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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Monthly Updates From the Patricelli Center: An Archive

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 2021/2022 Year in Review

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2021/2022 Year in Review

A MESSAGE FROM THE PATRICELLI CENTER DIRECTOR As I write this, I am sitting in my office on the ground floor of Allbritton Hall, where the WesStation mailroom was during my undergrad days in the mid-1990s and where the Patricelli Center opened in November 2011. Through my window I see the PAC renovation underway, and…
2021/2022 Entrepreneurship Microgrant Fund Report

2021/2022 Entrepreneurship Microgrant Fund Report

As a scholar of entrepreneurship, twentieth century French economist Joseph Schumpeter recognized what he called the “perennial gale of creative destruction.” To be an entrepreneur is to be a creator – a maker, an innovator, someone who sees the world as it currently exists and conjures up something new. Artists, activists, and instigators are all…
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