Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Innovation Fund Report: Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA)

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 spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners.…

JCCP End of Year Open House

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large through the Office of Community Service and Volunteerism, the…

Paid Spring and Summer Opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse!

1. Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater is looking to hire an experienced Stage Manager for This Is Important!, an original, ensemble-created play with music being performed by our Teen Repertory Company this Spring. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings and the production runs May 16 – 18 & 24-25. Stipend available.   2. Paid Summer Internship…

Fall 2019 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning courses for Fall 2019 here.  …

Celebrating WESU 88.1 FM’s 80th Year Anniversary

Established in 1939, WESU 88.1 FM is one of the oldest non-commercial radio stations in the United States. 2019 marks the 80th year anniversary for the station and a unique opportunity for the campus and broader community to revisit its history, impact, potential, and import to the socio-political landscape of the 21st century. Throughout WESU’s…

Explore Your Path Forward – A Gathering for Young Men

Explore Your Path Foward: A Gathering For Young Men is designed to encourage community building, while helping young men foster inquiry and skills for greater academic success and positive growth. This event welcomes middle and high-school aged (8th-12th grade) young men across Middlesex County and beyond. ⧫ Keynote Speaker: Michelon Dorzin of New York City’s Safe Horizons…

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…