Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Cardinal Community Commitment in the time of COVID-19

We are amazed to see the Wesleyan community stepping up to support each other and their home communities during this turbulent and uncertain time. Whether you support a mutual aid network, phonebank for a presidential campaign, or tutor students remotely, the Cardinal Community Commitment continues to reflect the University’s collective approach to civic engagement, as…

Call for Submissions: Middletown Digital Mental Health Kit

As schools and businesses prepare for the possibility of closure, it is extremely important for the mental health of our residents that we don’t lose the strong sense of community that is fostered in Middletown. In a shared effort to stay healthy and connected, Middletown Youth Services is working on creating a “Middletown Digital Mental…

Voting in CT by Absentee Ballot

Update as of March 19: The CT Presidential Primary has been postponed until June 2nd.  The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships wants to encourage you to seek ways to remain civically engaged even while taking precautions like social distancing. One good option is to make sure your vote is counted in the Primary Election. If…

Suspension of Civic Engagement Programs

Update from Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships:  As you know, the containment of COVID-19 has become a top priority for institutions across the country in recent days.  In our effort to mitigate the spread of the virus, the university will move to distance learning instruction for the rest of the semester.  All on…

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…

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…

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…

Song From the Uproar, a Student-Run Opera

Lisa Stein ’21 and her production team of undergraduate and graduate students have a goal to make opera more accessible and relatable to Wesleyan students and Middletown residents, especially local teenagers. Song from the Uproar was written in 2012 by Missy Mazzoli and Voyce Vavrek and shares the true story of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904). After…

E2020 Reception: Student Reflections on Winter Session Experiences

The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. The first stage of E2020 made available course credit and funding for students who wish to engage in voter registration efforts, issue advocacy, or political campaigns at the local, state or national level.…