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

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 in which Yale College undergraduates gain exposure to today’s urban challenges and work with community professionals to find impactful 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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Y2Y New Haven

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homelessness & Housing
Open

Y2Y New Haven is a joint initiative of students across New Haven, Youth Continuum, and Y2Y Network to open a student-run overnight program for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Greater New Haven. Y2Y New Haven will employ a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. Y2Y guests have opportunities to collaborate with service providers, other youth experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success. Y2Y provides opportunities for both guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.

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Yale Animal Welfare Alliance

Yale Animal Welfare Alliance

Animals
Environment
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
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The Yale Animal Welfare Alliance is devoted to improving conditions for animals worldwide by raising awareness, sparking conversation, and fostering a progressive, cruelty-free student community.

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Yale Children’s Theater

Yale Children’s Theater

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Direct Service
Advocacy and Education
Open

Yale Children’s Theater, a Dwight Hall community service group, is a group of Yale students devoted to teaching, entertaining, and engaging kids with the dramatic arts. We produce four student-written shows a year, offer drama workshops for local kids, and perform throughout the greater New Haven community.

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Yale Code4Good

Education & Literacy
Open

Code4Good seeks to develop technical solutions to problems faced by the service and nonprofit communities. Additionally, we hope to foster enthusiasm in students to use their technical talents and abilities for the public good.

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