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

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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Students for Yemen

Education & Literacy
Fundraising and Financial Support
Advocacy and Education
Open

The mission of Students for Yemen is to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, end U.S. military involvement in the war there, fundraise for urgent relief, and promote peace.

Please see: Dwight Hall Peace Initiative

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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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Summer Science Research Institute

Summer Science Research Institute

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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The Summer Science Research Institute (SSRI) connects highly qualified New Haven high school students with science research internships at Yale University.

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Synapse Outreach Group

Synapse Outreach Group

Children & Youth
Advocacy and Education
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Synapse is a subdivision of the Yale Scientific Magazine focused on community outreach projects. It operates independently as a Dwight Hall member group and official Yale undergraduate organization while remaining a branch of YSM. The mission of Synapse is to solidify our current programs, and then initiate a new Mentorship Program for those in the New Haven community.

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Teaching Peace Initiative

Teaching Peace Initiative

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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The Teaching Peace Initiative is a nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to inspiring a generation of proactive peacemakers through comprehensive curricula that stress the values of tolerance and open-mindedness. By organizing students to teach these values to younger students in their community, advocating for the incorporation of programs that stress these values into every child’s school experience, and by developing and administering curricula designed specifically to teach these concepts, we seek to ensure that children not only understand what peace is, but acquire the desire and the skills to make it a reality in their communities and the world at large.

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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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