Take on a Leadership Role in Service.
Apply now to the Breakout Coordinator Board (BOCO), Community House Executive Board (CHEB), Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV) or Student Volunteers Council (SVC) 
To apply: Please read through the information below to learn more about what these organizations do, fill out the general questions and getting to know you section, and then indicate which board(s) you would like to apply to. Then, complete their supplementary questions.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM 

Which One is Right for You? 


The Breakout Coordinator Board (BOCO) oversees Breakout Princeton.  This program is a set of experiences designed to heighten awareness of citical social issues, enhance their individual growth, and prepare them to engage with social issues throughout their lives. 

Community House Executive Board (CHEB) oversees nine student-driven education projects, each of which work with families to close the opportunity gap in Princeton by supporting underrepresented area youth in academic success and social-emotional literacy.

The Pace Council for Civic Values (PCCV) aims to inspire Princeton students to participate in, and to connect them to, meaningful civic engagement opportunities.

The  Students Volunteers Council Executive Board (SVC) supports impactful service organizations, and empowers the student leaders and volunteers of over 30 regular volunteering projects such as imPACT tutoring, MoneyThink, and Best Buddies.


Each week-long Breakout trip integrates service, reflection and education about social issues and the mulitfaceted nature of these issues.  Trips are offered throughout the year to local and national destinations.

Core Values of Breakout:

  1. Experiential Learning
  2. Humility, Respect, and Open-Mindedness
  3. Diversity of Perspectives
  4. Community Engagement
  5. Social Justice

Breakout Board Member Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Select Breakout trips and leaders from a pool of applicants each year.
  • Prepare leaders for trips through leadership development and team building.
  • Plan fun events to support the mission of Breakout and strengthen bonds between  leaders, participants, and the wider Princeton community.
  • Facilitate post-trip engagement with social issues on campus and beyond.
  • Support advertisement and publicity efforts to educate the Princeton community about Breakout.

Breakout Board Positions:

  • Co-chairs (2)
  • Events
  • Finance
  • Leader Training
  • Operations
  • Communications
  • Post-trips



  • We are a diverse group of motivated student leaders who strive to address issues of equity and access in education here in the local Princeton community.
  • Our nine programs span the full range of child and youth development, from early childhood through the college transition.  
  • Our programs emphasize holistic youth development through tutor-mentorship, recognizing that every tutoring relationship is an opportunity for mentorship, and every mentoring relationship is an opportunity to promote academic success.
  • We are firmly rooted in the local community and pride ourselves on establishing meaningful and long-lasting relationships with the children and families of Princeton, challenging Princeton students’ perception of the “Orange Bubble” and the town’s perception of the University.

Community House’s Core Values:

In Education:

  1. Holistic youth development
  2. Tutor-mentorship
  3. Facilitating successful school transitions

In Civic Engagement:

  1. Building community across historical boundaries
  2. Creating continuous relationships and constant mentorship grounded in the local population

CHEB member roles and responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly board meetings and a board retreat at the beginning of each semester
  • Align the missions and practices of each of our projects, creating opportunities for collaboration and resource exchange
  • Encourage Project Leaders in improving program quality, developing new ideas and extending project impact
  • Plan and facilitate ongoing training and professional development opportunities for Community House volunteers, building a sense of community across projects
  • Engage in strategic planning, including reviewing and accepting new projects to the Community House family


  • PCCV’s mission is to inspire Princeton students to participate in, and to connect them to meaningful civic engagement opportunities
  • We envision a culture of active citizenship at Princeton University and wish to promote this ideal across the student body
  • PCCV hosts and implements a wide array of activities throughout the year that allow students to engage with the most fruitful of service activities, participate in discussions, share experiences, and most importantly, grow as leaders and mobilize around civic engagement opportunities
  • PCCV is a family and network of students from all different types of backgrounds and perspectives who come together to fulfill Princeton University's unofficial motto: "Princeton in the Nation's Service, and in the Service of Humanity."

The PCCV believes in 4 core values:

  1. Equitable access to civic engagement opportunities
  2. Internal mentorship
  3. Discourse and reflection
  4. Connection and collaboration

PCCV member roles and responsibilities: 

  • Work on a PCCV project. Projects in the past have included Open Mic Night, Food for Thought (a dinner table discussion series), and collaborating across campus to work on larger scale projects like TruckFest
  • Host weekly office hours that allow PCCV board members to dedicate individual mentoring sessions with students who wish to be connected with the civic engagement opportunities at Princeton
  • Attend PCCV leadership development retreats at the beginning of each semester that will equip students with tools and lessons that will help them develop even more and better programming
  • Serve as a student ambassador for the Pace Center and all its groups and projects
  • PCCV is a time commitment of 2-4 hours a week for members, with the expectaion after 1 year members assume board postions. 
  • All members have the ability to come up with their own projects, and if chosen, will work with PCCV, the Pace Center, and many other resources to see the project come to life and serve its impact


  • We are a group of student leaders dedicated to empowering students to engage in impactful service
  • We are the executive leadership team that oversees different groups that are part of the SVC, which is a hub for most weekly community service projects. (e.g. tutoring projects, mentorship organizations, health volunteers)
  • With over 30 weekly service projects in the SVC, we sponsor a wide variety of projects in the areas of education, tutoring, mentoring, health, hunger and homelessness, criminal justice, etc.

