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Ways for Students to Get Engaged


The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan.  We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that civic engagement — in its many forms — is more important than ever.…

Reflections – Alex Garcia ’17

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Remember the “1 Year Out” series? Well, today we are launching a new series called “Reflections.” This series will feature guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center. They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at…

Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan – let the planning begin


How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…

#CallToAction Phone Bank at Wesleyan


Wesleyan students have responded to the results of the 2016 Presidential Election in a variety of ways, including marches, protests, conversations, and more. Two students, Jacob Karlin ’17 and Olivia Morris ’18, looking to take direct action, headed up the #CallToAction phone bank at Wes. The goal is to bring different issues to the attention…

LOAM: Moving From Magazine Into Movement


From Nicole Stanton ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 of Loam Magazine, on the uncertainty of the years ahead and what we can do to support one another and the planet.   To our beloved supporters: 2017 is going to ask a lot of us as stewards of the earth. With the Trump Administration just two…

Allbritton Center Comments on Beyond 2020


The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…

2016 Net Impact Conference – a recap from Eunice Lee ’19

The Healthy Food Fellow cohort

Eunice Lee ’19 attended the 2016 Net Impact Conference this November in Philadelphia. The following is her recap of the weekend:   With the help from PCSE, I attended the Net Impact Conference 2016 in Philadelphia, PA from November 3 to November 5. Net Impact is a non-profit organization that connects students and professionals who are interested…

Government Deptartment/Wes Media Project Post-Election Conference

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The Government Department, in collaboration with the Wes Media Project, are hosting a two-day conference on issues related to the 2016 Election Results. A full schedule of events is included below and on the Wesleyan Media Project website. No registration is required, however, seats may be limited so it is suggested you arrive early for any…

WSA Voter Accessibility Report

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  Students from the WSA, as well as staff members from the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, worked together to help register about 300 Wesleyan students to vote in the 2016 election. Check out the summary for a full report!