2019 JCCP Student Innovation Fund

2019 JCCP Student Innovation Fund During the 2018-2019 academic year, nearly 400 Wesleyan students engaged in programs sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP). Students have worked on behalf of educational programs, programs addressing hunger and homelessness, among others. All student efforts are representative of our commitment to co-creating mutually respectful partnerships in…

The ENGAGE Recommended Reading List

Winter break is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book related to civic engagement and social impact. Here is a list of great books recommended by the Allbritton Center staff and faculty.       Kristen Inglis, Academic Manager, Center for Prison Education College in Prison by Daniel Korpowitz, chronicles how, since…

Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Event

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to make a budget being a home owner? Habitat for Humanity is hosting an event to discuss and promote affordable housing in the greater Middletown area.  The director of Habitat will be speaking as well as the recipient of the most recent local project that Wesleyan’s Habitat group has…

Student Innovation Showcase Events

In December, students from Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center Fellowship and Startup Incubator courses will present their work in two pitch-style events. Both are free and open to the public.   Patricelli Center Fellowship mid-year showcase Tuesday, December 4 10:20-11:40 a.m. Room 108, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT RSVP to yfchen@wesleyan.edu The Patricelli Center…

5 Wesleyan Students Attend Clinton Global Initiative University in Chicago, IL

During Fall Break, Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Makaela Kingsley, Anthony Price ’20, Ferdinand Quayson ’20, Frederick Corpuz ’20, Katie Shewfelt ’20 and Momi Afelin ’19 traveled to Chicago, IL for a weekend of networking and inspiration in the social impact and entrepreneurship fields.   Their first event was a Wesleyan lunch…

Political Engagement Fund Report: Virginia Sciolino ’21

Austin Pope and Virginia Sciolino

In September 2018, the JCCP launched the Student Political Engagement Fund to support students to do political campaign work over Fall Break. Grantees were given up to $500 to do work locally, in their home communities, or beyond. Read other reflections here, and visit the JCCP website to learn more about our other programs.  …