Wesleyan Stands with Ukraine Rally

You read about Ukraine, listen about Ukraine, talk about Ukraine, but do you stand with Ukraine?  Bring Ukrainian flags and anything Ukraine-related, hear personal accounts of what is happening, and learn more about how you can help. Want to say no to war? Join us on Friday at 4.30 pm in front of Usdan and…

2022 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center.  Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists who submitted written…

Spring JCCP Group Fair

Are you looking for ways to engage with the Middletown community and/or a work-study position? Come by, speak with representatives from community service groups and see how you can get involved! Wesleyan University’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is committed to engaging and learning with others to build and strengthen our shared community by providing…

Wes Rides Free with WesPass!

The new Wesleyan WesPass provides free rides on all Middletown Area Transit (MAT) and 9-Town Transit buses, simply by showing your Wesleyan ID card.  Middletown Area Transit connects distant parts of Middletown, providing affordable access to grocery, shopping, and medical destinations.  MAT buses also connect to recreational and shopping opportunities in neighboring towns, and to…

Livestream Conversations with Ukraine

All are invited to meet in-person and on Zoom for this Friday’s international livestream conversation, focusing on the eastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine. Panelists include: Mayor of Dnipro Boris Filatov Pavel Khazan, Environmentalist and Officer in Ukrainian Armed Forces Nataliya Chernyshova, Dnipro City Council Juliya Dmytrova, Director of TAPS/Ukraine Bonnie Carroll; Founder and President of…

Critically Conscious Youth Development

Critical Consciousness is the ability to recognize and analyze systems of inequality and develop a critical lens to navigate and challenge these systems. This is a core component of the way youth organizing is approached yet it is a core competency missing in many youth development programs. Developing a Critical Consciousness lens is a long-term…

Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities 02/15

New this week: On campus: The Sustainability Office is looking for a Summer Assistant to join our team for Summer 2022. This is a great introduction to the Sustainability Office and a chance to work on everything from strategic planning to marketing, to Waste Not. Applications are due Marc Off campus: Dismas House of Massachusetts,…

2022 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/25 12-1PM EST)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 PCSE Seed Grants. Finalists will pitch in a public event via Zoom on Friday, February 25, at noon Eastern Time. [RSVP here] These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program,…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Infinitely

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.  Infinitely is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to take down the world of fast fashion. Founders Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23 create high-quality versatile pieces so their customers can…

JCCP Youth Safety Policy

JCCP Best Practices for Youth Safety  The majority of our JCCP student groups work with young people, so we ask that all JCCP student employees and volunteers read through our Best Practices for Youth Safety before beginning their civic engagement.  Privacy and Safety Protocols to keep children safe  If working with a child in person…