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Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.

Updates from Loam

Harvest edition of Loam.

Loam magazine, founded by Nicole Stanton ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15, launched almost a year ago in July 2015 with the mission of “promoting the work of pioneering individuals and organizations in the realm of sustainability.” Loam is a response to the environmental “doom and gloom” that dominates narratives around multiple and intersecting environmental crisis.…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Walking Elephants Home

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The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. This year’s winners are Walking Elephants Home, Kindergarten Kickstart, and T.R.A.P. House. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here is the first report from Rebecca Winkler ’16, writing with updates from Walking Elephants…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Kindergarten Kickstart

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The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. This year’s winners are Walking Elephants Home, Kindergarten Kickstart, and T.R.A.P. House. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here is the first report from Stephanie Blumenstock ’16, writing with updates from Kindergarten…

Davis Projects for Peace Check-in with Alvin Chitena ’19

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This spring, Alvin Chitena ’19 was awarded the Davis Projects for Peace award to launch Zim Code in Zimbabwe. Zim Code provides Zimbabwean youth with free access to resources they need—computers, internet access and instruction—to learn computer programming and how to apply their new skills in their community. Read more here. The Davis Projects for Peace…

Films on Foss Summer Series

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Join us on Foss Hill for the second summer of Films on Foss! Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab dinner from a food truck and enjoy this movie series under the stars. On June 25th, we will show Pitch Perfect. On July 9th, you can enjoy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and on July 23rd…

Exploring Factors for High School Success in Middletown

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Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…

The Effects of Eviction on People in Middlesex County

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Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…

Girls in Science Camp

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Spend a week as a scientist! Perform experiments! Explore chemistry, electronics, and physics with Wesleyan professors this summer. Campers will meet college student mentors, learn about science careers, create scientific posters, and share what they learn with family and friends at a Science Showcase.  This is a wonderful opportunity for girls entering grades 4, 5 and…

Engaged Scholarship: Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera

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The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public life supports engaged scholarship on and off the Wesleyan campus. We define “Engaged Scholarship” as partnerships of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, creative activity, and public knowledge; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens;…

Enrichment Grant: Dara Mysliwiec

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Alicia Strong was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she participated in the International Society of Tropical Foresters’ 2016 Conference. You can read Dara’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. Thanks to the help of…