Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is the Coordinator of Community Participation.

Cardinal Community Commitment in the time of COVID-19

We are amazed to see the Wesleyan community stepping up to support each other and their home communities during this turbulent and uncertain time. Whether you support a mutual aid network, phonebank for a presidential campaign, or tutor students remotely, the Cardinal Community Commitment continues to reflect the University’s collective approach to civic engagement, as…

Voting in CT by Absentee Ballot

Update as of March 19: The CT Presidential Primary has been postponed until June 2nd.  The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships wants to encourage you to seek ways to remain civically engaged even while taking precautions like social distancing. One good option is to make sure your vote is counted in the Primary Election. If…

Suspension of Civic Engagement Programs

Update from Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships:  As you know, the containment of COVID-19 has become a top priority for institutions across the country in recent days.  In our effort to mitigate the spread of the virus, the university will move to distance learning instruction for the rest of the semester.  All on…

Forever In My Heart Foundation seeks Interns

Forever In My Heart Foundation seeks interns to support their work. See their job posting below. Our mission is to “make an impact in the lives of homeless dogs in animal shelters and improve lives of disabled United States Veterans in community.” All of our dogs come from rescue.  We are the only organization that…

Roots & Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging- 2020 Season

Tune into WESU 88.1FM Middletown Mondays starting Feb. 24, 2020, 1:30-2pm for Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging. Roots and Routes: Conversations on Displacement and Belonging is a radio show bringing stories of exile, homeland, and belonging from all over the world, from Taiwan to Turkey, from Bosnia to Bangladesh. The show is…

Song From the Uproar, a Student-Run Opera

Lisa Stein ’21 and her production team of undergraduate and graduate students have a goal to make opera more accessible and relatable to Wesleyan students and Middletown residents, especially local teenagers. Song from the Uproar was written in 2012 by Missy Mazzoli and Voyce Vavrek and shares the true story of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904). After…

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival with Kai Weiss Nationalist ideas are on the rise again in today’s world. President Donald Trump called himself a “nationalist,” and prominent thinkers around the West, from TV host Tucker Carlson to intellectuals like Yoram Hazony, have embraced the idea of the importance…

E2020 Reception: Student Reflections on Winter Session Experiences

The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. The first stage of E2020 made available course credit and funding for students who wish to engage in voter registration efforts, issue advocacy, or political campaigns at the local, state or national level.…

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 101 for Wesleyan Tutors + Mentors

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 101 : an event for Wesleyan students who are involved in community service that works with young people through tutoring or mentoring   Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others,…

CPE hiring Research Assistants

Research Assistant, Center for Prison Education Deadline: February 7, 2020   Department: Center for Prison Education/Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Department location:  Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Allbritton Hall 3rd Floor Duties and responsibilities: Support CPE students’ academic work through the fulfillment of research requests, which include: (a) critical course assistance (b) class-related research and,…