A group of 12 Princeton freshman and their 2 leaders will be with us in residence next week, from Sunday evening, Sept. 6 to Thursday evening, Sept. 10. They will be staying at Old First as they complete their pre-orientation, prior to beginning their first year at the university.
Community Action is a freshman pre-orientation program where students from Princeton University embark on meaningful service in Philadelphia, Trenton, Princeton and Newark areas.
Community Action’s “Arts-Philly” group will be staying at Old First Reformed UCC and they are truly grateful for our hospitality and support. This group is focused on the role of the arts in both the preservation of culture and the development of communities.
The group will be doing some “artsy gardening” with the Norris Square Neighborhood Project, an organization, which is working to revitalize the local community through neighborhood beautification projects.
Additionally, the group will work with Taller Puertoriqueño, an arts and cultural organization which aims to preserve and share Latino culture. Students will be doing beautification projects as well as assisting with educational programing.
So if you see some young, unfamiliar faces around church — that you don’t think are any of our newest young adults — this coming week, be sure to welcome them to Old First, tell them something about our faith community and ask them about their experiences with their “Arts-Philly” experience.