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Bonner AmeriCorps at TCNJ

The College of New Jersey in collaboration with the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation oversees both the National and New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps program. The Bonner AmeriCorps programs mobilize the talents and interests of college students and community members, the resources of institutions of higher education, and the expertise of community-based organizations to address issues related to college access, food security, job skills development, and youth literacy. TCNJ manages New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps members both at TCNJ and local nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher learning. Bonner Community Scholars are among the over 40 AmeriCorps and Education Works members who commit a minimum of 300 hours of service to the community each year.


The Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey is responsible for mobilizing faculty, students and staff to help sustain and advance the communities in which we live. It cultivates the common ground that exists between the educational mission of the College and the needs of non-profit organizations and neighborhoods. It does so by creating teaching and learning opportunities that simultaneously build the capacity of TCNJ students and these groups and communities.

The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation supports anti-poverty programs in the area of hunger and education. The Foundation supports four-year, service-based college scholarship programs, known as the Bonner Scholar and Bonner Leader Programs, at more than 75 colleges and universities nationwide. The Bonner Scholar and Bonner Leader Programs provide “access to education, and an opportunity to serve” to more than 3,200 students annually.

For more information on the Bonner AmeriCorps program, contact Kristi Cordier, Program Director, at 609-924-6663 or