Dwight Hall enables experimentation and collaboration as a Social Innovation Laboratory.
Building upon her experience with Exceptional Member Group awardee Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, Simone Seiver ’17 (pictured) is spending this summer in New Haven as a Dwight Hall Summer Fellow. Her initiative demonstrates how Dwight Hall fosters a collaborative lab environment that encourages innovation to test novel solutions. In Simone’s own words:
“Working with a team of students who met through the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, I am forming a spin-off nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting racial and economic justice within the pretrial process of the criminal justice system. The Connecticut Bail Fund will post bail for individuals who are held in jail on low-level charges and who lack the financial resources to afford their bond payments. This summer, with the support of the Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship, I will be working full-time on the Fund to expand upon the seed investment provided by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. As we chart entrepreneurial waters, we will continue to turn to Dwight Hall and its wealth of resources as an incubator for our social venture.”
A recent article in the New Haven Independent shows the substantial progress – and positive community reception – made by the CT Bail Fund.