Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Innovation Fund Report: Cardinal Community Classic

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners.…

2018/2019 Patricelli Center Fellows Reflect on Learnings

On May 7, twelve Patricelli Center Fellows gave their final presentations to an audience of peers, former Fellows, Wesleyan faculty and staff, and community members. The Patricelli Center Fellowship is a year-long, project-based, cohort-style learning opportunity for students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and social change. Some Fellows designed their own venture, while others seek pathways…

FREE Tickets to Next Gen Summit in NYC

Attention Wes students, check out this fantastic opportunity from Next Gen: Next Gen works to support talented young entrepreneurs by giving them access to resources and energy on their journey. To continue the momentum of Wesleyan’s student entrepreneurs, Next Gen would like to invite you to Next Gen Summit 2019 [June 7-9 in NYC] as…

Fall 2019 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning courses for Fall 2019 here.  …

Cardinal Kids: Session II Schedule 2019

This Spring, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships chose Cardinal Kids as a recipient of the 2019 Student Innovation Fund. Organized by George Perez ’20, Jessica Russell ’20, Jenny Chelmow ’19, and Katie Murray ’19, Cardinal Kids started off as a 2018 PCSE Seed Grant Winner, and are now partnering with Wesleyan RJ Julia to bring interactive programming to…

2019 PCSE Seed Grant Winners Announced

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 PCSE Seed Grant. These student-led social impact projects and 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…

Conference Report: Hana ElSafoury ’19

Hana ElSafoury ’19 traveled to New Haven, CT to attend the Yale Philanthropy Conference. You can read Hana’s reflection below, read other conference reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. On Friday, February 22nd, I attended the 2019 Yale Philanthropy Conference. This is a yearly conference…

Conference Grant Report: Kelly D’oleo ’19

Kelly D’oleo ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Kelly traveled to San Francisco, CA to attend Afrotech. You can read Kelly’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs. From November 8-November 11th, I attended…

Conference Grant Report: Eunice Lee ’19

Eunice Lee ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Eunice went to Phoenix, AZ to attend the Net Impact Conference. You can read Eunice’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   This past October,…

2019 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 3/1 12-1PM)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to help students chase their dreams, innovate tourism in Thailand, provide college access to students in…