Cap & Gown Club

HomeWorks & Community House

The Cap & Gown Club has two Community Partners, HomeWorks and Community House. HomeWorks is a non-profit founded by Cap member Natalie Tung which provides an after school boarding program to undeserved middle school and high school girls in Trenton, NJ. At various club social events, members have had the opportunity to raise money for HomeWorks. Community House is a program that promotes holistic youth development through mentorship. At least once a semester, Cap brings Community House’s Big Sibs program to the club; Community House Big Sibs is a student-led mentorship project connecting University students with elementary school students in Princeton Public Schools. Mentors “Big Sibs” build long-term relationships with individual students “Little Sibs” and help foster academic and social and emotional growth. During these visits, Cap members spend the afternoon playing with the students and doing fun activities.

To learn more about HomeWorks, please visit their website by clicking here.

To learn more about Community House, please visit their website by clicking here.

HomeWorks is “dedicated to serving middle and high school girls by providing strong academic support, enriching community activities, and a stable home environment through Trenton’s very first after-school boarding program.”

Community House “works to support underrepresented youth through innovative programming that focuses on providing tools for academic success and enhancing social-emotional literacy.”

 

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