Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Rhea Drozdenko hired as Coordinator of Community Participation

In September, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) hired Rhea Drozdenko, to serve as its first Coordinator of Community Participation.  The newly created position, will oversee the center’s effort to deepen and broaden K-12 student access to the wide range of resources available at Wesleyan University. This focus reflects a key priority of the…

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block is a half day conference designed to highlight local leaders activating voters on the ground, as well as students engaged in political activism on campus and beyond.  Wesleyan has a long history of providing opportunities to enhance the political education of our students through community engagement. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan underscores our goal…

2018 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

 Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Student Political Engagement Fund The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships wants to support your political campaign work over Fall Break! We will be awarding grants to students (up to $500 each) helping political campaigns locally or in their home communities between October 19th and October 24th. The Jewett Center has…

Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Assistant Director appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity.

Created through Connecticut State Senate Public Action 16-3 – the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) has been mandated to focus its efforts on the quality of life for members of the African-American, Asian Pacific American and the Latino and Puerto Rican populations in the state of Connecticut. Earlier this month, Diana Martinez, the Assistant Director of the Jewett…

WESEMINAR: Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. Through the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning courses, and other programs, we study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of…

So you want to go to a conference? Read this first.

Attending a conference is not something you have to do while you are in college, but some students decide that they want to. Here are some of their reasons: Network Job hunt Get inspired Get exposure to a professional field Learn new content Present on their own work Get off campus If you are thinking…

Wesleyan Campus Summer Scavenger Hunt

Wesleyan University’s campus is quiet and peaceful during the summer months. Now is the perfect time to explore campus and find things you’ve never seen before. Whether you’re a Middletown resident who wants to know where to buy duck eggs, or a Wesleyan student who is looking for a new favorite spot on campus, this…

Center for Prison Education Fall 2018 Textbook Drive

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education recently launched their Fall 2018 Textbook Drive! The books on the list feature titles such as Anna Karenina, 12 Years a Slave, and Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, and range in price from $4.50 to $172.50 Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall…

Films on Foss – Summer 2018

Films on Foss is an outdoor movie series created by the Middletown Mayoral Youth Cabinet. They’ve worked in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University to create a youth-led community event that brings together people of all ages. These events are FREE and open to the public, located on Foss Hill just off…

Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…