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Wesleyan Honored with Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification

Several Wesleyan faculty, staff and students participate in the Center for Community Partnerships' Center for Prison Education program, helping to enrich the lives of those who are systematically denied access to educational opportunities. The CPE is one way Wesleyan involves itself in the community.

Several Wesleyan faculty, staff and students participate in the Center for Community Partnerships’ Center for Prison Education program, helping to enrich the lives of those who are systematically denied access to educational opportunities. The CPE is one way Wesleyan engages with its local community.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Wesleyan to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

“Wesleyan has always been a place where involvement with the world was important, but in the past decade or two we have truly become a much more ‘engaged university’ in many ways, and that’s good for everyone—students, faculty, staff and our community partners,” said Rob Rosenthal, director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology. “This kind of recognition from our peers across the country reinforces our belief that we’re doing valuable work drawing together community and university.”