Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

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…

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…

Wesleyan University Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Wesleyan University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40% and 49%. A full list of seal awardees can be viewed here. “Wesleyan University is proud to receive this national recognition…

Support High School Students at FAFSA Day

O.H. Platt High School in Meriden is hosting a FAFSA Day CT event on Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Media Center. This is a statewide initiative that supports students and families with completing the FAFSA.  They are looking for volunteers to attend and support students and families that day.…

Join the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project

Join the Wesleyan University community, along with dozens of community members, organizations, businesses and institutions, in making sure local families have a great Thanksgiving meal. Together, we gather the supplies to fill food baskets for about 1000 local families. Get Involved! Donate stuffing or gravy from now until November 21st. Drop off at the Jewett…

Buttonwood Tree Seeks Outreach/Events Assistant

The Buttonwood Tree is seeking a federal work-study student to be an Outreach/Events Assistant.  Read their job description below:  The Buttonwood Tree is a nonprofit arts organization within walking distance to Wesleyan, next to It’s Only Natural market. We were started by a Wesleyan alumna in 1989 as a grass-routes community Arts space and are…

Teaching Assistant needed for Oddfellows Neighborhood-based Troupe

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater is a local nonprofit community-based, multicultural theater program designed to include children from all backgrounds. They have an opening for a Teaching Assistant for their new Neighborhood-based Troupe at Maplewood Terrace, which meets Fridays, 4:30 – 6 pm.   From Dic Wheeler ’81: Teaching Assistant needed immediately for Oddfellows’ new theater/spoken…

Wesleyan Individual Tutoring Seeks Volunteer Tutors

The Wesleyan Individual Tutoring Program pairs Wesleyan tutors to Middletown students to provide free, convenient, and personal tutoring. Students come to campus to be tutored and you can tutor in any subject you feel comfortable with! Please send westutors@gmail.com an email if you are interested or have any questions.   Individual Tutoring is an Office of Community Service student group.…

WESEMINAR Education and Civic Engagement – Academics in the Community

WESEMINAR Education and Civic Engagement – Academics in the Community With the establishment of the Education Studies Minor, opportunities for students to learn about and engage with educational policy and practice are expanding, including a multi-faceted partnership with the Middletown Public Schools.  Join us to learn more about just some of the initiatives – undertaken…