Some Unsolicited Advice

As a recent graduate and twenty-something myself, it can get pretty tiring wading through the endless stream of advice. I’m sure that we are all tired of hearing about how millenials are doomed to lives of debt, unhappiness, and existential crises borne of our crippling narcissism. However, as frustrating as about 90% of the articles…

Middletown Happenings 07/29-08/4

Enjoy this much cooler weather by getting out in Middletown! Here is just a sampling of things going on in the Middletown community this week found through WesEvents, Arts2go.com, and the Buttonwood Tree! Tuesday 7:00p Tuesday Music at Klekolo World Coffee Check in every Tuesday beginning at 7 pm for live music. The line-up changes…

Ella Grasso Grant

Are you a woman with a cause? The deadline for the Ella Grasso grant has been extended to October 1st! Read below to find out more about this awesome opportunity: Launched in 2011, the Ella T. Grasso Leadership in Action Grant funds young women enrolled full-time at Connecticut colleges and universities to make a difference…

Conferences, conferences, conferences

There are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, startup weekends, and meetups focused on social entrepreneurship across the country and around the world. How do you decide which, if any, to attend? Unfortunately, there is no one right answer, but it is likely that if you find one that fits your schedule and budget, it will prove…

Job Opportunity: Blueprint Schools Network

For those who are interested in education, we were recently contacted with a great opportunity for recent grads: Position Title: Blueprint Fellowship 2013-2014 Blueprint Schools Network, Inc. (Blueprint) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping school districts close the achievement gap in their lowest-performing schools. Using a blueprint of comprehensive reform strategies, we partner with…

Job Opportunity: Green Street Arts Center

Any current students looking for a new job this semester? Check out this opportunity with Green Street: The Green Street Arts Center is currently seeking an on-site student coordinator for the AfterSchool program. Duties involve helping to recruit and to organize volunteers and work study students for the AfterSchool program. This position requires approximately 5-10…

Things to Do in Middletown 7/23-7/30: Karaoke, Movies, and More!

Enjoy this much cooler weather by getting out in MIddletown! Here is just a sampling of things going on in the Middletown community this week found through WesEvents, Arts2go.com, and the Buttonwood Tree! Tuesday 12:10p Wesleyan Center for the Arts: Souleymane Badolo: WATIDSOWBO–Come Dance With The World Choreographer Souleymane Badolo will demonstrate and discuss his creative…

AshokaU Offering Internships!

Not sure what you are doing this fall? Ashoka has both full-time and part-time internships available! Check out some of these great opportunities to develop professional skills! http://bit.ly/17nYzOn

Updates from Wes alums working with Maji Safi Group in Tanzania

We talk a lot on this blog about the work being done by Maji Safi Group, a disease prevention and health promotion project founded by Max Perel-Slater ’11 that empowers communities in rural Tanzania to fight waterborne and water-related diseases.  Maji Safi involves many students and alumni in its work (side note: we recently learned that…