About

Community Works is a conference of workshops and networking designed to enable non-profit boards, staff and volunteers to work together more effectively by networking, developing skills, and raising community awareness.

Marge SmithFounded by Marge Smith in 1995, Community Works is held on the beautiful campus of Princeton University in the Frist Campus Center each January.
 Deep gratitude goes to Princeton University for its generosity as our host, to the Princeton Rotary for their significant administrative help, to the workshop presenters who donate their time and talents and to all the volunteers who work each year to produce this event.

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A poem written by Marge Smith -read at the 2013 keynote presentation.

We need to be deaf to “Why bother? Who cares?”
“It won’t make a difference. No one does their share.”

We need to be deaf to “No one wants to volunteer.”
Or “You can’t count on them” or “We don’t need you here.”

We need to be deaf to the distinctions some people make
Based on race, sex, age, or religion – the premise they don’t have what it takes.

We need to be deaf to the model, “I win, you lose.”
Or “He who has gold wins.” That’s not what we choose.

Instead we need to believe that together we stand,
That differences enhance life and enrich our land.

That nonprofits profits are really unique.
Bringing people together, addressing major issues and accomplishing great feats.

Nonprofits value what is truly important in life -
Children, family, environment, the arts…a world without strife.

So welcome to our conference. Be “frogs” that dare.
Deaf to the negative messages, make community work.

Participating Organizations

More than 200 different organizations attend Community Works each year!

Alice Paul Institute Mount Zion VISTA Volunteers
Allentown Public Library Mountainside Health Foundation
Allies, Inc. Mt. Carmel
Amachi in New Brunswick NAMI Mercer NJ
Amboy Bank National Junior Tennis League – Trenton
American Diabetes Association New Jersey Foundation for Aging
American Heart Association New Jersey State Museum
American Red Cross Newgrange School, The
AmeriCorps NJ Watershed NJ Charter Public Schools Association
AmeriCorps VISTA NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped
Anchor House, Inc. NJ Lighthouse Society
Angels with Running Shoes NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
AWIS NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
AZMY Architects LLC NJAWBO
Bentley Drezner Photography NJDEP
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer NJTL of Trenton
Blue Box Data NOFA-NJ
Bridgehead Partners LLC Oak Woods Inc.
Capella Consultants Office of the Ombudsman
CASA of Mercer County One Simple Wish
Catholic Charities Palmer Uhl Design
Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex Partnerhship in Philanthropy
CHADD PEI Kids
Child Care Connection PHCS
Children’s Home Society of NJ, The Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Circle of Life Children’s Center, Inc. Plainfield Soccer Club
CitySmiles Prevent Child Abuse
Community House/Princeton University Princeton Area Community Foundation
Community Works Princeton Battlefield Society
Congregation Beth Chaim Princeton Blairstown Center
Connor Consultants Princeton Child Development Institute
Consulting Services NPO Princeton Family YMCA
Contact/RSVP Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad
Corella and Betram F. Bonner Foundation, The Princeton Future
Cranbury Lions Princeton Girl Scouts
Crisis Ministry, The Princeton Girlchoir
CYO of Mercer County Princeton HealthCare System
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Princeton Human Services Commission
DanceVision, Inc. Princeton Montessori School
David Sarnoff Library Princeton National Rowing Association
DBSA Princeton Princeton Nursery School
DBSA Stanhope Princeton Partners
Department of Labor Princeton Pro Musica
Drenk Center, The Princeton Project 55
Eden Foundation Princeton Public Library
EducationWorks Princeton Radiation Oncology
Episcopal Diocese of NJ Princeton Recreation Department
ETS Princeton Senior Resource Center
Every Child Valued at Eggerts Crossing Village Princeton Singers, The
Ewing Public Education Foundation Princeton Symphony
Ewing Township Historical Society Princeton Tour Company
Fair Share Housing Development Princeton United Methodist Church
Family Partners Princeton-Blairstown
Farmers Against Hunger Project Freedom Inc
Fellowship In Prayer Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
Fleming Castle Museum Reformed Church Home
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton Ren Associates
Girl Scouts Rita Allen Foundation
GMM Home & Foreign Missions River City Community School
Habitat for Humanity Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton
HACBM Architects Rockingham Association
Halberstadt Financial Consultants Rotary Club of Princeton
Health Care Ministry of Princeton Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries
Heart to Hearts, Inc. RWJ Hamilton Foundation
Heartland Payment Systems SAFE in Hunterdon
High Point Insurance Satori Athletic Organization
HiTOPS SAVE Animal Shelter
Horizon NJ Health SBMWA
Housing Initiatives of Princeton ScienceMentors 1 to 1
Hun School of Princeton SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.
I am Trenton Seva Consulting Group
Integral Yoga Institute Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Princeton
Interfaith Caregivers South Branch Watershed Assocation
International Arts Collaborative South Brunswick Community Devel. Corp.
Internet Archive South Brunswick Family YMCA
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship St. Francis Medical Center
Isle La Motte Preservation Trust Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Assoc.
Isles, Inc. Susan G. Komen for the Cure
J F Arnold Group Symbiance Inc.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County Syracuse University
Jointure for Community Adult Education, The TASK
Junior Achievement of NJ Team Nimbus
Junior League of Greater Princeton Thomas Edison State College
Kalmia Club Toastmasters
Kaspin Associates Township Committee (Princeton)
KH Computer Learning Center Trenton After School Program
KidsBridge Trenton Area Campus Ministries
Kingsbury Corporation’s Twin Towers Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Lambertville Historical Society Trenton Community Music School
Lawrence Community Foundation Trenton Dance Project
Lawrence Neighborhood Service Center Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry
Lawrence Township Community Foundation Tri State Weimaraner Rescue
Lawrence Township Education Foundation Trinity Church
Lawrenceville Historical Society TropicalClinics
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society UCPC Behavioral Healthdcare
LifeTies, Inc. UIH Family Partners
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs
Lithuanian Music Hall Assoc. United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks
Living With RSDs United Way of Greater Mercer County
Martin House Untangled Web, LLC
Master Gardeners of Mercer County Waldorf School of Princeton
Mendoza Media LLC Womanspace
Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness Young Audiences New Jersey
Mercer County Community College Your ReSource
Millstone Basin Area Habitat for Humanity YWCA Princeton
Mobile Meals of Trenton/Ewing Zanoni & Associates
Monmouth Civic Chorus
Montgomery Friends of Open Space
Morven Museum & Garden