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.

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    Get Involved

    Volunteer and work-study opportunities for Wesleyan students.

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    Supporting the development of service-learning courses and the translation of theory to practice. 

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    K-12 Programming

    Educational and cultural enrichment programs for Middletown K-12 students.

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

JCCP End of Year Open House celebrates community collaboration

JCCP End of Year Open House celebrates community collaboration

On May 7th, over 80 people visited the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships for its End of Year Open House. Visitors included Wesleyan faculty and staff, and students, as well as community partners from the greater Middletown community, Hartford, New Haven, and even New Jersey! The event included a reception and short presentations from the JCCP’s…
2018/2019 Patricelli Center Fellows Reflect on Learnings

2018/2019 Patricelli Center Fellows Reflect on Learnings

On May 7, twelve Patricelli Center Fellows gave their final presentations to an audience of peers, former Fellows, Wesleyan faculty and staff, and community members. The Patricelli Center Fellowship is a year-long, project-based, cohort-style learning opportunity for students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and social change. Some Fellows designed their own venture, while others seek pathways…
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