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

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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Yale Refugee Project

Yale Refugee Project

Children & Youth
Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
International Affairs
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
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The Yale Refugee Project (YRP) is a coalition of undergraduate students providing direct assistance and advocacy for those refugees resettled in New Haven.

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Yale Sight Savers

Yale Sight Savers

Health & Medicine
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
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We are committed to identifying individuals at risk in the community for glaucoma-related vision loss and enhancing access to vision health care among local underserved communities. We seek to provide undergraduates with hands-on clinical experience as well as research opportunities.

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Yale Student Environment Coalition (YSEC)

Yale Student Environment Coalition (YSEC)

Environment
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Open

To be the nexus point of communication and collaboration on environmental and sustainability issues, within and outside Yale.

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Yale Students for Prison Divestment

Human Rights
Prison Reform & Reentry
Victims' Rights
Research & Policy Analysis
Open

There is growing consensus on campus and political world that investments in the private prison industry promote an industry broadly engaged in cost cutting at the expense of human lives. As a university, we cannot be complicit in the face human rights violations in our own country. The time to act was yesterday.

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Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development

Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD)

Children & Youth
Homelessness & Housing
International Affairs
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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The Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development (YAAPD) seeks to ignite passion among students and youth at-large for conflict resolution, peace, and development on the continent.

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Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association (YULAA)

Children & Youth
Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
International Affairs
Prison Reform & Reentry
Direct Service
Open

The Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association (YULAA) is an organization open to young, human rights and legal aid-interested undergraduate students, which broadly speaking promotes human rights through legal empowerment off and on campus. YULAA is focused primarily on offering its members volunteer opportunities on various legal projects in the greater New Haven area throughout the semester. YULAA also organizes advocacy events on campus to expand awareness on legal issues that pertain to the criminal justice system, refugee resettlement, asylum-seeking, and immigration among other things. Through annual international service trips, the organization also works with lawyers on the ground to open civil actions for denizens without access to restitution in the courts.

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Yale Undergraduate Mindfulness Education Initiative (YUMEI)

Yale Undergraduate Mindfulness Education Initiative (YUMEI)

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Advocacy and Education
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The Yale Undergraduate Mindfulness Education Initiative (YUMEI) is a student group looking to address a gap in health education in local schools by teaching students strategies to maintain their mental health by managing stress. The initiative aims to empower local students, through workshops about mindfulness, by equipping them with tools and knowledge to mindfully deal with stress and other difficult situations. It trains and supports its Yale undergrad student members to deliver these workshops, and also guides them in their own mindfulness education. 

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Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP)

Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP)

Education & Literacy
Human Rights
Prison Reform & Reentry
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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The Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP) is a student-run social justice organization with over 150 members. Our mission is to reduce recidivism and promote dialogue around issues connected to mass incarceration.

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Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad (YUSO)

Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad (YUSO)

Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.

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