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

Prisme LGBT+ in New Haven

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

The mission of our organization is to present workshops on queer identity to youth in New Haven and local Connecticut communities. As such, we endeavor to partner with schools, community organizations, etc in order to connect with youth and spread this vital information in an engaging and informative way.

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Public Health Coalition

Public Health Coalition

Health & Medicine
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
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Yale Public Health Coalition builds awareness of opportunities and events through our weekly electronic newsletter to 600+ Yale students and faculty. We educate students about public health issues through our weekly lunch discussions, masters teas, film screenings, advising, and panels. And we encourage collaboration between public health related groups on Yale’s campus by working with them to organize service events.

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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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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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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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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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