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Civic Engagement Minor’s Senior Spotlights

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…

2021 JCCP Student Innovation Fund Grantees Announced

2021 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 spring grantees of the JCCP Student Innovation Fund. Students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative…

Fall 2021 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! or Service-Learning! CSPL 115 Diffusion of Innovation (FYS) Sarah Ryan This course will survey the broad field of “Diffusion…

2021 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

seed grant finals

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center.  Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists who submitted written…

A Day in the Life of an OCS Student Coordinator 2020-2021

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large. The JCCP is home to the Office for Community…

2021 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 4/2 12-1PM EDT)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 PCSE Seed Grants. Finalists will pitch in a virtual public event on Friday, April 2, at noon Eastern Time (RSVP required).  These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program, or…

Monthly Updates From the Patricelli Center: An Archive

Each month, I send an email to a group of Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship alumni leaders. I have decided to archive all those emails here for anyone who wants to see them. If you’d like to be on my email list too, just send me a note and I’ll be glad to add you! …

Civic Engagement at Wesleyan Webinar Recording

Image says Civic Engagement at Wes. Rhea Drozdenko and Diana Martinez. JCCP Staff. Illustrations of multi-colored raised hands.

 Learn about different ways to get involved at Wesleyan from volunteer opportunities to service-learning courses and more in this webinar led by Jewett Center for Community Partnerships staff Diana Martinez and Rhea Drozdenko.

Forklift Danceworks is looking for interns

Forklift Danceworks is looking for interns! Forklift is a community-based performance company in Austin, Texas. Forklift is developing a collaborative performance with Wesleyan Physical Plant and Custodial Operations planned for October 2021. The production highlights the invisible choreography of work that keeps campus running.   Summer 2021 interns will support production planning for the Wesleyan performance, with…