for Community Partners

ProCES strives to cultivate meaningful and reciprocal relationships with our partners. We work with a wide range of community organizations in the Princeton-Trenton area and beyond to be attuned to community priorities while providing meaningful learning experiences for students in their coursework or required academic research projects. Collaboration with ProCES typically occurs through courses, summer internships, or independent student research. Partnering with ProCES begins with a conversation to learn about your organization’s short-, medium-, and long-term priorities. To start that process, contact Tania Boster, ProCES director [email protected], Tara Carr Lemke [email protected], ProCES associate director, and ProCES coordinator Maria Lockwood [email protected].

Propose a Princeton University ProCES course project

ProCES works with faculty and our off-campus partners to enhance student learning through community perspectives and by bringing community partners as co-educators into select Princeton courses. ProCES courses range from molecular biology to Spanish to theater.  For example, in an urban studies and documentary film-making course, students create micro-documentaries that explore the lives of Trentonians and the issues Trenton faces. Students in a molecular biology course created a webinar and educational resources on the diversity of Asian Americans in the state for the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey to use in their internal DEI trainings on maternal child health programs.  In an anthropology course,  students interviewed elderly participants in an art course run by the Arts Council of Princeton to document the impact of the programming on participants’ health. Browse the list of ProCES courses to see the variety of topics covered in courses we support. 

Partner with students on their independent research

As part of their required academic work, every Princeton student undertakes a senior thesis research project in their academic discipline.  ProCES supports students' community-engaged thesis projects by:

  • providing resources and opportunities for students to conduct research that benefits a domestic or international community-based organization
  • annually awarding exceptional senior theses with the Dean Hank Dobin Prize in Community-Engaged Independent Work.  Awardees' short reports are publicly available.