About the PCSE

Established in May 2011 through a gift from the Robert ’61 and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation, and with the ongoing support of Propel Capital and the Newman's Own Foundation, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship supports Wesleyan student entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers.

The PCSE, the Allbritton Center for the Student of Public Life, and the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (which includes Service-Learning, Office of Community Service, the Civic Engagament Certificate, and the Center for Prison Education) form a hub of civic engagement on campus. We work closely with the Gordon Career CenterWesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS), the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society, Kai Entrepreneurship Wesleyan, and other campus partners. We invite alumni to volunteer as speakers, mentors, grant reviewers, and more.