Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is the Coordinator of Community Participation.

Theory to Practice: Service-Learning Projects 2018/2019

During the 2018/2019 school year, 206 Wesleyan students enrolled in 17 service-learning courses. These courses take an experiential approach to education, helping students test their understanding of theoretical approaches in real-life settings. Students in service-learning courses often present the results of their project work or research results to a wider audience – to members of…

Summer Fun for Kids at Wesleyan

Summer at Wesleyan is a great time to explore campus and attend exciting events for both kids and adults. Check out these kid-friendly opportunities going on during summer 2019:   Summer Adventures at Wesleyan RJ Julia The bookstore is hosting a number of events for kids of all ages throughout the summer. Attend a Choose-Your-Own…

Films on Foss – Summer 2019

Films on Foss is an outdoor movie series created by the Middletown Mayoral Youth Cabinet. They’ve worked in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University to create a youth-led community event that brings together people of all ages. These events are FREE and open to the public, located on Foss Hill just off…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Downstream Podcasting

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. Downstream Podcasting run by Alli Fam ’19 was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2019. Since receiving the Seed…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Dharma Gates

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. Dharma Gates run by Aaron Stryker ’19, Miles Bukiet ’11, Nicholas Antonellis ’17, was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since receiving funding from the PCSE…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Foster Care Support Project

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. Foster Care Support Project (FCSP), run by Luke Lezhanskyy ’20, Katerin Osorto ’20, Ruby Lu ’19, and Angela Duong ’21, was one of this year’s winners. This is their first…

Innovation Fund Report: Moving Conversations/Making Community

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the…

Innovation Fund Report: Wesleyan Book Buds

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the…

Girls in Science – High School Program Assistant

Girls in Science – High School Program Assistant Program Summary Girls in Science (GIS) provides opportunities for girls and young women to explore their interests in science and develop critical skills to be used in their scientific pursuits and beyond. The program features a 1-week summer camp which fosters inquiries in science via experiments, interactive…