Voices and Stories Archive

Press Release: Renovation Begins on Historic Home of Dwight Hall at Yale

Published August 25, 2017
Second Oldest Building at Yale University to Undergo $4 Million RenovationYale's Old Library has been home to Dwight Hall on the Old Campus since 1930

A Reflection on the Renovation of Dwight Hall

Published August 22, 2017
Over the course of the 2017 - 2018 academic year, our historic building will undergo a transformation into a modernized hub for student service and activism. The Old Library, which became the home of Dwight Hall at Yale in 1930

Dwight Hall is Temporarily Relocating for Renovations!

Published August 18, 2017
Dwight Hall Temporarily Moving to 143 Elm Street for 2017-2018 School Year Dwight Hall Staff in front of 143 Elm Street

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Marwan Safar Jalani ‘20, Arabic Interpreter and Summer Learning Program Outreach Coordinator at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

Published August 9, 2017
When I was a refugee in Egypt and Turkey, I did not have the chance to go to school with students from the country. Therefore, I found it hard to integrate in a society that refused to admit refugees and immigrants as part of it.Group of summer fellows sitting in Dwight Hall library laaughing

New Haven LEAP’s Outdoor Corps Brings Science to Life for Urban Youth

Published August 3, 2017
As rises in sea levels continue to accelerate at alarming rates, the program’s implementation comes at a time when Earth stewardship and environmental education of the youth in our communities have never been so important.

Donor Spotlight: Nancy Alexander and Ricardo Henriquez Complete 8 Years of Service on the Board

Published July 30, 2017
We will greatly miss the presence of Nancy Alexander and Ricardo Henriquez on our board.Nancy, Peter, and John laughing at Board Meeting

After-school programs bring big benefits to families

Published July 28, 2017
With budget cuts looming, we need to re-evaluate our commitment to the opportunities that we provide our youth between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. CT Viewpoints Logo

Yale’s Dwight Hall program taps students to help meet needs in New Haven

Published July 22, 2017
“We’re very grateful to Dwight Hall,” Cancelmo said. “It’s a great program. … It’s a really lovely way for a nonprofit to be connected to Yale.”New Haven Register red logo

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Christina Pao '20, Co Lead Youth Summer School Instructor at International Rescue Committee

Published July 19, 2017
I feel that I have learned more this summer than I have the past five years of my life. Seriously.Christina Pao smiling in front of blue double doors

Summer (Fellows) in the City: Lorna Chitty '20, Communications and Legislation Intern at Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Published July 19, 2017
I wanted to be involved in this work because I find that the work of the CVLC is at a fascinating intersection of three fields I'm passionate about: politics, human rights, and non-profit work.Lorna Chitty and Margaret Middleton, Executive Director and Co-founder of CVLC, at downtown office

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