Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is a Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2017-2018 school year.

Talks with Education Studies

From Professor Steve Stemler, co-coordinator for Education Studies: This week we have two more education-related talks that you are all invited to attend. Details are listed below: Tuesday 4/3/18, 2:00-2:50pm, Usdan University Center, Room 108 Dr. David Nurenberg, Lesley University Inquiry and Irony: The impasse in American public education and how we got here   Thursday,…

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years with Ambassador Jake Welles ’79 The Arab Spring, which began with much hope in early 2011, failed to bring democracy and change to the region, with the lone exception of Tunisia.  Of the countries directly impacted by the Arab Spring, Egypt and Bahrain have reverted to an…

Courses for aspiring social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers

Although Wesleyan does not offer a formal major or minor in Social Entrepreneurship, we have the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Civic Engagement Certificate, Philosophy Department’s Social Justice track, IDEAS, and classes across the curriculum that we recommend for aspiring social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. We have listed some of those courses…

Apply for Prizes from the Office of Equity and Inclusion

From Dean Teshia-Levy Grant: The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. …

Haiti: Migration and Globalization

Haiti: Migration and Globalization Haitians in the U.S. vs. Trump   Tens of thousands of Haitians who currently reside in the United States on Temporary Protected Status face possible deportation by the Trump administration. This talk will focus on the domestic and global political and economic factors that transformed Haiti into an exporter of labor…

Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer

From Emily Goldman of Middlebury College: Middlebury College is piloting a new program called Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer (ACAS) from July 2-August 3, 2018 in New Britain, Connecticut. Jiran will be an intensive colloquial Arabic program in which students will study Levantine dialect while being paired with underserved Arabic-speaking refugee and immigrant families to support them with social services access…

Connect Middletown- New Transit Options

From Noah Kahan ’19: Most likely leaving campus either by Uber or Lyft for spring break and expecting to pay a lot of money to do so? Then check out this proposal for new transit options.     Currently, Middletown is nearly inaccessible by public transportation. Prospective and current students, families, and employees need to drive to…

Music/Dance Afterschool Volunteer Opportunity

From Michele Olerud of Wesleyan Dance: The Middletown site coordinator of 21st Century Community Learning at Farm Hill School is seeking student volunteers to incorporate music and/or dance for the 1st and 2nd graders in the program. The group hosts approximately 53 students and they would be split into two groups.  Volunteers will work in…

Gilead Community Services Internships

From Elisa Greenberg of the Nonprofit Residency Board course: Gilead Community Services Two 2018 Summer Student Internships (June – August)   JOB DESCRIPTIONS   REPORT TO:  Dan Osborne, Gilead CEO; Laura Patey, Assoc. Dean of Student Academic Resources, Wesleyan University   LOCATION:  Middletown, CT   OVERVIEW: Gilead Community Services is a mental health nonprofit which…