Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

Voices and Stories Archive

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Christina Pao '20, Co Lead Youth Summer School Instructor at International Rescue Committee

Published July 19, 2017
I feel that I have learned more this summer than I have the past five years of my life. Seriously.Christina Pao smiling in front of blue double doors

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Lorna Chitty '20, Communications and Legislation Intern at Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Published July 19, 2017
I wanted to be involved in this work because I find that the work of the CVLC is at a fascinating intersection of three fields I'm passionate about: politics, human rights, and non-profit work.Lorna Chitty and Margaret Middleton, Executive Director and Co-founder of CVLC, at downtown office

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Pamela Torola '18, Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Intern at City of New Haven Department of Engineering

Published July 19, 2017
What excites me is how New Haven is truly a leader in Connecticut for taking steps in climate change mitigation...Pam taking a selfie with her laptop

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Karina Xie '19, Volunteer Teaching Assistant at IRIS

Published July 19, 2017
I would definitely encourage anyone to work with ESL or learning programs for refugees! I would tell them this kind of work is important now more than ever.Hand drawn lesson plan

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Arabelle Schoenberg ’19, Nature Preserves Intern at New Haven Land Trust

Published July 18, 2017
I would recommend to every Yale student that they stay in the city (to work, not to take classes) for at least one summer during college. You have the time and mental space to see the city in a whole different way...Anabelle with coworker standing by New Haven Land Trust totem pole

What College Campuses Can Do for After-School Programs

Published July 12, 2017
"Twelve years and four cohorts later, we’ve successfully navigated our way through the inevitable growing pains of implementing an afterschool program and have forged strong partnerships with our schools and funder." Salmon circle logo with CT Afterschool network.org in white letters

The Politics of People: A Docuseries by Briana Burroughs '17

Published July 10, 2017
"The Politics of People" is a five part political docuseries about four voters and two local elected officials in New Haven.

Help Us Reach Our Annual Campaign Goal by June 30th!

Published June 28, 2017
Your contributions equip Yale students with the tools and resources they need to engage, grow, and innovate while tackling society’s most pressing challenges...Teaching Peace Initiative students with words imagine, teach, realize, peace

Continuing the Legacy: Reflecting on Dwight Hall Alumni Reunion Reception 2017

Published June 27, 2017
To be frank, I began to question whether my generation has had to deal with such intense circumstances while at Yale. One alumnae explicitly posed the question, and I watched as my peers struggled to answer it...AmeriCorps Member and alumni laughing on Dwight Hall Library Couch

Lessons Beyond the Classroom: What I Have Learned Through Finding my Home in Students for Autism Awareness at Yale

Published June 25, 2017
My experience at Wilbur Cross wholly exemplifies exactly why service is so important to me. It’s a symbiotic relationship in which I truly gain just as much as I give... Tshirt decorated and painted

Kjerstin Pugh, Dwight Hall’s Director of Co-Op After School, receives T.A.P.S. award from New Haven Board of Education

Published June 16, 2017
Fortunately, Kjerstin’s five years of sleepless nights and wearing many hats with passion, grace, and grit have not gone unnoticed...Kjerstin Pugh with award surrounded by coworkers

Connecticut nearer the presumption of innocence, but not there yet

Published June 12, 2017
"As organizers with the Connecticut Bail Fund, we see the human costs of the bail system every day..."Ct Viewpoints logo

The Meaning of Mentorship

Published June 9, 2017
"Three years after joining J-Z AMP, I am thankful. Thankful for the lessons that these students have imparted on me. Thankful for the struggles. Thankful for the smiles..."Group of mentees and mentors posing for a picture in front of water and skyline

Washington DC Gathering: A Bridge Between Past and Present

Published May 25, 2017
"Dwight Hall has created a community of compassion for me and thousands of students even long after they depart from Yale..." Group of students speaking to alumni in DC

Dwight Hall at Yale's Annual Public Service Awards May 2017

Published May 19, 2017
The Dwight Hall community has been forever transformed by the value the following award recipients have provided and we are honored to acknowledge the integral role they have played in our growth.

Yale Hunger Heroes DESK Blog Posts: 1. Beyond Charity: In Search of Justice 2. Separate Plates, Same Table

Published May 19, 2017
"For four years, this has been by far the most significant and meaningful aspect of my time here..."

Mandatory minimum sentences are cruel and ineffective. Sessions wants them back.

Published May 15, 2017
As a federal prosecutor and judge, we saw that these policies do not work.The Washington Post logo

Evaluation of the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP)

Published May 3, 2017
"At the time, I didn’t realize how idealistic it was to place these expectations on young adolescents as an outsider who wasn’t yet entirely familiar with the school and the New Haven community..."

YPEI plans inmate teaching program

Published April 27, 2017
"Incarcerated people in Connecticut may soon be able to take Yale College courses for academic credit as part of the Yale Prison Education Initiative."Yale Daily News Logo

Panel discusses legalizing recreational weed

Published April 26, 2017
"Hosted by the Yale Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a local chapter of an international initiative to end the war on drugs..."

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