Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is the Coordinator of Community Participation.

Student Startup Series: AJ Wilson ’18

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features AJ Wilson, founder of Dream Chasers. He was part of the inaugural class of Patricelli Center Fellows, and received a $5,000 Patricelli Center Seed Grant in February 2017. Read other Student Startup stories here.…

Student Startup Series: Lily Herman ’16

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Our first post features Lily Herman ’16, a freelance writer, editor, digital strategist and founder of Rogue Sunday. She’s also the founder of Get Her Elected, a network of over 2,300 people offering skills like writing and…

Student Startup Series: Renee Dunn ’14

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features Renee Dunn ’14, founder of Amazi, a mindful food company. Renee has been a guest speaker for the Patricelli Center Fellowship. Read other Student Startup stories here. Renee Dunn ’14 Major(s): CSS and Economics Tell…

Wesleyan Campus Summer Scavenger Hunt

Wesleyan University’s campus is quiet and peaceful during the summer months. Now is the perfect time to explore campus and find things you’ve never seen before. Whether you’re a Middletown resident who wants to know where to buy duck eggs, or a Wesleyan student who is looking for a new favorite spot on campus, this…

Center for Prison Education Fall 2018 Textbook Drive

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education recently launched their Fall 2018 Textbook Drive! The books on the list feature titles such as Anna Karenina, 12 Years a Slave, and Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, and range in price from $4.50 to $172.50 Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall…

Films on Foss – Summer 2018

Films on Foss is an outdoor movie series created by the Middletown Mayoral Youth Cabinet. They’ve worked in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University to create a youth-led community event that brings together people of all ages. These events are FREE and open to the public, located on Foss Hill just off…

Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…

2017/2018 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, Presenters, and TAs: Thank You!

Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends* who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2017/2018. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Adam Lachman AJ Wilson Ajay Rajani Alex Cantrell Ali Berman Ali Chaudry Alice Hadler Alicia…

Notes from the Commission on Equity and Opportunity Town Hall

On June 6th, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships invited the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) to campus for a Town Hall Meeting. Created through SSPA 16-3 – the CEO has been mandated to focus its efforts on the quality of life for members of the African-American, Asian Pacific American and the Latino…