Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2016/2017 Year in Review

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.”…

2016/2017 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, and Presenters: 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 2016/2017. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Ajay Rajani Ali Chaudhry Alice Hadler Alok Appadurai Alvin Chitena Amir Alexander Hasson Andrew Frishman…

Films on Foss – Summer 2017

The Mayoral Youth Cabinet, in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University, are bringing back the wildly successful movie series, Films on Foss. These events are FREE & open to the public, and allow multiple generations to come together and build community. The films are show on campus at Foss Hill, just off Wyllys Ave…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Appalachian Scholar Project

Appalachian Scholar Project has had an eventful first few months of the program. Since winning the grant, Dennis (Founder and Director) has recruited a fellow veteran, Gabe Hurlock, to assist in teaching the curriculum. Appalachian Scholar Project has also implemented a system for volunteer tutors from Wesleyan to work remotely with students in West Virginia as…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Move & Connect

This past semester, since its inauguration in January, our Move & Connect team has met so many amazing people, and advanced in our vision and execution. We cannot wait for the first workshop we are organizing this June at University of Tokyo. As Move & Connect makes itself known in greater Tokyo communities, particularly those…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Dream Chasers

It has been a very eventful few months since Dream Chasers was awarded one of the Patricelli Center Seed Grants. As an organization, we had been going through a transformation and rebirth all year with the guidance of mentors and new team members through the Patricelli Center Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship. Through the fellowship, Dream…

12th annual High School Career Expo

On Thursday, April 27, Wesleyan’s Jewett Center for Community Partnerships hosted the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual High School Career Expo. Along with sponsors like Eversource and Pratt & Whitney, Wesleyan and the Chamber welcomed nearly 1200 high school sophomores from 6 different area high schools to the Freeman Athletic Center where they visited tables…

SALD Leadership Awards Prize Winners

Congratulations to these phenomenal students on winning one of the 2017 SALD Leadership Awards! Each spring the Division of Student Affairs offers Leadership Awards to students and student organizations for exceptional work and dedication to campus and community involvement throughout the academic year. The celebration is coordinated by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development. Award…

Reflections – Shantelle Brown ’19

  This series, called “Reflections,” features guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center (see previous reflections by Alex Garcia ’17, Natalie May ’18, Lydia Ottaviano ’17, and Mikaela Carty ’18). They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate,…

Reflections – Mikaela Carty ’18

This series, called “Reflections,” features guest posts by students involved at the Allbritton Center (see previous reflections by Alex Garcia ’17, Natalie May ’18, and Lydia Ottaviano ’17). They may be taking a service-learning class, engaged in community partnership work, DJ’ing at WESU, teaching at Green Street, pursuing the Civic Engagement Certificate, tutoring at the Center…