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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…

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…

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…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Shyam Desai ’15

My flight is finally booked; I’ll be going to The MINDS Foundation’s site at Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (medical school) in Vadodara, Gujarat, India in August! With the help of The MINDS Foundation Program Staff, Lennox Byer ’12 & Mehul Solanki & Raghu Appasani ’12, I have been able to pinpoint a couple of tasks for my…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Faye Phillips ’13

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 the first, a note from Faye Phillips ’13…   Preparing for my project in Shirati, Tanzania has been…

13 Students Awarded Grants from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2013 Seed Grant and Internship Grant recipients. The PCSE Seed Grant program was launched this spring.  Individuals and teams of students competed for $5000 prizes intended to provide capital to help Wesleyan students launch their socially-oriented project or idea and/or build capacity of their…