Panels and Networking Opportunities during R&C2013



Reunion & Commencement 2013 begins on Thursday, and we’d like to call your attention to some PCSE and CCP events that are taking place this weekend. All are excellent opportunities to meet alumni, network, and learn about the paths Wesleyan students take after graduation. Please join us!



WESEMINAR Making Change Happen: Approaches to Social Innovation

Friday, May 24, 3-4 p.m., Room 116, Judd Hall

Hear from Wesleyan alumni who are making the world a better place by running their own enterprises, driving social and environmental impact from within corporations, and supporting aspiring social entrepreneurs. Other members of the large community of Wesleyan social innovators are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion. Moderator: Sarah Williams ’88, Patricelli Center Advisory Board Member, impact investor, and donor advisor who builds and manages grant and impact investing portfolios in areas including poverty alleviation, women’s rights, prison reform, and social entrepreneurship

PRESENTERS: Dan Gregory ’78 P’07, Co-Director, Northeastern Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Faculty Advisor to IDEA, Northeastern University’s student-run venture accelerator that provides business planning, coaching, mentoring, workshops, professional services, funding, and other resources to student and alumni/ae ventures; Marcus Chung ’98, Corporate Responsibility Consultant, The Children’s Place (previously with Talbots, McKesson, and Gap) and former board member for Net Impact; Jordyn Lexton ’08, founder of Drive Change, a NYC-based non-profit food truck business that employs formerly incarcerated youth and advocates for youth justice

SPONSORED BY the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) and Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS).


Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Open House and Reception

Friday, May 24, 4-5:30 p.m., Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Allbritton Center

Learn about Patricelli Center programs, and network with alumni, students, and friends who are “doing well by doing good.” All are welcome.


WESEMINAR Education and Incarceration — at Wesleyan and Beyond

Saturday, May 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

Hear young alumni talk about their career paths in the field of criminal justice post Wesleyan and engage in discussion about the importance of correctional education both at Wesleyan through the Center for Prison Education and beyond the campus.

MODERATOR: Russell Perkins ’09, founder of the Center for Prison Education

PANELISTS: Jordyn Lexton ’08, former teacher Rikers Island and current executive director of Drive Change; Sara Green ’08 , director of special projects for District 79 of the NYC DOE. Sara oversees all of the schools that operate inside of non-secure, limited secure, and correctional facilities in NYC; Hannah Furstenberg-Beckman ’08, case manager at the alternative to incarceration program CASES


WESEMINAR What is Hometown Security?

Saturday, May 25, 4-5 p.m., Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150), Exley Science Center

Majora Carter ’88, urban revitalization strategist and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, wants to slow down the “brain-drain” in our nation’s poor communities and create a society in which people don’t have to leave their neighborhoods to find opportunity. Explore how to bring together technical training and development opportunities in underdeveloped areas to create an environment which fosters the creation of new businesses, enables existing ones to thrive, and better equips people to compete in a changing economy.

PRESENTER: Majora Carter ’88 is an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website.

SPONSORED BY Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.