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
Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
International Affairs
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
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FIMRC is dedicated to improving the health of families in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs. Through its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships, FIMRC asserts a multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts and health education programs.

As a college campus chapter of FIMRC, FIMRC Yale is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for FIMRC projects. Apart from advocation of FIMRC’s mission, our on-campus efforts also include spreading awareness of global health issues. In addition, FIMRC Yale believes that our efforts should begin in the local community, so we are also dedicated to serving underserved populations in our local city of New Haven.

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Freshmen in Service

Freshmen-in-Service

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

Global Brigades

Health & Medicine
Direct Service
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As a secular, international nonprofit organization, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. 

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Homelessness & Housing
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
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Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods

The Yale University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter  is committed to helping build homes for families in need in the greater New Haven area. We lead local builds, host a week long service trip over spring break, actively fund raise to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, and aim to raise awareness about improving accessibility to affordable housing! 

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HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Project at Yale)

HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Project at Yale)

Health & Medicine
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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HAPPY, Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Program at Yale, is a collaboration of Yale University students, health professionals and New Haven health care agencies dedicated to providing regular hypertension screenings, linking hypertensive individuals with affordable and immediate medical care, and eliminating barriers to follow-up care for under-served communities in New Haven.

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Health Care Enrollment Initiative

Health & Medicine
Direct Service
Open
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Hear Your Song

Hear Your Song

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Hear Your Song is an undergraduate organization founded at Yale University in January 2014 to give hospitalized children in long-term care the chance to become songwriters and hear their songs recorded. Yale student composers and musicians help patients to write their own lyrics, which the composers then set to music, using the children’s requests for musical genre, instrumentation, and tempo. Undergraduate instrumentalists and singers then record the song for their young collaborators. Now in its fifth semester, Hear Your Song has maintained partnerships with the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, NY and with Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, collaborating with over 40 patients, ages 5-18, on-site. Each week, pairs of undergraduate volunteers work with pediatric patients at Yale-New Haven, guiding their lyric-writing process and improvising music to receive patient feedback.

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Hemispheres - YIRA (Yale International Relations Association)

Education & Literacy
International Affairs
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Hemispheres is YIRA’s international relations teaching program. Once every week, Yale students meet with high school students from the New Haven area to explore a variety of topics in IR and develop analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills. The program culminates in a trip to Washington, DC to experience IR and policy making in action by meeting Ambassadors and Congressmen, while also sightseeing in this exciting, political center.  As part of the program, Hemispheres students also attend the Yale Model United Nations conference – an excellent opportunity to apply new IR knowledge while tackling critical world issues and have an awesome time meeting new friends. 

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Instrumental Connection

Instrumental Connection

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
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Instrumental Connection (IC) is an organization composed of Yale College students who volunteer to give weekly music lessons to students in the New Haven school system. We are 100% non-profit, student-run, and a part of the Dwight Hall group at Yale.

We believe that a musician’s duty is not only to make music, but to touch lives by spreading the joy of music to others.

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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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