Wesleyan University: Students Join Political Campaigns, Organizations for Summer E2020 Initiative

This summer, 16 students will promote democracy and broaden their engagement with the public sphere through Wesleyan’s Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) Fund. The initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for building civic preparedness among students, faculty, and staff, and for…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2019/2020 Year in Review

A MESSAGE FROM THE PATRICELLI CENTER DIRECTOR Fourteen weeks ago, the COVID-19 pandemic descended on Connecticut. Residents were asked to shelter-in-place, and Wesleyan announced a switch to a distance learning format for the remainder of spring semester. Amidst the unprecedented fear and uncertainty, communities came together, combining traditional tools of community organizing and new modes…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Holistic Wealth

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. Holistic Wealth run by Inayah Bashir ’20, Kolbi Bradley ’20, Xianna Ortiz ’20, Kobe Guilford and Latisha Leaperl ’20 was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since…

Ways to engage in political activism against police killings, white supremacy, and anti-Black racism.

This list was shared by Aysha Khan ’20, originally shared on the Eclectic listserv: This is a spreadsheet with places to donate.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1p7QxOvtvRfHUoMWib8coGHSS8szENXzSjIZKpvp-gtA/htmlview#   This document contains relevant events, petitions, donations, protest info, self education, contacts for officials, and more resources.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-0KC83vYfVQ-2freQveH43PWxuab2uWDEGolzrNoIks/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1kMcDqsLopNsduuHZJZkQfWW1egXCJMEaF7Z1ob0tO48hpMpn8Kn26cxs   A document containing Bail Funds/ Legal Help by City https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X4-YS3vFn5CLL9QtJSU0xqmTh_h8XilXgOqGAjZISBI/mobilebasic   This…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Narratio

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. Narratio run by Ahmed Badr ’20 was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2020. COVID-19 and the uncertainty…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Opioid Harm Reduction Initiative

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. The Opioid Harm Reduction Initiative run by Livia Cox ’22 and Nick Wells ’20 was one of this year’s winners. This is their first report since receiving funding from the…

Brooklyn Law School: Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic

In a time of severe economic crisis for many low-income and contingent workers, Brooklyn Law School has announced that it will launch this summer the Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic (PERC), a legal assistance project to address these immediate needs. Under the supervision of Professor Minna Kotkin, director of the Law School’s Employment Law Clinic, students will have…

Wesleyan University: Dancey Engages Students in Elections Research, E2020 Initiative

Associate Professor of Government Logan Dancey foresees many important opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference with upcoming local elections this fall—and the Engage 2020 (E2020 initiative) will be a prime vehicle for that work. Dancey recently gave a presentation via Zoom video webinar to Wesleyan faculty and staff about his research on American electoral politics…

Western Carolina University: WCU nursing students pivot to doing phone-checks on local seniors

Western Carolina University nursing students have a long-standing tradition of helping area seniors. With coronavirus, they can’t do that in person. But, they’ve found another way to stay in touch. With coronavirus putting restrictions on face-to face-contact, Western Carolina nurses in a primary care residency and Fellows program are helping low-income seniors, especially, by phone.…