Princeton University faculty and staff donated 180 school supply kits to Princeton Human Services that will be given to students in the Princeton Public Schools at the start of the upcoming school year. Pictured on August 12 when the kits were delivered are Emmanuel Jimenez, WB Mason (standing on back of truck); Erin Metro, Princeton University Community and Regional Affairs; Eric Gervais, WB Mason; and Melissa Urias, Princeton Human Services. (Photo by Denise Applewhite, Communications)
Community Contributions and Partnerships
- Friday, Aug 21, 2020
- Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020
By Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
- Friday, Apr 10, 2020
By The Office of Communications
As part of Princeton’s ongoing efforts to support New Jersey and our neighboring communities, the University has made a number of donations to state and local partners that are working to help protect health care workers and emergency responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The University also is helping to address hunger and local food insecurity in a time of economic uncertainty, and will continue to work with the community and the state to find ways to help and support this fight over the long term.
- Monday, Oct 22, 2018
by the Office of Communications
Kristin Appelget, the University’s director of community and regional affairs, announced the gift at a Habitat for Humanity reception held at Prospect House on campus Thursday evening, Oct. 11. President Christopher L. Eisgruber and other University officials and students also attended.
- Monday, Sep 17, 2018
by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs
Princeton University recently contributed $50,000 to Princeton Community Housing’s (PCH) capital campaign in recognition of PCH’s 50th anniversary and the longtime collaborative relationship between the two institutions.
- Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
Princeton University recently made a $10,000 contribution to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Send Hunger Packing program. This program provides weekend meal packages for approximately 175 children from grades K to 6 in the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District in association with Mercer Street Friends. The meal packages are distributed during the school year to help keep these children from going hungry on the weekends so they return to school on Monday well-nourished and ready to learn.
- Monday, Oct 17, 2016
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
Improving access to affordable housing is a critical challenge around the country and across the globe. It's also an urgent concern just across Nassau Street from the University campus, in the municipality of Princeton.
- Monday, Oct 10, 2016
by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications
Since 2009, the Princeton University Volunteer Fire Program has been serving both the University and surrounding community. The program consists of about 30 University staff members who volunteer during business hours to respond to emergencies with the Princeton Fire Department.
For the Princeton Fire Department, which is an all-volunteer organization, the program ensures support during the day with University volunteers when town volunteers may be unable to answer a call.
- Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
For their recent trip to Littlebrook Elementary School, Princeton University's student-athletes swapped their textbooks for storybooks on potatoes, sharks and trains.
For over a decade, the Princeton Varsity Club has helped to bring Princeton varsity student-athletes, representing a variety of sports, to local elementary schools as part of Reading with the Tigers. With multiple school visits a year, Tiger student-athletes read to school children ranging in grade level from kindergarten through fifth grade.
- Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
Princeton residents celebrated the town's new freeB community shuttle bus during a ceremony Thursday on Hinds Plaza. Princeton University provided funds for the town to purchase the vehicle.
FreeB is a free, municipal shuttle service available for anyone to ride. It stops at Princeton Station (Dinky), Palmer Square, the Princeton Shopping Center and other locations in town. The University helped support the launch of the service in 2008 and provided $90,000 to the town for the new 21-passenger bus.