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. 

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

Meet Shirley Sullivan ’21, the new CPE Fellow

Meet Shirley Sullivan ’21, the new CPE Fellow

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is excited to announce that Shirley Sullivan ‘21 has joined the Center for Prison Education team as the CPE Fellow.  Shirley joined CPE upon graduating from Wesleyan University in 2021, where she majored in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Education Studies. In the summer before her sophomore…
JCCP Volunteer Training

JCCP Volunteer Training

This training series is required to work or volunteer for the JCCP and our student groups. Learn more about civic engagement at Wes and in Middletown, hear from community partners, meet other civically engaged students, and get connected to our student groups. JCCP Mixer Friday, 9/17, 5:00-6:30 pm Exley Patio on the Lawn Ave. side…
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