PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Dharma Gates

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. Dharma Gates run by Aaron Stryker ’19, Miles Bukiet ’11, Nicholas Antonellis ’17, was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving funding from the PCSE…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Downstream Podcasting

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. Downstream Podcasting run by Alli Fam ’19 was one of this year’s winners. This is their second report since receiving funding from the PCSE in March 2019.You can read their first…

2019/2020 JCCP Mentor In-Residence Program: Introducing Dr. Rosemary Ostfeld

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) Mentor-In-Residence Program* supports the civic preparedness of Wesleyan students in collaboration with community partners committed to the pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus—nearby and around the world. Mentors-in-residence are nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, activists, and/or public figures whose experiences bridge the gap…

Thoughts on Girls in Science from Wesleyan Student Assistants

This August, Wesleyan University held Girls in Science Summer Camp, a one-week experiential learning camp for 4th-6th graders. Girls in Science employs an intergenerational mentoring model. The program’s staff is comprised of women Wesleyan University faculty members from the chemistry, engineering, and biology departments, Wesleyan student assistants, and aspiring high school scientists – who all…

Volunteers needed for New Horizons Domestic Violence Services

New Horizons Domestic Violence Services works to end the cycle of abuse and break the silence of domestic violence. Through victim defined advocacy and a trauma informed approach, our advocates strive to provide services to victims of abuse tailored around each individual’s unique situation. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect…

Startup Incubator course open to all students and community members.

CSPL239 Startup Incubator: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea This course is a partnership between CTNext, reSET, and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. It is open to all Wesleyan students as well as community members and students from other colleges. Tuesdays 1:20-4:10PM, starting Sep. 3 The Startup Incubator is a one-semester, experiential…

What I learned by teaching Fearless Experimentation

Last summer, I wrote about two of the patterns I’ve seen in my work teaching social entrepreneurship at a liberal arts college – (1) the research-to-practice gap and (2) students’ fear of failure. I proposed an approach that I named “Fearless Experimentation” to encourage students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings by forming and testing…

Community Learning Opportunities at Wesleyan

Wesleyan University has been devoted to liberal learning since its founding in 1831. The University has a dedication to the improvement of human well-being by means of education throughout the course of life. Therefore, Wesleyan University has a number of learning opportunities for adults in the community. Whether you are seeking a degree or want…

Conferences Roundup

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused…