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Patricelli Fellowship Info Sessions

Patricelli Center Fellowship ad 2Current Civic Engagement Fellow, Rebecca Jacobsen ’16 writes in:

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is unveiling a new, 1-credit fellowship program.

This project-based fellowship is designed to incubate a small cohort of innovative students from across majors. Fellows do not need to come in with a project in mind; those will develop over the course of the year. To read more, visit bit.ly/patricelli

Students who are interested may submit a statement of interest (in any medium) to Makaela Kingsley at mjkingsley[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by September 9th (first Friday of classes). There is no competitive selection process; the fellows will be a self-selected group of students who are deeply committed.

There will be three info sessions during the first week of classes: Tuesday (9/6), Wednesday (9/7), and Thursday (9/8) from 12:30-1:15 pm in the PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022). All are welcome to attend and learn more.

Date: Tuesday, September 6; Wednesday, September 7; Thursday, September 8
Time: 12:30-1:15PM
Place: Allbritton 022

PCSE Open House

906589_264581420344707_1876315652_oIf you’re curious about “social entrepreneurship” and what it has to do with your time at Wes, make sure to stop by the Patricelli Center open house today to chat with director Makaela Kingsley ’98 and a few fabulous PCSE peer advisors. They offer workshops and trainings, grants, networking services, an incubator workspace, and more, so whether you’ve got experience with startups are are just interested in new ways to share your passions, the PCSE is eager to help you out.

If you can’t make it to today’s open house, swing by drop-in hours with Makaela (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2-4:30 pm) or with peer advisors on the first Tuesday of every month (10-11 pm, PCSE Board Room).

Date: Friday, September 12
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022)

Post-Wes Journeys: Marcus Chung ’98 and Rebecca Knight ’98

Bring your lunch on Monday, March 24 and hear Marcus and Rebecca talk about corporate social responsibility, business writing and strategy, forging a path of meaningful work, and generally navigating life after Wesleyan.

Marcus-ChungMarcus Chung ’98, Vice President of Social Responsibility and Vendor Compliance, Children’s Place

A recognized leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), Marcus has held CSR roles at Gap, McKesson and Talbots. Marcus serves as Vice President, Social Responsibility & Vendor Compliance for specialty apparel retailer The Children’s Place, leading a global team responsible for protecting garment workers’ rights and minimizing environmental impact in the company’s supply chain. Through partnerships with local and global stakeholders, leadership in industry associations and integrating CSR throughout the company, the Social Responsibility & Vendor Compliance team seeks to create opportunities where both the company and communities can benefit and thrive. 

The Risks and Rewards of K-12 Educational Entrepreneurism

Jack-LeonardFrom Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

Presented by: Dr. Jack Leonard, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts Boston

America has a long tradition of entrepreneurism, which is admired around the world. The entrepreneurial leadership style is central to our American democratic image as the land of opportunity. And in K-12 schooling, hardly a day goes by without an appeal for entrepreneurial leaders who can “think outside the box.” However, there is also widespread skepticism about entrepreneurism in education, which often implies larger-than-life leaders who are willing to take questionable risks in a fiercely competitive market – hardly the ideal environment for children.

Alumni Startup Showcase

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From Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

Hear from nine extraordinary Wes grads who founded or run their own ventures. This inaugural Startup Showcase will include stories about startup life, an unprecedented opportunity to mingle with inspiring young entrepreneurs, and hearty snacks and coffee to fuel your Reading Period work. Registration is strongly suggested!

Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Wesleyan Career Center, and the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society.

Date: Sunday, December 8th
Time: 4pm-6pm
Place: Olson Commons
Link: Hurrrr
Cost: Freezles

Read after the jump to see what awesome alumni will be at this event.

Projects for Peace and PCSE Seed Grant Information Sessions

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From Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering two grants to fund projects or ventures led by one or more Wesleyan student(s).

PCSE SEED GRANT: Three $5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Details and timeline here. Read about last year’s winners here.

KATHRYN W. DAVIS PRIZE FOR PEACE: One $10,000 grant for a grassroots summer project anywhere in the world which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties.  Details and timeline here. Read about last year’s winners here.

There are two remaining information sessions focused primarily on these two grants. Students who are considering applying for a PCSE Seed Grant and/or a Davis Prize are strongly encouraged to attend one of these meetings.

During these sessions, staff may also be available to answer questions about the Patricelli Center Enrichment Grant, the Patricelli Center Internship GrantWesleyan Summer Experience Grant, and various awards and prizes offered outside of Wesleyan.

Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 12:15pm
Place: Usdan 114 on Tuesday and Usdan 136 on Wednesday

“Art: Campus and Community” First Friday

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From Civic Engagement Fellow Jelisa Adair ’13:

Learn about the current art scene both on campus and in the local community, including the Middletown North End Gallery Walk and the docent program at the Davison! We will discuss what current connections exist and explore opportunities for future collaborations. After the talk, don’t forget to take part in October’s Middletown North End Gallery Walk!

Panelists:
Stephan Allison, City of Middletown Office of the Arts
D’Mitri D’Allessandro, Middletown Framing and Middletown Art Academy
Clare Rogan, Davison Art Center
Pam Tatge, Center for the Arts

Date: Friday, October 4th
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free

Post-Wes Journeys in Social Entrepreneurship

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From Makaela Kingsley in the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

Beezer Clarkson ’94, Kagiso Bond ’01, and Erica Gersowitz ’01 will speak about their lives after college. Like many Wesleyan alumni, parts of their work can be called “social entrepreneurship.” Beezer managed investments in the microfinance sector and advises a Wes-founded social enterprise that provides accounting and credit scoring tools for micro-borrowers in developing economies. Kai has made a career out of researching, funding, advising, incubating, and accelerating tech startups – many in the gaming industry, but with crossovers to the ‘tech for good’ sector. Erica has used her law degree to work for improvements in the criminal justice system, finding innovative ways to have lasting social impact.

The talks will begin promptly at noon and end by 1 p.m. Beezer, Kai, and Erica will be available for private drop-in sessions immediately after. Lunch will be served for those who register by September 24.

Date: Friday, September 27th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Judd 116
Cost: Free
Link: REGISTER HERE