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

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Community ties

Center keeps pace with civic engagement opportunities

Princeton NJ — This fall the Pace Center has launched a searchable database — accessible to those inside and outside the University — that lists hundreds of ways to get involved in activities related to civic engagement.

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The searchable database, available on the Pace Center’s Web site, offers ways to get involved in activities related to civic engagement as well as information about University resources available to the community.

The database offers information about internships, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, funding for research projects and job openings with direct-service organizations. It also lists courses offered at the University that relate to civic engagement. The Pace Center, which helps students and others identify and address issues of public concern, created the database as part of its new Web site, which debuted this month.

“This really is the first time anyone has brought information about all of these opportunities together in one place,” said Kiki Jamieson, director of the Pace Center.

“Now someone who is interested in the environment could, for example, go to the database and find a long list of courses and research opportunities, as well as information about how to volunteer to teach elementary school kids about local natural resources, or how to apply for a summer internship or a postgraduate fellowship working for an organization that deals with global environmental issues,” Jamieson said.

The database can be searched by a location, an organization’s name, or a keyword such as housing or mental health. The listings cover everything from a fellowship to help with fund raising at a theater group in Queens, N.Y., to a teaching position in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

A section directed to those outside the University offers information about University resources available to the community, including a form to request a subscription to the Pace Center’s weekly newsletter. It also describes ways to enlist the help of Princeton students in local volunteer projects, providing tips about which times of year students are available and how to prepare them for volunteer service. Community members can submit a listing of a volunteer organization that they would like students and others to know about, or a specific project for which they are looking for volunteers.

“We hope the community will make submissions to the database and use its resources as well,” Jamieson said.

The database is available on the Pace Center Web site at


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