Service-Learning

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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…

The Effects of Eviction on People in Middlesex County

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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…

Service in Student Forums

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The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life supports the integration of academic study and civic engagement through service-learning courses, the nonprofit board residency program, the collaborative cluster, academic fellowships, and the engaged scholarship of faculty. But this work is happening outside of Allbritton, too! For this post, I collected stories from a few…

Enrichment Grant Report: Carlos Eguiluz Rosas

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Carlos Eguiluz Rosas was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, he participated in an inter-faith service trip over spring break. You can read Carlos’ reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit thePCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. From March 14th to March…