Urban Fellows


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.

Summary of Activities: 

Urban Fellows dedicate 6-8 hours per week working in either a community organization or government agency, where they receive professional mentorship and develop a personalized project.  In addition to community work, Urban Fellows garner their collective experience through a series of community-building activities, such as dinners, speaker series, and planned reflections.

Dwight Hall at Yale provides ongoing individual advisement for both students and placement sites, in addition to financial support and organizational resources such as cars, bus passes, and meeting space.  The program is designed to challenge assumptions, encourage open communication, foster a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, and find innovative solutions to urban challenges. 

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Health & Medicine
Homelessness & Housing
Human Rights
Hunger & Nutrition
Immigrants & Refugees
International Affairs
LGBTQ Rights
People with Disabilities
Prison Reform & Reentry
Racial Inequality
Veterans & Veterans' Families
Victims' Rights
Women's Rights
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