ProCES supports academic collaborations between Princeton faculty, staff, students, and community partners that create opportunities to learn from community experience and expertise through a disciplinary lens.
Partners include non-profit, public sector, and non-governmental organizations and grassroots community leaders representing a variety of fields as well as racial and environmental justice and social change frameworks. Our concept and scope of “community” includes geographical areas immediately neighboring Princeton University but also extends to national and international partnerships. ProCES courses and program areas rest on commitments to:
- the aspiration of reciprocity between students, faculty, and community partners;
- students’ preparation for and reflection upon theoretical and historical foundations of ethical community engaged scholarship;
- the co-creation of knowledge and diverse sources of expertise within and beyond the academy.