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
Living History Project

Living History Project

Health & Medicine
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
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In December 2011, the Living History Project was founded as a volunteer initiative for Yale undergraduates within Trumbull College. Now open to all Yale undergraduates, project members represent a variety of disciplines of study, extracurricular interests, and hometowns. The project’s purpose is to provide a team of undergraduates with the opportunity to improve the patient-centered experience at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). To this end, students are properly trained in patient-centered interviewing with the goal of composing patients’ non- medical histories into a narrative, which can be shared with the patient, the patient’s family, and the patient’s medical team. In this way, the project aims to bring the patient’s personal story to life so that the medical team can provide more holistic care; moreover, it provides undergraduates the opportunity to experience patient-centered interactions.

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MathCOUNTS Outreach

MathCOUNTS Outreach

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Yale MathCounts Outreach is an Undergraduate Organization working to provide afterschool math enrichment programs for New Haven Middle and Elementary School students. Yale students teach math curriculum weekly in most New Haven public Middle Schools, as well as some New Haven Elementary Schools.

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MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) de Yale

MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) de Yale

Education & Literacy
Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Racial Inequality
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) de Yale, established in 1969, is an organization of Chicanos of different ethnic backgrounds who have come together in pursuit of social justice, community empowerment and cultural awareness.

MEChA de Yale promotes and supports the pursuit of education as a means to achieve self-empowerment. Our social and political activism is a direct response to the problems that affect the Chicano/Latino population locally, nationally and globally.

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Mind Matters

Mind Matters

Health & Medicine
Advocacy and Education
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Mind Matters is a student organization that hopes to raise awareness about mental health issues in the Yale community. We encourage dialogue on mental health while directing students to Yale’s advising resources should they be in need of help.

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New Haven REACH

New Haven REACH

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Racial Inequality
Direct Service
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New Haven Urban Debate League

Education & Literacy
Children & Youth
Direct Service
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New Haven Urban Debate League (UDL) is a consortium of high school parliamentary debate teams in the New Haven area. UDL is a student organization at Yale.

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PALS Tutoring and Mentoring

PALS Tutoring and Mentoring

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
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PALS is a tutoring and mentoring group that allows Yale students to develop one-on-one relationships with children from the New Haven area. At PALS, they make learning fun through educational games, scavenger hunts, and field trips. Every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 p.m., tutors and kids make progress in various subjects and build a connection that can last throughout the year and longer. PALS is a great way to get involved in the New Haven community and to meet other Yale students with similar aims.

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Public Health Coalition

Public Health Coalition

Health & Medicine
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
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Yale Public Health Coalition builds awareness of opportunities and events through our weekly electronic newsletter to 600+ Yale students and faculty. We educate students about public health issues through our weekly lunch discussions, masters teas, film screenings, advising, and panels. And we encourage collaboration between public health related groups on Yale’s campus by working with them to organize service events.

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RALY (Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale)

RALY (Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale)

Women's Rights
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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RALY is committed to the advancement of reproductive freedom, as well as the promotion of students’ control over their sexual and reproductive lives.

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ReadySetLaunch

ReadySetLaunch

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Open

ReadySetLaunch is a nonprofit organization that is run by students for students. ReadySetLaunch was founded with the belief that college advising should be available to all families, not only those with unlimited budgets. We are dedicated to providing quality college consulting to low-income, high-achieving students at no cost. All students can use and deserve to have extra help navigating the very complicated college application process. ReadySetLaunch is here to address the resource imbalances present within that process and provide students in need with the tools to succeed.

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