As our mission states, "Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism." The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship makes that mission a reality for students by teaching practical skills, building a community of changemakers, and forging pathways for student entrepreneurs and innovators. 

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Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2020-2021

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…
Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2020/2021 Year in Review

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2020/2021 Year in Review

A MESSAGE FROM THE PATRICELLI CENTER DIRECTOR Each June, after the buzz of spring semester subsides and the relative quiet of summer on campus begins, I sit down to reflect on the past year and plan for the next one. This time, my head is spinning as I attempt to process what just happened and…
PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Newark Water Association

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

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…
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