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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Engaged University Blog

Cardinal Kids: Session II Schedule 2019

Cardinal Kids: Session II Schedule 2019

This Spring, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships chose Cardinal Kids as a recipient of the 2019 Student Innovation Fund. Organized by George Perez ’20, Jessica Russell ’20, Jenny Chelmow ’19, and Katie Murray ’19, Cardinal Kids started off as a 2018 PCSE Seed Grant Winner, and are now partnering with Wesleyan RJ Julia to bring interactive programming to…
Transformative Youth Leadership: Voice, Power, and Community

Transformative Youth Leadership: Voice, Power, and Community

Transformative Youth Leadership: Voice, Power, and Community A Community Partner Workshop With Mentor-in-Residence, Laura McCargar This interactive workshop will introduce a framework for understanding youth-led social change, what distinguishes it from other approaches to working with youth, and its unique impact on youth and communities.  All are invited, especially community partners working in youth leadership.  Laura…
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