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About Us

DSC01741The 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.   Students become more knowledgeable, skilled and civic minded—while community partners gain additional resources to effectuate positive change.

The Bonner Center’s major programs and initiatives include:

The Bonner Community Scholars Program  | First Year Community Engaged Learning (CEL I) Program 

Community Engaged Learning II (CEL II) Program | Critical Issue Forums | Special Initiatives