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.

Engaged University Blog

Map the System 2022: Student Experiences

Map the System 2022: Student Experiences

Map the System 2022: Aaron Leong’25 and Andrean Alogon’23 Aaron Leong When I was growing up in Malaysia, I would often travel to the city from my home in the suburbs during the weekends. When we passed by construction sites where migrant workers toiled under the scorching sun, people around me would make disparaging remarks,…
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