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Mail-in Workshops, a $1.5 Million Mellon Foundation Grant, and a Pandemic: How the Yale Prison Education Initiative has Adapted, Improvised, and Grown since March 2020

Published August 24, 2021
Since the Yale Prison Education Initiative (YPEI) was officially founded at Dwight Hall in 2016, the program has only grown to better serve its incarcerated students.

A Photo Journey through 135 Years of Public Service

Published August 23, 2021
“This year...Yale can look back on a year, if not of normality, at least of recovery; recovery of delayed ambitions, postponed goals, cherished traditions.”

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Liam Elkind ’21+1 on the Founding of Invisible Hands and his Personal Public Service Journey

Published August 23, 2021
In March 2020, Liam Elkind ’21+1, Simone Policano ‘16, and Healy Chait founded Invisible Hands, a nonprofit that organized volunteers to deliver groceries and medicine to New York residents most at-risk if they contracted COVID-19.

Won Jung ’20 and His Public Service Journey to Rwanda

Published July 16, 2021
In 2020, Dwight Hall alumnus Won Jung started the time-honored tradition for second-semester college seniors: he began looking for a job.

Illuminating Newhallville and Project Lighten Up’s Journey to Make it Happen

Published July 16, 2021
In April 2021, Dwight Hall and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale co-sponsored the New Haven Civic Innovation Prize, awarding $7,000 of the $10,500 prize total to Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) for their Project Lighten Up program.

Honoring Johnny Scafidi ’01 and His Twenty Years with the Hall

Published July 16, 2021
For nearly twenty-five years, Johnny Scafidi ’01 has been a regular and beloved fixture at Dwight Hall.

Launching the 2021 Summer Fellows Program

Published June 18, 2021
Since 1968, the Dwight Hall Summer Fellows program has offered unique opportunities for students to dedicate themselves to creating social change.

Introducing Lydia Burleson ’21, Dwight Hall’s Communications and Alumni Engagement Associate

Published June 18, 2021
Lydia Burleson has joined the Dwight Hall team as its communications & alumni engagement associate.

Dwight Hall at Yale On-Boards 2021 Student Executive Committee Leadership

Published April 7, 2021
Dwight Hall at Yale Transitions to 2021 Student Executive Committee Leadership

Muslim Leadership Lab at Dwight Hall at Yale Celebrates Black History Month Programing

Published April 7, 2021
Muslim Leadership Lab at Dwight Hall at Yale Celebrates Black History Month Programing

Conversations on Repair and Restoration with the Dwight Hall Civic Allyship Initiative

Published November 25, 2020
Conversations on Repair and Restoration with the Dwight Hall Civic Allyship Initiative

Navigating Community Building, Allyship, and Voice with Dwight Hall’s Institutional Service Coordinator, José Garcia ’22.

Published November 24, 2020
Navigating Community Building, Allyship, and Voice with Dwight Hall’s Institutional Service Coordinator, José Garcia ’22

Student Executive Committee Acts Boldly in Response to the Pandemic

Published May 4, 2020
Student Executive Committee Acts Boldly in Response to the PandemicStudent ExComm Zoom Meeting

2019 Year in Review

Published February 21, 2020
We offer you this Year in Review to give you a glimpse into the ways Dwight Hall shapes people who serve all sectors of society and a sense of the exciting and powerful work of the Hall in the larger community.2019 Year in Review cover

So, You Want to Start a Non-Profit?

Published October 21, 2019
A few words on the workshop facilitated by Executive Directer Crumlish

Public Psychiatry Fellowship: A year in review

Published April 1, 2019
After successful first year, Public Psychiatry program changes name to Community Mental Health Fellowship

Organization Profile: CodeSouth @ The Social Innovation Lab

Published March 13, 2019
Social Innovation Lab helps foster CodeSouth, non-profit aimed to bring computer science awareness to low income communities in Mississippi

A conversation with YUPP: Histories of Mental Health and Imprisonment Discussion

Published March 8, 2019
Danielle Harris (BK ‘21) and Jordan Ashby (DC ‘22) reflect on a discussion panel about mass incareceration and mental health

Article from the Courant

Published July 8, 2018
Paroled After Two Decades In Prison, James Jeter Will Attend Trinity College This Fall

Fall 2017 Member Group Review

Published January 25, 2018
Take a look at the work done through Dwight Hall in the fall 2017 semester.