Literacy Ambassadors wanted for MPS Bridge to Brilliance program

From professor Anna Shusterman:  WANTED:  Literacy Ambassadors!   The Middletown Public Schools PreK community is looking for dedicated volunteers to support our efforts in spreading the word and helping families utilize our new digital, FREE comprehensive literacy program.  These apps are one way to better prepare 3 & 4 year old children for Kindergarten and…

Rhea Drozdenko hired as Coordinator of Community Participation

In September, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) hired Rhea Drozdenko, to serve as its first Coordinator of Community Participation.  The newly created position, will oversee the center’s effort to deepen and broaden K-12 student access to the wide range of resources available at Wesleyan University. This focus reflects a key priority of the…

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block is a half day conference designed to highlight local leaders activating voters on the ground, as well as students engaged in political activism on campus and beyond.  Wesleyan has a long history of providing opportunities to enhance the political education of our students through community engagement. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan underscores our goal…

2018 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

 Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Student Political Engagement Fund The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships wants to support your political campaign work over Fall Break! We will be awarding grants to students (up to $500 each) helping political campaigns locally or in their home communities between October 19th and October 24th. The Jewett Center has…

Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Assistant Director appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity.

Created through Connecticut State Senate Public Action 16-3 – the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) has been mandated to focus its efforts on the quality of life for members of the African-American, Asian Pacific American and the Latino and Puerto Rican populations in the state of Connecticut. Earlier this month, Diana Martinez, the Assistant Director of the Jewett…

WESEMINAR: Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. Through the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning courses, and other programs, we study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Cardinal Kids

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Cardinal Kids, run by George Perez ’20, Katie Murray ’19, Jenny Chelmow ’19 and Mariel Middlebrook ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from EATT

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Eat At The Table Theatre Company, run by Kai Williams ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Kai’s second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from YAF Ghana

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. YAF Ghana, run by Ferdinand Quayson ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Ferdinand’s second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2018. You can read his…

Fall 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! Following are courses that currently have seats available for Fall 2018. You can see all CSPL courses here. And, if…