Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is the Coordinator of Community Participation.

JCCP Student Innovation Fund

2019/2020 JCCP Student Innovation Fund During the 2018-2019 academic year, over 400 Wesleyan students engaged in programs sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP). Students have worked on behalf of educational programs, programs addressing hunger and homelessness, among others. All student efforts are representative of our commitment to co-creating mutually respectful partnerships in…

Religious Endowments and Democratic Foundations in Istanbul

Religious Endowments and Democratic Foundations in Istanbul: How an Ottoman Institution Shapes Armenian Life in Turkey Today a lecture with Christopher Sheklian Crowded in the upper-level school auditorium in the neighborhood of Şişli, Istanbul, a diverse group of Armenians debated the governance structure of the charitable endowments known as vakıfs. Questions of democratic governance, equitable…

Food Rescue Seeks Volunteer Drivers

Food Rescue aims to reduce waste on campus and help to alleviate food insecurity in our community. They also strive to build awareness of both environmental issues regarding waste as well as hunger and food insecurity in our community and on a greater scale.. Student volunteers collect food that is normally wasted from Pi Cafe,…

Voting on Wesleyan’s Campus Up in 2018

College-student voting doubled nationwide, according to national study Wesleyan University today reported that student voting on its campus was up in last year’s election, increasing to 46.8% in 2018 from a rate of 16.6% in 2014. The full campus report can be viewed here: 2014 and 2018 NSLVE Report-Wesleyan University Wesleyan has a long history…

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact There are countless ways to incorporate mission and meaning into your post-Wesleyan plans. Hear from alumni about their paths to careers in the social sector and their advice for current students. Lunch will be served. Speakers: Phil Buchanan ’92, President of the Center for Philanthropy (CEP), author of Giving…

2019/2020 Human Rights Series

The 2019/2020 Human Rights Talks Series encourages engagement with human rights issues among undergraduate students. Jointly sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the University Network for Human Rights, the Series brings experts in the field of human rights to campus to engage in dialogue on current events. All events…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor in Residence Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld ’10

The Jewett Center will host a meet-and-greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld on September 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All are welcome. Students, faculty, staff, and community members with an interest in social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and food systems are especially encouraged to attend. This event is part of Wesleyan’s community education contributions in support…

The Cruelty is the Point: Human Rights Abuses on the US-Mexico Border

The Cruelty is the Point: Human Rights Abuses on the US-Mexico Border with Clara Long     Clara Long is a senior researcher with the US Program at Human Rights Watch. Her reports and advocacy have covered such issues as deaths in immigration detention linked to poor medical care, mistreatment and dismissal of asylum seekers…

Cardinal Community Commitment

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in…