The Office of Community & Regional Affairs (OCRA) is committed to place-based community engagement and strengthening regional partnerships. OCRA interacts with community organizations, neighborhood associations and governmental entities to encourage engagement between Princeton University and community stakeholders throughout the region.
Throughout the year, Princeton University collects furniture and other office equipment that University departments are no longer able to use.
Through the Resource Recovery Program that is administered through the Office of Community and Regional Affairs, local charitable organizations are provided with an opportunity to obtain surplus items to further their organizational mission. These surplus items are made available to qualifying charitable nonprofit organizations "as is" and free of charge.
Any equipment or furniture obtained from the Resource Recovery warehouse is for use by the nonprofit organization, and is not for personal use. To apply for the access for the program, please fill out our online application or e-mail your request to [email protected].
Global and local research provides Princeton University and communities with the knowledge to advance society and enhance service opportunities. Through the Office of Community & Regional Affairs, we support faculty and students engagement with community partners so they can learn from community members in real-world settings. Learn more at researchwith.princeton.edu.
The Office of Community & Regional Affairs recognizes the important resources that non-profit and neighborhood organizations provide to strengthen our communities. We are committed to connecting campus and community partners throughout the region and the Greater Trenton Area. Examples of these campus partners include The Pace Center for Civic Engagement (PACE), Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), Princeton University Preparatory Program, and the Trenton Arts at Princeton (TAP) program.