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Name

Makaela Kingsley

 

Title

Director, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

 

Company/Organization

Wesleyan University

 

City/Town

Middldtown

 

Tell us about your community-building activities in 2019 (<500 characters)

As director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan, I am committed to leveraging all available networks in support of my students -- colleagues, alumni, local residents, and institutions both inside and outside Connecticut. And as a 25-year resident of Connecticut and an engaged citizen, I also see great promise in building community outside academia. When funders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and job-seekers feel connected, all of those stakeholder groups stand to benefit socially, culturally, and economically.

 

What community-building goals did you accomplish or milestones did you hit in 2019? (<500 characters)

Examples of my community-building work in 2019 include: -Matched dozens of Wesleyan student entrepreneurs with dedicated mentors from the Wesleyan alumni community and the local community -Brokered a partnership between reSET, the MEWS+, and Wesleyan to offer a startup incubator class open to students from all CT colleges and universities -Collaborated with partners at UConn, Jackson Labs, and elsewhere to offer free entrepreneurship bootcamps for faculty and researchers -Hosted a reception to educate neighbors and community members about work underway to address housing segregation in CT as a means of economic development -Continued to serve on the CTNext Higher Education Initiative advisory board where I have the opportunity to connect with innovators across the higher ed ecosystem -Organized a panel on women's entrepreneurship at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce

 

What people are saying about Makaela Kingsley...

 Makaela Kingsley is Director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. She teaches courses on social change theory and practice, and she runs programs that support student entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. Outside of the Patricelli Center, Makaela volunteers on the boards of Open Communities Alliance, CTNext’s Higher Ed initiative, and the Jaylen D. Berry Foundation. She has served as a Coach for AshokaU Commons, a mentor for Yale’s entrepreneurship programs, a judge for Echoing Green and the Grinnell Prize, and a guest speaker and judge for reSET.  

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