Alumni

Volunteer with New Haven Help with COVID

From Devin Osborne MALS ’14:  Please consider signing up to be a volunteer on NewHavenHelpWithCovid.com. As a direct response to the sharply increased need for volunteers during COVID and ongoing economic crisis, current Yale Forestry student and former Wesleyan GLSP alum Devin Osborne (MA 2014) and colleagues launched NewHavenHelpWithCovid.com, a partnership platform that matches volunteers…

Relief packages for those in need during Ramadan

From Hira Jafri BA’13 MA’14: As a result of crowdsourced efforts, youth members from our mosque have launched an initiative to help support the community during this time. We will distribute packages to provide temporary assistance to those in need, in-light of the COVID-19 pandemic and incoming month of Ramadan. The goal is to support at least…

2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform

Join local organizers for a panel discussion on 2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform. The discussion will be moderated by Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Panelists Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at the Katal Center for Healthy, Equity, and Justice Rev. Maurice Winley, Executive Director of Living Redemption…

Students from Sustainable Agriculture Course get involved in local food systems

Rosemary Ostfeld ’10 is a visiting professor in ENVS and CSPL, and she is the 2019/2020 JCCP Mentor-in-Residence. Read her reflections on ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems:   During the fall 2019 semester, students in ENVS 282 Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems learned about the path from farm to fork and got involved…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Downstream Podcasting

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. Downstream Podcasting run by Alli Fam ’19 was one of this year’s winners. This is their third report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2019.You can read their other…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Dharma Gates

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. Dharma Gates run by Aaron Stryker ’19, Miles Bukiet ’11, Nicholas Antonellis ’17, was one of this year’s winners. This is their third report since receiving funding from the PCSE…

Bringing Africa to American Radio with Banning Eyre ’79

Banning Eyre ’79 will share his work and speak on “Bringing Africa to American Radio.” Wesleyan alumnus Banning Eyre (’79) has worked with the Peabody Award-winning public radio program Afropop Worldwide since its inception in 1988. He has traveled to African, Europe and the Caribbean some 25 times doing research for the program. In this…

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact There are countless ways to incorporate mission and meaning into your post-Wesleyan plans. Hear from alumni about their paths to careers in the social sector and their advice for current students. Lunch will be served. Speakers: Phil Buchanan ’92, President of the Center for Philanthropy (CEP), author of Giving…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor in Residence Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld ’10

The Jewett Center will host a meet-and-greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld on September 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All are welcome. Students, faculty, staff, and community members with an interest in social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and food systems are especially encouraged to attend. This event is part of Wesleyan’s community education contributions in support…

Wesleyan is Open to the Community

This is a guest post from President Michael Roth to members of the Middletown community and beyond: Dear Friends: As we approach the beginning of the new academic year, I thought I would share with you my excitement about recent developments (all good!) in the university’s involvement with Middletown. From the Wesleyan/RJ Julia Bookstore and…