PCSE Link of the Day: UCLA Center for Community Learning

There are many resources online for those of us who want to make the world a better place. The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is constantly on the lookout for links of interest to Wesleyan changemakers. Read ours and share your favorite links in the Comments section below. Today’s ENGAGE Link of the Day is…

REMINDER: StartingBloc Institute applications due April 30

A message from the nice folks at StartingBloc: StartingBloc seeks the next generation of Social Innovators! For over eight years, StartingBloc has helped social innovators address the most pressing global challenges of our time by giving them the skills and the tools they need to maximize their impact. Our signature leadership development program, the StartingBloc Fellowship exposes young leaders to…

Did You Know? Fact #21.

This week’s fact promotes the Davison Art Center’s upcoming event, “The Big Draw: Middletown.” More information on this event comes from their website: “The Friends of the Davison Art Center present the second annual The Big Draw: Middletown, a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.…

Radical Giving and Alternative Economics, May 1 at noon

RADICAL GIVING AND ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS a post-Wes conversation with Brendan Martin ’95 hosted by Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Wednesday, May 1 12-1 p.m. Allbritton 311 Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. If you are unavailable to attend the lunch at noon but you are interested in meeting Brendan while he is…

SEEED Summit, April 26-27

Want an excuse to go to Providence, RI? Interested in social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for economic development? The SEEED Summit, a collaboration between Brown University and Social Venture Partners Rhode Island (SVPRI), is the first national conference that focuses on what is needed to build an effective social enterprise ecosystem that can drive economic…

Job Opportunities: Arabella Advisors

From their website: Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors achieve greater good with their resources. We can help you maximize the impact of all your assets – grants, investments, relationships, and time – to make the world a better place. Our comprehensive and personalized services deliver results for families and individuals, institutional foundations, impact investors, and corporate clients around the world.…

A Small Reflection & Response

When we learn about tragic events such as yesterday’s bombings in Boston, it reminds us about the fragility of our communities at home and abroad. Acts of mass violence or terrorism have touched all of us recently, and they are a daily occurrence for too many of our fellow humans around the globe. As engaged…

Did You Know? Fact #20.

Today’s fact pertains to Wesleyan and Middletown’s collaborative efforts to promote sustainability. While sustainability undoubtedly comes up in Environmental Studies classes and meetings for student groups such as the Enivronmental Organizers Network (EON), WesFRESH, and SAGES, it is also a topic that is presented at Orientation, Staff Trainings, and Reunion & Commencement. If you’re looking…

Clif Bar Makes the Climb to Venture Capital

Chances are you’ve seen a Clif Bar, the chewy, protein-laden energy bars on display at WesShop, local grocery stores, and the heavy-hitters REI and EMS. But, like many businesses in America today, Clif Bar is taking on an entrepreneurial side project, its own Venture Capital firm. From Entrepreneur: “Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, co-owners and…

Grant Opportunity: $2K from Projects for Good

  Projects for Good connects students who have the will – and skills – to make an impact with organizations who need them. Read more and apply today at http://netimpact.org/learning-resources/learning-opportunities/student-skill-builders/projects-for-good