Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Innovation Fund 2022: Cardinal Kids

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

2022 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced

2022 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced! Wesleyan students aim to deepen their impact on campus and beyond… The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is pleased to announce the spring grantees of the JCCP Student Innovation Fund. Students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways…

Understanding Learners: Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Tutoring and Mentoring

As Wesleyan students who tutor or mentor young people, you have to constantly adapt to different situations. Children have different learning needs and respond best to different teaching strategies. This workshop is designed by College of Education Studies faculty to help you better create inclusive learning environments for all young people. Topics covered may include…

Spring JCCP Group Fair

Are you looking for ways to engage with the Middletown community and/or a work-study position? Come by, speak with representatives from community service groups and see how you can get involved! Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is committed to engaging and learning with others to build and strengthen our shared community by providing…

Critically Conscious Youth Development

Critical Consciousness is the ability to recognize and analyze systems of inequality and develop a critical lens to navigate and challenge these systems. This is a core component of the way youth organizing is approached yet it is a core competency missing in many youth development programs. Developing a Critical Consciousness lens is a long-term…

JCCP Youth Safety Policy

JCCP Best Practices for Youth Safety  The majority of our JCCP student groups work with young people, so we ask that all JCCP student employees and volunteers read through our Best Practices for Youth Safety before beginning their civic engagement.  Privacy and Safety Protocols to keep children safe  If working with a child in person…

JCCP Student Innovation Fund

During the 2019-2020 academic year, over 400 Wesleyan students engaged in programs sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP). Students have worked on behalf of educational programs, programs addressing hunger and homelessness, among others. All student efforts are representative of our commitment to co-creating mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable,…

Trauma Awareness for Wesleyan Tutors and Mentors

Trauma Awareness: an event for Wesleyan students who are involved in community service that works with young people through tutoring or mentoring Working with children and youth can be delightful, but it can also be confusing. Why do children do the things they do? How we respond to children often depends on our intuitions about…

DataHaven: Empowering People to create Thriving Communities through Data

This Community Impact Residency Speaker Series event will feature Mark Abraham from DataHaven. Mark will talk about DataHaven’s model, their state-wide Community Wellbeing data, and will show participants how to access and utilize this data for their community engagement work. Members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities are invited to participate in this event. …

MidWes Faculty Fund

The MidWes Faculty Fund supports faculty-led initiatives and projects that benefit PreK-12 students, adult learners, or local educators in the greater Middletown area.  The MidWes Collaborative is a partnership between the Jewett Center, the College of Education Studies, and Middletown Public Schools. The goal of the Collaborative is to leverage Wesleyan’s resources, including interdisciplinary scholarship…