Service-Learning Courses – Spring 2021

While service-learning courses this semester do not look quite the same as they do when we can be in person, they are being adapted to meet COVID circumstances.  Some courses still have seats open, and interested students should feel free to contact the instructor if the course is POI.  Note that students who are not Dance or Theater majors are welcome in DANC376,  The Artist in the Community, and that first-year students may enroll in THEA 114, Incarcerated Stories.


Black Middletown Lives: The Future of Middletown’s African American Past


Community Impact: Building Capacity to Support Educational Enrichment and Socioemotional Development


The Artist in the Community: Civic Engagement and Collaborative Dancemaking


Access to Civil Justice


Teaching Music Lessons to Children in Local Schools


Incarcerated Stories: Documenting In/Justice

Wishing you a very good start to the new semester,


Peggy Carey Best
Director, Service Learning, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: 860/685-3726

2021 Wesleyan Summer Grants Program Information Info Session – 2/3 , 2/9, 2/18

Note: Graduating seniors who have not previously received a Wesleyan Summer Grant are eligible to apply. Please refer to the GCC website for more details (see below).

Looking for funding for your unpaid or low-paid summer experience?

The 2021 Wesleyan Summer Grants Program will be accepting applications from February 8th – February 26th, 11:59pm.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-paid career-related summer experiences such as internships, faculty-mentored research, language study, volunteer work, field study, and academic programs.

The Gordon Career Center will be holding three virtual information sessions which will cover funding opportunities, eligibility and requirements, navigating the application process, and what makes a strong application. All sessions will conclude with a Q&A. Please click the event links below to register.
February 3, 3pm EST
February 9, 5pm EST
February 18, 11am EST

The list of available grants and the application can be accessed on AcademicWorks through WesPortal. For more information about the application process, please visit the Gordon Career Center website.

Don’t know where to begin or need help with your application? Schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor.

COVID-19 Student Action Fund: Application due by June 3

Deadline Reminder: Apply by June 3!

Less than a week to go! CGI U is seeking student leaders to apply for the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, a new initiative launched by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton that will support select students at universities across the world who are committed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working within the CGI U Commitment to Action model, this fund will provide at least $100,000 USD in total funding to students, with each grant awarded ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 USD. Current CGI U students, former CGI U students, and new students are all eligible to apply, including those graduating in this current term.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59PM ET on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 to