Cardinal Community Commitment

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in…

Wesleyan is Open to the Community

This is a guest post from President Michael Roth to members of the Middletown community and beyond: Dear Friends: As we approach the beginning of the new academic year, I thought I would share with you my excitement about recent developments (all good!) in the university’s involvement with Middletown. From the Wesleyan/RJ Julia Bookstore and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from YAF Kenya

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. YAF Kenya (formerly Accessible and Affordable Sanitation for Women) run by Sydney Ochieng ’22 and Ziyaan Virji (Aga Khan Academy Mombasa), was one of this year’s winners. This is their…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Foster Care Support Project

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. Foster Care Support Project (FCSP), run by Luke Lezhanskyy ’20, Katerin Osorto ’20, Ruby Lu ’19, and Angela Duong ’21, was one of this year’s winners. This is their second…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Dharma Gates

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. Dharma Gates run by Aaron Stryker ’19, Miles Bukiet ’11, Nicholas Antonellis ’17, was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving funding from the PCSE…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Downstream Podcasting

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. Downstream Podcasting run by Alli Fam ’19 was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2019.You can read their first…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor In-Residence Program: Introducing Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) 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…

Thoughts on Girls in Science from Wesleyan Student Assistants

This August, Wesleyan University held Girls in Science Summer Camp, a one-week experiential learning camp for 4th-6th graders. Girls in Science employs an intergenerational mentoring model. The program’s staff is comprised of women Wesleyan University faculty members from the chemistry, engineering, and biology departments, Wesleyan student assistants, and aspiring high school scientists – who all…

Volunteers needed for New Horizons Domestic Violence Services

New Horizons Domestic Violence Services works to end the cycle of abuse and break the silence of domestic violence. Through victim defined advocacy and a trauma informed approach, our advocates strive to provide services to victims of abuse tailored around each individual’s unique situation. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect…