Service-Learning

Films on Foss – Summer 2017

The Mayoral Youth Cabinet, in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University, are bringing back the wildly successful movie series, Films on Foss. These events are FREE & open to the public, and allow multiple generations to come together and build community. The films are show on campus at Foss Hill, just off Wyllys Ave…

Conversations Continue

It’s been a busy two weeks for the Civic Action Plan process. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting with the WSA leadership team and general assembly, Senior Administrative Staff, Library Staff, the Rotary Club, and the Registrar’s Office. To date, we’ve met with 7 different groups and over 100 people. We have 2 more…

Fall 2017 Service-Learning Courses

Interested in taking a Service-Learning course next year? These courses will be offered in Fall 2017, and more are available in the spring. Contact the individual professors or Peggy Carey Best, Director for Service Learning, with any questions.  — Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy (ASTR 430)Cross-listed with the Civic Engagement Certificate and the Study of Education…

Reflections – Alex Garcia ’17

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…

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…

Spring 2017 Service-Learning Courses

Working on your pre-reg list? Want the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom through meaningful community service, in addition to guided instruction with peers in the classroom? Consider enrolling in a service-learning course! As a reminder, all service-learning courses may count towards the Civic Engagement Certificate. — Living in a Polluted World (ENVS 361)…

Teaching Music to Children in Local Schools (MUSC463)

Looking for that elusive fourth class to round out your schedule this year? Check out “Teaching Music to Children in Local Schools” (MUSC463), a service-learning course also cross-listed with the Civic Engagement Certificate and the Study of Education Certificate. Professor David Nelson, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Music Department, writes in: Music 463 (Teaching Music to…

Exploring Factors for High School Success in Middletown

Rob Rosenthal teaches a course called the Community Research Seminar, which incorporates theory and a large research project that supports a community initiative. Community partners, such as local nonprofits or agencies, submit proposals for research that would help them do their work more efficiently or effectively. This service-learning course is a unique opportunity to turn…