Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable-From Theory to Practice

As anyone who went to Wesleyan knows, it is difficult to say anything about the Wesleyan community as a whole. As a community that has actively tried to buck labels and categorizations, there is a noticeable resistance to generalizations. However, one quote was thrown around quite regularly in regards to Wesleyan students and was even…

Some Unsolicited Advice

As a recent graduate and twenty-something myself, it can get pretty tiring wading through the endless stream of advice. I’m sure that we are all tired of hearing about how millenials are doomed to lives of debt, unhappiness, and existential crises borne of our crippling narcissism. However, as frustrating as about 90% of the articles…

Middletown Happenings 07/29-08/4

Enjoy this much cooler weather by getting out in Middletown! Here is just a sampling of things going on in the Middletown community this week found through WesEvents, Arts2go.com, and the Buttonwood Tree! Tuesday 7:00p Tuesday Music at Klekolo World Coffee Check in every Tuesday beginning at 7 pm for live music. The line-up changes…

Ella Grasso Grant

Are you a woman with a cause? The deadline for the Ella Grasso grant has been extended to October 1st! Read below to find out more about this awesome opportunity: Launched in 2011, the Ella T. Grasso Leadership in Action Grant funds young women enrolled full-time at Connecticut colleges and universities to make a difference…

Job Opportunity: Blueprint Schools Network

For those who are interested in education, we were recently contacted with a great opportunity for recent grads: Position Title: Blueprint Fellowship 2013-2014 Blueprint Schools Network, Inc. (Blueprint) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping school districts close the achievement gap in their lowest-performing schools. Using a blueprint of comprehensive reform strategies, we partner with…

Job Opportunity: Green Street Arts Center

Any current students looking for a new job this semester? Check out this opportunity with Green Street: The Green Street Arts Center is currently seeking an on-site student coordinator for the AfterSchool program. Duties involve helping to recruit and to organize volunteers and work study students for the AfterSchool program. This position requires approximately 5-10…

AshokaU Offering Internships!

Not sure what you are doing this fall? Ashoka has both full-time and part-time internships available! Check out some of these great opportunities to develop professional skills! http://bit.ly/17nYzOn

Job Opportunity: Common Grounds Part-Time College Counselor

Job-hunting? Common Grounds Charter High School in New Haven, CT is looking for a part-time college counselor! They are hoping to find a “courageous, creative, collaborative, results-oriented” individual who is passionate about helping first-generation students gain college admission.  If you are ready to start working to fight for access to higher education, consider this opportunity…

See “Nickel and Dimed” at the Greenhouse Theater!

In Chicago this summer? Come to Greenhouse Theater on August 9th at 8:00 p.m. to see “Nickel and Dimed,” directed by Dani Snyder-Young ’99. This play, based on Barbara Eihrenreich’s book of the same name, strives to open “up a productive conversation about social class by engaging audiences in the story of a journalist who attempts…