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2016 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/26 at noon)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 PCSE Seed Grant Competition. 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 build an online employment platform in Africa,…

2015 PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/27 at noon)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 PCSE Seed Grant Competition. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. The 2013 and 2014 grantees used this seed funding to launch a free CSA in Middletown,…

Money, Money, Money (a roundup of grants, prizes, and fellowships for social impact)

There is money and support available from a wide variety of sources for aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers, but it’s not always easy to find these resources. Following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships that Patricelli Center team member Luciana Contreras ’16 has been reading about recently. Some are available only to current undergraduates, some…

PCSE Seed Grant Finalists Announced (public pitches 2/28 at noon)

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 PCSE Seed Grant Competition. These $5,000 awards are intended to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Last year’s winners used the seed funding to launch a grant-funded CSA in Middletown, work…

Grants, Prizes, and Fellowships

There is money and support available from a wide variety of sources for aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers, but it’s not always easy to find these resources. Following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships that we have been reading about recently. Some are available only to current undergraduates, and all focus on social…

Monthly Updates From the Patricelli Center: An Archive

Each month, I send an email to a group of Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship alumni leaders. I have decided to archive all those emails here for anyone who wants to see them. If you’d like to be on my email list too, just send me a note and I’ll be glad to add you!  …

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…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2018/2019 Year in Review

In his inaugural address on September 21, 1831, Wesleyan’s first President Willbur Fisk said “Education should be directed with reference to two objects—the good of the individual, and the good of the world.” Today, the University’s mission is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.”…

Volunteer pitch coaches and mentors available at the Patricelli Center in January and February

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports students who are working on projects/ventures with social or environmental impact. To help students prepare to apply for Summer Grants (deadline February 28), pitch in the Seed Grant finals (March 1), pursue other funding sources, or simply get expert advice to advance their project/venture, the PCSE has lined up…