20 Years of Service Learning at Wesleyan

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. Learn more about Service Learning at Wesleyan, and about some of the faculty members, students, and community partners who have been involved over the past 20 years. Click on a pin to learn more about a site or the…

Commission on Equity and Opportunity Town Hall Meeting

​The Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) was created through SSPA 16-3 with the mandate to focus its efforts on the quality of life for members of the African-American, Asian Pacific American and the Latino and Puerto Rican populations in the state of Connecticut. Through best practices models and partnerships with local, state and national…

Anthony Price ’20: Here’s Why I Created a Nonprofit at 19

Guest post from Allbritton Fellow and Patricelli Center Fellow Anthony Price ’20: Most people my age are wrapping up their second year of college, struggling with finals, preparing for what the summer offers. Perhaps sleeping in until 10, going out to brunch with friends who you haven’t seen since winter break, or starting the internship…

Van Drivers needed for Fall 2018!

Hiring: Van Drivers (Fall 2018) For the Office of Community Service —Non-Work Study Eligible— The Office of Community Service coordinates student volunteer opportunities with many partner organizations and projects. Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities. The driver will need to: Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle…

Work for Social Justice with Julia’s Star

Do you care about social justice? Are you interested in radical education and working with children? Do you want to help ensure the continuation of an important campus organization? Help run Julia’s Star next year! Julia’s Star is a group of students who use a children’s book written by a (now deceased) Wes alumna to teach…

A Day in the Life of an OCS Student Coordinator

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…

Volunteer to Paint the Salvation Army!

The Salvation Army in Middletown has served the Middletown community for 120 years. It provides direct social services, including bread/cake distribution and holiday baskets for families and toys for children at Christmas. Now they need our help with painting their building! Volunteers are needed on May 4th to paint two outside walls and four doors.…

Middletown Green Community Center Meeting

From Jeff Hush ’84: We have our first Wesleyan/MGCC event at Wesleyan University next Friday April 27 from 6pm to 8pm.  It is at 301 High Street, at the rear of the Davison Art Center, in the Digital Design Studio.  Prof. Chris Chenier, one of MGCC’s Board members, is the creator of this digital studio, and he…

Middletown Area Transit (MAT) Budget Cuts Demonstration

From Jacob Beilenson ’19: Today I received news from a Middlesex College Student named Gary Lambert that there is going to be a demonstration against imminent budget cuts to Middletown Area Transit (MAT) this Wednesday, April 25th at the MAT bus terminal on 340 Main St. The demonstration is starting at 4:30 PM. At 5, demonstrators will…

Wesleyan Resource Center : Conversation with Cliff

From Jaylen Berry ’18: This event has been created for Wesleyan Black/brown students to meet man of color, and new Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Director Clifton Watson as well as, to create discussion about SOC experiences at Wesleyan. This event will serve as a way to get conversation going about community building within the…