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
Elmseed Enterprise Fund logo

Elmseed Enterprise Fund (EEF)

Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
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The Elmseed Enterprise Fund encourages and enables sustainable economic self-reliance in the greater New Haven area. We seek to provide motivated entrepreneurs with access to personalized one-on-one consulting, business training and technical assistance, as well as a network of peers. Elmseed aims to empower entrepreneurs who lack the resources necessary to start or expand small businesses.

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Engineers without Borders

Engineers without Borders

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment
Health & Medicine
International Affairs
Fundraising and Financial Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. This partnership involves the implementation of sustainable engineering projects, while involving and training internationally responsible engineers and engineering students.

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Freshmen in Service

First-Year in Service

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

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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FOCUS on New Haven

FOCUS on New Haven

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

Established in 1991, FOCUS on New Haven is a week long pre-orientation program designed to introduce first and second year students to the city of New Haven.  With days spent engaging with local organizations and evenings spent listening to community leaders, FOCUS on New Haven hopes all students complete the program with a deep affinity for the city of New Haven.

Check out a story from FOCUS 2016

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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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Girls on the Run

Children & Youth
Women's Rights
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Open

Girls on the Run seeks to fill a gap in elementary school education by combining athletics with girls’ empowerment at an especially vulnerable time in their lives. We want to inspire girls to understand their bodies for what they can do rather than what they look like.

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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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