Rebecca Jacobsen

Rebecca Jacobsen '16 is the Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year.

From Dr. Nadeem Modan ’10: IndoAmerican Volunteer Networks seeking a Research and Development intern

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Intern with an International Healthcare Nonprofit, IndoAmerican Volunteer Networks, with Wes alum Nadeem Modan, MD, Executive Director, and class of 2010. BackgroundIndoAmerican Volunteer Networks is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2007. We serve as consultants to Indian nonprofits that are seeking to improve and expand the services they provide, with a particular focus on healthcare.…

Reflections – Natalie May ’18

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This series, called “Reflections,” features guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center (see a previous reflection by Alex Garcia ’17). They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at the Center for Prison Education, working on…

Ways for Students to Get Engaged

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The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan.  We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that civic engagement — in its many forms — is more important than ever.…

Reflections – Alex Garcia ’17

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Remember the “1 Year Out” series? Well, today we are launching a new series called “Reflections.” This series will feature guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center. They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at…

ARTFARM Summer Internships

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ARTFARM, a non-profit organization which cultivates high-quality theater with a commitment to simple living, environmental sustainability and social justice, is currently looking for summer interns. They are looking for one Directing Intern (unpaid) and two Arts Administration Interns (paid). To apply for either position, send a resume and cover letter to info@art-farm.org by March 10. Contact Executive…

Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan – let the planning begin

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How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…

#CallToAction Phone Bank at Wesleyan

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Wesleyan students have responded to the results of the 2016 Presidential Election in a variety of ways, including marches, protests, conversations, and more. Two students, Jacob Karlin ’17 and Olivia Morris ’18, looking to take direct action, headed up the #CallToAction phone bank at Wes. The goal is to bring different issues to the attention…

LOAM: Moving From Magazine Into Movement

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From Nicole Stanton ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 of Loam Magazine, on the uncertainty of the years ahead and what we can do to support one another and the planet.   To our beloved supporters: 2017 is going to ask a lot of us as stewards of the earth. With the Trump Administration just two…

Allbritton Center Comments on Beyond 2020

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The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…