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Conferences, conferences, conferences

There are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, startup weekends, and meetups focused on social entrepreneurship across the country and around the world. How do you decide which, if any, to attend? Unfortunately, there is no one right answer, but it is likely that if you find one that fits your schedule and budget, it will prove…

Things to Do in Middletown 7/23-7/30: Karaoke, Movies, and More!

Enjoy this much cooler weather by getting out in MIddletown! Here is just a sampling of things going on in the Middletown community this week found through WesEvents, Arts2go.com, and the Buttonwood Tree! Tuesday 12:10p Wesleyan Center for the Arts: Souleymane Badolo: WATIDSOWBO–Come Dance With The World Choreographer Souleymane Badolo will demonstrate and discuss his creative…

Updates from Wes alums working with Maji Safi Group in Tanzania

We talk a lot on this blog about the work being done by Maji Safi Group, a disease prevention and health promotion project founded by Max Perel-Slater ’11 that empowers communities in rural Tanzania to fight waterborne and water-related diseases.  Maji Safi involves many students and alumni in its work (side note: we recently learned that…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Hailey Sowden ’15

The first day of summer is coming up and The Middletown Food Project is about to take off. We’ve been planning all through the winter and spring, and it’s finally time to start getting our hands dirty! Here’s some background on the farm and the project: After working for a few years at Long Lane…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Shyam Desai ’15

My flight is finally booked; I’ll be going to The MINDS Foundation’s site at Sumandeep Vidyapeeth (medical school) in Vadodara, Gujarat, India in August! With the help of The MINDS Foundation Program Staff, Lennox Byer ’12 & Mehul Solanki & Raghu Appasani ’12, I have been able to pinpoint a couple of tasks for my…

3 Alumni Startups and Nonprofits You Should Know About

On campus, there are several groups that are synonymous with social entrepreneurship and civic engagement; I’ll let you think of some! But what about off campus? There is a diverse community of alumni working in global engagement that you might not have heard of. We’re here to inform you of just several of the amazing…

Calling All Our Newest Alums! Miller Prize Extension

Hello May ’13 Grads! Deadline Extension: The Miller Family Foundation Prize applications are now due on Sunday, June 16, at 11:59pm. If you have recently accepted an offer from an employer in education or the nonprofit sector, and graduated with Wesleyan need-based financial aid loans, you should consider applying for the Miller Family Foundation Prize. The Miller Prize is…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: A Note from Faye Phillips ’13

In April, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awarded five seed grants to Wesleyan students embarking on high-impact projects around the globe. Each grant recipient will be reporting on his/her work with blog posts and photos. Here’s the first, a note from Faye Phillips ’13…   Preparing for my project in Shirati, Tanzania has been…

13 Students Awarded Grants from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce its 2013 Seed Grant and Internship Grant recipients. The PCSE Seed Grant program was launched this spring.  Individuals and teams of students competed for $5000 prizes intended to provide capital to help Wesleyan students launch their socially-oriented project or idea and/or build capacity of their…