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Donor Spotlight: Keniel Yao '19

Published October 5, 2017
It's an injustice to hold any part of ourselves back when interacting with and serving those around us. We need to learn to love our communities with our whole hearts, all aspects of our minds, to listen with both ears, and to give of everything that hasKeniel at home in New Zealand

Don't Shop: SWAP! at Dwight Hall

Published October 5, 2017
130 Visitors came to the most recent SWAP event organized by AmeriCorps alumni and students

Dwight Hall Record: Fall 2017

Published October 5, 2017
Dwight Hall piloted a programmatic database in the Fall of 2016, and effort led by Program Manager Mark

More New Members of the New Haven Community: FOCUS participation grows nearly 125% in 2017

Published September 7, 2017
In 2017, FOCUS participation went up nearly 125%. Read some reflections from our first-year participants here. A FOCUS sign.

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Marwan Safar Jalani ‘20, Arabic Interpreter and Summer Learning Program Outreach Coordinator at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Published August 9, 2017
When I was a refugee in Egypt and Turkey, I did not have the chance to go to school with students from the country. Therefore, I found it hard to integrate in a society that refused to admit refugees and immigrants as part of it.Group of summer fellows sitting in Dwight Hall library laaughing

New Haven LEAP’s Outdoor Corps Brings Science to Life for Urban Youth

Published August 3, 2017
As rises in sea levels continue to accelerate at alarming rates, the program’s implementation comes at a time when Earth stewardship and environmental education of the youth in our communities have never been so important.

Donor Spotlight: Nancy Alexander and Ricardo Henriquez Complete 8 Years of Service on the Board

Published July 30, 2017
We will greatly miss the presence of Nancy Alexander and Ricardo Henriquez on our board.Nancy, Peter, and John laughing at Board Meeting

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: 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: 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

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.

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

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

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..."

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.

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

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