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From Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12 wants to engage you:

Have you heard of the new ENGAGE newsletter? The ENGAGE newsletter culls ENGAGE blog posts into an easily digestible weekly email.

Currently the ENGAGE blog offers up a daily selection of links that pertain to civic engagement. For those who may be unfamiliar with civic engagement, we like to casually define it as positively interacting with and changing your community, whether it be close by or worldwide. At Wesleyan, two offices work primarily with civic engagement concepts: The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Office of Community Service, which operates under the Center for Community Partnerships.

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship works to improve the world and strengthen our commitment to pursuing active, on-the-ground involvement worldwide. The Office of Community Service, in a similar vein, fosters community building within the University and with the communities of Middletown and Middlesex County. Both offices work together to foster a sense of engagement on campus through workshops, a bevy of volunteer opportunities, talk series, conferences, and other projects. Student-created groups such as Shining Hope for Communities, which operates in Kibera, Kenya, the MINDS Foundation, which is based across India, and Possibilities Pakistan all engage our students with international grassroots causes. Since both offices contribute to the ENGAGE blog and newsletter, we urge those who are interested in their work and opportunities to subscribe!

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