Wethersfield PEP: Growing Community and Expanding Opportunities in 2021

Article by Jeanine Berasi Wethersfield PEP is our community name for the UConn Extension People Empowering People Certification Program facilitated here in our beautiful town. Overall, PEP is a 10-week information and action driven course with a community service component as designated by UConn Extension. Upon graduation participants receive official certification through UConn Extension. PEP […]

Connecting and Transforming Communities with Rich Mutts

Rich Mutts ’06 (CLAS) graduated from UConn with a bachelor of arts in human dimensions and family studies. The New Haven school system quickly hired him. As his career progressed, he knew that he wanted to do more to make positive changes in the community. In 2016, Rich had the opportunity to join the Meriden […]

UConn PEP Program at Correctional Institutions

For over twenty years, UConn Extension has partnered with the Department of Corrections to offer the UConn People Empowering People Program at Correctional Institutions (UConn PEPCI). UConn PEPCI is a personal and family leadership program modeled after the community UConn People Empowering People (UConn PEP) program and focuses on keeping people from returning to prison. […]

UConn’s Commitment to the Principles of Civic Action

We empower our students, faculty, staff and community partners to co-create mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus― nearby and around the world. We prepare our students for lives of engaged citizenship, with the motivation and capacity to deliberate, act, and lead in pursuit of […]

Reading garden new alternative to a classroom

originally posted in The Bristol Press by Susan Corica on October 23, 2015.   PLYMOUTH–The new Reading Garden at South Side Elementary School is like an outdoor classroom, one with grass instead of a tile floor, wooden benches and colorful Adirondack chairs instead of desks, and a brilliant orange maple tree instead of a whiteboard. […]

Campaign aims to spread positivity

Originally printed in The Bristol Press PLYMOUTH– Participants in the People Empowering People–PEP–program decided that Plymouth needs some kindness lately and each individual in town holds the key. The 2015 PEP Class invites town residents to join in the Keys for Kindness Campaign, which will kickoff with the “Kindness Hour” on Tuesday April 14, from […]

Cathy Love gets Pharos Award

Dr. Cathy Love, PEP Program Administrator, received the Pharos Award from the APLU Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence to recognize her lifetime commitment to addressing issues of diversity, access and success. She and Dean Gregory Weidemann are shown at the November 10th, 2013 APLU meeting in Washington DC.