Funding & Resources

Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative

Wesleyan Engage 2020 A comprehensive University effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. E2020 is open to and encourages participation regardless of political affiliations, regardless of stances on specific issues. Wesleyan University has a long history of supporting student engagement in the public sphere. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2018-2019

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

Wesleyan students take home social enterprise prizes in the CT Business Plan Competition

On April 26, 2019, seven Wesleyan students competed in the semi-annual CT Business Plan Competition hosted by The Entrepreneurship Foundation at Gateway College in New Haven. The event was sponsored by CTNext’s Higher Education Initiative and numerous other partners. In total, more than 250 students, faculty, investors, and entrepreneurs participated. Sixty-two students teams from 15…

2019 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 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…

2019 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 3/1 12-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to help students chase their dreams, innovate tourism in Thailand, provide college access to students in…

Conference Grant Report: Katherine Puntiel ’19

Katherine Puntiel ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Katherine went to Queens, NY to attend the Girlboss Rally. You can read Katherine’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. A two-hour train ride from…

Conference Grant Report: Maryyam Mian ’20

Maryyam Mian ’20 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Maryyam traveled to San Diego, CA to attend the Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SfN). You can read Maryyam’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.  …

Conference Grant Report: Kofi Ofori-Darko ’20

Kofi Ofori-Darko ’20 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Kofi traveled to North Carolina State University to attend Consult Your Community’s National Conference. You can read Kofi’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.  …

Conference Grant Report: Rachel Godfrey ’19

Rachel Godfrey ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Rachel traveled to Miami Beach, Florida to attend Art Basel Miami Beach. You can read Rachel’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   From December…

Conference Grant Report: Olivia Kim ’19

Olivia Kim ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Olivia traveled to Houston, TX to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). You can read Olivia’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   “And we…