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.

Overview Mission
Community Health Educators (CHE)

Community Health Educators (CHE)

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Advocacy and Education
Closed

In 1999, New Haven eliminated its funding for public school health education. In response, six Yale undergraduates founded Community Health Educators (CHE), a group that composes and presents health education workshops in the city’s public middle schools and high schools. These workshops cover a range of topics, including nutrition, substance abuse, sexuality, STIs, contraception, and healthy relationships. 

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Connecticut Bail Fund

Prison Reform & Reentry
Direct Service
Open

Connecticut Bail Fund is a project of Community Bonds, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial and economic justice in the pretrial process of the criminal justice system.

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Connecticut Bail Fund

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Human Rights
Prison Reform & Reentry
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
Open

Connecticut Bail Fund is a project of Community Bonds, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting racial and economic justice in the pretrial process of the criminal justice system.

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Days of Service

Days of Service

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

Held up to four times a year, up to 200 students spend their Saturday mornings outside of Yale’s physical boundaries in partnership with local organizations.  Dwight Hall at Yale’s Days of Service are designed to pique Yale students’ interest in their local community, and act as an introduction to other opportunities to become more deeply involved. 

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The First-Year Day of Service will be held this Saturday, September 23. If you’re a first-year and want to get more involved in the New Haven community, this is a fantastic opportunity! More information and sign up here!

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Demos

Demos

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy and Education
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Demos is dedicated to educating local elementary students in the basic sciences while showing that science is both fun and accessible. We have a long history in the New Haven and Yale communities and are proud to be one of Yale’s most respected educational organizations. We offer a wide variety of programs.
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Dive In

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Open

Dive In teaches swim lessons to children in the New Haven community who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to learn this life-saving skill. We seek to accept as many students as we are capable of accommodating, at no cost to the families.

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Dwight Hall Outreach Fellows

Dwight Hall Outreach Fellows

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

Dwight Hall believes that service and community engagement should be a part of every college student’s experience.  To that end, we aim to recruit a Fellow in each residential college, sports team, and Greek organization who will encourage their existing social communities to become active in service.

Each outreach fellow will build partnerships, create projects, and recruit others to complete a service that builds on the unique strength of their social community.

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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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