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Self-Sufficiency Division

Habitat for Humanity – Housing (Trenton, NJ)

Besides providing assistance towards the building of homes in the area, Bonner Scholars are also working on marketing and outreach projects for Habitat for Humanity. Bonners assist in the Learning Lab hosted at the organization and provide mentoring to their participants. They recruit other TCNJ student to volunteer at the agency and lead resource development activities. Website:

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen – Hunger (Trenton, NJ)

Bonner Scholars regularly serve on the food line, as well as tutor GED students. They are also help register patrons into the food stamp program, staff the pantry, and organize various drives as well as enrichment programs. Website:

Mercer Street Friends Food Bank – Hunger (Mercer County, NJ)

The essential goal of Bonner Scholars for this organization is to organize and distribute food orders to emergency food providers who visit the Food Bank.  These providers are led by elderly volunteers who are physically unable to move the boxes of donated items.  The shift is led by one Bonner and a team of B Vols. Website: 

The Wall – Homelessness (Ewing, NJ)

The Wall is a newspaper that is produced for and with the homeless. This is a major collaborative effort that involves journalism professors, journalism students, volunteers and a few community partners (including the Mercer Alliance, TASK, and the Rescue Mission). Bonner Scholars fill the top management positions and Alliance staff members are the publishers, helping with the weekly supervisory tasks as well. Website: