Funding & Resources

Enrichment Grant Report: Zach Burns ’14

Zach Burns ’14 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding helped support his six-week fellowship volunteering with the MINDS Foundation in Gujarat, India.  MINDS was founded by Raghu Appasani ’12 while he was an undergraduate at Wesleyan. Read Zach’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about…

PCSE Internship Grants in Action: A note from Jessica Gorak ’15

In March, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awarded internship grants to Wesleyan students planning to spend their summers pursuing experiences in diverse fields of social change. Each grant recipient was asked to report back on his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s one, a report from Jessica Gorak ’15, a Science in Society major who spent…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Nina Gerona ’15

In April, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awarded five seed grants to Wesleyan students embarking on high-impact projects around the globe. Each grant recipient will be reporting on his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s one, a report from Nina Gerona ’15… I’m writing an update now from the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia, I’m about 12…

Patricelli Center SOCAP13 scholarships announced

In July, Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship announced that it would award two tickets to the Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP) to young 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…

Ella Grasso Grant

Are you a woman with a cause? The deadline for the Ella Grasso grant has been extended to October 1st! Read below to find out more about this awesome opportunity: Launched in 2011, the Ella T. Grasso Leadership in Action Grant funds young women enrolled full-time at Connecticut colleges and universities to make a difference…

Updates from Wes alums working with Maji Safi Group in Tanzania

We talk a lot on this blog about the work being done by Maji Safi Group, a disease prevention and health promotion project founded by Max Perel-Slater ’11 that empowers communities in rural Tanzania to fight waterborne and water-related diseases.  Maji Safi involves many students and alumni in its work (side note: we recently learned that…

This AshokaU E-Newsletter Has Many Useful Links

Normally we just pick a link or two from the AshokaU E-newsletters to share via this blog, but this edition has so many interesting funding, employment, and other opportunities that we decided to share the whole thing.  Happy reading from your friends at the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Center for Community Partnerships!  …

CLASSY Awards Fellowship for Students with a Cause (Applications Due July 31)

This was forwarded to us by alumna changemaker AhDream Smith ’12. Check it out. *************** The CLASSY Awards is the largest awards ceremony of its kind that recognizes the greatest champions of social progress, and with the addition of the Fellowship Program, is now able to highlight young social entrepreneurs making an impact as well.…