Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact

Careers in Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Impact There are countless ways to incorporate mission and meaning into your post-Wesleyan plans. Hear from alumni about their paths to careers in the social sector and their advice for current students. Lunch will be served. Speakers: Phil Buchanan ’92, President of the Center for Philanthropy (CEP), author of Giving…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor in Residence Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld ’10

The Jewett Center will host a meet-and-greet with Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld on September 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All are welcome. Students, faculty, staff, and community members with an interest in social entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and food systems are especially encouraged to attend. This event is part of Wesleyan’s community education contributions in support…

Cardinal Community Commitment

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from YAF Kenya

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. YAF Kenya (formerly Accessible and Affordable Sanitation for Women) run by Sydney Ochieng ’22 and Ziyaan Virji (Aga Khan Academy Mombasa), was one of this year’s winners. This is their…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Foster Care Support Project

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Foster Care Support Project (FCSP), run by Luke Lezhanskyy ’20, Katerin Osorto ’20, Ruby Lu ’19, and Angela Duong ’21, was one of this year’s winners. This is their second…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Dharma Gates

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Dharma Gates run by Aaron Stryker ’19, Miles Bukiet ’11, Nicholas Antonellis ’17, was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving funding from the PCSE…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Downstream Podcasting

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Downstream Podcasting run by Alli Fam ’19 was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2019.You can read their first…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor In-Residence Program: Introducing Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) Mentor-In-Residence Program* supports the civic preparedness of Wesleyan students in collaboration with community partners committed to the pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world. Mentors-in-residence are nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, and/or public figures whose experiences bridge the gap…

Startup Incubator course open to all students and community members.

CSPL239 Startup Incubator: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea This course is a partnership between CTNext, reSET, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. It is open to all Wesleyan students as well as community members and students from other colleges. Tuesdays 1:20-4:10PM, starting Sep. 3 The Startup Incubator is a one-semester, experiential…

What I learned by teaching Fearless Experimentation

Last summer, I wrote about two of the patterns I’ve seen in my work teaching social entrepreneurship at a liberal arts college – (1) the research-to-practice gap and (2) students’ fear of failure. I proposed an approach that I named “Fearless Experimentation” to encourage students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings by forming and testing…