The CELR Center coordinates relevant and focused college-community collaborations that provide TCNJ faculty, staff, and students opportunities to work on long-term, community-based projects that build on and contribute to academic knowledge.
Bridge to Employment –
Connect Trenton – Princeton Area Community Foundation
Center was selected to be part of The All Kids Thrive initiative in August 2018. The project will begin in September 2018, more information coming soon.
Trenton Prevention Policy Board
TCNJ’s CELR Center has facilitated TPPB since 2011. Started in 2009, TPPB’s mission is to make and implement policy, program, and practice recommendations to promote positive youth development and prevent juvenile delinquency in the City of Trenton. TCNJ’s and the Center’s role has been to serve as facilitators of TPPB as the “backbone organization” that coordinates diffuse efforts around youth-related issues. TPPB has involved students, faculty members, and staff members throughout its operations. As part of the state-wide Municipal Planning Board initiative from the NJ Attorney General’s Office of Community Justice, TPPB is one of 8 youth-focused policy boards supported by higher education institutions in communities throughout New Jersey. For more information, visit TPPB’s website and Facebook page.
Mercer County Reentry Task Force
The Mercer County Reentry Task Force is a group that aims to build a safer and more just Mercer County through advocacy, awareness building, and collaborative action. The Task Force’s vision is that individuals returning home from the correctional system will have the resources, guidance, and support to break the cycle of crime, achieve personal fulfillment, and strengthen their communities. The College of New Jersey connects student interns to the group who provide research and administrative support while earning academic credit. Find more information on their website and their Facebook page.