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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…

Lara Galinsky ’96 asks “What’s Your Problem”

Lara Galinsky ’96, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Advisory Board Co-chair, is the senior vice president of Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change. She is the co-author of Work on Purpose (2011) and Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact (2007). In Lara’s latest…

Sasha Chanoff wins 2013 Gleitsman International Activist Award

We just heard some exciting news about Wes alum Sasha Chanoff ’94 winning the 2013 Gleitsman International Activist Award! Courtesy of the Harvard Gazette: The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has named social entrepreneur Sasha Chanoff this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman International Activist Award for his tireless work as founder and executive…

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

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 second report from Shyam Desai ’15. His first is here. ****************************************** After a long planning period, I was successfully able to…

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 second report from Evan Okun ’13. [Editor’s note: Two days after submitting this blog post, Evan found out that he…