Our new mission is to mobilize people, organizations, and networks for the public good. We pursue our mission by (a) providing leadership training programs across the arc of civic engagement, (b) building an expansive community of engaged citizens and organizations, and (c) creating and deepening social impact.
Princeton AlumniCorps was founded in 1989 as an independent, nonpartisan entity called Project 55. Over the next two decades, Project 55 grew into a dynamic multi-generational network of alumni, students, and nonprofit organizations working to build communities, overcome poverty, and serve in the public interest. Nonprofits provide the creative thinking, leadership, and structure to tackle vital societal concerns. AlumniCorps’ core programs help nonprofits further their goals while engaging participants in significant public service activities throughout their lives, from the moment they graduate college to their encore careers. We also serve as an active model for other universities and their affinity groups to achieve their goals of alumni-driven civic engagement. With nearly 2,000 program alumni, 200 volunteers, and a network of nearly 600 nonprofit partner organizations, Princeton AlumniCorps is a unique catalyst of dynamic engagement of people and organizations committed to building not just a new generation of civic leaders, but civic leadership across generations.