Makaela Kingsley

2017 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

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Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social impact projects and ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center. Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists…

2017 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches and interviews 2/24 11AM-1PM)

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The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to innovate tourism in Thailand, build an online employment platform…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from TRAP House

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Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. TRAP House — currently led by Gabe Weinreb ’18, Irvine Peck’s-Agaya ’18, and Will Barr ’18 — was one of last year’s winners. This is their third report since receiving funding from…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Walking Elephants Home

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Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Walking Elephants Home, run by Becca Winkler ’16, was one of last year’s winners. This is Becca’s third report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2016. You…

A Recipe for the Rule of Seven

College is a buffet of experience. Be careful how much you put on your tray. (Photo credit: The Atlantic)

When I started college in the fall of 1994, we had the Freshman Fifteen and an all-you-can-eat dining plan (RIP Mocon). Now, there’s the Rule of Seven, cafeterias are thoughtfully called all-you-care-to-eat, and it’s our schedules and resumes that have become overweight. Author’s note: I’m about to overuse a food metaphor, so you might want…

2015/2016 Advisory Board Members, Peer Advisors, Grant Judges, Mentors, and Presenters: Thank You!

Advisory Board members and Drive Change

Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2015/2016. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSPhoebe Boyer ’89Carl Byers ’93Sharon Belden CastonguayMarcus Chung ’98 Peter Frank ’12Lexy Funk…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2015/2016 Year in Review

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Part of the mission of Wesleyan is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.” Those attributes come to life at the Patricelli Center, where students and alumni find real-world applications for their idealism, hone their skills as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and join the legions of trailblazing changemakers…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from TRAP House

TRAP House COO Irvine Peck's-Agaya '18 teaching a workshop to TRAP Stars and affiliates at reSET in Hartford

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. This year’s winners are Walking Elephants Home, Kindergarten Kickstart, and T.R.A.P. House. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here is the first report from the TRAP House team: Bashaun Brown ’18, Irvine Peck’s-Agaya…

2016 Patricelli Center Seed Grant Winners Announced

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Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 PCSE Seed Grant Competition — Kindergarten Kickstart, TRAP House, and Walking Elephants Home. These Wesleyan-connected social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources through the Patricelli Center. One of the other six…