I had lunch today with Cathy Lechowicz and a small group of students who are all working at various aspects of civic engagement, often through the Allbritton Center. Whether it’s through WESU (our community radio station), the Interfaith Council, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Wesleyan Media Project or the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, all these students are finding ways to connect their education on campus to meaningful work beyond its borders.
There are dozens of student-led organizations that make a difference in the lives of people right here in Middletown or across the globe. It was inspiring to hear about efforts to provide food for homeless people in our city, to improve college access in West Virginia, and to teach computer coding in Zimbabwe. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of meaningful work for social change that inspires a major cross-section of our student body — and also our faculty and staff.
Do you want to find out more about our civic engagement work? The Allbritton website has lots of information.
On a related subject…this may be the most crucial election of at least the last 50 years. Are you registered to vote? If not, you can find more information here. Don’t wait…deadlines are fast approaching!!