who are not familiar with the work of the organization. It needs to be a “best of/WOW!” video that conveys the vital nature of our work and tugs at the hearstrings of the viewer. PEEC will use the video to motivate new groups to experience PEEC and to encourage donors to support our organization.


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Non-Profit Career Panel

Monday, June 16, 7 - 9 PM
Non-Profit Panel Discussion and PA3 Annual Meeting
Friend Center Convocation Room
(at the Corner of Olden and William Streets, adjacent to the Computer Science building)

PA3 is hosting a panel discussion about starting or joining a non-profit organization.  The panel features three alumni with significant roles within local non-profit organizations. PA3 will also hold a brief annual meeting of its members.

Light refreshments will be served.

PA3 is extending this invitation to any current undergraduate and graduate students.  Guests of alumni are more than welcome, as well.

Ticket cost: $20 at the door. 

*** Additional donations are accepted -- the PA3 is sponsoring two scholarships, which run to  $8000.  If you wish to make an additional donation, press the "Donate" button below ***

Profits from the evening will go to support the PA3 Princeton Internship in Civic Service (PICS) scholarships for two undergraduates at Isles, Inc and American Repertory Ballet. We appreciate additional donations to the PA3 PICS internship funds!

Panelists:

Debby D'Arcangelo *01: Non-Profit Leader
Debby D’Arcangelo is President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Association of the Mercer Area. Prior to leading Planned Parenthood Mercer, Debby worked as a full-time volunteer for ten years, serving on a variety of non-profit boards including Princeton Area Community Foundation, the YWCA of Trenton, Mercer County Community College Foundation, Trenton Public Education Foundation, I Am Trenton Community Foundation, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Planned Parenthood Mercer. She continues to serve on the board of New Jersey Policy Perspective and the executive committee of the NAACP Trenton Chapter. Debby has received awards from Isles, Inc., the YWCAs of Princeton and Trenton, the Bo-Rietta Family Foundation, the Trenton NAACP Branch, the Institute of Wonderful Women Working for Empowerment and, most recently, the Trenton Kappa Foundation. Debby began her career working for J.P. Morgan & Co. and Isles, Inc. She received a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. She lives in Trenton with her husband and their 19-year-old daughter.

John Hatch '84: Non-Profit Board Member
John Hatch is an architect and partner with the Trenton-based architecture and planning firm Clarke Caton Hintz and has worked on major projects across the state and region.  Some of his local projects include the Roebling Mansion and the new headquarters for the NJ Business and Industry Association, both in Trenton; the restoration of Historic Morven in Princeton and 200 Elm at Princeton University. 

He is also a partner with HHG Development, a company that focuses its redevelopment efforts in the City of Trenton.  Redevelopment projects include numerous restorations in the Mill Hill Historic District, the Trenton Makes Arts Complex on South Broad Street and the Cracker Factory redevelopment on Centre Street.  HHG is currently working on a major mixed-use redevelopment at Roebling Block 3. 

John also serves on the boards of Passage Theatre (eight years as President), the Trenton Historical Society, the NJ Capital Philharmonic and the NJ Historic Trust (as Vice Chairman).  He recently served on the board and as President of Preservation New Jersey.  His passion is the renaissance of American cities, in particular New Jersey’s Capital City.  He is a long-time resident of Trenton and lives in Mill Hill with his husband, David Henderson.  He was recently elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and has written and lectured on urban redevelopment and historic preservation issues.Board Member of Passage Theatre (President), the Trenton Historical Society, the NJ Capital Philharmonic and the NJ Historic Trust (Vice Chairman).


Marty Johnson '81: Non-Profit Founder

Martin Johnson is founder, President and CEO of Isles Inc., a self-help, urban green development organization in Trenton, New Jersey.  Isles has received national and international recognition for its sustainable development work, including planning and development, wealth creation, environmental health, education and training. Mr. Johnson is a founding director of other development organizations and projects, including: Building One New Jersey, New Jersey Community Loan Fund (now New Jersey Community Capital), Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, and the Success Measures Project, a national effort to develop impact measures for community-building work. He is a graduate, former trustee and Executive Committee member of Princeton University, where he also taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a trustee of the Capital Health System and National Housing Institute. A football recruit from Akron, Ohio, Marty moved to Trenton in 1981, where he and his wife Liz have raised three sons.
 
Moderator:

Kristin Epstein '97
Kristin Epstein is Executive Director of YingHua International School, a non-profit independent elementary school in Princeton, New Jersey.  She is also a Trustee of the Friends of West Windsor Open Space, Mayor-Appointed Member of the West Windsor Environmental Commission, Past President of the Princeton Area Alumni Association, and former Board Member of the Princeton International Academy Charter School.  In addition, she holds several volunteer leadership positions with the local Girl Scout organization.  Kristin graduated from Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University with a BSE and an MSE in Environmental Engineering, respectively.  She worked in the Environmental Engineering field for 10 years before taking time off to stay at home with her two daughters and then re-starting a new career in non-profit management. During her undergraduate days, Kristin was the starting goal keeper of the Princeton University Varsity Women's Soccer Team and an officer of Colonial Club. She lives in Princeton Junction with her husband, John Epstein '96, and two daughters.

