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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   September 25, 2006, Vol. 96, No. 3   prev   next   current

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Student Volunteers Council

The Student Volunteers Council, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this academic year, works to strengthen the relationship between the University and the community by sending students to work at soup kitchens, teach youngsters how to improve their study skills, help renovate houses and participate in dozens of other service projects.

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Princeton junior Heidi Lam helped a student with essay writing as part of Community House's computer camp at the Friend Center. She was one of 18 Princeton students working this summer at not-for-profit organizations through a program organized by the Student Volunteers Council. (photo: John Jameson)

• More than 700 students make weekly visits to 55 service projects in Princeton, Trenton, Philadelphia and greater Mercer County during the school year.

• During the summer, the SVC sends students to not-for-profit organizations all over the country as part of its summer service program. Eighteen students worked at organizations in seven states this past summer, fostering self-sufficiency in Harlem, helping rehabilitate housing in Trenton, working with homeless women and children in Washington, D.C., and using sports to teach life skills to children in Virginia. On Princeton's campus they served as counselors at Community House’s two summer camps, where they taught journalism, created lesson plans and worked with youngsters on their math and writing skills. Students also volunteered in California, Colorado, Maryland and Ohio.

• When the students in the summer program returned to campus this fall, they met to share their experiences and talk about ways to bring the spirit of their work back to the University.

• For this academic year, the SVC is focusing on health care projects, bringing in speakers to talk about improving health care accessibility and highlighting its service projects related to health. A service project started last year will help collect unused medical products and medications to be distributed in developing countries.


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