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

From the Diploma to the Ballot Initiative

Learn about our non-partisan voter registration initiative to get more young people registered and connected to the political process!At the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, our mission is to cultivate a dynamic community committed to the exploration, understanding, and advancement of public life. We embrace civic engagement as a core value, striving…

Seeking Nominations for the Morgenstern-Clarren Awards for Social Justice and Employee Recognition!

Nominations for the Morgenstern-Clarren Awards for Social Justice and Employee Recognition! The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ‘03 Social Justice Award and the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award were created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action…
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