2017 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches and interviews 2/24 11AM-1PM)

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The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 PCSE Seed Grants. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Past grantees used this seed funding to innovate tourism in Thailand, build an online employment platform…

Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan – let the planning begin

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How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from TRAP House

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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. TRAP House — currently led by Gabe Weinreb ’18, Irvine Peck’s-Agaya ’18, and Will Barr ’18 — was one of last year’s winners. This is their third report since receiving funding from…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Walking Elephants Home

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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. Walking Elephants Home, run by Becca Winkler ’16, was one of last year’s winners. This is Becca’s third report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2016. You…

#CallToAction Phone Bank at Wesleyan

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Wesleyan students have responded to the results of the 2016 Presidential Election in a variety of ways, including marches, protests, conversations, and more. Two students, Jacob Karlin ’17 and Olivia Morris ’18, looking to take direct action, headed up the #CallToAction phone bank at Wes. The goal is to bring different issues to the attention…

LOAM: Moving From Magazine Into Movement

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From Nicole Stanton ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 of Loam Magazine, on the uncertainty of the years ahead and what we can do to support one another and the planet.   To our beloved supporters: 2017 is going to ask a lot of us as stewards of the earth. With the Trump Administration just two…

Allbritton Center Comments on Beyond 2020

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The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…

Introduction to GIS Final Presentations

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Ever seen a cool, interactive map that presents a lot of information really clearly, and wondered how someone created it? It was likely created using GIS, and students in Professor Kim Diver’s Introduction to GIS course (E&ES 324) learned how to create maps like those and much more during their course work this fall. GIS…

2016 Net Impact Conference – a recap from Eunice Lee ’19

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Eunice Lee ’19 attended the 2016 Net Impact Conference this November in Philadelphia. The following is her recap of the weekend:   With the help from PCSE, I attended the Net Impact Conference 2016 in Philadelphia, PA from November 3 to November 5. Net Impact is a non-profit organization that connects students and professionals who are interested…

Government Deptartment/Wes Media Project Post-Election Conference

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The Government Department, in collaboration with the Wes Media Project, are hosting a two-day conference on issues related to the 2016 Election Results. A full schedule of events is included below and on the Wesleyan Media Project website. No registration is required, however, seats may be limited so it is suggested you arrive early for any…