Service-Learning

Spring Semester classes offered by the Patricelli Center

This spring, the Patricelli Center will offer two half-semester courses. The first is focused on understanding complex social and environmental problems, and the second is focused on developing a toolkit for tackling those problems.  These classes are open to students from all class years and majors. For more information, see below or contact the PCSE…

Spring 2020 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Civic Engagement Certificate, or Service Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning…

Civic Engagement Certificate Lunch – Fall 2019

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

Cardinal Community Commitment – Upcoming Events

To date, close to 200 Wesleyan students have signed off on the Cardinal Community Commitment – a set of values which reflects the university’s collective approach to civic engagement, as well as our commitment to working in partnership and learning from our experiences. The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is keeping that momentum going by…

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…

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…

Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging

Tune into WESU 88.1FM Middletown every other Wednesday starting Feb. 20, 6pm for Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging is a radio show bringing stories of exile, homeland, and belonging from all over the world, from Jordan to Connecticut, from the UK to Uganda. The…

Fall 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! Following are courses that currently have seats available for Fall 2018. You can see all CSPL courses here. And, if…

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…