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

JCCP Youth Safety Policy

JCCP Best Practices for Youth Safety  The majority of our JCCP student groups work with young people, so we ask that all JCCP student employees and volunteers read through our Best Practices for Youth Safety before beginning their civic engagement.  Privacy and Safety Protocols to keep children safe  If working with a child in person…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Long Lane Farm

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.  Since its founding in 2003, Long Lane Farm has worked towards a model of food sovereignty, in which all people not only have access to affordable, healthy meals, but also have…
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