Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Volunteer for Exploring College Pathways

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships has partnered up with Middletown and Meriden Public Schools to introduce 60 high school juniors to the college admissions process. This initiative, called Exploring College Pathways, will involve informal discussion groups over lunch, panels, college essay coaching, and more. You can find more details about the program here: https://www.wesleyan.edu/jccp/ExploringCollege/About.html Student…

Volunteer with Julia’s Star

The Julia’s Star team is currently looking for a couple of volunteers to help teach a workshop on tolerance and social justice on April 2nd and April 9th, from 10-12. Julia’s Star is a group of students who use a children’s book written by a (now deceased) Wes alumna to teach elementary school students in Middletown about…

Cardinal Kids: Session II Schedule 2019

This Spring, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships chose Cardinal Kids as a recipient of the 2019 Student Innovation Fund. Organized by George Perez ’20, Jessica Russell ’20, Jenny Chelmow ’19, and Katie Murray ’19, Cardinal Kids started off as a 2018 PCSE Seed Grant Winner, and are now partnering with Wesleyan RJ Julia to bring interactive programming to…

Transformative Youth Leadership: Voice, Power, and Community

Transformative Youth Leadership: Voice, Power, and Community A Community Partner Workshop With Mentor-in-Residence, Laura McCargar This interactive workshop will introduce a framework for understanding youth-led social change, what distinguishes it from other approaches to working with youth, and its unique impact on youth and communities.  All are invited, especially community partners working in youth leadership.  Laura…

Cardinal Community Classic

This Spring, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships chose the 2019 Cardinal Community Classic as a recipient of the 2019 Student Innovation Fund. Organized by Jordan Bonner ’19, JR Bascom ’18, Lina Marzouk ’19, Jordan Sears ’18, Eli Blair-May ’19, Kevin McDonald ’20, Chelsea Cantos ’20, Henry Martellier ’19, Remi French ’20, Austin Hutcherson ’21, Jordan…

Bring a Book Back for Wesleyan Book Buds

This Spring, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships chose Wesleyan Book Buds as a recipient of the 2019 Student Innovation Fund.  Organized by Ricardo Vega ‘21, Melisa Olgun ‘20, Kaila Scott ‘19, Sadie Robb ‘21, Leila Etemad ‘21,  Max Sanborn ‘22, Yasmeen Alshabasy ‘20, and Margarita Fuentes ‘21, this group of students aims to help bridge the reading…

Conference Report: Hana ElSafoury ’19

Hana ElSafoury ’19 traveled to New Haven, CT to attend the Yale Philanthropy Conference. You can read Hana’s reflection below, read other conference reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. On Friday, February 22nd, I attended the 2019 Yale Philanthropy Conference. This is a yearly conference…

2019 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced

2019 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 inaugural 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…

Princeton Review Names Wesleyan #1 Impact School

The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan University as its #1 Impact School for 2019. “These 25 schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement. We also took into account PayScale.com’s percentage of alumni from each school that…

Dr. Bettina Love Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Wesleyan’s 12th Annual Commemoration

On Wesleyan’s campus, January 23rd was a day to remember Martin Luther King Jrs.’ legacy and to work on strategies to keep his legacy alive. Students just back from winter break, faculty, staff, and members of the greater Middletown community gathered together for a day of reflection, learning, and building community. Dr. Bettina Love, award-winning…