Celebrating Student Service and Advocacy – April 26, 2013
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“I came to Yale because of Dwight Hall. I chose Yale over peer institutions because I was impressed to hear that such an expansive organization with complex, varied goals relating to service and advocacy could be student-run and thrive. The freedoms and opportunities provided by the Hall, to pursue an initiative that you care about, to develop leadership and nonprofit management skills, and to meet like-minded (and not so like-minded) students who are just as passionate, create a uniquely welcoming environment for growth in more ways than expected. It is a hub of student passion and energy.”
- Jensen Reckhow ’13 Former Student Executive Committee Co-Coordinator
Celebrating Student Service and Advocacy at Yale
Friday, April 26, 2013
3:30 – 5:00PM Reception, President’s Room, Woolsey Hall
5:30 – 8:00PM Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony, Yale Commons, Yale University
Please join and support Dwight Hall’s Board of Directors and Trustees, students and staff in celebrating more than 125 years of commitment to service and social justice in New Haven and beyond. On Friday, April 26th, alumni, current students, community members, and friends from far and wide will convene for a reception, dinner and awards ceremony to honor key individuals, moments and collaborators in the history of Dwight Hall. The celebration will recognize the important role of Yale and community leaders who have helped further the mission of Dwight Hall and have served as role models, mentors and partners for Dwight Hall students.
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Founded by undergraduates in 1886, Dwight Hall at Yale is an independent, non-denominational, non-profit organization that has, throughout its history, served as a catalyst for student service, advocacy and leadership on Yale’s campus, in the city of New Haven and around the world. As the Center for Public Service and Social Justice, Dwight Hall reflects an inclusive and diverse Yale student body. It is the largest campus-based student-run service organization in the country.
Dwight Hall enables students to create positive change through service leadership and community advocacy and activism in areas from public education, economic justice, and health care to global human rights. In addition to supporting student-led groups, Dwight Hall sponsors multi-group networks in social justice, public health, education, and international causes and also directly manages several significant programs that connect students’ abilities with community needs.
More than 3,500 students annually volunteer for 90 Dwight Hall organizations and directly and indirectly affect 115,000 citizens in New Haven and beyond, contributing over 150,000 hours of service and advocacy work annually through 200 community affiliates. Dwight Hall promotes a culture of collective action and reflection that encourages student leaders to share best practices, learn from successful leaders and collaborate on solving societal challenges. Dwight Hall also provides valuable resources for students including transportation to volunteer sites, meeting rooms for strategic planning and training sessions, project funding and publicity, access to equipment and photocopiers, and opportunities for further leadership and non-profit management skill development.
Dwight Hall plays a critical role in student life at Yale in developing future leaders. Dwight Hall’s alumni continue their commitment to serving and improving the world, through their professional and volunteer leadership.
Retiring Yale President Richard Levin will be the recipient of the first Dwight Hall Distinguished Community Service Award. The evening will include a keynote speaker, highlights of past and present accomplishments of Dwight Hall students and staff, and musical performances by SHADES and Harmony@Yale.
Dwight Hall is pleased to announce that J.B. Schramm, Founder and CEO of College Summit, will serve as the keynote speaker for Dwight Hall’s celebration of more than 125 years of service in New Haven, and will be receiving the Jane and William B. Curran Dwight Hall Distinguished Mentor Award at the same time. Mr. Schramm is the inaugural winner of the Yale-Jefferson Award for public service and has been nationally recognized for his innovative work in education reform.
For information on sponsorships or tickets please contact:
Nikki Besitko, Director of Development, Dwight Hall at Yale