Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Mentor In-Residence Welcome Reception

Please join us as we welcome Laura McCargar, the JCCP’s inaugural Mentor In-Residence!  Learn more about the Mentor In-Residence program and Laura McCargar during a Welcoming Reception on Thursday, November 15th from 12:00-1:15 pm in Allbritton #304. Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP no later than Monday November 12th by contacting swadlow@wesleyan.edu.   Laura McCargar…

CSPL 266: Youth, Power, and Social Change

Laura McCargar, President of Perrin Family Foundation .5 Credit Course:  Wednesdays, 2:50-4:10pm (Allbritton Room #304) *Course Title and Description: Youth, Power and Social Change While young people have been at the helm of movements for social and racial justice throughout history, the 1990s saw the rise of youth organizing as an intentional strategy for transforming…

Meet Laura McCargar, the Mentor In-Residence

Laura McCargar is the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships’ inaugural Mentor in Residence. Recently, our staff sat down with Laura to learn more about her background and work.  Here are highlights from our interview:   What work are you currently engaged in?  Please tell us a bit about your background. What set you on this…

2018/2019 Mentor In-Residence Program

The Mentor In-Residence Program supports the civic preparedness of Wesleyan students in collaboration with community partners committed to the pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world. Mentors-in-residence are nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, and/or public figures whose experiences bridge the gap between theory and practice.…

Rhea Drozdenko hired as Coordinator of Community Participation

In September, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) hired Rhea Drozdenko, to serve as its first Coordinator of Community Participation.  The newly created position, will oversee the center’s effort to deepen and broaden K-12 student access to the wide range of resources available at Wesleyan University. This focus reflects a key priority of the…

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block is a half day conference designed to highlight local leaders activating voters on the ground, as well as students engaged in political activism on campus and beyond.  Wesleyan has a long history of providing opportunities to enhance the political education of our students through community engagement. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan underscores our goal…

2018 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

 Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Student Political Engagement Fund The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships wants to support your political campaign work over Fall Break! We will be awarding grants to students (up to $500 each) helping political campaigns locally or in their home communities between October 19th and October 24th. The Jewett Center has…

Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Assistant Director appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity.

Created through Connecticut State Senate Public Action 16-3 – the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) has been mandated to focus its efforts on the quality of life for members of the African-American, Asian Pacific American and the Latino and Puerto Rican populations in the state of Connecticut. Earlier this month, Diana Martinez, the Assistant Director of the Jewett…