Engagement Opportunities

With the launch of the E2020 Initiative we will provide pathways for student skill and leadership development via direct participation in civic life.  In the coming weeks, we will announce a menu of programs aligned with E2020.The first stage of E2020, however, will make available course credit and funding for students who wish to engage in voter registration efforts, issue advocacy, or political campaigns at the local, state or national level.

CSPL 494

Participants will enroll in CSPL494 through pre-registration for the semester of the break (Fall and Spring) or following the break (Winter and Summer).  This quarter credit course will include orientation, structured reflection, and a final paper.

Funding Support

Participants can apply to the E2020 Fund for transportation and living expenses. Applications will be assessed based on the degree to which they address the educational value inherent in civic engagement on contentious matters, as well as according to the reasonableness of proposed budgets. Applications will not be evaluated on the political nature of specific causes, which are chosen and pursued wholly according to the interests of individual participants.

  • Applications for Winter Break support are due Friday December 13, 2019.
    • Students can expect to hear back from the team by Tuesday December 17, 2019.
  • Applications for Spring Break support are due Friday February 7, 2020.
  • Applications for Summer Session support are due Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • Applications for Fall Break support are due September 25, 2020.

Opportunities

E2020 Summer Session Funding Support Application Now Open

E2020 Summer Session Funding Support Application Now Open

Applications are now open for E2020 Summer Session funding support. See below for more information on E2020 and how to apply:  Wesleyan Engage 2020 The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of…
Civic Engagement Certificate Spring 2020 Info Session + Lunch

Civic Engagement Certificate Spring 2020 Info Session + Lunch

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…
2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform

2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform

Join local organizers for a panel discussion on 2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform. The discussion will be moderated by Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Panelists Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at the Katal Center for Healthy, Equity, and Justice Rev. Maurice Winley, Executive Director of Living Redemption…
E2020 Reception: Student Reflections on Winter Session Experiences

E2020 Reception: Student Reflections on Winter Session Experiences

The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. The first stage of E2020 made available course credit and funding for students who wish to engage in voter registration efforts, issue advocacy, or political campaigns at the local, state or national level.…
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