Funding & Resources

Enrichment Grant Report: Ibironke Otusile ’15

Ibironke Otusile ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding helped support her work with The Savvy Madam network. Read Ibironke’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our Enrichment Grants. ************************************************************** This summer, with the financial assistance of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship,…

PCSE Internship Grants in Action: A note from Wesley Close ’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 Wesley Close ’15, a Latin American Studies major who…

Applications for Fall 2014 GSBI® Accelerator program at Santa Clara University

Calling all social enterprises! The GSBI® Accelerator program at Santa Clara University is now accepting applications for its 2014 cycle! This program is meant to help social entrepreneurs understand and fill gaps in their organizations so that they can increase their impact and make them investment-ready for investors. This program runs from February 2nd through…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Reflections on The Middletown Food Project

In June, Hailey Sowden ’15 gave us a preview of plans for The Middletown Food Project, an initiative of Wesleyan’s Long Lane Farm that was funded by a seed grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.  Now, as the summer comes to an end and the fall harvest season approaches, Hailey and her collaborators…

PCSE Internship Grants in Action: A note from Olayinka Lawal ’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 Olayinka Lawal ’15, a Sociology major pursuing an International Relations Certificate…

PCSE Internship Grants in Action: A note from Judhanny Garcia ’14

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 Judhanny Garcia ’14. Read other PCSE grant recipient blog posts here.…

Fellowship Opportunity: Become an Acumen Regional Fellow

Acumen is looking for its next Regional Fellows! the Acumen Regional Fellows Program seeks to provide its Fellows with training in leadership and social development, access to a network of regional and global leaders who are working towards social change, and the tools necessary to accelerate social change initiatives. To be eligible, applicants must have…

Name the new co-working community in Hartford (and win a month of free office space)

In the latest newsletter from reSET (Connecticut’s Social Enterprise Trust), readers are invited to submit potential names for the new Incubator Workspace in the heart of Downtown Hartford. Ideas should be posted on the reSET Facebook by August 30, and the winner will receive will a one-month coworking pass. Criteria for the naming challenge: The name Incorporates…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: the second report from Faye Phillips ’13 with Maji Safi in Tanzania

In April 2013, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awarded five seed grants to Wesleyan students embarking on high-impact projects around the globe. Each grant recipient is reporting back about his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s the second one from Faye Phillips ’13, who designed and implemented the Women and Girls Hygiene program for Maji Safi Group, which…

PCSE Internship Grants in Action: A note from Jackie Freed ’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 Jackie Freed ’15, a pre-med Psychology and Science in Society major who spent…