Education ExChange: Expanding College Access


ExChange is a monthly public forum for the Yale-New Haven community to engage in collaborative learning and civil discourse on critical issues in education. Sponsored by Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs, exChange is a collaboration between Yale’s Education Studies and Dwight Hall at Yale, the Center for Public Service and Social Justice.



December 4th 2013: 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Dwight Hall Common Room

Topic: Expanding College Access
This month’s exCHANGE will address the importance, challenges, and opportunities of expanding access to higher education.  We will consider this topic in the context of New Haven’s model, while also engaging with national conversations about reasons and ways to provide more students with the necessary support to reach and thrive in college.


John DeStefano, Mayor, City of New Haven

Dolores Garcia-Blocker, Supervisor, Guidance and Counseling and TAG, New Haven Public Schools

Patricia Melton, Executive Director, New Haven Promise

Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University

Moderated by:

Peter Crumlish, Executive Director of Dwight Hall at Yale

Hosted by: Claudia Merson, Director of Public School Partnerships at Yale
Planned and Coordinated by: Dr. Elizabeth Carroll, Director, Education Studies at Yale