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. 

Starting January 2023, Ahmed M. Badr, Ed.M. is the Interim Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Learn more about Ahmed here.

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Announcing the 2023 New Venture Awards: three $5,000 grants for new student ventures. Learn more

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2/14 Newsletter

Latest News The Allbritton Center Welcomes 3 New Faculty/Staff Members: Ahmed Badr: Interim Director for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Policy Briana Bellinger-Dawson: Coordinator of Community Participation at the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Jacqueline Rabe Thomas: Koepell Journalism Fellow The Patricelli Center New Venture Awards (NVA), formerly…

Davis Projects for Peace (2022-23)

Every year, student leaders from around the world are awarded $10,000 grants to implement a “Project for Peace” over summer break. The program, which was established by international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis in 2007, is designed to encourage young adults to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. Along the…
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