Social Innovation Lab
Social change is often sparked by a simple idea. Dwight Hall’s history provides a number of examples where a service or social justice experience generated a new idea, which then pioneered a movement. ”The Lab” was launched in the fall of 2016 to provide intensive support, guidance, and training to students with an idea, whose passion will lead them to addressing a social need in an innovative way.
The Lab’s Structure:
- Creates an open space where communities can exchange ideas and be inspired.
- Supports the creativity and ingenuity of students who have conceived an innovative idea.
- Provides a network of support, including potential partners and mentors, to develop the idea.
- Teaches practical skills to students to understand and implement their idea.
- Gives resources, including prize money, to students who demonstrate the passion to execute their idea.
- Project design & planning structure assistance
- Regular consultation from an advisor as well as
- Small grants
- Workshops in special skills
- Work Space
- Access to a network of mentors and experts
- Showcase to present their achievements and attract investors or supports, in case they want to launch or scale their project
Who Can Apply:
Events are open to the general public, and funding applications are are open to any Yale University student or student organization, prior Dwight Hall affiliation is not required. Should a Dwight Hall affiliate, such as a Member Group, gain admission, said admission will apply only to a specifically proposed program.