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. Our work in the Middletown community and beyond is organized around three areas of focus: Sustainability and Environmental Justice, Education and Youth Development, and Reimagining Justice. 

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WESU-FM

Providing coverage of local affairs, opportunities for social and political engagement, and an eclectic mix of commercial-free music from the community and around the globe.

Center for Prison Education

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

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2020/2021 Year in Review

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2020/2021 Year in Review

A MESSAGE FROM THE PATRICELLI CENTER DIRECTOR Each June, after the buzz of spring semester subsides and the relative quiet of summer on campus begins, I sit down to reflect on the past year and plan for the next one. This time, my head is spinning as I attempt to process what just happened and…
PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Newark Water Association

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

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…
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