Caroline “Cooky” Mitchell

Caroline was born and raised in Clarksville, VA and moved to Princeton in 1968, graduating from Princeton High School, class of `72 as a Gold Key Recipient.

Helping others live a healthier life has been at the heart of Caroline’s social justice and advocacy work. As the Food Co-op Manager for UrbanPromise Ministries, Caroline oversees the distribution of food to families living in Camden and surrounding areas.

Prior to joining UrbanPromise, Caroline served as Director of the Racial Justice Institute for YWCA Princeton/Trenton, where she launched the first Stand Against Racism (SAR) in Mercer County, Director of Racial Justice and Advocacy for YWCA Hartford Regional, and as the first Parent/Community Liaison for Princeton Regional Schools.

Caroline is a Community Foundation of NJ Neighborhood Leadership Fellow and is a founder of the Princeton Young Achievers Afterschool Program. She is a recipient of the Princeton University/Community House Community Service Award.

Caroline is a Drexel University alumnus and serves on the Drexel University Black Alumni Council. Caroline lives in Pennsauken, NJ and has one son who lives in Oakland, CA.

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