Dwight Hall at Yale

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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
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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Urban Improvement Corps

Urban Improvement Corps

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Racial Inequality
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Join anytime!

The Urban Improvement Corps, UIC, is a premier mentoring and tutoring program at Yale University focused on providing elementary, middle, and high school students in the New Haven, CT area with the opportunity to grow and develop with some of the most brilliant minds in our nation. Here, at UIC, we foster positive growth and develop life-long student learners, while giving each student the opportunity to discover their full potentials academically. Our organization has revised and cultivated our vision and purpose to better address the changing times and the concerns of New Haven.

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Volunteers Around the World

Volunteers Around the World (VAW)

Health & Medicine
Hunger & Nutrition
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Join anytime!

Volunteers Around the World is a non-profit organization that provides medical and dental services to underserved communities around the world.

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Yale AIDS Support Coalition

Yale AIDS Support Coalition (YASC)

Health & Medicine
LGBTQ Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Join anytime!

YASC is a student organization dedicated to serving the New Haven community through volunteer trips at the Leeway HIV/AIDS clinic.

Interested? Click here
Yale Animal Welfare Alliance

Yale Animal Welfare Alliance

Animals
Environment
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Join anytime!

The Yale Animal Welfare Alliance is devoted to improving conditions for animals worldwide by raising awareness, sparking conversation, and fostering a progressive, cruelty-free student community.

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Yale Chapter of the NAACP

Yale Chapter of the NAACP

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Human Rights
Prison Reform & Reentry
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
Join anytime!

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Interested? Click here
Yale Children’s Theater

Yale Children’s Theater

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

Yale Children’s Theater, a Dwight Hall community service group, is a group of Yale students devoted to teaching, entertaining, and engaging kids with the dramatic arts. We produce four student-written shows a year, offer drama workshops for local kids, and perform throughout the greater New Haven community.

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Yale Effective Altruists

Animals
Employment & Job Training
Environment
Homelessness & Housing
Human Rights
Advocacy and Education
Open

To spread the ideas of effective altruism through analysis, outreach, advocacy, education and collaboration, and to engage with and enable effective altruistic practice using the immense resources and opportunities available at Yale.

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Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP)

Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP)

Employment & Job Training
Homelessness & Housing
Hunger & Nutrition
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Join anytime!

Founded in 1974, YHHAP is a Dwight Hall organization run and staffed entirely by student volunteers. At the core of our work are ten service projects, which range from a weekly soup kitchen to a case management agency providing assistance with housing and employment. The YHHAP Board runs an additional five projects, which address homelessness on an institutional level. Our board projects range from a fundraising campaign to protect vital shelters in our city to an education program that inspires groups of young people from throughout the New Haven region to become involved in homelessness work. As the center of homelessness work at Yale, YHHAP maintains strong working partnerships with several incredible non-profits in New Haven, and has a seat on the Mayor’s Homeless Advisory Commission.

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Yale Muslim Students Association

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Advocacy and Education
Open

The Muslim Students Association provides Yale students the opportunity to come together in a supportive Muslim environment and seeks to educate the Yale and New Haven communities about Islam. All students, both undergraduate and graduate, and community members are welcome to MSA religious, social and political events. Above all, we recognize that students are at varied levels in their own faiths, and we are welcoming to all, regardless of the extent of religious knowledge or determination.

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