Faculty & Staff

Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Independent Media and the Power of Community Radio

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui will give a talk on “Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Independent Media and the Power of Community Radio.” J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is Professor of American Studies and an affiliate faculty member in Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses related to Indigenous sovereignty, settler colonial studies, anarchist history and activism, and critical…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2018-2019

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

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…

Mentor In-Residence Welcome Reception

Please join us as we welcome Laura McCargar, the JCCP’s inaugural Mentor In-Residence!  Learn more about the Mentor In-Residence program and Laura McCargar during a Welcoming Reception on Thursday, November 15th from 12:00-1:15 pm in Allbritton #304. Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP no later than Monday November 12th by contacting swadlow@wesleyan.edu.   Laura McCargar…

Meet Laura McCargar, the Mentor In-Residence

Laura McCargar is the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships’ inaugural Mentor in Residence. Recently, our staff sat down with Laura to learn more about her background and work.  Here are highlights from our interview:   What work are you currently engaged in?  Please tell us a bit about your background. What set you on this…

2018/2019 Mentor In-Residence Program

The Mentor In-Residence Program supports the civic preparedness of Wesleyan students in collaboration with community partners committed to the pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world. Mentors-in-residence are nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, and/or public figures whose experiences bridge the gap between theory and practice.…

Rhea Drozdenko hired as Coordinator of Community Participation

In September, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) hired Rhea Drozdenko, to serve as its first Coordinator of Community Participation.  The newly created position, will oversee the center’s effort to deepen and broaden K-12 student access to the wide range of resources available at Wesleyan University. This focus reflects a key priority of the…

Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…

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…

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…