Center for Prison Education

Ways 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.…

Center for Prison Education Hiring Fellow

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CPE is hiring a Fellow for 2016-2017! This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The Fellow works with CPE’s Program Manager and Academic Manager to plan and manage the day-to-day operations of CPE, including: – Working with CPE faculty to ensure courses are running well – Managing program logistics, including clearances for CPE faculty and…

Center for Prison Education Spring Book Drive

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The Wesley Center for Prison Education launched their spring book drive!  The books on the list feature titles such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Theban Plays, and The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling and range in price from $5 to $25.76.  Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall…

Center for Prison Education Hiring Program Manager

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The Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan University is hiring a Program Manager.  Since 2009, the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education has brought the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut’s prisons, offering incarcerated individuals the opportunity to take Wesleyan courses, taught by Wesleyan faculty and receive college credit for their efforts. By extending…

Center for Prison Education: Fall Book Drive

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Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education created an Amazon Wish List for the books their students will need for the upcoming semester. So far they have received over 150 book donations!  – As of 9/1 they have topped 200 book donations! –  Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall…

CPE Presents: Brute Force

Join the Center for Prison Education for a free screening of Brute Force on Thursday, April 30 at 8 PM in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. The film will be followed by a brief discussion and presentation by Caleb Smith, a professor of English and American Studies at Yale who also teaches the course “Readings in…

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).…

2015-16 Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Prison Education

Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education is currently seeking students who are passionate about social justice and access to higher education to serve as Peer Tutors and Research Interns during the 2015-2016 academic year. Peer Tutors work with CPE students to complete course assignments and develop writing skills. Tutors travel to the prison either once or twice per week for…