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Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…

Notes from the Commission on Equity and Opportunity Town Hall

On June 6th, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships invited the Connecticut Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) to campus for a Town Hall Meeting. Created through SSPA 16-3 – the 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…

20 Years of Service Learning at Wesleyan

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. Learn more about Service Learning at Wesleyan, and about some of the faculty members, students, and community partners who have been involved over the past 20 years. Click on a pin to learn more about a site or the…

Anthony Price ’20: Here’s Why I Created a Nonprofit at 19

Guest post from Allbritton Fellow and Patricelli Center Fellow Anthony Price ’20: Most people my age are wrapping up their second year of college, struggling with finals, preparing for what the summer offers. Perhaps sleeping in until 10, going out to brunch with friends who you haven’t seen since winter break, or starting the internship…

Apply for Prizes from the Office of Equity and Inclusion

From Dean Teshia-Levy Grant: The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. …

Connect Middletown- New Transit Options

From Noah Kahan ’19: Most likely leaving campus either by Uber or Lyft for spring break and expecting to pay a lot of money to do so? Then check out this proposal for new transit options.     Currently, Middletown is nearly inaccessible by public transportation. Prospective and current students, families, and employees need to drive to…

Civic Engagement Certificate Alumni Profiles

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

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,…

Join Net Impact!

Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Their programs give members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact Wesleyan University’s mission is to bridge the gap…

Stuck in the Doorway

A preview of the upcoming documentary film and media project Stuck in the Doorway Few images of the past decade have been as gripping as those coming out of Greece in the summer and fall of 2015, as waves of refugees struggled to reach the shores of Europe.  The whole world watched as over one…