For many of our Bonner Community Scholars, the service they provide to the community during their undergraduate years greatly shapes their plans for the future. Whether tutoring in a Trenton elementary school sparks a passion for urban education, or serving at Habitat for Humanity leads to a full-time position after graduation, several alumni now live in the capital and work for non profit or public agencies.
In addition, each year a few graduating seniors are hired to serve as full- or part-time staff members at the TCNJ Bonner Center. These Democracy Project Fellows extend their Bonner careers to a fifth year of service and further develop their skills while linking the campus to the community. Currently, four Bonner alumni are working at the Center in grant-funded positions.
In the near future, the Bonner Alumni network will come to life–as three graduating classes have now received their diplomas and completed the program. This network will provide opportunities for Bonners to return for community engaged learning days, share their talents to support class-based projects, and take a leadership role in the Center’s annual Servathon Initiative.