partnerships for lasting change


PiLA matches partner organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowships throughout the region.

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) was established in 2002 by a motivated group of Princeton students, alumni, staff, and faculty as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the Americas in the fulfillment of the University's motto, "Princeton in the nation's service and the service of humanity." Its first two fellows served in Bolivia and Costa Rica during 2003–04. 

(Photo credit: Rachel Pak, Pueblo a Pueblo 2016-2017)

Who is PiLA?

Read about who we are, where we've been, and where we're headed.

Make a Difference

Become a PiLA fellow and put your skills and passions to constructive use.

Partner with PiLA

Find out how you can host a PiLA fellow at your organization.

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Education & Youth Development
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Social Development & Human Rights
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Environmental Conservation
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