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

WESU-FM

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

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Outspoken

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Outspoken

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Outspoken is an online interactive communication and skill-building program preparing women with essential skills to enter the workforce. Founders Akansha Singh ’23 and team are building a platform to enhance foundational…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Nebula

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture.  Nebula is an educational platform for creators and entrepreneurs. Founders Kya Lloyd ’22 and Jahmir Duran-Abreu ’20 are providing resources to empower creators to make profit and take charge in their…
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