Voices and Stories Archive

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Pamela Torola '18, Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Intern at City of New Haven Department of Engineering

Published July 19, 2017
What excites me is how New Haven is truly a leader in Connecticut for taking steps in climate change mitigation...Pam taking a selfie with her laptop

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Karina Xie '19, Volunteer Teaching Assistant at IRIS

Published July 19, 2017
I would definitely encourage anyone to work with ESL or learning programs for refugees! I would tell them this kind of work is important now more than ever.Hand drawn lesson plan

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Arabelle Schoenberg ’19, Nature Preserves Intern at New Haven Land Trust

Published July 18, 2017
I would recommend to every Yale student that they stay in the city (to work, not to take classes) for at least one summer during college. You have the time and mental space to see the city in a whole different way...Anabelle with coworker standing by New Haven Land Trust totem pole

What College Campuses Can Do for After-School Programs

Published July 12, 2017
"Twelve years and four cohorts later, we’ve successfully navigated our way through the inevitable growing pains of implementing an afterschool program and have forged strong partnerships with our schools and funder." Salmon circle logo with CT Afterschool network.org in white letters

The Politics of People: A Docuseries by Briana Burroughs '17

Published July 10, 2017
"The Politics of People" is a five part political docuseries about four voters and two local elected officials in New Haven.

Help Us Reach Our Annual Campaign Goal by June 30th!

Published June 28, 2017
Your contributions equip Yale students with the tools and resources they need to engage, grow, and innovate while tackling society’s most pressing challenges...Teaching Peace Initiative students with words imagine, teach, realize, peace

Continuing the Legacy: Reflecting on Dwight Hall Alumni Reunion Reception 2017

Published June 27, 2017
To be frank, I began to question whether my generation has had to deal with such intense circumstances while at Yale. One alumnae explicitly posed the question, and I watched as my peers struggled to answer it...AmeriCorps Member and alumni laughing on Dwight Hall Library Couch

Lessons Beyond the Classroom: What I Have Learned Through Finding my Home in Students for Autism Awareness at Yale

Published June 25, 2017
My experience at Wilbur Cross wholly exemplifies exactly why service is so important to me. It’s a symbiotic relationship in which I truly gain just as much as I give... Tshirt decorated and painted

Connecticut nearer the presumption of innocence, but not there yet

Published June 12, 2017
"As organizers with the Connecticut Bail Fund, we see the human costs of the bail system every day..."Ct Viewpoints logo

The Meaning of Mentorship

Published June 9, 2017
"Three years after joining J-Z AMP, I am thankful. Thankful for the lessons that these students have imparted on me. Thankful for the struggles. Thankful for the smiles..."Group of mentees and mentors posing for a picture in front of water and skyline

Washington DC Gathering: A Bridge Between Past and Present

Published May 25, 2017
"Dwight Hall has created a community of compassion for me and thousands of students even long after they depart from Yale..." Group of students speaking to alumni in DC

Yale Hunger Heroes DESK Blog Posts: 1. Beyond Charity: In Search of Justice 2. Separate Plates, Same Table

Published May 19, 2017
"For four years, this has been by far the most significant and meaningful aspect of my time here..."

Dwight Hall at Yale's Annual Public Service Awards May 2017

Published May 19, 2017
The Dwight Hall community has been forever transformed by the value the following award recipients have provided and we are honored to acknowledge the integral role they have played in our growth.

Mandatory minimum sentences are cruel and ineffective. Sessions wants them back.

Published May 15, 2017
As a federal prosecutor and judge, we saw that these policies do not work.The Washington Post logo

Evaluation of the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP)

Published May 3, 2017
"At the time, I didn’t realize how idealistic it was to place these expectations on young adolescents as an outsider who wasn’t yet entirely familiar with the school and the New Haven community..."

YPEI plans inmate teaching program

Published April 27, 2017
"Incarcerated people in Connecticut may soon be able to take Yale College courses for academic credit as part of the Yale Prison Education Initiative."Yale Daily News Logo

Panel discusses legalizing recreational weed

Published April 26, 2017
"Hosted by the Yale Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a local chapter of an international initiative to end the war on drugs..."

Welcome A(Board): Congratulations to Dwight Hall's Newest Student Board Members!

Published April 25, 2017
Dwight Hall welcomes on new student Board membersSerena Ly and Keniel Yao smiling in front of the Dwight Hall sign giving a thumbs up

Two "Halls" Come Together During Spring Day of Service 2017: Lyric Hall and Dwight Hall

Published April 20, 2017
John Cavaliere's journey of restoring Lyric Hall has not been easy

CT No. 4 nationally in use of evidence-based policy-making

Published April 17, 2017
Urban Fellow Michael Zanger-Tishler explores how CT uses data to inform policy decisions