Working Together to Build a Brighter Future

All students interested in community engagement during the 2020-2021 school year must read the Allbritton Center Guidelines for Community Engagement.

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. 

Flagship Programs


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

Innovation Fund Report: WESU Interviews

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…
Join our Team: Center for Prison Education Hiring a 2021-2022 Fellow

Join our Team: Center for Prison Education Hiring a 2021-2022 Fellow

Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education is hiring a Fellow for 2021-2022! This is a full-time, benefits eligible position, open to current and recent Wesleyan students. In this role, you will: -Work closely with CPE faculty and staff to coordinate course execution -Work closely with CPE students to provide academic and administrative support -Engage Wesleyan volunteers…
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