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TCNJ Bonner Receives 2013-2014 AmeriCorps Grant

Ewing, NJ – The Bonner Center for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), in conjunction with the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, has received an AmeriCorps grant award totaling $235,933 to fund 17 AmeriCorps member positions. The Bonner Center will have two full-time AmeriCorps members and 15 minimum-time members who will complete 1,700 hours and 300 hours, respectively. The AmeriCorps members will begin this fall, providing service to the Trenton area.

The Bonner Center 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; in other words, to find mission-consistent ways to improve the quality of life for all. 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 Christen Foell, Program Director, at 609-924-663 or cfoell@bonner.org.

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Media Contact:

Madeline Bell

609-771-2108

madeline.bell@tcnj.edu

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