The SVC believes in 5 Core Values:

  1. Engaging the community
  2. Supporting volunteer development and education
  3. Empowering student leaders
  4. Fostering project growth and professionalism
  5. Facilitating reflection and awareness

SVC Board member roles and responsibilities:

  1. Project support

Support project leaders to reach goals and build their organizations through targeted logistical support, trainings, and resource-sharing

Evaluate project performance and mentor projects to improve their performance

Cultivate relationships with local community partners to address their needs

Represent SVC projects in larger conversations and decision-making about service on campus and with various community partners

  1. Team participation

Teams include Communications, Training, SOAP (group that accepts new projects), and Metrics.

Work with another board member to ensure the team's responsibilities are met

Attend cross-board team meetings and represent the SVC in these

  1. Initiative work

These usually grow out of a desire to fix an issue that you are interested in. Examples include a Project Mentorship initiative and a Diversity and Inclusion initiative.

Lead initiatives to address broader needs and create change in the SVC and Pace Center

Time commitment: approximately 4-6 hours/week (including weekly board meetings, initiatives work, and regular check-ins with project leaders and community partners)

General Information
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Getting to Know You

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Which board are you most interested in joining? *
BOCO-Specific Questions
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CHEB-Specific Questions
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Alongside the executive board, project leaders are essential student leaders in fulfilling our mission by coordinating and leading one of our nine projects. Although it is not possible to be a project leader and to serve on the board, would you also be interested in serving as a Community House project leader?

SVC-Specific Questions
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Each Board Member supports several projects that fall into one of the following project areas: Please rank your top 3 project area preferences. *
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 PCCV-Specific Questions
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PCCV Projects

Projects are an important part of reching PCCV's goals and values. Each council member works on a project.

Door Knocking
  • Members  will coordinate the logistics of the project, which sends PCCV and other Pace volunteers to knock on the doors of every freshman dorm on campus in order to provide incoming freshmen with information about civic engagement opportunities on campus and a personal interaction with a Pace Center representative.
Food for Thought
  • PCCV members are tasked with envisioning and planning these monthly discussion-based dinners in the dining halls.
  • These members will share the responsibilities of selecting topics, securing speakers (can be students, staff, faculty, or external speakers—get creative!), planning the logistics of the dinners, and facilitating dialogue at the dinners.

ROS (Reflections on Service)

  • PCCV members will collaborate with the Pace staff and other Pace student leaders to help plan the yearly ROS event (held during first week of school to inspire freshmen to get involved with civic engagement)
  • Their responsibilities will include selecting a keynote speaker, reaching out to/securing the keynote speaker, envisioning the student components of ROS, finding/securing student speakers at ROS, etc. 

Open Mic

  • PCCV members will plan and host an Open Mic at a coffee shop/lounge in order to show off the amazing stories, reflections and narratives that are inspired by the range of activities that Princeton students are involved with through Pace.

Office Hours (All PCCV members are involved with this project)

  • PCCV members work with a partner to hold weekly office hours in which students will be able to have personalized interaction with members and explore civic engagement opportunities on and off campus. 

Princeton University Truckfest/Eating Club Liaison

  • PCCV members will support Princeton University TruckFest as a liasion beween the board and CSICC during monthly dinner. TruckFest is a foodtruck charity fundraiser combating food insecurity.
  • Act as advisors to give guidance and support to the community service chairs of each eating club
Social Justice Pop-Up
  • To give student leaders and organizers all over campus the ability to give a 30-min presentation about their causes and ideas; inspire them to be part of a greater conversation
What PCCV projects are you most interested in supporting? Choose up to 3. *
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PCCV believes in the value of internal mentorship for its leadership positions. Each council member is expected to assume a board role after a year of project support, and each board member operates as the council liaison for a project. With the increased responsbility, board members offer a 3-5 hour weekly committment.

What leadership roles appeal most to you? Choose up to three. *
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If you have any questions or comments for one of the boards feel free to email us:

BP - Collen O'Gorman   cogorman@princeton.edu

CH - Myesha Jemison   Jemison@princeton.edu or Daniel Rounds   djrounds@princeton.edu

PCCV - Caitlin Quinn   cmq@princeton.edu or Danielle E. Herman   deh2@exchange.princeton.edu

SVC - Tess Bissell   tbissell@princeton.edu or Kellie Swadba   kswadba@princeton.edu

Or for general issues with the form:

Dave Brown at db1@princeton.edu