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
Co-Op After School

Co-Op After School

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Closed

Co-Op After School is a grant-funded after school program operated and managed by Dwight Hall at Yale in partnership with Co-Op High School.  As the largest high school after school program in the state of Connecticut, CAS provides free, innovative programming to more than 350 high school students annually in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.  

Yale students may become engaged with CAS as tutors, program instructors, or as programmatic support, creating the perfect environment for Yale students to achieve success in working with high school students.

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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 Health Educators (CHE)

Community Health Educators (CHE)

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Advocacy and Education
Closed

In 1999, New Haven eliminated its funding for public school health education. In response, six Yale undergraduates founded Community Health Educators (CHE), a group that composes and presents health education workshops in the city’s public middle schools and high schools. These workshops cover a range of topics, including nutrition, substance abuse, sexuality, STIs, contraception, and healthy relationships. 

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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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Crisis Text Line at Yale: A Student Partnership

Open

Our organization’s mission is to recruit and train Yale students as Crisis Counselor volunteers. It is to connect our Yale student body to a convenient, reliable, and anonymous mental health help resource for immediate student-related crises via text messaging.

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Days of Service

Days of Service

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

Held up to four times a year, up to 200 students spend their Saturday mornings outside of Yale’s physical boundaries in partnership with local organizations.  Dwight Hall at Yale’s Days of Service are designed to pique Yale students’ interest in their local community, and act as an introduction to other opportunities to become more deeply involved. 

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The First-Year Day of Service will be held this Saturday, September 23. If you’re a first-year and want to get more involved in the New Haven community, this is a fantastic opportunity! More information and sign up here!

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Demos

Demos

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Advocacy and Education
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Demos is dedicated to educating local elementary students in the basic sciences while showing that science is both fun and accessible. We have a long history in the New Haven and Yale communities and are proud to be one of Yale’s most respected educational organizations. We offer a wide variety of programs.
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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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