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. We offer a year-long 2-credit fellowship, a 6-week 0.25-credit intro course, a nonprofit board residencygrants, and 1:1 advisingRead our 2017/2018 annual report here.

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Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows

Celebrating Six Years of Civic Engagement Fellows
In July 2018, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) will end the Civic Engagement Fellowship. This was a one-year position for recent graduates to foster civic engagement on Wesleyan’s campus in a variety of ways. In an 2012 Argus article, former director of JCCP Cathy Lechowicz said “our students are so engaged when they’re…


2017/2018 Advisory Board Members, Grant Judges, Pitch Coaches, Mentors, Presenters, and TAs: Thank You!
Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends* who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2017/2018. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Adam Lachman AJ Wilson Ajay Rajani Alex Cantrell Ali Berman Ali Chaudry Alice Hadler Alicia…

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2017/2018 Year in Review

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship 2017/2018 Year in Review
In his inaugural address on September 21, 1831, Wesleyan’s first President Willbur Fisk said “Education should be directed with reference to two objects—the good of the individual, and the good of the world.” Today, the University’s mission is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.”…


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