Rebecca Jacobsen

Rebecca Jacobsen '16 is the Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year.

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Walking Elephants Home

Check out Walking Elephants Home’s promotional video. When we initially entered the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Challenge, we expressed that what our project really needs in this early stage is personnel, someone to be on the ground managing the emerging tourism and helping to shape the model of tourism we are building.…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from TRAP House

Check out TRAP House’s promotional video. Last time we updated all of the wonderful people connected with the PCSE, the TRAP House team was gearing up to host our entrepreneurial boot camp, where we invited everyone who participated in our Startup Day Competition to a series of workshops in financial planning, legal compliance, and marketing.…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Kindergarten Kickstart

Check out Kindergarten Kickstart’s promotional video. It has been a whirlwind of a summer at Kindergarten Kickstart, both in our classrooms at Farm Hill and Bielefield and in the Wesleyan lab. Between expanding our range of academic interventions and increasing our outreach to 32 students, we have really had our hands full! Take a look…

Money, money, money – Funding Roundup

Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur or changemaker looking for funding or financial support? There are a lot of resources available from numerous organizations, but it can be difficult to know where to look. The following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships that Patricelli Center team member Rebecca Jacobsen ‘16 has compiled, based off…

Conferences Roundup

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused on social entrepreneurship,…

Hiring – Front Desk Assistants at Green Street

The Green Street Teaching and Learning Center is hiring a few Wesleyan students to work as front desk assistants this fall. The weekly hours will vary for this position depending on the schedule of events at Green Street (not a consistent number of hours per week). Front desk assistants should be available for some shifts on Mondays –…

Hiring – Van Drivers for Fall 2016

Hiring: Van Drivers (Fall 2016) For the Office of Community Service —Non-Work Study Eligible— The Office of Community Service coordinates student volunteer opportunities with many partner organizations and projects. Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities. The driver will need to: Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle…

Greetings from your new Civic Engagement Fellow!

Hello! My name is Rebecca Jacobsen and I’m the new Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year. I’m taking the place of Jennifer Roach ’14, the most recent in an esteemed list of recent grads to hold this position. You can find me at my desk in the OCS Lounge (room 318) in Allbritton, behind…

Films on Foss — Final Two Films

We’ve had a great turn out for Pitch Perfect and Inside Out so far at Films on Foss! Our last two movies, The Princess Bride (August 6 – Voter’s Choice film) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (August 13 – rescheduled rain date) are still to come. Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab dinner from…