Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2020-2021

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship,  Service Learning, and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Newark Water Association

Newark Water Association logo

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. Newark Water Association — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Vin Henrich ’23 — was one of this year’s winners. Below is the first of Newark Water Association’s three reports. My name is…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Infinitely

Screenshot of the Infinitely website

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. Infinitely was one of this year’s winners. Infinitely is a sustainable clothing brand that seeks to take down the world of fast fashion. Founders Nimra Karamat ’23 and Ashley Cardenas ’23…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Long Lane Farm

Long Lane Farm harvest 2021

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. Long Lane Farm was one of this year’s winners. Since its founding in 2003, Long Lane Farm has worked towards a model of food sovereignty, in which all people not…

Innovation Fund Report: Traverse Square

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Innovation Fund Report: Wesleyan Book Buds 2021

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Innovation Fund Report: Creators x MMA

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Innovation Fund Report: Habitat for Humanity

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…

Innovation Fund Report: WESU Interviews

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners. Investigation of the impact of our…