Community Resources

Community Resource Guide

The following list includes boards, commissions and non-profit organizations working on a variety of issues that matter to the Princeton community. The list is searchable by specific interest or whether the organization is currently seeking volunteers.

Adult School

Princeton Adult School has been serving the community with quality classes for eighty years. Courses are available to all adult residents of Princeton and its neighbors. Students have access to more than 250 in-person classes each semester. Explore new ideas and critical issues, get in shape with fitness classes, learn a craft or art, dance, garden, speak a new language, play an instrument, acquire cooking skills, master the computer and more.


arts, education, health, history, humanities

Arm in Arm

Arm In Arm helps provide food, housing, and job support to Mercer County residents. Specifically, our client choice pantries provide three days worth of groceries to every household that visits. Our housing program assists with back-rent, mortgages, security deposits, and utility bills. Our job support program train individuals referred to us through Mercer County One Stop. We also help those who have had their driver’s licenses suspended due to fines.


affordable housing, food insecurity, poverty

Arts Council of Princeton

The ACP provides year-round free public events, outreach programs and classes for Princetonians aged 6-96. Public programs include the Summer Concert Series, a Day of the Dead festival, the town Halloween parade, monthly dances, the MLK Jr. celebration, and Communiversity. We offer outreach programs to the Princeton Nursery School, low-income seniors, homeless youth, and under-served students. Last year we offered over 400 classes, workshops, and camp sessions.


arts, education

Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


emergency services, neighborhood

Environmental Commission

The Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC) consists of volunteer Princeton residents appointed by the Council; the Chair is appointed by the Mayor. The Commission advises the Mayor, the Council, the town administration, and local officials, including the Planning and Zoning Boards and about environmental issues and actions that may affect the natural resources and inhabitants of the community.



Fire Department

The Princeton Fire Department, and its membership shall serve, protect and educate the citizens of our community in an effort to enhance safety and minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire and/or other emergency situations that PFD can act to mitigate.


emergency services

Friends of Princeton Open Space

We help acquire/steward open space, maintains trails, advocates for sound land use decisions & provides environmental education. We’re headquartered at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, which we manage. We have helped preserve about 1000 acres of land in Princeton by contributing ~$5 million in government foundation grants, private donations, and money raised by renting Mountain Lakes House.


education, environment