An alumni career network for the public good
Originally Princeton Project 55, this organization was founded 25 years ago by the Princeton Class of 1955 to help graduating Princeton seniors find meaningful jobs in the non-profit sector. It has placed thousands of recent alumni in non-profit jobs and inspired similar efforts on other campuses through The Alumni Network (TAN). It now also offers an emerging leaders program for young adults interested in building their leadership skills as they pursue careers in the non-profit sector and a program to connect retired executives with nonprofits for short-term consulting projects.
This organization was started after Ralph Nadar encouraged his Princeton classmates, who were then about 55, to use their roladexes, connections and resources to make a difference in the world. One of the inaugural projects was a public fellowship program matching recent graduates with opportunities in the nonprofit sector identified by members of the class of 1955. Many young people wanted to work in the nonprofit sector but they didn't know how to access such opportunities. See alumnicorps.org for more information.