PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Infinitely

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Infinitely is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to take down the world of fast fashion. Founders Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23 create high-quality versatile pieces so their customers can…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Long Lane Farm

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Since its founding in 2003, Long Lane Farm has worked towards a model of food sovereignty, in which all people not only have access to affordable, healthy meals, but also have…

Introducing Bryan Chong ’21, the new Civic Engagement Fellow!

Hello there! My name is Bryan Chong and I’m the new Civic Engagement Fellow with the Allbritton Center for the 2021-2022 school year. Over this year, you will find me all around Allbritton working with the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP), the Center for the Study of Public Life (CSPL), Service-Learning, the Patricelli Center…

Level Up Your Action

Level Up Your Action: Unlearning the harmful internalized characteristics of oppression and (un)learning how to listen Monday, October 18 7-8:30 PM Zoom: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/97275146823 Free and open to the public  This workshop seeks to engage with truths in a system that causes harm, while building a toolbox for gracious and proactive listening to self, community, and system…

2021-2022 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

2021-2022 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere. Last year, during an unprecedented moment in American history, we joined forces with colleges and universities across the U.S. to reaffirm our collective responsibility to encourage student leadership development, engagement in electoral politics, and collaboration with…

Approaching Cradle to Career Outcomes through Collective Impact

This Community Impact Residency Speaker Series event will feature staff members from Norwalk ACTS. Jennifer Barahona and Jesse Buccolo will talk about the collective impact model, share insights to their work in Norwalk, and offer ideas for implementing the collective impact model in other communities. Members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities are invited…

Introducing the New Jewett Center Intern!

Hello! My name is Alec Black (he/him/his) and I’m excited to be starting as your new Communications Intern for the JCCP! I’m a current junior double majoring in Government and Studio Art and outside of classes you can usually find me on Foss or DTD tossing with Throw Culture (Wesleyan University’s only all-gender ultimate frisbee…

Introducing the new Patricelli Center Intern, Itzel Valdez ’23

Itzel Valdez '23

Itzel Valdez ’23 is this year’s Intern for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. She will support PCSE classes, grants, and other programs, and will provide peer mentorship to fellow student entrepreneurs and changemakers. Welcome, Itzel! Q: Tell us about yourself.  Hello! My name is Itzel Valdez, and I am a junior at Wesleyan University.…

Meet Shirley Sullivan ’21, the new CPE Fellow

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is excited to announce that Shirley Sullivan ‘21 has joined the Center for Prison Education team as the CPE Fellow.  Shirley joined CPE upon graduating from Wesleyan University in 2021, where she majored in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Education Studies. In the summer before her sophomore…

JCCP Volunteer Training

This training series is required to work or volunteer for the JCCP and our student groups. Learn more about civic engagement at Wes and in Middletown, hear from community partners, meet other civically engaged students, and get connected to our student groups. JCCP Mixer Friday, 9/17, 5:00-6:30 pm Exley Patio on the Lawn Ave. side…