Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is the Coordinator of Community Participation.

Reflective Practice 201 for Wesleyan Tutors and Mentors

Reflective Practice 201 : an event for Wesleyan students who are involved in community service that works with young people through tutoring or mentoring Reflective Practice is the ongoing reflection on teaching practices that allows us to become more skilled and capable teachers. It is a self-reflexive inquiry. Reflective practice can be aimed at individual…

Cross Street Tutoring Partnership now seeking tutors!

Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is seeking volunteer or work-study tutors for the Cross Street Tutoring Partnership.  Work at Cross Street AME Zion Church in Middletown as a tutor for K-5 students and support enrichment activities like martial arts and dance. Program hours are Monday-Thursday, 4:00-6:00 pm, and tutors typically commit to four…

Level Up Your Action

Level Up Your Action: Unlearning the harmful internalized characteristics of oppression and (un)learning how to listen Monday, October 18 7-8:30 PM Zoom: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/97275146823 Free and open to the public  This workshop seeks to engage with truths in a system that causes harm, while building a toolbox for gracious and proactive listening to self, community, and system…

2021-2022 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

2021-2022 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere. Last year, during an unprecedented moment in American history, we joined forces with colleges and universities across the U.S. to reaffirm our collective responsibility to encourage student leadership development, engagement in electoral politics, and collaboration with…

Approaching Cradle to Career Outcomes through Collective Impact

This Community Impact Residency Speaker Series event will feature staff members from Norwalk ACTS. Jennifer Barahona and Jesse Buccolo will talk about the collective impact model, share insights to their work in Norwalk, and offer ideas for implementing the collective impact model in other communities. Members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities are invited…

Meet Shirley Sullivan ’21, the new CPE Fellow

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is excited to announce that Shirley Sullivan ‘21 has joined the Center for Prison Education team as the CPE Fellow.  Shirley joined CPE upon graduating from Wesleyan University in 2021, where she majored in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Education Studies. In the summer before her sophomore…

JCCP Volunteer Training

This training series is required to work or volunteer for the JCCP and our student groups. Learn more about civic engagement at Wes and in Middletown, hear from community partners, meet other civically engaged students, and get connected to our student groups. JCCP Mixer Friday, 9/17, 5:00-6:30 pm Exley Patio on the Lawn Ave. side…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2020-2021

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship,  Service Learning, and…

Innovation Fund Report: Traverse Square

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…

Innovation Fund Report: Wesleyan Book Buds 2021

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…