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

Moneythink

Education & Literacy
Open

Moneythink’s mission is to restore the economic health of the United States through teaching high school students how to navigate their own personal finances and the financial system of the U.S.

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Music makers

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

Music Makers aims to connect Yale student musicians with the New Haven community, by teaching music at children’s organizations and organizing performances by groups of Yale student musician volunteers at retirement communities, nursing homes, hospice, open-air locations, and other spaces in the community where music can be uplifting and helpful.

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Dwight Hall Public School Interns

Public School Interns

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Closed

Students in the Public School Internship Program serve in a critical role as liaisons between a New Haven public school and the Yale community by strengthening current volunteer efforts and finding new ways to match resources at Yale with the needs of the school. Run in partnership with the Office of New Haven and State Affairs, Interns provide such resources as individual tutors, assistance for teachers, professional development for teachers, and special programming to enrich current classroom lessons.

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Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund

Socially Responsible Investment Fund

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Environment
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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DHSRI is an undergraduate-run socially responsible investment fund, initially seeded with $50,000 from the Dwight Hall organization endowment.  Managed by a committee of undergraduate Yale College students, the fund makes use of socially responsible investment methods to have a positive environmental and social impact while aiming to outperform standard investment benchmarks and maximize financial return.

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Dwight Hall Summer Fellows

Summer Fellows

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Open

Since 1968, the Dwight Hall Summer Fellows has offered the unique opportunity for students to dedicate themselves to creating social change.  Designed for community-engaged students who need the time and resources to enact a socially good idea, students are employed full-time, usually eight weeks.

In addition to funding, Summer Fellows also engage in a series of community-building and boundary expanding activities with their peers.  Weekly meetings revolve around food, conversation, trainings, reflection, speakers, and collective learning.
 
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The Urban Philanthropic Fund (Up Fund)

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Open

The Urban Philanthropic Fund aims to foster collaboration between the finance and nonprofit sectors and train the next generation of investment managers, nonprofit leaders, and philanthropists. We seek to use finance to build and strengthen community through working with local New Haven nonprofits by providing funding and positioning them for larger grants.

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Urban Fellows

Urban Fellows

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Open

Initiated in 1994, Dwight Hall Urban Fellows is an academic-year program in which Yale College undergraduates gain exposure to today’s urban challenges and work with community professionals to find impactful solutions.  Placements seek to uncover and counter urban challenges through neighborhood empowerment, community-building, and economic development.

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Yale Interpretation Network (YIN)

Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Immigrants & Refugees
International Affairs
Open

The Yale Interpretation Network (YIN) provides pro-bono interpretation and translation services to bridge the gap between Limited English Proficiency community members and social services.

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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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YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Open

Since 2017, the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows program has reduced barriers for Yale students to pursue careers in the social sector.

This program will:

  • Provide funding up to $4,125 with no geographic restrictions
  • Pair students with mentors
  • Offer additional networking and career opportunities in the social change sector
  • Assist students in identifying housing and local resources whenever possible

Eligibility and Expectations

The ideal applicant for the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship will:

  • Be a current Yale senior OR have already used the Domestic Summer Award (DSA)
  • Come from a traditionally underrepresented population, ideally low-SES or 1st gen
  • Be on financial aid at the time of application
  • Be willing to improve the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship with follow-up interviews and discussions with YANA and Dwight Hall stakeholders
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