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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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.

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CSPL 120 Quarter Credit Course

CSPL 120 Quarter Credit Course

The staff at the Jewett and Allbritton Centers are excited about continuing CSPL 120 (Civic Engagement Practice)!   Since the University’s reaffirmation of its commitment to engaging the broader public around some of society’s most critical issues in the 2018 Civic Action Plan, we have offered more programming and opportunities designed to help build student capacity…
2/18 Growing Power

2/18 Growing Power

What is Growing Power and how does it relate to the JCCP’s Reimagining Justice Initiative?  The Jewett Center is invested in using the resources at our disposal to support organizations working toward justice. Re-Imagining Justice (one of the Center’s 3 focus areas) has supported groups that advocate for decarceration, criminal justice reform, alternatives to incarceration,…
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