Academics

Nonprofit Board Residency Program

Nearly every nonprofit has a board of directors — that is, a group of elected or appointed volunteers who help govern and guide an organization. Through internships and volunteer work, Wesleyan students gain experience with programs and services run by nonprofits, but it isn’t often that undergraduates get to work with closely with boards of directors,…

WesFest 2015: Civic Engagement, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan

Business is booming in the Allbritton Center. The Office of Community Service is growing (Welcome, Scholars in Action and Julia’s Star!), the Patricelli Center is hosting even more workshops, students are flocking to the Civic Engagement Certificate, and each semester boasts an even great number of courses that address public life or incorporate service-learning (or both).…

Service-Learning – Fall 2015

It’s pre-registration time once again! As you plan your schedule for the Fall, take a look at the Service-Learning Center, which offers courses that integrate community service into an academic curriculum. The service component can take many forms depending on the particular course, such as volunteer work, research for organizations, teaching opportunities, and community organizing activities. Back in the classroom,…

CSPL 240: Nonprofits and Social Change

Wesleyan students want to change the world. Understanding how change occurs is a great place to start. Check out Nonprofits and Social Change – a new .5 credit course offered this Fall at the Allbritton Center – to take a closer look at the social sector: This course explores the world of nonprofits and how…

A Renaissance Project: Reclaiming Memory, Movement, and Migration

Join the 2015-2016 Allbritton Center Collaborative Cluster Initiative, a unique offering of Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life: The Allbritton Collaborative Cluster Initiative ties together several courses through a common research theme and a culminating project. Courses and the seminar are supplemented by special events, meals together, outside speakers, and team-building exercises.…

Student Spotlight: Alexandria Irace ’15 on the Health of Communities

Service-Learning courses can involve a wide range of activities that extend well beyond traditional volunteer service. For The Health of Communities with Professor Peggy Carey Best, this means conducting research with real-world applications, right here in Middletown. In addition to reading and discussing literature on public health, medicine, and ethics, students serve as research assistants…

Student Spotlight: Alicia Gansley ’15

Civic engagement takes many forms at Wesleyan: volunteerism, activism and advocacy, community-based work, and more recently, unique academic experiences like service-learning and civic engagement courses.  Alicia Gansley ’15 – a Computer Science major completing the Economics minor and Civic Engagement certificate – has been involved with nearly all of these activities during her time at…