Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

Onyekachi Obiocha

EducationUniversity of Connecticut 

BioAt Yale, Onyeka is the director of innovation at Dwight Hall This involves managing, and growing the Social Innovation Lab; developing resources, trainings, and partnerships to support a cohort of students dedicating themselves to creating social change; working closely with the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking and serves as Dwight Hall’s representative on the Yale Social Entrepreneurship Collaborative; and developing a series of events that bring together Yale and New Haven communities.  

Outside Yale, Onyeka’s work spans community development, social entrepreneurship, and civic consulting. He recently moved from President and Co-Founder of A Happy Life, a social enterprise dedicated to creating a happier world for all, to Managing Partner at Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, a civic consultancy building community development through social engagement. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors Onyeka consulted for Special Olympics International and built out a Corporate Social Responsibility program at a startup nutrition company; after graduating with a Economics degree from the University of Connecticut.