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Access to jobs in New Haven – Utilizing data to inform urban planning

Deanna Song, Yale class of 2016, is a current Dwight Hall Urban Fellow.  Urban Fellows work with New Haven community organizations to address challenges of urban living (i.e. economic development, community building, family empowerment, and public health).  Deanna researched job access here in New Haven and found that for teens and young adults, employment challenges tend to be compounded multiple times over.

In an Op-ed submitted to CT Mirror, Deanna noted that, “we hope these three case studies illustrate how cutting-edge data and online tools, when properly used, can help inform urban planning and policy development at a local level.”
Read the full article her here. 

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Dwight Hall Urban Fellows is funded by the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs.  The program provides a unique experience and  training through exposure to contemporary urban issues.  Two year placements are desirable.