PREP Center Clothing Drive

The Pursuing Re-Entry and Employment Possibilities (PREP) Center is a program that operates out of the office of the North End Action Team, a community power building nonprofit on Main Street. The PREP Center is run by Wesleyan volunteers and is meant to provide career mentorship for formerly incarcerated Middletown residents, as well as fill…

CPE honored with Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education

On November 21, Wesleyan University’s Center for Prison Education was honored with the Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education by the Connecticut Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities at the CHRO Leaders and Legends Awards 2019. This award reflects the CPE’s ten-year commitment to bringing the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut…

Wesleyan Election 2020 Initiative

Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for building civic preparedness among students, faculty, and staff and for enhancing the University’s role in public life. The 2020 election cycle represents a crucial opportunity for civic engagement and liberal learning through engagement with…

Wesleyan Book Buds Bake Sale and Book Drive

Wesleyan Book Buds is an Office of Community Service Student Group. They started as an Innovation Fund grantee in Spring 2019 and collected and donated 255 books to Macdonough Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, the Book Mobile project, and the Cross Street Church After School Tutoring Program.   The Wesleyan Book Buds is planning…

Resource Center Food Pantry and Clothing Drive

The Resource Center (RC) seeks to support, empower, and engage students with underrepresented and marginalized identities at Wesleyan University. Please support their community initiatives if you are able:   Food Pantry: The Resource Center is collecting food for low income and food insecure students for Spring Break. Donation bins are located in the Resource Center (167…

Spring Semester classes offered by the Patricelli Center

This spring, the Patricelli Center will offer two half-semester courses. The first is focused on understanding complex social and environmental problems, and the second is focused on developing a toolkit for tackling those problems.  These classes are open to students from all class years and majors. For more information, see below or contact the PCSE…

Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry 

On Tuesday, November 19th, ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and Bon Appetit will be doing a Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown. Cooking: 10:00 am at Usdan Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St, Middletown, CT 06457 If you would like to volunteer, please arrive at Usdan at…

Wesleyan University Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Wesleyan University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40% and 49%. A full list of seal awardees can be viewed here. “Wesleyan University is proud to receive this national recognition…

Fundraising Manager – The Wesleyan Argus

The Wesleyan Argus seeks a Fundraising Manager, see their post below: Hey there! Are you interested in marketing/advertising/fundraising? Want to get paid and also get some free food? Come join the Argus staff as our fundraising manager! We’re looking for someone who has:  • Initiative! This job requires proactively reaching out to potential advertisers and…

Spring 2020 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and 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, the Civic Engagement Certificate, or Service Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning…