Patricelli Center

Spring 2016 Workshops and Trainings

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PCSE Spring Calendar


Wednesday, January 13

6-8 p.m.

Educational Equity and Workforce Preparedness in the 21st Century

Organized by the Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) network

Presenter: Nicholas Dirks ’72 (Chancellor at University of California, Berkeley)

Location: Impact Hub San Francisco, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA


The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship presents

Learn to Commit: a free one-day coding bootcamp for women and girls

Saturday, January 30

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Career Center, Kai Wesleyan, Digital Wes, Questbridge/FirstClass, Quantitative Analysis Center, Women of Color Collective, and the Computer Science Department

Presented by Susan Danziger, Albert Wenger, Katie Wenger, and Michael Wenger

Location: Exley 24/7 Study Room


Tuesday, February 9

12-1 p.m.

Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan

Panelists: TBA

Location: PAC001


Thursday, February 11

12-1 p.m.

How do I know I am changing the world? Looking at impact and evaluation in community-based art practice

Co-sponsored by College of the Environment, Center for the Arts, Feet to the Fire

Presented by Barbara Schaffer Bacon (Co-Director, Animating Democracy)

Location: Allbritton 311


Friday, February 26

12-1 p.m.

Wesleyan + Shark Tank: the 2016 Patricelli Center Seed Grant Finals

Presenters: TBA

Location: Beckham Hall 


Monday, March 22

4-5:30 p.m.

Social Entrepreneurship & Law: a crash course in copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property, legal structures for enterprises, and contracts

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network

Presenter: Cristhian de Jesus Escobar ’00 (Lawyer, The Bank of Nova Scotia, American Bar Association, Independent Consultant)

Location: Allbritton 311


Friday, April 1

time TBD


Organized by the Career Center, Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network

Presenter: Stephen Friedman ’91 (Former President and CEO, Mtv)

Location: TBD


Text and bio TBD


Monday, April 11

12-1 p.m.

“Build With, Not For”

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network

Presenter: Laurenellen McCann ’09 (Civic Innovation Fellow at New America, Executive Director of The Curious Citizens Project)

Location: Allbritton 311


Thursday, April 28

6-8 p.m.

A Careers for the Common Good panel: Fundraising, Communications, and Leadership for Nonprofits

Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Alumni Network, Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS), and the Career Center

Panelists: Gerald Richards ’90 (CEO, 826 National) and Syed Ali '13 (Communications Coordinator, FoodCorps) and Sharon Greenberger ’88 P’19 (President and CEO, YMCA of Greater New York)

Location: Allbritton 311


Friday, May 20

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 5th Anniversary Celebration and Open House

Location: PCSE, ground floor, Allbritton Center




Mentor appointments and advising at PCSE

Entrepreneurship Studies 101 student forum

Intro to Social Entrepreneurship .25 credit class

Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society meetings

Kai Wes meetings and speaker series

Allbritton Talks (Lunch Conversation Series)

additional student-organized events co-sponsored by the PCSE

WAPPS events off-campus

View a list of past events here.

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Are you a student or an alum with an idea for an event? Contact the PCSE.