Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

2020 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced

2020 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 initial spring grantees of the JCCP Student Innovation Fund. Students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Foster Care Support Project

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Foster Care Support Project (FCSP), run by Luke Lezhanskyy ’20, Katerin Ortega Villanueva ’20, Faren Bartholemew ’21, Spencer Dean ’21, Elizabeth Bannan ’21, Angela Loyala ’21 and Camile Balicki ’22…

Students from Sustainable Agriculture Course get involved in local food systems

Rosemary Ostfeld ’10 is a visiting professor in ENVS and CSPL, and she is the 2019/2020 JCCP Mentor-in-Residence. Read her reflections on ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems:   During the fall 2019 semester, students in ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems learned about the path from farm to fork and got involved…

PREP Center Clothing Drive

The Pursuing Re-Entry and Employment Possibilities (PREP) Center is a program that operates out of the office of the North End Action Team, a community power building nonprofit on Main Street. The PREP Center is run by Wesleyan volunteers and is meant to provide career mentorship for formerly incarcerated Middletown residents, as well as fill…

CPE honored with Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education

On November 21, Wesleyan University’s Center for Prison Education was honored with the Edythe J. Gaines Award for Inclusive Education by the Connecticut Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities at the CHRO Leaders and Legends Awards 2019. This award reflects the CPE’s ten-year commitment to bringing the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut…

Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative

Wesleyan Engage 2020 The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of political affiliations or stances on specific issues. Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere.…

Wesleyan Book Buds Bake Sale and Book Drive

Wesleyan Book Buds is an Office of Community Service Student Group. They started as an Innovation Fund grantee in Spring 2019 and collected and donated 255 books to Macdonough Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, the Book Mobile project, and the Cross Street Church After School Tutoring Program.   The Wesleyan Book Buds is planning…

Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry 

On Tuesday, November 19th, ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and Bon Appetit will be doing a Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown. Cooking: 10:00 am at Usdan Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St, Middletown, CT 06457 If you would like to volunteer, please arrive at Usdan at…

Wesleyan University Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Wesleyan University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40% and 49%. A full list of seal awardees can be viewed here. “Wesleyan University is proud to receive this national recognition…

Support High School Students at FAFSA Day

O.H. Platt High School in Meriden is hosting a FAFSA Day CT event on Saturday, November 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Media Center. This is a statewide initiative that supports students and families with completing the FAFSA.  They are looking for volunteers to attend and support students and families that day.…