Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship: 2012/2013 Year in Review

Two years after its founding in May 2011, Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) is becoming a hub of activity. We are cultivating the long-standing Wesleyan ethos of social justice and entrepreneurial spirit as we carry out our mission: to support students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations…

Jordyn Lexton ’08 & Drive Change

Interested in supporting food trucks for social justice? Read below for information from Jordyn Lexton ’08, and definitely watch a video of the project here. “Dear Friends, Love food trucks?? Have an appetite for social change?? Feed your hunger by investing in a new social enterprise called Drive Change, a NYC based food truck business that employs,…

Perel-Slater ’11 Wins $10,000 for Maji Safi Group

The PCSE would like to congratulate Max Perel-Slater ’11 on winning the Advancing Leaders Fellowship. Many Wesleyan students, staff, faculty, and friends voted for Perel-Slater and his Maji Safi Group, and we’re excited to see new possibilities for their incredible work! “The $10,000 fellowship supports alumni from all World Learning programs as they implement innovative…

You Can be a Leader and a Follower in Our Book

Are you following us on twitter @wes_engage? We’ve even curated a Social Entrepreneurship List for you to keep track of. We believe that you can be a leader in civic engagement and still be a follower! (Please forgive us for our cheesy humor).     Below are some of our recent retweets for you to…

FSD International // Grants, Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

Looking for grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities? From the FSD website: “Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues.” You can hop on over to their site for a breakdown; so click here to find…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Faye Phillips ’13

In April, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awarded five seed grants to Wesleyan students embarking on high-impact projects around the globe. Each grant recipient will be reporting on his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first, a note from Faye Phillips ’13…   Preparing for my project in Shirati, Tanzania has been…

DDD Social Enterprise Summer Internship

Digital Divide Data Social Enterprise Summer Internship and Short-Term Project May 2013 DDD, an award-winning social enterprise operating in Cambodia, Laos and Kenya, is looking for a short-term project manager, based in our New York City office, reporting to our CEO and CFO.  The project mananger would work on new business planning for the organization.…

Max Perel Slater ’11 and the Maji Safi Organization Feature

The Maji Safi Organization, started by Max Perel Slater ’11, ” is a disease prevention and health promotion nonprofit that operates through a community health worker model in rural Tanzania. A core belief of MSG is that preventable diseases can be avoided by taking a community-led approach through empowering women and children to promote disease prevention.…

Join WAPPS (Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy & Public Service)

This post invites Wesleyan Alumni to join WAPPS, a group of alumni who focus on or engage with philanthropy and public service. With a host of events throughout the country, it’s easy to stay connected. We hope this post isn’t too soon for you recent graduates, but keep in mind, this is just one of…