Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Green the Outside of Green Street

Now that it is bright and beautiful outside (or at least for the time being), it’s time to do some outdoor greening. This just in from Green Street: “Hi all, In case you are looking for some service hours while schools are on break next week, the Green Street Arts Center is sprucing up their…

Green Street Accepting Proposals for Innovative Courses

In the interest of expanding the curriculum offered to students in our After School programming, we are currently seeking  proposals for innovative and invigorating arts, science, math, and interdisciplinary courses at the Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT (which is also now home to PIMMS,  the Project to  Increase the Mastery of Mathematics…

Did You Know? Fact #18.

For this week’s fact, we’re highlighting the student-run Wesleyan Science Outreach group. WSO holds several Science Saturday events throughout the year, in addition to conducting workshops at the YMCA Kids’ Korner sites. From making ice cream–the scientific way, of course–to teaching kids about biology, Wesleyan students are engaging with the community through educational outreach in…

Did You Know? Fact #17.

This week’s fact details MidWes, a Community Outreach subcommittee of Wesleyan students who concentrate on developing the relationship between Middletown citizens on campus and off. From MidWes’ website: The Middletown-Wesleyan Relations Subcommittee (known as “MidWes”) was founded in 2012 by a group of students who wished to further develop the relationship between Wesleyan University and…

Did You Know? Fact #16.

This week’s fact highlights the Mansfield Freeman Center, which houses Wesleyan’s East Asian Studies Department. The Mansfield Freeman Center website offers more information on their partnerships with the greater Middletown community: “[The Center] offers a variety of special programs and resources focusing on East Asia. Although these programs are offered primarily as a service to students…

Job Opportunity: HOT Schools Fellow Positions Available

Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools in partnership with Wesleyan’s Green Street Arts Center is offering three fellowships to Wesleyan Students. This is a unique opportunity for organized, tech savvy individuals interested in the elements of planning, developing, implementing and coordinating particular aspects of the HOT Schools program including the HOT Schools Summer Institute (SI).…

First Friday Talk Series, this Friday 4/5.

The First Friday Talk Series continues this Friday with Professor Sheila Mullen’s ASL students as noted speakers. There will be refreshments, so don’t miss out. The low-down from Krishna Winston: “The Center for Community Partnerships cordially invites you to attend the fourth First Friday presentation of the year on Friday, April 5 at 4:30 PM…

Did You Know? Fact #15.

This week’s fact highlights Wesleyan Athletics’  partnerships with local elementary schools. Beyond their presentation at Woodside, Athletics sends out students on a weekly basis to join the elementary schools during recess. You can check out their Harlem Shake video with Macdonough students here. A large force behind this partnership is Jeff McDonald, who holds several…

The Greening Green Street Project

Green Street is looking for students who can help today from about 1PM–3:30PM. The students will help today with a plant lesson and more importantly on Thursday, March 28 from 11:30PM–3:30PM, help to do the hands on mosaics with the kids. This time frame includes training on how to make the mosaics so no artistic…