Makaela Kingsley

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Assk

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. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the second report from Rachel Verner ’15, founder of Assk, a company that strives to normalize sexual consent through apparel and education, thereby preventing…

Introducing the 2015-2016 PCSE Peer Advisors

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) supports students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good. We believe that Wesleyan graduates are practical idealists uniquely equipped to tackle the world’s pressing problems, and we support their work through our advising, grant, workshop, and board residency programs.…

2015 Davis Projects for Peace recap from Claudia Kahindi ’18

In March 2015, Claudia Kahindi ’18 and Olayinka Lawal ’15 were awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant to implement an English language education program in Claudia’s home town of Kilifi, Kenya. The program is named Kiu for the Swahili word for “thirst,” evoking the idea of “thirst for knowledge” or “thirst for success.” The…

Patricelli Center SOCAP Scholarships Announced

Last month, Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship announced that it would award two tickets to the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP) to two alumni with an interest in how money can be leveraged to create social change. It was no surprise that those who applied were talented, motivated social changemakers working in a variety of…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Potlux

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. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the second report from Brent Packer ’15, founder of Potlux, the first online community where collegiate sustainability initiatives are effectively aggregated and shared. Also…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from the Wesleyan Doula Project

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. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first report from the Wesleyan Doula Project, one of the three 2015 winners. You can read WDP’s first update here and other grantee…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship to award two SOCAP15 tickets for alumni (applications due August 30)

A new form of capitalism is arising that recognizes our ability to direct the power and efficiency of market systems toward social impact. Social Capital Markets is dedicated to supporting the growth of this market. SOCAP is an annual event series that connects leading global innovators – investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs – to…

Attention students: Are you interested in being a PCSE Peer Advisor? (email us by 9/9)

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship will be appointing our 2015/2016 Peer Advisors in the coming weeks. If you’re a current undergraduate student and you’d like to be considered, please send a brief email expressing your interest to Makaela Kingsley ’98, Director of the Patricelli Center, by Wednesday, September 9. If you’ve had limited or…

Annual Reports from Wes-connected Social Enterprises

Calling all annual reports from Wes-connected non-profits!Hey y’all, it’s annual report time for many non-profits (and programs like our very own Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship). If you are working for or involved with a non-profit that you want to celebrate, please send us a link to your annual report. Here’s what we have so far:…

Job Openings at FoodCorps (tips from Syed Ali ’13)

Syed Ali ’13, Communications Coordinator for FoodCorps, wrote in with two job postings: Special Assistant to the CEO (Portland, Oregon office) Syed says: I recommend this position especially for someone who is interested in social entrepreneurship. While many of our “leadership”-minded students might not find working in a support role compelling, its actually the best way to…