Rhea Drozdenko

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

Anthony Price ’20: Here’s Why I Created a Nonprofit at 19

Guest post from Allbritton Fellow and Patricelli Center Fellow Anthony Price ’20: Most people my age are wrapping up their second year of college, struggling with finals, preparing for what the summer offers. Perhaps sleeping in until 10, going out to brunch with friends who you haven’t seen since winter break, or starting the internship…

A Day in the Life of an OCS Student Coordinator

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large. The JCCP is home to the Office for Community…

Volunteer to Paint the Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army in Middletown has served the Middletown community for 120 years. It provides direct social services, including bread/cake distribution and holiday baskets for families and toys for children at Christmas. Now they need our help with painting their building! Volunteers are needed on May 4th to paint two outside walls and four doors.…

Middletown Green Community Center Meeting

From Jeff Hush ’84: We have our first Wesleyan/MGCC event at Wesleyan University next Friday April 27 from 6pm to 8pm.  It is at 301 High Street, at the rear of the Davison Art Center, in the Digital Design Studio.  Prof. Chris Chenier, one of MGCC’s Board members, is the creator of this digital studio, and he…

Middletown Area Transit (MAT) Budget Cuts Demonstration

From Jacob Beilenson ’19: Today I received news from a Middlesex College Student named Gary Lambert that there is going to be a demonstration against imminent budget cuts to Middletown Area Transit (MAT) this Wednesday, April 25th at the MAT bus terminal on 340 Main St. The demonstration is starting at 4:30 PM. At 5, demonstrators will…

Wesleyan Resource Center : Conversation with Cliff

From Jaylen Berry ’18: This event has been created for Wesleyan Black/brown students to meet man of color, and new Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Director Clifton Watson as well as, to create discussion about SOC experiences at Wesleyan. This event will serve as a way to get conversation going about community building within the…

Work with Waste Not!

From the Sustainability Coordinators: Are you interested in collecting STUFF? And sorting and storing said stuff? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? WANT TO STAY FOR SENIOR WEEK????? Then apply to work for Waste Not! Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-run tag sale that happens…

Fellowships with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

 From the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington DC: Small Business and Entrepreneurship Fellow: DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2018 https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/503 Transportation Equity Research Fellow: DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2018 https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/509 Water Infrastructure and Workforce Fellowship: DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2018 https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/506

Volunteer for the CT Foster Care System

From Luke Lezhanskyy: My name is Luke Lezhanskyy and I’m a sophomore here at Wes. I’m writing to you on behalf of “Not For Sale,” a student organization dedicated to providing educational resources to orphans in the Connecticut foster care system. We are embarking on an exciting journey during the upcoming fall semester, and were…

Volunteer with Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity

From Abigail Matlack and Jay Straus: The Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity group volunteers at the local ReStore in Cromwell every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:30pm. The ReStore is Habitat’s biggest fundraiser to raise money for the houses they build for families in need. It is the equivalent of Goodwill but for furniture as people donate…