Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

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…

Notes from the Commission on Equity and Opportunity Town Hall

On June 6th, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships invited the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) to campus for a Town Hall Meeting. Created through SSPA 16-3 – the 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…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Cardinal Kids

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Cardinal Kids, run by George Perez ’20, Katie Murray ’19, Jenny Chelmow ’19 and Mariel Middlebrook ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is George’s first report since…

Commission on Equity and Opportunity Town Hall Meeting

​The Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) was created through SSPA 16-3 with the mandate 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. Through best practices models and partnerships with local, state and national…

Van Drivers needed for Fall 2018!

Hiring: Van Drivers (Fall 2018) For the Office of Community Service —Non-Work Study Eligible— The Office of Community Service coordinates student volunteer opportunities with many partner organizations and projects. Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities. The driver will need to: Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle…

Work for Social Justice with Julia’s Star

Do you care about social justice? Are you interested in radical education and working with children? Do you want to help ensure the continuation of an important campus organization? Help run Julia’s Star next year! Julia’s Star is a group of students who use a children’s book written by a (now deceased) Wes alumna to teach…

A Day in the Life of an OCS Student Coordinator

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large. The JCCP is home to the Office for Community…

Volunteer to Paint the Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army in Middletown has served the Middletown community for 120 years. It provides direct social services, including bread/cake distribution and holiday baskets for families and toys for children at Christmas. Now they need our help with painting their building! Volunteers are needed on May 4th to paint two outside walls and four doors.…