Green Street opened its doors in 2005 as the Green Street Arts Center, a collaboration between the City of Middletown, the North End Action Team, and Wesleyan University. The downtown location created a welcoming space for the Wesleyan community and the North End community to come together through culture and the arts and also provided community stabilization. In 2012, the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science joined the building. PIMMS was started by former Wesleyan Mathematics Professor, Dr. Robert A. Rosenbaum and has been providing high-quality professional development for math and science teachers around the state for 35 years.
In 2015, after 10 years of community engagement at Green Street, we changed our name to the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center (Green Street TLC), part of Wesleyan’s Center for Community Partnerships, to better capture all the work we do. We serve as a space for Wesleyan faculty and students to do meaningful work with the community and to continue our work with area children and local teachers in art, math, and science.