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Cathy Lechowicz leaving role as Director of JCCP

Cathy Lechowicz is leaving her role as the Director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships to become the next Director of Recreation and Community Services for the City of Middletown. Cathy will remain at Wesleyan through the end of September and then will begin her new role with the City in October.   Cathy…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Appalachian Scholar Project

Since our last update Appalachian Scholar Project ran it’s first program. We recruited our first student Daya Harris, a promising young junior at Capital High school in Charleston West Virginia. We spent two weeks learning the basics of capitalism, liberalism, philosophy. Our student learned about the various types of colleges, how to finance them and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Dream Chasers

A lot has happened with the dream team since our last blog post at the beginning of the summer. From planning and organizing events, to fundraising, to add a new team members, to new ideas and pivoting.   I guess the best way for us to summarize this summer is to start with the last…

Hello from the New Civic Engagement Fellow!

Greetings! Welcome back to campus, or welcome for the first time for some! My name is Rhea Drozdenko ‘18. I’m Allbritton’s new Civic Engagement Fellow for the ‘17-’18 academic year. My parents are always asking me what my job is (hi mom + dad). So I figured I would write a blog post to help…

Volunteer Opportunities in Middletown involving Language Acquisition (shared by Prof. Ana Pérez-Gironés)

Attention students who are interested in Language! This just in from Professor Ana Pérez-Gironés! Volunteer with ESL (English as a Second Language) children in the Middletown Public School System – Provide academic instruction and support to children at Woodrow Wilson Middle School as they continue to hone their English language skills – Help them with…