Princeton in NJ's Service

Friday, Apr 2, 2021
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber joined Princeton municipal officials Tuesday, March 30, to discuss mutual interests impacting the University and the community, highlighting their cooperation on planning and various relief initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
by Sarah Wells for the Department of Computer Science
Princeton undergraduates are using their computer science for social justice, including these five students. From left: Khandaker Momataz worked on the New Jersey Fairshare Housing project; Anika Duffus and Sonia Gu worked on the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen scheduler project; Carina Lewandowski was part of the JuST student group; and Wendy Ho...
Monday, Mar 8, 2021
by Office of Community and Regional Affairs
With the help of a robust group of departmental volunteers, the Princeton University campus community raised $116,361 during the 2020-21 United Way Campaign. Proceeds support the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s education, financial stability, food insecurity and health programs.
Monday, Feb 1, 2021
by Chelsey Johnstone, Trenton Daily
Last week, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) launched a new website,, to help patrons find employment and time-manage their schedules. Developed in collaboration with TASK and a group of Princeton University computer science students, the website will...
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
by Julie Clack, Office of Communications
How do the first thousand days of life shape the rest of life? Students in the psychology seminar “Developmental Origins of Life Outcomes” sought to answer this question through virtual coursework and collaboration with community partners. The fall course, taught by professor of psychology Casey Lew-Williams, drew on research from many fields...
Monday, Dec 7, 2020
by Office of Communications
When a local hospital experienced a surge in coronavirus patients last spring, it tapped Princeton University researchers for urgent solutions to help protect its healthcare workers. Since then, University labs have delivered more than 3,000 reusable face shields to hospital staff in the emergency department and other areas of Penn Medicine...
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
The University’s initial $250,000 contribution and $100,000 challenge pledge to the Princeton Small Business Resiliency Fund helped raise more than $450,000 in grant funds; new round of applications to reopen November 1.
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
In just one year, Lou Chen (center), a 2019 alumnus, has orchestrated the expansion of Trenton Youth Orchestra (TYO), which he founded his sophomore year, into Trenton Arts at Princeton — a vibrant, multifaceted service initiative offering arts outreach and orchestral, choral, dance and theater programming for dozens of middle school and high...
Friday, Sep 4, 2020
by Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications
After scattering to homes across the country and around the world this spring, a growing group of Princeton students have used video conferencing not only to continue coursework and keep up social connections, but also to support the learning and development of younger students in the tri-state area.
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020
by Aaron Nathans, Office of Engineering Communications
As a senior research specialist at a Princeton University lab that requires precision control over dust particles in the air, Eric Mills’ training gave him a special sort of insight as he confronts the coronavirus pandemic in a very different capacity.