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Outside the Classroom: Civic Engagement and Extra-Curriculars

So now that you have been welcomed and maybe even met me, I decided to get started by talking about civic engagement in the form you are already probably most familiar with: through extracurriculars. I don’t think I could have fully appreciated the difference between high school and college before starting my first year at Wesleyan.…

FSD International // Grants, Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Looking for grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities? From the FSD website: “Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues.” You can hop on over to their site for a breakdown; so click here to find…

Jennifer Roach ’14 and Summer of Solutions on ioby.org

As a follow up to this May 15 job opportunities post, we wanted to share this WesChat email from Jennifer Roach ’14:   Hello Alumni! I am a Wesleyan junior, and three years ago I co-founded the Summer of Solutions Hartford, a youth leadership development and food justice nonprofit in Hartford. We run ten-week summer…

Internship and Volunteer Positions Abroad with Hatua Likoni

Two exciting volunteer positions from Wes Alum, Gabrielle Fondiller ’07, Director of Hatua Likoni. These are great opportunities for students looking to get experience abroad and connect with the powerful Wesleyan-NGO network. VOLUNTEER POSITION: Organization: Hatua Likoni Description of Organization: Hatua Likoni is a community based NGO working to reduce unemployment and poverty in Likoni, Kenya.…

Summer Job Opportunities // Urban Farming in Hartford

This just in: TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR WES STUDENTS! Summer Jobs in Urban Farming in Hartford! We’re hiring for two Green Fund-sponsored positions with Summer of Solutions Hartford! Summer of Solutions Hartford is a youth-led food justice non-profit in the South End of Hartford.  We run a 9-week summer program in which youth participants work to construct and run…

Volunteer Opportunity // Riverfront Boathouse

This just in from Samantha Cappelletti, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator at Riverfront Recapture, Inc.: The warmer weather means the Riverfront is coming alive again and we are excited to get the upcoming season started. For the past six months we have been working hard on an ambitious schedule of activities, events, and programs that offer something…

30th Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

On May 5th Wesleyan University students will participating in the Foodshare Walk Against Hunger for their first year. Every $30 provides an entire month’s worth of food for someone in need! So, we’re rallying once again in support of Foodshare and 300 community partners. Please join us on Sunday, May 5th for this incredible tradition. Andshow…

Student Entrepreneurs Wanted: ‘Organic Perspectives’

This just in from Anthony Kululu: “Since 2007, our nonprofit ‘Organic Perspectives’ has been helping rural smallholder farmers in Uganda’s deforested remote communities to restore their degraded croplands through agroforestry, fuel-switch to alternative household energy technologies and adopting organic gardening methods. At this point, our goal is to build our own source of internal funding…

Volunteer Opportunity // Shred!

Just in from Kim O’Rourke: Hi Everybody, We are still looking for a couple more volunteers for our Shred Event this Saturday from  9 – 11 am at the Water and Sewer Department in Middletown.  We need help directing cars and unloading boxes.  If you know of anyone interested – or high school students looking…