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
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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The Yale Undergraduate Ethics Bowl

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Open

The Yale Undergraduate Ethics Bowl’s mission is to provide high school students exposure to ethical discussion, philosophy, and public speaking through a structured competition. We hope to give students the skills they need to engage in meaningful discourse on ethical issues that face the world today.

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Thi(NK) at Yale (There's Hope in North Korea)

Human Rights
International Affairs
Advocacy and Education
Open

Yale for North Korean Human Rights, also known as ThiNK (There’s Hope in North Korea), is a non-profit organization that strives to raise awareness about human rights violations in North Korea, facilitate a public platform of discourse on the North Korean refugee crisis, and improve the status of North Korean human rights through projects including media dissemination and fundraising for rescue campaigns. At times, these issues might seem distant, immovable perhaps. Nonetheless, as global citizens, we believe that we are called to regularly apply our values and morals in response to situations of systemic injustice, to violations of basic human rights. In that vein, we strive towards a greater public awareness of the condition of North Korean citizens. We encourage our peers to engage in earnest discussions of how change might be effected. We are inspired by these words: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Martin Luther King Jr.).

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Ulysses S. Grant Foundation

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
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The Ulysses S. Grant Foundation is a summer academic program for New Haven middle schoolers. Taking place on the Yale University campus, the program offers students two different types of classes: Humanities and math/science-oriented Investigations. Students also participate in electives and extracurriculars, ranging from sports and games to debate and creative writing classes.

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Urban Fellows

Urban Fellows

Animals
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Management, Administrative & Technical Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
Open

Initiated in 1994, Dwight Hall Urban Fellows is an academic-year program whereby Yale University undergraduates gain exposure to today’s urban challenges and work with community professionals to find real solutions.  Placements seek to uncover and counter urban challenges through neighborhood empowerment, community-building, and economic development.

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Volunteers Around the World

Volunteers Around the World (VAW)

Health & Medicine
Hunger & Nutrition
Direct Service
Fundraising and Financial Support
Research & Policy Analysis
Advocacy and Education
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Volunteers Around the World is a non-profit organization that provides medical and dental services to underserved communities around the world.

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Women Everywhere Believe Yale Chapter

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Racial Inequality
Women's Rights
Open

WEBelieve partners with educational institutions to provide the resources necessary to develop tomorrow’s women (particularly women of color) leaders while also working to combat the barriers that often stifle their leadership growth in school and the workplace.

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