In its inaugural year, Service Focus brought together 78 undergraduates committed to bridging service and learning across the first two years of their Princeton University experience.
Service Focus, which helps students form their own commitment to service and make service an integral part of their Princeton experience, consists of three components: a summer internship focused on service or offered by a service organization, a service-related class approved by the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), and a small group experience, called a Service Focus cohort, led by a faculty mentor. This year, students were divided into eight cohorts to study different subject areas, such as food justice, sustainability, health care and political polarization.
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Article by Emily Aronson and Danielle Alio, Office of Communications Office of Communications and Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
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