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
Global Brigades

Global Brigades

Health & Medicine
Direct Service
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As a secular, international nonprofit organization, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture and improving the environment. 

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HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Project at Yale)

HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Project at Yale)

Health & Medicine
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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HAPPY, Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Program at Yale, is a collaboration of Yale University students, health professionals and New Haven health care agencies dedicated to providing regular hypertension screenings, linking hypertensive individuals with affordable and immediate medical care, and eliminating barriers to follow-up care for under-served communities in New Haven.

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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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Hear Your Song

Hear Your Song

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Hear Your Song is an undergraduate organization founded at Yale University in January 2014 to give hospitalized children in long-term care the chance to become songwriters and hear their songs recorded. Yale student composers and musicians help patients to write their own lyrics, which the composers then set to music, using the children’s requests for musical genre, instrumentation, and tempo. Undergraduate instrumentalists and singers then record the song for their young collaborators. Hear Your Song has maintained partnerships with the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, NY and with Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, collaborating with over 40 patients, ages 5-18, on-site. Each week, pairs of undergraduate volunteers work with pediatric patients at Yale-New Haven, guiding their lyric-writing process and improvising music to receive patient feedback.

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Hemispheres - YIRA (Yale International Relations Association)

Education & Literacy
International Affairs
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Hemispheres is YIRA’s international relations teaching program. Once every week, Yale students meet with high school students from the New Haven area to explore a variety of topics in IR and develop analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills. The program culminates in a trip to Washington, DC to experience IR and policy making in action by meeting Ambassadors and Congressmen, while also sightseeing in this exciting, political center.  As part of the program, Hemispheres students also attend the Yale Model United Nations conference – an excellent opportunity to apply new IR knowledge while tackling critical world issues and have an awesome time meeting new friends. 

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Immigrant History Project

Education & Literacy
Open

We hope to build connections, solidarity, and advocacy projects between the New Haven Asian American community and the Yale Asian American community.

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J.M. Bolin Program

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

Based on the W.E.B Du Bois Society at Harvard University, J.M Bolin Program at Yale is an academic program for New Haven high schoolers focused on promoting African-American studies, college seminar style discussions, and study skills.

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Living History Project

Living History Project

Health & Medicine
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
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In December 2011, the Living History Project was founded as a volunteer initiative for Yale undergraduates within Trumbull College. Now open to all Yale undergraduates, project members represent a variety of disciplines of study, extracurricular interests, and hometowns. The project’s purpose is to provide a team of undergraduates with the opportunity to improve the patient-centered experience at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). To this end, students are properly trained in patient-centered interviewing with the goal of composing patients’ non- medical histories into a narrative, which can be shared with the patient, the patient’s family, and the patient’s medical team. In this way, the project aims to bring the patient’s personal story to life so that the medical team can provide more holistic care; moreover, it provides undergraduates the opportunity to experience patient-centered interactions.

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MathCOUNTS Outreach

MathCOUNTS Outreach

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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Yale MathCounts Outreach is an Undergraduate Organization working to provide afterschool math enrichment programs for New Haven Middle and Elementary School students. Yale students teach math curriculum weekly in most New Haven public Middle Schools, as well as some New Haven Elementary Schools.

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Matriculate

Open

Matriculate is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower low-income, high-achieving high school students to make the leap to our nation’s top colleges. They do this by connecting low-income high-achieving high school students all around the country with college student advisors via remote/online platforms. Matriculate’s vision is that one day all the best students in America will have access to and be supported in the best colleges regardless of their socio-economic status or background.

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