Welcome to the Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey. The Institute 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.
We work with partners throughout the Trenton community as well as Mercer, Burlington, and Hunterdon Counties to address many issues including poverty, homelessness, hunger, education, environmental needs, juvenile justice, health, immigration and more. Along with our commitment to direct service, the Bonner Institute is also dedicated to building the capacity of its partners and addressing the aforementioned issues through systemic change.
The Institute accomplishes all of this through the Bonner Community Scholars Corps, a group of over 100 TCNJ students who receive academic scholarship to provide meaningful service to the community and mobilize the campus as part of the Community Engaged Learning program.