Tag Archives: NEAT

Become a Mentor with the North End Action Team


The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:

The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!

The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
Contact: mentoringneat[at]gmail[dot]com

Center for Community Partnerships’ FirstFriday Talk Series

Dana Pellegrino ’12 says:

This Friday, November 2nd, is the first firstFriday talk of the year (say that two times fast). Join us for good conversation and delicious
refreshments as we listen to Lydia Brewster talk about her work with St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, a community soup kitchen.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Place:  Albritton Floor 3 Lounge

Apply to Teach a Class at Green Street

From Gabe Gordon ’11:

Want to share some knowledge/skills with the awesome kids at Green Street Arts Center? Apply now to teach a class in the After School program! Some ideas include: art, poetry, dance, music, martial arts, comic book-making, dream-analyzing–get creative! Classes are offered to 1st-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th graders. If you have an awesome idea, please submit a class proposal to bobbye(at)neatmiddletown(dot)org. ASAP. Your proposal should be for a weekly slot and should include: preferred day(s), preferred age group, and a rough outline/curriculum/goals/etc

Note: the Spring semester runs from late January into early May (about 13 weeks). Classes run Monday-Friday 4-5pm. Other note: this opportunity is for work-study and volunteer Wesleyan students. The position includes prep-time and monthly meetings/support. Teachers work in the classroom with at least one Teaching Assistant/Support Staff (either as an individual request or purposefully matched).

NEAT Mentor/Mentee Party

From Barbaralynn Moseman ’13:

Valentines Day Party for Mentors and Mentees in the NEAT Mentoring Program, featuring Sign Language Lessons, Crafts, Cookies and Games for the Kids and their Mentors

Date:   Feb. 12
Time:   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place:  Community Service House

Wesleyan Workspace on Lifehacker

Lifehacker Wesleyan Workspace

Back in January of this year, Lifehacker featured a Wesleyan student’s dorm room as a great example of a workspace “working within the constraints of small spaces, crappy furniture, and more often than not a rather limited budget.”  I saw this back then because I’m a daily Lifehacker reader (People who’ve been to my room can attest that I can be somewhat OCD), but for some reason it seemed to slip past Wesleying.  An email about it would up in our “Did Not Post” folder and I can’t find any old posts about it.  Now that Lifehacker’s brought it up again as one of their “Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2010,” we might as well take a(nother) look at “The Cordless Dorm.”

Seemingly located in one of the Foss Hill dorms, Lifehacker reader tobobo did his best to create a clean, open workspace.  Here are the highlights:

  • All wires are out of sight.
  • Ze used Ikea dioder strips to cast a cool glow behing the monitor.
  • Everything that doesn’t need to be seen, including the laptop that the monitor is connected to, isn’t seen.  It’s stowed away in the wide drawer.

Have a cool Wes workspace? Send it to staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.


NEAT Mentoring Info Session

Angela Allan ’11: has info about how to get involved with the North End Action Team tomorrow:

The North End Action Team (NEAT) Mentoring Program pairs Wesleyan students with children from the North End. The pairs meet weekly to hang out, play games and have fun. If you’re interested in being a mentor, come to the info session!

  • Date: Tomorrow, September 16
  • Time: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Place: Center for Community Partnerships, 167 High Street

North End Pride Day (sunday)

TOMORROW (sunday): North End PRIDE Day is organized by the North End Action Team (NEAT). Come help clean streets and make friends with some Middletown folks!

Meet at 10:30 am at the Usdan Courtyard to walk together, or join up at any part of the day (9-3) at the Erin Street Garden (walk past Washington on High Street until you hit Erin Street)

The North End Action Team (NEAT) is a neighborhood advocacy organization dedicated to the development of grassroots leadership in Middletown’s North End. For more info on NEAT, please visit http://www.neatmiddletown.org/