Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Makama ’14 and Shaheen ’13 Receive Projects for Peace Grants

Congratulations to Mfundi Makama ’14 and Greg Shaheen ’13, who each received a fantastic Davis Projects for Peace Grant. From the Wesleyan Connection: “Two Wesleyan students have been awarded grants through the Davis Projects for Peace Program to bring their grassroots project proposals to fruition. Class of 2014′s Mfundi Makama’s $10,000 grant will support The Buddies…

We’re Building our Twitterbase!

Have you checked out the ENGAGE twitter yet? @Wes_engage is the twitter handle for all things Civic Engagement at Wesleyan. We’re constantly looking for grant, job, fellowship, and internship opportunities for you, so it would be wise to follow us. Also, of course, we’re interested in what you might have to tweet! If you have any suggestions…

“A Chorus of Peace” at Wesleyan + Peace Art in Zelnick

Also from arts2go.org: “The CitySingers of Hartford will perform “A Chorus of Peace” at the Wesleyan University Chapel, 221 High Street in Middletown, on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm. This is a benefit event for Artists for World Peace. As part of the evening, Artists for World Peace will host an art show and sale…

Poetry Potluck at the Buttonwood Tree

From arts2go.org, Middletown’s premiere arts event calendar: “Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Almost like a salon, it’s a gathering for discussion and literary conversation using poetry as the focal point. It will occur on the…

First Friday: Middletown History; This Friday!

An invitation from the wonderful Professor Krishna Winston: Dear Friends, I hope you will be able to come: The final First Friday program sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships will feature the students in Ron Schatz’s Middletown History service-learning course. Please note that this program actually takes place on the SECOND Friday of May…

CCP’s Did You Know? Fact #26.

It’s the last fact of the Did You Know? series! Why not go out with a festival? This Saturday, from 2-5PM, the Middletown ReMix Festival will take place all over our city. This free event (rain or shine) has a host of activities. To find out more visit the Middletown ReMix website, and on the…

Pssst…Middletown ReMix.

Ever wanted to dance outside of It’s Only Natural Market? How about join a diverse group of Middletown dancers (beginners reign here) for what’s sure to be an awesome day of sight, sounds, moves, and general creativity? We’ll let the video link speak, er…move for itself.

Did You Know? Fact #25.

“History is all around us.” I think I’ve heard someone say that…somewhere. But can we deny its truthfulness? In Middletown, especially, there is a rich history that can be seen even today. One walk down High Street brings a lot of history to light. Why are there so many mansions on one block? Is Russell…

Did You Know? Fact #24.

This week’s post details the weekly public observing events at the Van Vleck Observatory. Situated in the middle of Wesleyan’s campus, the Observatory plays host to a variety of astronomy-related events. From the Observatory website: “MONTHLY SATURDAY NIGHT OBSERVING (RUNS ALL YEAR LONG) Organized and hosted by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford (ASGH), this…