Faculty & Staff

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2019-2020

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

Wesleyan University: Dancey Engages Students in Elections Research, E2020 Initiative

Associate Professor of Government Logan Dancey foresees many important opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference with upcoming local elections this fall—and the Engage 2020 (E2020 initiative) will be a prime vehicle for that work. Dancey recently gave a presentation via Zoom video webinar to Wesleyan faculty and staff about his research on American electoral politics…

Support High School Students – Volunteer for Exploring College Pathways

Exploring College Pathways A Program Sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships in partnership with Middlesex Community College, Middletown High School, Maloney High School, and Coginchaug High School. The Exploring College Pathways Program is a program designed to help high school juniors explore their interests in college. Wesleyan University stakeholders and community partners support…

2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform

Join local organizers for a panel discussion on 2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform. The discussion will be moderated by Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Panelists Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at the Katal Center for Healthy, Equity, and Justice Rev. Maurice Winley, Executive Director of Living Redemption…

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…

CPE honored with Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education

On November 21, Wesleyan University’s Center for Prison Education was honored with the Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education by the Connecticut Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities at the CHRO Leaders and Legends Awards 2019. This award reflects the CPE’s ten-year commitment to bringing the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut…

Wesleyan Book Buds Bake Sale and Book Drive

Wesleyan Book Buds is an Office of Community Service Student Group. They started as an Innovation Fund grantee in Spring 2019 and collected and donated 255 books to Macdonough Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, the Book Mobile project, and the Cross Street Church After School Tutoring Program.   The Wesleyan Book Buds is planning…

Resource Center Food Pantry and Clothing Drive

The Resource Center (RC) seeks to support, empower, and engage students with underrepresented and marginalized identities at Wesleyan University. Please support their community initiatives if you are able:   Food Pantry: The Resource Center is collecting food for low income and food insecure students for Spring Break. Donation bins are located in the Resource Center (167…

Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry 

On Tuesday, November 19th, ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and Bon Appetit will be doing a Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown. Cooking: 10:00 am at Usdan Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St, Middletown, CT 06457 If you would like to volunteer, please arrive at Usdan at…