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Bonner Scholars Participate in Solar Panel Project for Tanzania

Bonner Scholars Participate in Solar Panel Project for Tanzania

  David Sanchez, Bonner Community Scholar, Class of 2016 PRINCETON, NJ – In addition to serving the local Trenton and Ewing communities, Bonner scholars take regular strides to engage with the global community as well. At the end of the fall semester, Bonner Scholars Aman Gill and David Sanchez attended the WE SHARE Solar conferenceContinue Reading

Trenton Cities of Service Mobilizes Area Residents to Serve on King Holiday

Trenton Cities of Service Mobilizes Area Residents to Serve on King Holiday

TRENTON, NJ – 200 Trenton residents, AmeriCorps, VISTA, TCNJ students, TCHS, and Isles YouthBuild students are expected to turn out on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Volunteers will sort clothes, prepare sandwiches, paint murals, and participate in other beautification projects at local nonprofits in the city. Volunteers will serve at local nonprofitContinue Reading

First Year TCNJ Bonner Scholars Travel to New Orleans

First Year TCNJ Bonner Scholars Travel to New Orleans

EWING, NJ – Today First Year Bonner Community Scholars are leaving for an eight-day trip to New Orleans, LA for a service and enrichment experience that is a principal part of the TCNJ Bonner Scholars program. Students will learn about Hurricane Katrina, the impact the hurricane had on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, theContinue Reading

TCNJ Bonner Center Receives $25,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

TCNJ Bonner Center Receives $25,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

EWING, NJ – The College of New Jersey has received a $25,000 grant from the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation in support of the Bonner Community Scholars Program.  The money, which includes a $5,000 increase from last year’s award, will go to support the Wells Fargo Bonner Community Scholars Team.  The team of 18 Bonner CommunityContinue Reading

Community Engaged Learning Fall 2013 Projects: Multicultural New York

Community Engaged Learning Fall 2013 Projects: Multicultural New York

EWING, NJ – The TCNJ Bonner Center for Civic and Community Engagement mobilized First Year Students for their Community Engaged Learning (CEL) graduation requirement through class-based projects connected with their Freshmen Seminar Program (FSP) classes. This year, the Bonner Center worked with faculty on over 40 FSP courses to connect community engaged learning projects withContinue Reading

Assistant Provost Pat Donohue and Professor Sandy Gibson Present at ACES 2013 National Conference on TCNJ’s Collaboration with the Trenton Prevention Policy Board Initiative

Assistant Provost Pat Donohue and Professor Sandy Gibson Present at ACES 2013 National Conference on TCNJ’s Collaboration with the Trenton Prevention Policy Board Initiative

DENVER, CO – A delegation of representatives from The College of New Jersey traveled to Denver, CO in October to attend and present at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s annual, national conference. The conference, which took place from October 16th through October 20th, focused on “promoting unity while affirming diversity.” Dr. Sandy GibsonContinue Reading

TCNJ Bonner Center Transforms Abandoned Lot into Community Garden

TCNJ Bonner Center Transforms Abandoned Lot into Community Garden

TRENTON, NJ – The TCNJ Bonner Center, the Trenton Downtown Association, the S.A.G.E. Coalition, and A Better Way teamed up recently and helped transform an abandoned lot and eyesore in downtown Trenton into a new community garden. Just blocks away from the Gandhi Garden, which was recently overhauled by the S.A.G.E. Coalition and volunteers, theContinue Reading

TCNJ Bonner Center Works with Toll Brothers and Isles, Inc. at Mill One

TCNJ Bonner Center Works with Toll Brothers and Isles, Inc. at Mill One

TRENTON, NJ – The Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey partnered with Isles, Inc. and Toll Brothers to help restore a historic mill in Hamilton last month.  The service days are part of Isles’ ambitious Mill One project, which will transform a historic, 240,000 square foot urban millContinue Reading

Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy

Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy

EWING, NJ – Young people in Trenton will soon have an opportunity to get out of gang culture and into job training programs, thanks to the efforts of an interdisciplinary team from The College of New Jersey and colleagues at the Trenton Police Department and Rutgers University-Camden. The Attorney General’s Office will provide $1.1 millionContinue Reading

TCNJ Cost Accounting Class Partners with Isles Youth Institute to Develop Microbusinesses

TCNJ Cost Accounting Class Partners with Isles Youth Institute to Develop Microbusinesses

This year, as a part of the ongoing partnership between Isles Youth Institute (IYI) and The College of New Jersey’s Bonner Center for Civic and Community Engagement, the Bonner Center has engaged Professor Bea Chiang’s Cost Accounting class to work with IYI students on developing microbusinesses.  IYI’s school curriculum for this year is focusing onContinue Reading

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