Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Monthly Updates From the Patricelli Center: An Archive

Each month, I send an email to a group of Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship alumni leaders. I have decided to archive all those emails here for anyone who wants to see them. If you’d like to be on my email list too, just send me a note and I’ll be glad to add you!  …

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2021/2022 Year in Review

PAC construction view from allbritton

A MESSAGE FROM THE PATRICELLI CENTER DIRECTOR As I write this, I am sitting in my office on the ground floor of Allbritton Hall, where the WesStation mailroom was during my undergrad days in the mid-1990s and where the Patricelli Center opened in November 2011. Through my window I see the PAC renovation underway, and…

2021/2022 Entrepreneurship Microgrant Fund Report

Hasanti Kelly '22 is the founder of Self Hate Clothing

As a scholar of entrepreneurship, twentieth century French economist Joseph Schumpeter recognized what he called the “perennial gale of creative destruction.” To be an entrepreneur is to be a creator – a maker, an innovator, someone who sees the world as it currently exists and conjures up something new. Artists, activists, and instigators are all…

2022 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social ventures will each receive $5,000 in unrestricted funds as well as training, advising, mentoring, incubator workspace, and other resources from the Patricelli Center.  Recipients were selected from a pool of finalists who submitted written…

2022 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/25 12-1PM EST)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 PCSE Seed Grants. Finalists will pitch in a public event via Zoom on Friday, February 25, at noon Eastern Time. [RSVP here] These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program,…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2020-2021

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship,  Service Learning, and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Newark Water Association

Newark Water Association logo

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. Newark Water Association — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Vin Henrich ’23 — was one of this year’s winners. Below is the first of Newark Water Association’s three reports. My name is…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Infinitely

Screenshot of the Infinitely website

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. Infinitely was one of this year’s winners. Infinitely is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to take down the world of fast fashion. Founders Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23…