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.

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Overview Mission

Campus Girl Scouts

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

Campus Girl Scouts is a group of Yale students who lead a New Haven Girl Scout troop on Yale’s campus. Tapping into campus opportunities, resources, and mentorship, we create a powerful leadership experience to build courage, confidence, and character in the next generation of female leaders.

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Code Haven

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

Code Haven’s mission is to inclusively increase access to computer science among middle school students, regardless of previous interest. Code Haven hopes to encourage and inspire students of different socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue education and careers in STEM.

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Community Mental Health Fellows

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Direct Service
Open

The goal of the Community Mental Health Fellows program is to:

(1) provide field experience for Yale University undergraduates with a passion for urban community mental health issues, and

(2) expand the capacity of CMHC Foundation and its partners to fulfill its mission statement. 

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Community Response Fellows

Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Open

Community Response Fellows supports the existing relationships between Yale students and community partners in the social sector.  The goal is to increase the professional development of students while building the capacity of community partners.

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Every Vote Counts

Education & Literacy
Human Rights
Open

Every Vote Counts is a student-led, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout nationwide, expanding voter access, and increasing civic literacy through voter reform advocacy and civic education. EVC seeks to strengthen our democracy and make more diverse voices heard by making sure that every American who is eligible to vote can easily do so – and that every vote counts.

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Family Support Fellows

Direct Service
Open

The Dwight Hall Family Support Fellows is built with two main goals; first to provide a small stipend to students who are balancing academics with unique family needs, and second to create a community of peers for those students who have chosen family over a typical college experience.

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First-Years in Support of New Haven

First-Years in Support of New Haven

Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Environment
Homelessness & Housing
Human Rights
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Open

Initiated in 2015, First-Years in Support of New Haven is an academic-year program for Yale College first-years to sustainably connect and consciously engage with the vibrant New Haven community. Our aim is to learn from the leadership and experience of community partners who dedicate their professional and personal lives to our shared city. We strive to foster open conversations about the changing New Haven/Yale relationship and engage in sustainable service that will continue throughout each student’s time in New Haven.

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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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Harbor Scholars: A Dwight Hall Program at Yale

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
Open

Harbor Scholars: A Dwight Hall Program at Yale is a scholarship and advocacy organization that seeks to address the unique challenges faced by those who do not benefit from the personal and financial support that many of their peers receive from family, both on campus and across Connecticut. This identity includes but is not limited to those with experience in the foster care system, those who have gone forth with emancipation proceedings, and those who lack parental support for other reasons. In order to ensure the continued success of these individuals at the collegiate level, the program provides preprofessional mentorship, financial assistance, and social support to Yale students of this identity. The program also engages in advocacy and an annual service initiative, most recently mentorship and college counseling services to high school juniors and seniors in out-of-home care across New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport public schools.

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Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program

Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Closed

J-Z AMP is a grant-funded program at Dwight Hall at Yale that connects Yale undergraduates to middle school students in a long-term relationship.  As college freshman, Yale students are selected to devote their sophomore, junior, and senior year to working with two students, beginning in sixth grade and ending in middle school graduation.  

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