There are so many groups at Wesleyan working with children that it can be hard to choose just one. Aspiring tutors sometimes join the first program they hear about rather than selecting an organization based on the target age group, time commitment, academic subject, and program structure. To help you pick the group that’s right for you, the Office of Community Service is hosting an information session where representatives from several tutoring programs on campus will talk about their work and answer your questions.
Whether you’re providing homework help and dance classes at Green Street or doing long division at Macdonough School, tutoring and mentoring are fun and effective ways to engage with the community. If you receive Federal Work-Study, you can get paid for volunteering with an OCS literacy program.
Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002
Sixth grade is rarely the best year in a person’s life, and most would agree that it would have gone a bit smoother with the help of older, nicer, cooler friends. Now is your opportunity to be that friend to some of the students at the Keigwin Middle School, home to nearly every sixth-grader in Middletown. Keigwin’s after-school program is looking for volunteers from Wesleyan to provide homework help, discuss their own educational experiences, and even teach enrichment mini-courses on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:45 pm. The program is also providing small stipends for two students to serve as coordinators for this semester and next year.
There will be an info meeting for volunteers and coordinators on Monday, March 24. If you’d like to be considered for a coordinator position, send a brief paragraph on your interest in the position and experience with tutoring to Rob Arpin at arpinr[at]mpsct[dot]org and Rosy Capron ’14 at scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by noon on Monday.
Date: Monday, March 24
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
With the controversies surrounding the Washington Street development, whether Wesleyan students should vote in Middletown, and other issues, we often wonder as a student body how we fit into the larger fabric of Middletown and the greater local area. Other than living, studying, and working here, there are other ways that one can get involved. The Office of Community Relations reports that “Over 50% of Wesleyan students are involved with community service activities during their four-years on campus.” You might already know about Green Street and Traverse Square, but did you know about the Community Health Center or Housing and Hunger?
There’s a lot going on at the Center for Community Partnerships and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the new ENGAGE initiative tries to bring them to light. In this Q&A with Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12, she tells us how ENGAGE started and how we can get involved.
1. What is ENGAGE and where does the information come from?
Miranda Linsky ’15 wants to teach you about forestry:
Come watch the first episode of the Forest Service Centennial film, The Greatest Good, which looks at the conservation movement and the growth of forests and forestry in the early 20th century!
The film runs about an hour. Afterwards, enjoy **REFRESHMENTS** and add your voice to a warm discussion about protecting and stewarding forests and parks in Connecticut and America.
Meet at the Center for Community Partnerships (Allbritton 3rd floor) at 5:45 pm! Transportation is provided.
Please email wescfpa(at)gmail if you have any questions or would like to be added to the mailing list for future events.
Date: Today, March 1
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT 06481
Not to be confused with the Brooklyn Museum’s “First Saturdays” series, Dana Pellegrino ’12 sends word of a talk that is not sponsored by Target:
CCP’s First Friday is a talk series open to all members of the greater Middletown community that takes place on the first Friday of every month. This Friday’s talk concerns environmental policies and actions around Middletown. As always…refreshments will be served!
Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Allbritton 304
Wesleyan’s Annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is going on right now, Nov 8th-18th! We still have plenty of events coming up, everything from painting and cider to talks to fundraising dinners.
Check out all of the events after the jump. Email aarni(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions.
Shuttles will continue to run today to take volunteers to the Middletown Shelter at the nearby Middletown High School.
The shuttle will leave Usdan at the following times (same as yesterday):
4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm
Shuttles will leave the shelter and head back to Wesleyan at the following times: 5:15 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm, 9:15 pm, 10:30 pm.
If you have any questions contact Zachary Malter ’13 (zmalter(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, 914-420-8827) or Frank Kuan (860-550-5580).
UPDATE 7:40PM: The shuttles are no longer running because power has returned to much of town.
Enjoy this triple-play event post with bonus application material:
Find out ways to get involved in your local community. The Center for Community Partnerships is hosting several different events this week to find out ways to to get connected:
- AmeriCorps Info Session: Monday at 8pm or Tuesday at 4pm Usdan 108
- CCP Open House 1pm – 3pm @ 167 High St
- Community Engagement Fair, Wed 9/15 11:30 – 1pm Usdan Courtyard
And if you want to work for OCS, please attend a mandatory employment session, info here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/workstudy/index.html
Dates: Sept. 12, 13, 14
Times: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Places: Usdan 108, 167 High, Usdan Courtyard