THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS PROGRAM
The Community Partners Program was established as a platform to assist the eating clubs in maintaining a relationship with non-profit agencies. In collaboration with the PACE Center for Civic Engagement, the CS-ICC works to foster and encourage these relationships.
Cannon Dial Elm Club
Cannon is in the process of creating a new relationship with a Community Partner and does not currently have information available about its Community Partners program.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Charter Club’s Community Partner is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At the Chartan Auction this semester, club members raised over $1,000 for St. Jude. This event encourages members, especially new sophomores, to interact and get to know each other, in addition to raising money for charity. Last year, the auction raised over $2,000 which was donated to a number of organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in honor of the passing of Charter’s longtime Head of Security, John Hammond.
St. Jude’s mission is to “advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”
Colonial Club’s Community Partner is the Princeton-Blairstown Center, which provides adventure-based, experiential education to vulnerable youth. Each semester, Colonial members visit PBC for a service trip, and in Spring 2018, the club will lead a dedicated woodcutters service trip to PBC.
The mission of the Princeton-Blairstown Center is to “empowers young people, primarily from under-resourced communities, to strengthen their social-emotional skills through experiential, environmental, and adventure-based programming.”
Acorn Glen Retirement Home & Habitat for Humanity
University Cottage Club has two Community Partners, Acorn Glen, an Assisted Living Residence, and Habitat for Humanity. Members of UCC visit each cause at least once a semester. Each fall, members of UCC visit Acorn Glen to build gingerbread houses and visit with residents of Acorn Glen, and each spring, the residents are invited to Cottage to enjoy music, refreshments, and time with members of the club. Cottage club also has a build day with Habitat for Humanity each semester. These builds may take place anywhere in New Jersey, members have most recently visited Long Branch and Trenton.
Terrace is in the process of creating a new relationship with a Community Partner and does not currently have information available about its Community Partners program.
Quadrangle Club’s Community Partner is Womanspace. Quadrangle hosts various talks with Womanspace and other interpersonal mindfulness groups on campus for members. Additionally, proceeds of Quad Auction, an event in which all members participate, go to Womanspace.
Womanspace’s mission is “to prevent abuse, protect families and change lives through empowerment and a safety net of supportive services.”
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.
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.”
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
The Cloister Inn’s Community Partner is the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Each semester, the club hosts the Cloister Man Auction, where all proceeds are donated to TASK.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) “feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.”
Ivy is partnering with the Ironman Foundation, which supports competing athletes, fans and community organizations in the spirit of the Ironman races around the globe. Ivy decided to partner with Ironman after former CSICC and Ivy member David Crane’s mother began working the Foundation following her diagnosis of cancer. Despite the odds, David’s mom competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in October 2018, raising over $40,000 for the Foundation. We hope to continue this partnership by organizing fun runs and other competitions in support of Ironman and its contributions to the lives of those like David’s mother.
To learn more about the Ironman Foundation, please visit their website by clicking here.
The mission of the Ironman Foundation is to be “a community that creates positive tangible impact in Ironman race communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.”
Eden Autism Service
The Tiger Inn’s Community Partner is Eden Autism Services, which educates individuals with autism and trains family members, educators, and other professionals to help meet the needs of individuals with autism. TI primarily works with Eden by encouraging members and guests donate to Eden Autism Services at select social events.
Eden Autism Services’ mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism.
Tower Club’s Community Partner is HomeFront, a non-profit which works to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness in Central New Jersey. Tower hosts its annual Bachelor Auction for HomeFront, which this year raised over $1500 to contribute to helping support HomeFront’s work.
To learn more about HomeFront, please visit their website by clicking here.
HomeFront’s mission is to “end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community.”