Center for the Study of Public Life

CSPL/CGST 480 Engaged Projects

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a new 1-credit course in which students study a topic of their choice and produce a final project for a public audience. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them. They…

Fall 2020 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning courses for Fall 2020…

E2020 Summer Session Funding Support Application Now Open

Though the COVID-19 crisis has impacted our ability to do this work in-person, we remain committed to supporting student learning and civic preparedness via E2020. The deadline for the upcoming summer cycle is now May 22, 2020 (11:59pm). Only proposals for remote support of civic engagement efforts will be reviewed unless social distancing restrictions are lifted before…

Mentoring, Academic Support & Tutoring Fellows program

Mentoring, Academic Support & Tutoring Fellows program  We are looking for men of color within the Wesleyan student body interested in exploring careers in education. The MAST Fellows program will hire four Fellows to tutor and mentor student athletes after school at Maloney and Platt High Schools in Meriden, CT. Fellows can work either from 1:00 – 3:15 or from 2:15 – 3:15…

Roots & Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging- 2020 Season

Tune into WESU 88.1FM Middletown Mondays starting Feb. 24, 2020, 1:30-2pm for Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging. Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging is a radio show bringing stories of exile, homeland, and belonging from all over the world, from Taiwan to Turkey, from Bosnia to Bangladesh. The show is…

Civic Engagement Certificate Spring 2020 Info Session + Lunch

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

Wesleyan now accepting applications for E2020 Spring Break funding support

Applications are now open for E2020 Spring Break funding support. See below for more information on E2020 and how to apply:  Wesleyan Engage 2020 The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of…

Students from Sustainable Agriculture Course get involved in local food systems

Rosemary Ostfeld ’10 is a visiting professor in ENVS and CSPL, and she is the 2019/2020 JCCP Mentor-in-Residence. Read her reflections on ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems:   During the fall 2019 semester, students in ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems learned about the path from farm to fork and got involved…

Students to Work in Public Sphere Over Winter Break

  Nearly 20 Wesleyan students are dedicating their winter breaks to civic participation. Eighteen Wesleyan students will spend a portion of December and January engaging in projects related to voter registration and issues advocacy in Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona, amongst others states through the Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative. E2020 is…