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Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2018-2019

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

Wesleyan students take home social enterprise prizes in the CT Business Plan Competition

On April 26, 2019, seven Wesleyan students competed in the semi-annual CT Business Plan Competition hosted by The Entrepreneurship Foundation at Gateway College in New Haven. The event was sponsored by CTNext’s Higher Education Initiative and numerous other partners. In total, more than 250 students, faculty, investors, and entrepreneurs participated. Sixty-two students teams from 15…

Princeton Review Names Wesleyan #1 Impact School

The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan University as its #1 Impact School for 2019. “These 25 schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement. We also took into account PayScale.com’s percentage of alumni from each school that…

Exploring College Pathways

Exploring College Pathways A Program Sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships The Exploring College Pathways Program is a program designed to help high school juniors explore their interests in college. Wesleyan University stakeholders and community partners support the work of high school teachers and administrators as they bolster student knowledge of and preparation…

Wesleyan’s Sustainability Action Plan Progress Report Features Impact on Local Community

Wesleyan’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP), developed in 2016, is a five-year plan that reflects Wesleyan’s commitment to a sustainable future. Written with input from more than 130 students, faculty, and staff, the plan establishes goals, objectives, strategies, timelines, metrics, and responsible parties in topic areas. In November, Wesleyan’s Sustainability Office released its first Sustainability Action Plan…

Rhea Drozdenko hired as Coordinator of Community Participation

In September, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) hired Rhea Drozdenko, to serve as its first Coordinator of Community Participation.  The newly created position, will oversee the center’s effort to deepen and broaden K-12 student access to the wide range of resources available at Wesleyan University. This focus reflects a key priority of the…

2018 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

 Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Student Political Engagement Fund The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships wants to support your political campaign work over Fall Break! We will be awarding grants to students (up to $500 each) helping political campaigns locally or in their home communities between October 19th and October 24th. The Jewett Center has…

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…