Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…

2017/2018 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, Presenters, and TAs: Thank You!

Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends* who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2017/2018. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Adam Lachman AJ Wilson Ajay Rajani Alex Cantrell Ali Berman Ali Chaudry Alice Hadler Alicia…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2017/2018 Year in Review

gathering at New Profit in October 2017

In his inaugural address on September 21, 1831, Wesleyan’s first President Willbur Fisk said “Education should be directed with reference to two objects—the good of the individual, and the good of the world.” Today, the University’s mission is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.”…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from YAF Ghana

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. YAF Ghana, run by Ferdinand Quayson ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Ferdinand’s first report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2018.   The…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from EATT

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Eat At The Table Theatre Company, run by Kai Williams ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is Kai’s first report since receiving funding from the PCSE in…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Cardinal Kids

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Cardinal Kids, run by George Perez ’20, Katie Murray ’19, Jenny Chelmow ’19 and Mariel Middlebrook ’20, was one of this year’s winners. This is George’s first report since…

Anthony Price ’20: Here’s Why I Created a Nonprofit at 19

Guest post from Allbritton Fellow and Patricelli Center Fellow Anthony Price ’20: Most people my age are wrapping up their second year of college, struggling with finals, preparing for what the summer offers. Perhaps sleeping in until 10, going out to brunch with friends who you haven’t seen since winter break, or starting the internship…

Connect Middletown- New Transit Options

From Noah Kahan ’19: Most likely leaving campus either by Uber or Lyft for spring break and expecting to pay a lot of money to do so? Then check out this proposal for new transit options.     Currently, Middletown is nearly inaccessible by public transportation. Prospective and current students, families, and employees need to drive to…

Gilead Community Services Internships

From Elisa Greenberg of the Nonprofit Residency Board course: Gilead Community Services Two 2018 Summer Student Internships (June – August)   JOB DESCRIPTIONS   REPORT TO:  Dan Osborne, Gilead CEO; Laura Patey, Assoc. Dean of Student Academic Resources, Wesleyan University   LOCATION:  Middletown, CT   OVERVIEW: Gilead Community Services is a mental health nonprofit which…