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

Reproductive Rights Action League at Yale (RALY)

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Women's Rights
Open

The Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale College is committed to the advancement of reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right, as well as the promotion of students’ control over their sexual and reproductive lives. In its protection of reproductive rights, RALY works actively within the university community and the city of New Haven to encourage discussion, educate individuals of their reproductive options, and raise awareness of national policy and legislation. Reproductive justice is a keystone of human dignity and equality. The Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale College is motivated by a mounting sense that such rights are in jeopardy–- from Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court to the attempts by the Trump-Pence administration to cut Title X funding and silence doctors on abortion. By empowering activism inside our community within a national context, RALY advances the fundamentally humanistic importance of reproductive justice.

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RISE: Refugee and Immigrant Student Education

Education & Literacy
Open

We seek to connect, engage, and empower New Haven’s refugee and immigrant populations and the local communities to foster inclusion and tolerance through weekly in-school and in-home cultural lessons and monthly community outreach events. RISE works with these local schools, families, and communities to create cultural awareness through our aforementioned activities.

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Rotaract Club

Rotaract Club

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Homelessness & Housing
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
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Rotaract’s mission is to promote the Rotarian motto of “service above self” among young men and women around the world. We focus on three areas: international projects, local community service, and campus engagement. Throughout the year we work with other groups on campus to promote events and fundraisers designed to connect students with the spirit of service. We also consult and partner with the New Haven Rotary Club and attend Rotary conferences at the United Nations in order to connect and interact with over 1,300 Rotary and Rotaract members from around the world. Feel free to stop by at one of our weekly meetings, and check out our website at www.yalerotaract.com.

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SheCode

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

SheCode partners with Yale Pathways to teach introductory programming skills to New Haven middle school and high school girls. We aim to lower the initial intimidation barrier of computer science and create a supportive environment where students of all backgrounds can learn, collaborate, and create something incredible.

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Social Innovation Lab

Education & Literacy
Open
Launched in the Fall of 2016, the Social Innovation Lab (“The Lab”) is an incubator for members of the New Haven community (Yale and Non-Yale) dedicated to leveraging their talents to create positive social impact. The Lab provides mentorship, funding, workshops, and access to corporate services to help movements, non-profits, and socially driven organizations build vibrant, connected communities. 
 
Ideal candidates are curious, resilient, and empathetic individuals, with a proven ability to develop imaginative solutions to complex problems. Successful applicants will spend the semester stress testing their ideas, building their movement, establishing relationships, and developing the infrastructure for their idea to thrive.
 
If you have any questions please email Marquita Taylor at marquita.taylor@yale.edu
 
 
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Special Needs Undergraduate Swim Lessons

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Open

This organization provides swim lessons free of charge to local special needs children in New Haven. SNUGs hopes to facilitate rewarding relationships between undergraduates and disabled children, while encouraging Yalies to develop a long lasting desire to give back to their communities.

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Special Olympics Unified Sports

Children & Youth
Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Direct Service
Open

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. A registered program for Special Olympics, Unified Sports combines athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on sports teams to train and compete with one another and inspire acceptance and respect for all, on and of the playing field. Our group at Yale University aims to assist Special Olympics with their mission by hosting events on Yale’s campus for athletes with intellectual disabilities to interact with Yale’s students and athletes through different athletic events and to promote inclusion.

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Student Partnerships for Global Health (SPGH)

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
International Affairs
Research & Policy Analysis
Open

The foundation of this group begins with (1) an understanding that there are vast disparities in access to health care and health education throughout the world and (2) a recognition that, while we as students are not trained physicians or public health experts, we are passionate about doing anything we can to make the world a better place. Our aim is to learn about a community and ask: How can we use our skills and resources to address a public health problem in partnership with existing in-country organizations? With collaborative, interdisciplinary student teams, we use any skills we can offer (survey collection, data analysis, education) to assist in addressing a specific public health problem in each community that we’re working with. The projects done in sites abroad are done with long-term commitments to our partners, as well as to future members of the Yale organization itself.

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Students Against Sexual Misconduct (SASM)

Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Open

To provide a voice for survivor’s and students alike through awareness, advocacy, and activism regarding sexual assault.

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Health & Medicine
Homelessness & Housing
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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We are a student group committed to replacing our racially and economically devastating drug war with policies rooted in science, health, and human rights.

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