A number of organizations are engaged in the three focus areas of our task force. We encourage you to connect with one of these organizations. Invite others to join you in these volunteer opportunities.
Teri Triano-Davis, Mentor Coordinator, 609.671.0040
COVID-19 update: currently tutoring virtually; “plenty of youth who need mentors”
Isles Youth Institute
Mentoring or tutoring youth
COVID-19 update: currently on hold while they explore virtual options
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Get SET program: after school program for K-8, M-F 3-5:45 p.m.; homework help, mentoring, crafts
Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen, 609.498.7419
COVID-19 update: currently on hold
Certificate in Theology & Ministry: Inside
Outside students (anyone can apply) agree to meet weekly, for 19 weeks, alongside inmates also enrolled in this Princeton Theological Seminary program at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility in Bordentown, NJ.
COVID-19 update: on pause for 2020-2021 academic year
Petey Greene Program
GED tutoring at Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility or Garden State Youth Correction
Weekly time commitment of 7:30-10:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays door-to-door from Princeton University campus.
">Holly Polakiewicz, Regional Manager, 732.221.9142
COVID-19 update: for the Fall 2020 semester, PGP tutors will provide virtual tutoring to returning citizens served by Fresh Start Library locations. Fresh Start @ Your Library is a statewide library reentry program that is focused on reconnecting returning citizens with their communities at public libraries.
Pen Pal Letter-writing
We will connect you with an incarcerated person seeking a pen pal.
Marcia Van Dyke, (NPC Member) 609.924.7597
NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services
Become a mentor for a returning citizen
Austin Morreale, 732.675.1452
COVID-19 update: currently functioning virtually or in person with social distancing precautions at the discretion of clients and mentors.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T.A.S.K.)
Tutoring adults, mornings or afternoons.
Calmia “Mia” Hart, 609.695.5456
COVID-19 update: currently tutoring virtually
People & Stories//Gente y Cuentos
Reading and discussing stories
Cheyenne Wolf, 609.882.4926
COVID-19 update: currently functioning virtually
Other Faith-Based Organizations
American Friends Service Committee New Jersey Prison Watch Project
Bonnie Kerness, 973-643-3192
UU (Unitarian Universalist) Faith Action NJ
Reformed Church of Highland Park
Other Non-Profit Organizations
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
Meetings 1st Tuesday of the month, Lawrenceville Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ)
The Marshall Project
The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, online journalism organization focusing on issues related to criminal justice in the United States,