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Enrichment Grant Report: Olayinka Lawal ’15

Olayinka Lawal ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding contributed to Yinka’s French language education. As a member of the startup team launching JooMah, a social enterprise targeting employment and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, Yinka will utilize her skills with French-speaking clients across West and…

Enrichment Grant Report: Sam Rispaud ’15

Sam Rispaud ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding allowed Sam to attend the the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University, which was organized by Unite for Sight. Read Sam’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our grant programs. ********************************************** This past April,…

How to Get a Google Internship by Evan Carmi ’13

Evan Carmi ’13 – Comp Sci grad, Engineer at Brewster, Chief Technology Mastermind of Wesleying, and co-founder of WesHack – wrote to tell us about his new e-book, How to Get a Google Internship. In his book, you will “learn what it takes to get a software engineering internship with companies such as Google, The New York Times, and…

REBLOG: Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Social Enterprise

Courtesy of Cynthia Jaggi’s (’00) Gatherwell, check out this guest post by Illinois-based attorney Karyn Osinowo: This article presents a general overview of entity choices available for social enterprises looking to form an entity.  While it uses the law of Illinois as a guide, the big questions are consistent wherever you are.  Be sure to consult…

The Latest from WesCeleb Kennedy Odede ’12

Have you heard the news? This week, Kennedy Odede ’12 — SHOFCO co-founder, 2009 Davis Projects for Peace grant recipient, 2010 Echoing Green Fellow, 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition winner, Clinton Global Initiative partner, 2012 Wesleyan Commencement speaker, Patricelli Center Advisory Board member, and (perhaps most importantly!) one half of the Jessica-Kennedy dream team — was named a 2014…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Evan Okun ’13

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 has been reporting on his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s the third and final report from Evan Okun ’13. Read his earlier posts here and here. ***************************** Circles & Ciphers is…

Enrichment Grant Report: Alex Cantrell ’14

Alex Cantrell ’14 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding allowed Alex, Kwaku Akoi ’14, and and Geofrey Kipkemoi ’16 to attend the Better World by Design (BWxD) conference at Brown University. Read Alex’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our Enrichment Grants. ********************************************** This past September,…

Enrichment Grant Report: Kehan Zhou ’15

Kehan Zhou ’15 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding allowed Kehan to attend a large J-PAL (Poverty Action Lab) meeting for developmental economists. Read Kehan’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our Enrichment Grants. ********************************************** On December 7, J-PAL celebrated its tenth birthday, where developmental economists from…

Enrichment Grant Report: Bridget Adarkwa ’17

Bridget Adarkwa ’17 was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding helped support a trip to Wharton Business School’s 21st Annual Africa Business Forum. Read Bridget’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about our Enrichment Grants. ************************************ This past weekend, PCSE afforded me the opportunity to travel alongside…

Enrichment Grant Report: Shira Engel ’14

Shira Engel ’14, author of the e-book Yoga U: The College Student’s Tools for Balanced Living and co-founder of WesBAM!, was selected to receive an Enrichment Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This funding helped support a trip to the New York Women in Communications Student Career Conference. Read Shira’s story below, and visit the PCSE website to learn more…