Innovation Fund Report: WESU Interviews

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Join our Team: Center for Prison Education Hiring a 2021-2022 Fellow

Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education is hiring a Fellow for 2021-2022! This is a full-time, benefits eligible position, open to current and recent Wesleyan students. In this role, you will: -Work closely with CPE faculty and staff to coordinate course execution -Work closely with CPE students to provide academic and administrative support -Engage Wesleyan volunteers…

CT Summer College Corps Now Hiring

Are you interested in supporting the well-being of children here in CT this summer? See the following summer job opportunity from Anna Shusterman, Co-Chair, College of Education Studies:    Summer College Corps  The state is preparing to recruit 500 students statewide to work in summer programs and provide those students with training in order to be prepared…

Civic Engagement Minor’s Senior Spotlights

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

2021 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced

2021 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced! Wesleyan students aim to deepen their impact on campus and beyond… The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is pleased to announce the spring grantees of the JCCP Student Innovation Fund. Students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative…

Fall 2021 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! or Service-Learning! ARST 265 Action: Art, Politics, Counterpublics John Hulsey In this interdisciplinary studio course, we explore action as…

2021 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

seed grant finals

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center.  Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists who submitted written…

A Day in the Life of an OCS Student Coordinator 2020-2021

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large. The JCCP is home to the Office for Community…

2021 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 4/2 12-1PM EDT)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 PCSE Seed Grants. Finalists will pitch in a virtual public event on Friday, April 2, at noon Eastern Time (RSVP required).  These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program, or…