Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Conference Grant Report: Kofi Ofori-Darko ’20

Kofi Ofori-Darko ’20 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Kofi traveled to North Carolina State University to attend Consult Your Community’s National Conference. You can read Kofi’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.  …

Conference Grant Report: Rachel Godfrey ’19

Rachel Godfrey ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Rachel traveled to Miami Beach, Florida to attend Art Basel Miami Beach. You can read Rachel’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   From December…

Conference Grant Report: Olivia Kim ’19

Olivia Kim ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, Olivia traveled to Houston, TX to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). You can read Olivia’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   “And we…

Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Shawn Dove '84, John Johnson '82, and Marquis Lobban '85

The Patricelli Center Fellowship (CSPL264/CSPL265) is a year-long, project-based, cohort-style learning opportunity for students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, and social change. Some Fellows design or launch their own venture, while others seek pathways to impact as intrapreneurs, activists, researchers, organizers, conveners, artists, and more. This Spring semester, CSPL265 will feature a roster of guest speakers…

Volunteer pitch coaches and mentors available at the Patricelli Center in January and February

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports students who are working on projects/ventures with social or environmental impact. To help students prepare to apply for Summer Grants (deadline February 28), pitch in the Seed Grant finals (March 1), pursue other funding sources, or simply get expert advice to advance their project/venture, the PCSE has lined up…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 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 second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2018. You can read his…

Student Innovation Showcase Events

In December, students from Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center Fellowship and Startup Incubator courses will present their work in two pitch-style events. Both are free and open to the public.   Patricelli Center Fellowship mid-year showcase Tuesday, December 4 10:20-11:40 a.m. Room 108, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT RSVP to yfchen@wesleyan.edu The Patricelli Center…

5 Wesleyan Students Attend Clinton Global Initiative University in Chicago, IL

During Fall Break, Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Makaela Kingsley, Anthony Price ’20, Ferdinand Quayson ’20, Frederick Corpuz ’20, Katie Shewfelt ’20 and Momi Afelin ’19 traveled to Chicago, IL for a weekend of networking and inspiration in the social impact and entrepreneurship fields.   Their first event was a Wesleyan lunch…

WESEMINAR: Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. Through the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning courses, and other programs, we study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 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 their second report since receiving…