Listed below are some of the community partners with whom we work, and comments by current Civic Scholars about their volunteer experience. We hope you are intrigued and inspired!

Dress for Success Morris County, Madison 

“I am potentially changing the lives of the women I am helping…I’m meeting people from all different backgrounds and struggles and am coming to understand  that there are people my age who are facing issues that I did not even think existed.”

 Family Service of Morris County Adult Day Center, Madison

“I want to show the elderly that I care for them; that they are not alone in this stage of their lives…Every single activity I did was worthwhile no matter how big or how small.”

 Family Service of Morris County, Madison Preschool Day Care, Madison

“Overall, my placement never fails to make me laugh and put me in a good mood…My purpose is to help the children learn the necessary skills they will need for kindergarten. “

 Furniture Assist, Kenilworth

“I’ve formed many valuable connections  through volunteering at this program and hope to continue my service there next year…my experience has definitely affected me. I feel more grateful for items I would normally never even think about, such as a bed or dresser.”

 Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, Dover

“Not only have I grown as an individual, but I have been given the opportunity to help younger girls grow and become more confident.”

 Homeless Solutions, Morris Township

“My understanding of homeless populations has deepened greatly…As volunteers we were given a new insight into this different environment….and seeing us each week makes the children so happy. I hope to intern there next year.”

 Morristown Neighborhood House,  Morristown

 “I enjoyed helping and my Spanish skills and teaching skills strengthened. It blows my mind how such a small organization accomplishes so much!” And, “I have always loved the Spanish language…and want to be comfortable enough with it to bring it into a medical practice.”

 Market Street Mission, Morristown

“I have developed a better understanding of non-profit organizations; especially about fundraising….I was able to hear the stories of the men who were thankful for all that the Mission had given them.”

UMC, Madison The Crossings:

“I was in a leadership position, a role model…The 6th grade girl I tutored (at Chancellor Ave) improved her science grade from a D to an A!”

 Below are additional community partners .  You may direct any questions about our partners to our Assistant Director, Amy Sugerman, at or 973-408-3069.