Makaela Kingsley

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 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 other grantee reports here. Winning the Patricelli…

Enrichment Grant Report: Zoe Toulouse ’16 and Adriana Brau-Diaz ’16

Zoe Toulouse ’16 and Adriana Brau-Diaz ’16 were selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, they attended a weekend-long birth doula training, which will allow them to work as doulas this summer and explore careers in women’s reproductive health down the road. You can read Zoe and Adriana’s reflection below,…

Public Forum on Housing Mobility (5/21 in Hartford, transportation provided)

Open Communities Alliance is a Connecticut non-profit run by Erin Boggs ’93 that promotes access to opportunity for all people through education, organizing, advocacy, research, and partnerships. The Alliance works to build an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support policies that lead to housing choice.   On Thursday, May 21, OCA and the Partnership for Strong Communities will host a conversation…

Enrichment Grant Report: Kehan Zhou ’15

Kehan Zhou ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship to subsidize his trip to Berlin to attend a Bitcoin conference. You can read Kehan’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. ********************************* Inside Bitcoin Berlin Reflection: Kehan Zhou ’15  With…

Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Healthcare (lunch and talk on 5/6 with Jonathan Bush ’93, CEO of athenahealth)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Wesleyan Career Center present Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health CareA lunch and talk with Jonathan Bush ’93 Wednesday, May 612-1 p.m.Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue CSS major Jonathan Bush has seen the health care industry from all angles, first…

Free Global Health Webinar Recordings from Unite for Sight

Unite for Sight has made their past webinars available for free online. The first three offer a variety of perspectives about careers in global health and may be of particular interest to Wesleyan students. Panelists range from the President Emeritus of Save The Children and the Founder of mothers2mothers to professors and advisors at Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt,…

Broccoli City Forum and Vibes Music Festival (sustainability panel and event on 5/2)

BROCCOLI CITY FORUM @ WESLEYAN Saturday May 2nd, 1 – 3pmWesleyan UniversitySchonberg Dance Studioco-sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Project DescriptionThe Broccoli City Forum @ Wes is a sustainability forum and panel at Wesleyan and sponsored by the Broccoli City Organic Lifestyle Group. The forum will include a panel of students, faculty, and…

News from reSET, including their Impact Challenge (with intro from PCSE Director Makaela Kingsley)

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship has many partners on campus, locally, and around the world. One of these partners is reSET, the “Social Enterprise Trust” located in Hartford. Their latest e-newsletter has several big announcement, so I’m pasting the full contents here on the ENGAGE blog.  I know that off-campus transportation is often the road block…