2021-2022 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund

2021-2022 JCCP Student Political Engagement Fund Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere. Last year, during an unprecedented moment in American history, we joined forces with colleges and universities across the U.S. to reaffirm our collective responsibility to encourage student leadership development, engagement in electoral politics, and collaboration with…

Approaching Cradle to Career Outcomes through Collective Impact

This Community Impact Residency Speaker Series event will feature staff members from Norwalk ACTS. Jennifer Barahona and Jesse Buccolo will talk about the collective impact model, share insights to their work in Norwalk, and offer ideas for implementing the collective impact model in other communities. Members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities are invited…

Introducing the New Jewett Center Intern!

Hello! My name is Alec Black (he/him/his) and I’m excited to be starting as your new Communications Intern for the JCCP! I’m a current junior double majoring in Government and Studio Art and outside of classes you can usually find me on Foss or DTD tossing with Throw Culture (Wesleyan University’s only all-gender ultimate frisbee…

Introducing the new Patricelli Center Intern, Itzel Valdez ’23

Itzel Valdez '23

Itzel Valdez ’23 is this year’s Intern for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. She will support PCSE classes, grants, and other programs, and will provide peer mentorship to fellow student entrepreneurs and changemakers. Welcome, Itzel! Q: Tell us about yourself.  Hello! My name is Itzel Valdez, and I am a junior at Wesleyan University.…

Meet Shirley Sullivan ’21, the new CPE Fellow

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is excited to announce that Shirley Sullivan ‘21 has joined the Center for Prison Education team as the CPE Fellow.  Shirley joined CPE upon graduating from Wesleyan University in 2021, where she majored in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Education Studies. In the summer before her sophomore…

JCCP Volunteer Training

This training series is required to work or volunteer for the JCCP and our student groups. Learn more about civic engagement at Wes and in Middletown, hear from community partners, meet other civically engaged students, and get connected to our student groups. JCCP Mixer Friday, 9/17, 5:00-6:30 pm Exley Patio on the Lawn Ave. side…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2020-2021

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, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship,  Service Learning, and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Newark Water Association

Newark Water Association logo

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. Newark Water Association — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Vin Henrich ’23 — was one of this year’s winners. Below is the first of Newark Water Association’s three reports. My name is…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Infinitely

Screenshot of the Infinitely website

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 was one of this year’s winners. Infinitely is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to take down the world of fast fashion. Founders Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23…