Makaela Kingsley

What Can Social Intrapreneurs learn from Social Movements? (webinar recording)

Last week, I watched a webinar on creating positive change from within an institution. As students engaged with the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship know, I am a fan of this approach — sometimes called ‘intrapreneurship’ — for moving the needle on social issues by leveraging existing resources rather than competing for them.  Here is the follow-up email from…

Development Manager at Peer Health Exchange (job posting from PHE NYC Exec Dir Rachael Peters ’02)

Rachael Peters ’02 wrote in with this great opportunity for recent Wes grads:   Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national nonprofit that gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 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 first report from Brent Packer ’15, founder of Potlux, the first online community where collegiate sustainability initiatives are effectively aggregated and shared. Also…

2015 Patricelli Center and Priebatsch Summer Internship Grants Announced

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship offers four internship stipends through the Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant program. These need-based grants allow Wesleyan sophomores and juniors to take unpaid or low-paid positions with social sector organizations. The PCSE-funded internship grants are not the only ones supporting students doing social impact work; the Kevin Sanborn ’87 Internship, Hartford Steam Boiler Internship, Surdna…

2014/2015 Advisory Board Members, Peer Advisors, Grant Judges, Mentors, and Presenters: Thank You!

Just a quick note of thanks to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2014/2015. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Advisory Board Phoebe Boyer ’89 Carl Byers ’93 Sharon Belden Castonguay…

Brew With a View (6/20)

An invitation from our friends at the Community Health Center and the North End Action Team: Join us for another fun afternoon with spectacular views of the Middletown area and a delicious array of home brews!This time we’ll be outside and enjoying live music as well, and all to benefit the North End Action Team!!…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 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 first report from Rachel Verner ’15, founder of Assk, a company that strives to normalize sexual consent through apparel and education, thereby…