Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2019-2020

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

Sustainability Office moves to the Allbritton Center

We are excited to announce that the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, founded in 2012, will now be housed in the Allbritton Center. This move is in conjunction with the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships’ new focus on engagement with Middletown on environmental issues and sustainability. The Wesleyan Sustainability Office promotes a sustainable approach to Wesleyan’s relationship…

Wesleyan University: Students Join Political Campaigns, Organizations for Summer E2020 Initiative

This summer, 16 students will promote democracy and broaden their engagement with the public sphere through Wesleyan’s Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) Fund. The initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for building civic preparedness among students, faculty, and staff, and for…

Volunteer with New Haven Help with COVID

From Devin Osborne MALS ’14:  Please consider signing up to be a volunteer on NewHavenHelpWithCovid.com. As a direct response to the sharply increased need for volunteers during COVID and ongoing economic crisis, current Yale Forestry student and former Wesleyan GLSP alum Devin Osborne (MA 2014) and colleagues launched NewHavenHelpWithCovid.com, a partnership platform that matches volunteers…

Innovation Fund Report: Middletown Urban Farming Symposium

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…

Innovation Fund Report: Retrain to Regain

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…

Middletown Mutual Aid Spreadsheet – Share your offerings and needs

Members of the North End Action Team and Wesleyan students came together to create a Middletown Mutual Aid resource. Read below for more information, or contact NEAT (neat@neatmiddletown.org); Bryan Chong (bchong@wesleyan.edu); Maya Gomberg (mgomberg@wesleyan.edu), and Nick Teeling (nickteeling3@gmail.com) for any questions. NEAT is grateful to be sharing this mutual aid spreadsheet for the members of…

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…