Events Calendar

  • Tuesday 6/29/21

    • Jun 29
      9:30AM – 11:30AM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-06-29T09:30:00 2021-06-29T11:30:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Service Corps Presents: Amandla Virtual Reading Group, Session 1

      Join us this June and July as we help Amandla run virtual reading groups for kids in the South African township of Philippi.

      Due to the legacy of apartheid education, literacy is a major challenge as most kids aren’t exposed to a culture of reading. To encourage reading for pleasure among Grades 7 and 9 Philippi learners, these students will be reading Kwame Alexander’s "Crossover" series during their winter holiday.

      After completing the series, these students will join virtual reading groups run by Yale volunteers, where comprehension is tested using fun and interactive activities. Each of the three reading groups will focus on one of Alexander’s books, e-copies of which can be purchased for $7-$10 on Amazon.

      Amandla Development is a South African nonprofit, founded by Yale alumnus Scott Clarke, based in Philippi, a “township” in Cape Town. Almost 50% of Philippi’s youth drop out of school. But, education in a township is also about safety, nutrition, healthcare, community support, and access to and availability of resources. Such a layered, complex problem demands a layered, complex response. This is where Amandla comes in, and is the focus of the work they do.

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      Yale Alumni Service Corps
  • Thursday 7/1/21

    • Jul 1
      9:30AM – 11:30AM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-07-01T09:30:00 2021-07-01T11:30:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Service Corps Presents: Amandla Virtual Reading Group, Session 3

      Join us as we help Amandla run virtual reading groups for kids in the South African township of Philippi.

      Due to the legacy of apartheid education, literacy is a major challenge as most kids aren’t exposed to a culture of reading. To encourage reading for pleasure among Grades 7 and 9 Philippi learners, these students will be reading Kwame Alexander’s "Crossover" series during their winter holiday.

      After completing the series, these students will join virtual reading groups run by Yale volunteers, where comprehension is tested using fun and interactive activities. Each of the three reading groups will focus on one of Alexander’s books, e-copies of which can be purchased for $7-$10 on Amazon.

      Amandla Development is a South African nonprofit, founded by Yale alumnus Scott Clarke, based in Philippi, a “township” in Cape Town. Almost 50% of Philippi’s youth drop out of school. But, education in a township is also about safety, nutrition, healthcare, community support, and access to and availability of resources. Such a layered, complex problem demands a layered, complex response. This is where Amandla comes in, and is the focus of the work they do. 

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      Yale Alumni Service Corps
  • Saturday 7/10/21

    • Jul 10 – Jul 18
      Peru
      Add to Calendar 2021-07-10T09:00:00 2021-07-18T21:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni Service Corps Trip to Nauta, Peru 2020 Visit and work in three Kukama communities in this most isolated and neglected part of Peru along the Miranon river, a tributary of the Amazon. Support the local people and our partner Minga Peru in their efforts in environmental conservation, education, artisan leadership, and knowledge of basic healthcare. false
  • Saturday 9/18/21

    • Sep 18, 2021
      7:30-11 a.m. CT
      Chicago, IL
      Add to Calendar 2021-09-18T00:00:00 2021-09-18T00:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Chicago 2021 PAWS 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives! PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives! 2021 Yale Day of Service - Chicago Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:30 am - 11 am Central Location: Montrose Harbor - Grove 16 601 W. Montrose Drive Chicago, IL 60613 Join the Yale Chicago team as part of the ongoing 2021 Yale Day of Service on Saturday, September 18, 2021, as we again participate in the annual PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives! Visit the Yale Chicago team page on the PAWS Chicago website to join our team by registering to walk/run and/or make a donation! Registration/donation information for the Yale Chicago team is here: https://my.pawschicago.org/PAWS5K2021/Team/View/146367/Yale-Chicago All event details are here: https://my.pawschicago.org/PAWS5K2021/Static/Event-Info More information will be provided to Yale Chicago participants as the event date approaches. Contact yalechicago@aya.yale.edu with any questions. Chicago, IL — 601 W. Montrose Drive true