Office of Community Service

Office of Community Service Hiring Student Van Drivers for Spring 2020

Hiring: Van Drivers (Spring 2020) For the Office of Community Service —Non-Work Study Eligible— The Office of Community Service coordinates student volunteer opportunities with many partner organizations and projects. Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities. The driver will need to: Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle…

2020 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced

2020 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced! Wesleyan students aim to deepen their impact on campus and beyond… The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is pleased to announce the initial spring grantees of the JCCP Student Innovation Fund. Students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Foster Care Support Project

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Foster Care Support Project (FCSP), run by Luke Lezhanskyy ’20, Katerin Ortega Villanueva ’20, Faren Bartholemew ’21, Spencer Dean ’21, Elizabeth Bannan ’21, Angela Loyala ’21 and Camile Balicki ’22…

PREP Center Clothing Drive

The Pursuing Re-Entry and Employment Possibilities (PREP) Center is a program that operates out of the office of the North End Action Team, a community power building nonprofit on Main Street. The PREP Center is run by Wesleyan volunteers and is meant to provide career mentorship for formerly incarcerated Middletown residents, as well as fill…

Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry 

On Tuesday, November 19th, ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and Bon Appetit will be doing a Thanksgiving Lunch at Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown. Cooking: 10:00 am at Usdan Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 16 Stack St, Middletown, CT 06457 If you would like to volunteer, please arrive at Usdan at…

Wesleyan University Receives Gold Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Wesleyan University received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40% and 49%. A full list of seal awardees can be viewed here. “Wesleyan University is proud to receive this national recognition…

Cardinal Community Commitment

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in…

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…

Theory to Practice: Service-Learning Projects 2018/2019

During the 2018/2019 school year, 206 Wesleyan students enrolled in 17 service-learning courses. These courses take an experiential approach to education, helping students test their understanding of theoretical approaches in real-life settings. Students in service-learning courses often present the results of their project work or research results to a wider audience – to members of…