Our Mission Statement:
- Provide opportunities for Princeton Alumni to come together, get involved, and serve the San Francisco Bay Area communities in a variety of group volunteer events.
About your VPs Of Community Service:
Brooke and Lindsay both joined the PCNC in last year and are excited to lead the community service activities in the SF Bay area. They both graduated from Princeton in 2004, Brooke with a BA in English and Lindsay with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Feel free to contact us any time at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to participate:
There are several ways to be active and participate with the Community Service team. You can join us for our existing annual events, listed on the Community Service Events page (as well as on the main Events page) or you can volunteer to create your own event, and partner with PCNC to lead a new effort. We also have a partnership with Save the Bay. If you would like to be more active with this wonderful organization, please reach out to Catherine Baker or Lowen Cattolico, who have generously stepped up to lead this partnership.
Why we care about our Bay Area community and the world at large:
No act of helping is too small, and we welcome anyone from within the PCNC community, and beyond, to participate in our events. Each individual's contribution does make a difference, and you should feel sure about that. The main thing is that you find a positive and comfortable way to represent 'Princeton in the Nation's Service, and Princeton in the service of all Nations' - Harold T. Shapiro
While the focus and mission of the PCNC Community Service events are limited to only one day, there are many ways that Princeton Alumni can get involved in more sustaining ways. Below are links to some fantastic local programs:
- 826 Valencia -Dedicated to supporting students ages 6-17 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the literary arts. Offers tutoring opportunities Sunday through Thursday, largely through afterschool programs. http://826valencia.org/get-involved/volunteer/
- Summersearch - Summer Search is dedicated to helping low-income youth build the confidence, character and skills needed to complete college and achieve their full potential. The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient low-income high school students and inspire them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year- round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network. https://www.summersearch.org/volunteer/index.aspx
- SALT (Student Adult Leadership Training) - weekend program run by ROCK (Real Options for City Kids). ROCK aims to promote the positive development and long-term success of the youth that it serves through a combination of in-school and afterschool learning enrichment, sports and fitness, leadership training and outdoor adventure opportunities. ROCK's programs are designed to serve girls and boys, ages 6-17, who live in or attend school in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley.
- Erica Hernandez, Middle School Program Coordinator
- VVMS ROCK Beacon line: 415.260.8774
- Boys and Girls Club - Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco believes that every child and teen has the potential to BE GREAT and deserves a chance at a GREAT FUTURE. Every day, our nine Clubhouses open their doors to youth who need us the most, providing skilled & caring staff, fun & effective programs and first-class facilities in an environment that promotes respect, responsibility and fun. http://www.kidsclub.org/get-involved/volunteer/