Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

Programs

Below is a comprehensive list of active programs that run through Dwight Hall. Programs can be searched by name, cause, or type of service.

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Dwight Hall Public School Interns

Dwight Hall Public School Interns

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Closed

Students in the Public School Internship Program serve in a critical role as liaisons between a New Haven public school and the Yale community by strengthening current volunteer efforts and finding new ways to match resources at Yale with the needs of the school. Run in partnership with the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Interns provide such resources as individual tutors, professional development for teachers, and special programming to enrich current classroom lessons.

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Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund

Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Environment
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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DHSRI is an undergraduate-run socially responsible investment fund, initially seeded with $50,000 from the Dwight Hall organization endowment.  Managed by a committee of undergraduate Yale College students, the fund makes use of socially responsible investment methods to have a positive environmental and social impact while aiming to outperform standard investment benchmarks and maximize financial return.

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Dwight Hall Summer Fellows

Dwight Hall Summer Fellows

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Open

Since 1968, the Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship has offered the unique opportunity for students to dedicate themselves to creating real social change.  Specifically designed for those engaged students who need the time and resources to enact a socially good idea, students are employed full-time, usually eight weeks, and asked to execute an innovative project that attempts to fill a social need.

Dwight Hall at Yale is not prescriptive in issues or process, but students must show his/her project is innovative in nature, has been sponsored by a community expert, and will have demonstrable results.

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Freshmen in Service

First-Year in Service

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Health & Medicine
Homelessness & Housing
Human Rights
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Closed

Up to 20 first-year students are selected by a group of peers to participate in this academic-year program.  Our aim is to learn from community leaders who dedicate their professional and personal lives to improving our shared city. Learning from their experience, wisdom and insider knowledge, we strive to work with our community partners to continue working to remove the structural and institutional barriers and conditions that perpetuate chronic problems in our city.

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FOCUS on New Haven

FOCUS on New Haven

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Closed

Established in 1991, FOCUS on New Haven is a week long pre-orientation program designed to introduce first and second year students to the city of New Haven.  With days spent engaging with local organizations and evenings spent listening to community leaders, FOCUS on New Haven hopes all students complete the program with a deep affinity for the city of New Haven.

Check out a story from FOCUS 2016

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Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program

Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Closed

J-Z AMP is a grant-funded program at Dwight Hall at Yale that connects Yale undergraduates to middle school students in a long-term relationship.  As college freshman, Yale students are selected to devote their sophomore, junior, and senior year to working with two students, beginning in sixth grade and ending in middle school graduation.  

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Urban Fellows

Urban Fellows

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Closed

Initiated in 1994, Dwight Hall Urban Fellows is an academic-year program whereby Yale University undergraduates gain exposure to today’s urban challenges and work with community professionals to find real solutions.  Placements seek to uncover and counter urban challenges through neighborhood empowerment, community-building, and economic development.

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Yale Prison Education Initiative

Education & Literacy
Prison Reform & Reentry
Racial Inequality
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall seeks to expand upon existing Yale programming in correctional facilities by offering Yale courses to incarcerated students in Connecticut.

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YANA Summer Fellowship

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Open

The YANA Summer Fellowship is designed to reduce the barriers for Yale students of limited financial means to pursue careers in the social sector and for common good. Summer internships in this field are often unpaid, limited to only a few locations in the country, or lack the experienced mentorship needed to make a student’s passion a viable career track.

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