Working Together to Build a Brighter Future

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) is the home of community engagement at Wesleyan University. Guided by the principles of mutual respect and collective responsibility, the JCCP focuses on developing and maintaining local partnerships with schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the community at large through the Office of Community Service and Volunteerism, the Center for Prison Education, and WESU 88.1FM.

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Transforming lives by extending the Wesleyan community and its resources into Connecticut’s prisons. Offering Wesleyan courses for college credit, taught by Wesleyan faculty, to incarcerated individuals.

Engaged University Blog

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela
Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela
Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela A Conversation with Professor Antonio Machado Allison Venezuela is in crisis.  President Nicolás Maduro has clashed with the constitutional democracy of Venezuela. The country is in financial collapse with hyper-inflation and critical shortages of basic food supplies.  The elected Legislative body has been overruled and made inconsequential by…
Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer
Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer
From Emily Goldman of Middlebury College: Middlebury College is piloting a new program called Jiran: The Arabic Community Action Summer (ACAS) from July 2-August 3, 2018 in New Britain, Connecticut. Jiran will be an intensive colloquial Arabic program in which students will study Levantine dialect while being paired with underserved Arabic-speaking refugee and immigrant families to support them with social services access…
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