Would you like to work in the nonprofit world after graduation?
During the 2015-2016 school year, Wesleyan students in the new Nonprofit Board Residency Program will gain special insight into the inner workings of nonprofits by working closely with a local board of directors, that is, the group of elected or appointed volunteers who help govern and guide an organization.
Each student will attend board meetings, actively participate in a committee, and complete an independent project. Participants will also meet on campus for group discussions on the nonprofit sector, Boards of Directors, reflections on their experiences, and more.
Students will receive .25 credits per semester and must be willing to commit to the entire academic year. Applications are due Tuesday, May 12.
Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine “Silent Sounds.” Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Community and University Services for Education, and the Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council.
Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall
The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. Come to our open house and learn about all of the classes, trainings, funding, mentoring, and extracurricular opportunities that we offer!
Nina Gerona ’15, Micaela Kaye ’15, Michael Linden ’15, Marisa Guerrero ’15, Aidan Martinez ’17, and Mika Reyes ’17 will speak about their experiences in various programs and how civic engagement has enriched their time at Wes. Pre-frosh, current students, and parents are all welcome. There will be light refreshments.
Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
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?
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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