Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

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…

Voting in CT by Absentee Ballot

Update as of April 17: The CT Presidential Primary has been postponed until August 11th.  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…