A National Network of Effective Organizations
For twenty-five years, Princeton AlumniCorps has partnered with nonprofit and public interest organizations around the United States to provide, train, and support talent. Our approach to partnership is rooted in an ethic of respect, listening, open communication, humility, and a desire to support the work being done by effective, innovative organizations across the country to create systemic social change.
Since 1989 we have partnered with more than 500 organizations and placed nearly 1900 fellows. We have trained more than 200 emerging leaders to be more effective agents of change and connected experienced alumni to high-priority pro bono projects that require their unique skills and perspective.
We are a national organization with programs in eight regions. Because our partner organizations are often deeply embedded in the communities they serve, we believe our partnerships are best stewarded by committees of volunteers who live in and understand the cities where we work. Supported by professional staff in Princeton who bring a depth of nonprofit experience, our local area committees are usually the first and most frequent point of contact for our partner organizations. Our work is relational, and whenever possible area committee members or AlumniCorps staff visit each new Project 55 and ARC partner organization in person to meet with the relevant staff before placing a fellow or innovator. Similarly, we maintain an open communication with the supervisors of our Emerging Leaders while they are enrolled in the program.
Our network includes a range of nonprofit, community based, and public interest organizations. Some of our partner organizations are start-up nonprofits working to improve their local communities while others are major philanthropic foundations with a global scope or established community organizations with a record of impact. We work with government agencies like the District Attorney of New York and the Illinois State Board of Education as well as public health institutions like the UCSF Breast Care Center and Aeras. While the vast majority of our partners choose to work with us every year, we are also always on the lookout for new organizations that are doing particularly compelling public work.
For more information about our current programs and how AlumniCorps can support your work, please visit the pages below.
The Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program provides recent Princeton graduates with formative experiences working in the public interest, instilling in all fellows a greater awareness of critical social issues, a deeper understanding of their capacity to bring about change, and a lifelong commitment to civic engagement.
The Emerging Leaders professional development program mobilizes young alumni from many different institutions who have committed to a career in the nonprofit or public interest sector.
ARC Innovators engages experienced individuals to apply their expertise with our nonprofit partner organizations and complete short-term impactful projects.
The Bold Idea leverages the strength of our nonprofit partner organizations in order to create a defined impact on an issue of public concern. The first iteration of the Bold Idea is a two-year pilot focusing on immigration issues.