The positive impact of the Bonner Center by the numbers:
Bonner Scholars have created and launched a prison magazine to further the writing skills of the inmates of Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility.
Developmental Disabilities Team
Each week, Bonner scholars and volunteers dedicate 30 hours a week to a visitation home of nine residents.
Education (K-8) Team
Bonner Scholars tutor 100 students from Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School five days a week, which amounts to roughly 2,000 hours for the academic year.
Education (HS) Team
Along with tutoring 17 students at least once a week at Trenton High School, Bonner Scholars have launched a collaborative tutoring program for student athletes with the Center’s community partners.
The Bonner Center has created their own Demonstration Garden on campus, in which a variety of herbs and vegetables, such as carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, beets, basil and oregano, were planted. These vegetables are regularly harvested and donated to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
Bonner Scholars recently delivered a training lesson for the Rescue Mission’s workers on how to use social media sites to better engage with the community and reach a wide audience.
In 2009, TCNJ students led by Bonner Scholars volunteered over 1,600 hours to making homeownership a reality for low income families in Mercer County by either rehabing an existing property or cleaning up vacant lots.
The Bonner Center is responsible for serving at least 1,000 meals per week at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).
Bonner Scholars provide English as a Second Language (ESL) services to 45 students in three different classes: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Over the last four years, the Bonner Center has provided these services over 300 community members.
Youth Development Team
Over the course of a year, about 500 TCNJ volunteers work with over 1,000 students from Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School with five interactive projects.