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Alumni Corps Update

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November 7, 2013

Dear Friends,

Princeton AlumniCorps is pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Annual Report.2013 Annual Report

The report showcases the achievements of a year of success engaging alumni of all ages in the public interest. A few of our recent accomplishments are:

  • Placing 52 young graduates in fellowships at public interest organizations around the country through our flagship Princeton Project 55 Program, whose alumni now number more than 1,500.
  • Expansion of Emerging Leaders to New York. Designed to propel aspiring nonprofit professionals forward in their careers and address the growing leadership deficit that the nonprofit sector faces, Emergingn Leaders had 31 participants from diverse organizations within the nonprofit sector.
  • Channeling the activist spirit in alumni from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s by finding them skills-based Community Volunteers opportunities in Chicago and the Princeton area.
  • Helping college students and alumni around the country organize initiatives inspired by the PP55 example through The Alumni Network.
  • Engaging more than 200 volunteers and more than 450 donors in supporting and driving all facets of our work.

All of this is possible because of your support and the hard work of our many volunteers, staff, and Board members, who ensure that our programs and impact continue to grow. Thank you for your belief in our work!


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In Community,

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Andrew Nurkin
Executive Director

Posted by Princeton AAA over 5 years ago.


Volunteer ESL Tutors Needed


The Individual English Conversation Program is one of several programs run by the Friends of Davis International Center. This program matches graduate students and visiting scholars at the University with a volunteer tutor to practice conversational English. This is a one-on-one program. The pair is expected to meet for an hour or so once a week for up to an academic year. The main purpose is to give the student the opportunity to improve his or her English skills with the guidance of a native speaker, in an informal atmosphere. Tutors often find themselves assisting in a variety of other ways to help the student adjust to life in Princeton, and new friendships develop. This is a highly rewarding activity for both the volunteer and the student.

At least 50 students are enrolled at any given time, so new tutors are always in demand. The most important qualification is that the tutor be a native English speaker. No teaching or ESL experience is required.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Program coordinator Carl Clough at (908.359.8801) or Hanna Hand at 609.258.1170 (Davis International Center). Thank you!

Posted by Princeton AAA over 5 years ago.


PA3 Volunteers "Spring into Service" at Special Olympics

June 9, 2013: Nine PA3 volunteers enjoyed a rewarding morning of service at the Special Olympic Summer Games in Ewing. This year we worked with the youngest athletes, kids 2 ½ - 7 years old. PA3 volunteers set up stations and then guided kids through activities including an obstacle course, gymnastics, tennis, and bocce, among others, all designed to help the kids improve gross motor skills and develop foundational skills for future participation in sports.

The PA3 volunteers were (pictured left to right in the group photo) Jess Deutsch ’91, Marian Zelazny p11, Andrew Lieu ’06, Jeremy Kestler ’94, Olek Zelazny p11, Arlen Hastings ’80, Wu Suen *98 and daughter Helen Sun, and Haiyan Bian p14. 

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Special Olympics ( Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM )
Location: Ewing, NJ

Posted by Arlen almost 6 years ago.


ARB 2014 PICS Internship

American Repertory Ballet's mission is to bring the joy, beauty, artistry and discipline of classical and contemporary dance to New Jersey and nationwide audiences and to dance students through artistic and educational programs. The organization is comprised of: American Repertory Ballet, the preeminent contemporary ballet company in the state; Princeton Ballet School, one of the largest and most respected non-profit dance schools in the nation; and the Access and Enrichment initiatives, ranging from the long-running and acclaimed DANCE POWER program to the popular On Pointe series.

10 week internship:
A PICS internship with American Repertory Ballet (ARB) will allow the intern to gain practical experience in the non-profit arts world. He/she would be given the opportunity to learn how each department contributes to the whole of ARB by working directly with department heads on various projects necessary to the success of the organization.  Working between the marketing and development departments, a PICS intern would be able approach all of ARB’s programming – from performances to educational events and residencies – through the lens of promotion, fundraising, and grant-writing.  Interns will have the opportunity to:  
  • Assist in the production of advertisements, online and print displays, and promotional videos, using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and iMovie or equivalent
  • Assist in the promotional efforts undertaken by the organization, from social media and online initiatives to press releases for print media
  • Propose innovative initiatives for audience engagement through “on the ground” PR efforts and through social media and e-blasts
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; understanding and experience of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
  • Assist in the fundraising efforts undertaken by the organization, from grant research/writing to specific campaigns
  • Assist in the organization and execution of special events for the Summer Intensive program: i.e. trip to Ballet in Cinema movie at the State Theatre, trip to Lincoln Center for American Ballet Theatre performance, special lectures or enrichment activities
  • Assist in the organization of patron and school family mailing lists and mailings

Posted by Princeton AAA over 6 years ago.


ISLES 2014 PICS internship

Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton, New Jersey. With a mission to foster self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities, we design and develop effective services that support this mission and share what we learn with others who can make a difference.   

10 week internship:
Isles will offer a Video Production internship to a qualified Princeton student. This project will include: 
·       Researching Isles and becoming familiar with our current services and offerings 
·       Working with Isles’ Chief Operating Officer and Resource Development team to determine video focus and content 
·       Shadowing Isles employees to gain first-hand understanding of Isles’ work 
·       Filming Isles services, as well as interviews with Isles’ staff,  customers, and other stakeholders 
·       Editing footage into short (approximately 1 minute) videos 
·       Posting content on Isles’ YouTube account (or other sites to be determined)   

The intern will create a minimum of four videos, which will focus on Isles’ service areas: 
·       Revitalizing communities 
·       Training and educating 
·       Building wealth 
·       Living green and healthy   

Depending on the capacity of the intern, additional videos to be created may include: 
·       General Isles’ history 
·       Mill One – This is a placemaking project, involving the redevelopment of a disused factory is a distressed area, for the purposes of community development 
·       Drilling down on Isles service areas (such as a short video on Isles Youth Institute and a separate video on Isles Center for Energy and Environmental Training, both part of the “training and educating” focus area) 
·       Profiles of Isles staff/board members   

The Princeton student is expected to benefit greatly from this internship. He or she will gain insight into nonprofit organization and management, as well as the local Trenton community. The intern will strengthen their interpersonal skills through interaction with staff and local community members. Because the intern will often be expected to work independently, he or she will also strengthen time management and project management skills as well as sharpen technical filming and editing abilities.  At the end of the 10 weeks, the intern will have produced a minimum of four short, high-quality videos that can be added to their professional portfolios. 

For Results see

Posted by Princeton AAA over 6 years ago.