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Trail Clean Up at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed

Sunday, May 4th, 10 - 12:30

Join 
Jim Waltman '86 and PA3 for trail clean up for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.  Jim is the Executive Director of the Watershed Association.   The work will include trail maintenance on the Stony Brook trail on the Reserve that involves some boardwalk repair.

**They have asked for at least one volunteer with "chainsaw experience" to bring and use their chainsaw on some fallen trees.**

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington NJ 08534
Get Directions to the Watershed Reserve

Bring water, gloves, long pants, bug spray, shears, loppers, etc. 

Please RSVP to Kristin at kcalyea@alumni.princeton.edu


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Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Central & Southern New Jersey Regional Committee Announces the 2014 Award Winners

A reception will be held at the Friends Center Convocation Room (Princeton University) on at 6 pm on May 14, 2014.  Alumni are invited to help honor the winners. 

WINNER: Amani Ahmed (Stuart Country Day School)Amani organized “Eleven Points”, a Muslim/Jewish youth interfaith group that performed community service projects for local charities in the Trenton area. All activities were built around shared values and religious understanding.

CERTIFICATE: Marguerite Tucker (Hun School):  Marguerite, President of the Black Student Union, organized and hosted the Martin Luther King Diversity Weekend at the Hun School. Students from Hun, Lawrenceville, Peddie and the Hudson Schools attended the conference. She also participated in the “Stop the Violence” Program coordinated by Union Baptist Church in Trenton

CERTIFICATE: Skylar Tucker (Hun School):  Skylar partnered with Marguerite Tucker to organize and host the 3 Day Martin Luther King Diversity Weekend.

CERTIFICATE: Andre Lopez (North Burlington County Regional HS):  Andre, a volunteer tutor in the “Individual Conversation Program” at the Princeton’s Davis International Center for 3 years, assisted students and visiting scholars with their adjustment to multicultural life in America.

CERTIFICATE: Jasmine Baptist (Hillsborough HS):  Jasmine, a member of the Hillsborough HS Diversity Council, identified and participated in an initiative to encourage students and staff to discuss the symbolism and emotional impact related to the confederate flag.

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Volunteer with Special Olympics USA

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are being held in New Jersey, from June 14 - 21.
 
UPDATE-RECEIVED FROM THE GAMES ORGANIZING COMMITTEE June 6:

Urgent Need of Volunteers

We are in urgent need of volunteers to support the following areas:

  • Bowling (Lane Assistants)
  • Bocce (Competition Assistants)
  • Awards (various positions)
  • Media Relations
  • Announcers

These positions are listed, as well as many other opportunities.

Feel free to forward this information to family and friends that may wish to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Volunteer Services at volunteer@2014specialolympics.org.

Regards,

Department of Volunteers

2014 Special Olympics USA Games

PA3 members are invited to join the Princeton University group of volunteers at the event.  


Note from Rick Ober '65:  "I have been appointed as the volunteer Family Services Lounge Manager at Princeton University for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games being held in Mercer County June 16-20, including Aquatics (DeNunzio Pool) and Athletics (Weaver Track Stadium).  We will host the families of the participating athletes.  From past experiences, I found working with these Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities and their families to be incredibly rewarding. I would love to have you as a volunteer for a day or more to help me out. 
 
Volunteering requires being available for at least one day full shift from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. I will be working a full shift every day.   If you are interested in helping out, please go soon to www.2014specialolympics.org, click on the Get Involved > Volunteer tabs and read the info.  Then click on Register to Volunteer on the right.  After entering your contact information [you will have to upload a head shot photo for your credentials] select Family Services and then go to Aquatics>Family Services Attendant or Athletics>Family Services Attendant.  This will sign you up for the Princeton University venue."

If you are interested in volunteering for the event in a different capacity, please visit  https://2014sogv.theregistrationsystem.com/en/1665 to sign up.  Select "general volunteer." Then, on the page where you enter your contact information, you’ll see a group drop-down menu - select Princeton University.  Choose the event and position that interests you and the orientation session you can attend (last item).  

Please email Kristin (kcalyea@alumni.princeton.edu) with the position, event, and day that you signed up for so we can give thanks!

According to the 2014 Special Olympics website, the following venues will host these events:

Princeton University: Aquatics (DeNunzio Pool), Athletics (Weaver Stadium)
Mercer County Park: Baseball, Cycling, Softball, Soccer, Tennis & Triathlon
The Hun School: Basketball
The College of NJ: Bocce, Powerlifting, Basketball
Rider University: Basketball
The Lawrenceville School: Flag Football
Peddie School: Gymnastics
Prudential Center: Opening Ceremony (June 15)
Sun National Bank Center: Closing Ceremony (June 20)
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