Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Innovation Fund Report: Cardinal Community Classic

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 celebrates community collaboration

On May 7th, over 80 people visited the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships for its End of Year Open House. Visitors included Wesleyan faculty and staff, and students, as well as community partners from the greater Middletown community, Hartford, New Haven, and even New Jersey! The event included a reception and short presentations from the JCCP’s…

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…