J&J Local Partner


Community Partner

  • The Bonner Institute for Civic & Community Engagement at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) – Coordinating Entity
  • Trenton Central High School, West Campus
In September 2017, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Trenton Central High School West, and The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research (CELR Center)  launched a BTE program for 50 youth in Trenton, New Jersey. Throughout the three-year program, the partners provided a variety of academic enrichment, career exploration, and higher education preparation opportunities, including:
  • Wednesday Workshops—45 minutes of planned activities 3 Wednesdays a month. Topics covered included team building, academic planning, academic skills-building, career planning and skill building, and others.
  • Wednesday Trips—field trips one Wednesday a month, which included visits to Johnson & Johnson facilities, cultural activities, and service trips.
  • Special Events—Celebrations, information sessions, and special “institutes” that allowed for a deep dive into topics for students.
  • Tutoring—Optional weekly tutoring time offered by Bonner Scholars, TCNJ students committed to community service as part of their college curriculum.