2022/2023 JCCP Student Innovation Fund

During the 2021/2022 academic year, over 400 Wesleyan students engaged in programs sponsored by the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP). Students have worked on behalf of educational programs, programs addressing hunger and homelessness, among others. All student efforts are representative of our commitment to co-creating mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world.

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships continues to support this work while encouraging student innovation in an effort to deepen our contribution to the greater Middletown community.  

Students will be awarded up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that support at least one of the following categories in the greater Middletown community:

Sustainability and Environmental Justice 

  • We invite applications that promote inclusive and equitable environmental sustainability, building a resilient community. 

Education and Youth Development

  • We invite applications that support local K-12 students through programming, resources, or supporting existing partnerships. 

Reimagining Justice

  • We invite applications that support the intellectual development and community building interests of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons and their family members.

Need some ideas? Check out last year’s Innovation Fund Reports

The Details:

  1. Fill out an application, indicating the category of support you are applying for. Please include a detailed budget. 
  2. Funding can be used for supplies, transportation, and logistical support. Funds cannot be used for paying other students or community members. 
  3. Applications will be reviewed by JCCP staff, Wesleyan’s Engagement Council, and the Allbritton Community Advisory Board. 
  4. All grantees are required to read the Allbritton Center Guidelines for Community Engagement and the Cardinal Community Commitment, and will be invited to related trainings. 
  5. Implement your innovation in Spring or Summer 2022. JCCP staff will support your work through brainstorming, connecting you to community partners, or advertising through ENGAGE channels. 
  6. All grantees will be expected to submit a public report for the ENGAGE blog, which should include photos or other media about your project experience, learning, and results. In addition, please be prepared to be called on to participate at civic engagement panels, Allbritton Center Advisory Board meetings, and/or other Jewett Center events.

Have questions or would like to brainstorm remote engagement ideas? Contact us at engage@wesleyan.edu



Apply here: https://forms.gle/R2eNM1mWZy1QJRbm9  

Or set up a meeting with Diana Martinez (dmmartinez@wesleyan.edu