Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Volunteer with Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity

From Abigail Matlack and Jay Straus: The Wesleyan Habitat for Humanity group volunteers at the local ReStore in Cromwell every Saturday from 10:00am to 12:30pm. The ReStore is Habitat’s biggest fundraiser to raise money for the houses they build for families in need. It is the equivalent of Goodwill but for furniture as people donate…

Rockfall Foundation Internship

From community partner, Rockfall Foundation: Internship – Rockfall Foundation Intern Duration: Flexible: Minimum 2 months Location: 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT Salary: Unpaid.   The Rockfall Foundation is seeking an intern starting immediately to help with the foundation’s management of 2018 programming and foundation communications. The intern will be responsible for helping to manage social…

Gilead Community Services Internships

From Elisa Greenberg of the Nonprofit Residency Board course: Gilead Community Services Two 2018 Summer Student Internships (June – August)   JOB DESCRIPTIONS   REPORT TO:  Dan Osborne, Gilead CEO; Laura Patey, Assoc. Dean of Student Academic Resources, Wesleyan University   LOCATION:  Middletown, CT   OVERVIEW: Gilead Community Services is a mental health nonprofit which…

Dr. Clifton Watson to become JCCP Director

Clifton Watson will become Wesleyan’s next director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, starting February 5, 2018.  Watson succeeds Cathy Lechowicz, who became Middletown’s director of Recreation and Community Services in October 2017.   He comes to us with a strong background in community organizations and leadership development.  He started his career working for LEAP,…

Summer Arts Education Opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse

From Kristen Palmer of Oddfellows Playhouse: The 30th Children’s Circus of Middletown, a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and the City of Middletown is seeking staff for 2018. This is a long-running community day camp for ages 5 – 15 where kids learn circus skills, collaboration and constructive creativity.  Ideal candidates have experience and…

Center for Prison Education Spring 2018 Textbook Drive

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education just launched their textbook drive!  The books on the list feature titles such as Flush, The Qur’an: A Biography, and Existensialism is a Humanism, and range in price from $6.55 to $28.64.  Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall of 2009, the…

Be a Creative Collaborator in Circus-Theater

From Dic Wheeler ’81: Creative collaborators needed for Circophony’s As You Wish!, a new circus-theater response to The Princess Bride. Circophony is a youth circus program run collaboratively by ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater.  Auditions are December 12 & 19, and the production is open to anyone ages 12 to 19. Rehearsals begin January…

Films on Foss – Summer 2017

The Mayoral Youth Cabinet, in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University, are bringing back the wildly successful movie series, Films on Foss. These events are FREE & open to the public, and allow multiple generations to come together and build community. The films are show on campus at Foss Hill, just off Wyllys Ave…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Appalachian Scholar Project

Appalachian Scholar Project has had an eventful first few months of the program. Since winning the grant, Dennis (Founder and Director) has recruited a fellow veteran, Gabe Hurlock, to assist in teaching the curriculum. Appalachian Scholar Project has also implemented a system for volunteer tutors from Wesleyan to work remotely with students in West Virginia as…