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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…

Volunteer Opportunity // AmeriCorps VISTA positions in Higher Ed

Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC) is looking to fill 11 VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) positions by May 30, 2013! CTCC VISTAs work in community engagement or service learning offices on college campuses throughout Connecticut. Member’s duties include, recruitment of student volunteers, organizing community outreach programs, assisting faculty, and much more. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive…

Green the Outside of Green Street

Now that it is bright and beautiful outside (or at least for the time being), it’s time to do some outdoor greening. This just in from Green Street: “Hi all, In case you are looking for some service hours while schools are on break next week, the Green Street Arts Center is sprucing up their…

Volunteer Opportunity: Humanity Festival, April 13th, on Foss Hill.

The Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and social divisions within a community. The Wesleyan Humanity Festival will take place on April 13th, 2013 on the bottom of Foss hill and intends to bring all members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community together through music, art, and spoken word. The festival will encourage dialogue about—and…

Volunteer Opportunity: CT Draft Horse Rescue

Interested in volunteering with animals? From Beth Bolduc at the CT Draft Horse Rescue: “Because we are volunteer-run we are always looking for people who love horses or are interested in learning more about them to fill shifts of the horses care.  People can go to the website www.ctdraftrescue.com to fill out an application to volunteer.  They…

Green Street Accepting Proposals for Innovative Courses

In the interest of expanding the curriculum offered to students in our After School programming, we are currently seeking  proposals for innovative and invigorating arts, science, math, and interdisciplinary courses at the Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT (which is also now home to PIMMS,  the Project to  Increase the Mastery of Mathematics…

Giving, Thanks.

In the past couple of weeks, OCS has taken the spirit of Thanksgiving and infused it into campus culture. Here is a little look at some of the projects our staff and students have  helped to organize in this time: 1. Filling Thanksgiving baskets for Amazing Grace at Fellowship Church of Middletown. A big shout…

2012 United Way Day of Caring

Yesterday was our rain date for the United Way Day of Caring, an event that gives citizens the chance to work together on community projects throughout the country. For our projects we drove to Farm Hill Elementary and split into two groups: one to work inside with the kindergartners, and one to paint a map…

We Made an Internet Friend!

That sounds strange…but it’s true–engage. is partnering with Wesward.org to bring Wesleyan students an all-new level of civic engagement on campus and beyond. We just did a post there today so you can check that out here!

Social Media —> Engaging the Digital Age

  This past weekend–while I was driving up Route 3–I tuned to one of those standard “lite radio” stations, only to find that the disc jockey was playing a special “On this day in 2006” program. Always a sucker for nostalgia, I left it on. The songs were a bit of a blast from the…