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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Monday 10/4/21

    • Oct 4
      7:00PM – 8:15PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-04T19:00:00 2021-10-04T20:15:00 America/New_York Yale-Jefferson Award for Public Service: A Virtual Awards Ceremony and Fireside Chat with the 2021 Award Recipients

      The Yale-Jefferson Awards are presented annually, recognizing sustained public service that is individual, innovative, impactful, and inspiring. The recipients are three Yalies – a Yale College student, a graduate or professional school student, and a member of the alumni body – all of whom have demonstrated service that draws on the Yale community and benefits the world beyond Yale.

      Join us for this inaugural event as part of Celebrate Service Week, as we honor the 2021 award winners. They have made an impact in so many ways – empowering people experiencing homelessness and participating in local housing justice advocacy; increasing access to educational resources and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM); improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and providing innovative healthcare, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      In this virtual interactive session, we will celebrate these honorees with a virtual awards ceremony followed by a fireside chat, where they will share their stories and discuss the impact of their service engagement. In addition, our award participants will talk about their work in the context of today's challenges, including the COVID landscape, and ways to get involved.

      Moderator 

      Orlando Yarborough III, '10 PhD

      Panelists / 2021 Yale Jeff Winners 

      Nicky Brussel Faria '21
      Paola V. Figueroa-Delgado '24
      Margaret Flinter '80 MSN 

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      Yale-Jefferson Award for Public Service: A Virtual Awards Ceremony and Fireside Chat with the 2021 Award Recipients
  • Wednesday 10/6/21

    • Oct 6
      7:00PM – 8:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-06T19:00:00 2021-10-06T20:00:00 America/New_York Using Virtual Book Clubs to Support Student Access to Education

      Hear about a new literacy effort organized by YASC and Amandla Development for promising students in grades 7 and 9 in the township of Philippi, an underserved community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

      Due to the legacy of apartheid education, most kids in Philippi are not exposed to a culture of reading, making literacy a major challenge. To encourage reading and develop comprehension, the students read Kwame Alexander's Crossover series. After completing the series, Yale volunteers and local mentors, led by YASC veterans Ann Kennedy PhD and Judy Kessen Crawford ’76, used fun and interactive activities to encourage engagement.

      Join us for a virtual discussion of this program as part of Celebrate Service Week and hear Ann and Judy share their experiences, discuss lessons learned, and identify ways to improve future sessions.

      The panel will also include Andrew Burgie ’87, trip producer for YASC Puerto Rico 2023, who will discuss expanding the reach of this program with a virtual book club for students in underserved communities in San Juan. The project will be organized in collaboration with Instituto Nueva Escuela (New School Institute), a non-profit organization whose mission is bringing Montessori education to public schools and supporting the families of enrolled students.

      MODERATOR
      Perry Sayles '88 

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    • Oct 6, 2021
      Starts at 7:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-06T19:00:00 2021-10-06T19:00:00 America/New_York Using Virtual Book Clubs to Support Student Access to Education

      Hear about a new literacy effort organized by Yale Alumni Service Corps and Amandla Development for promising students in grades 7 and 9 in the township of Philippi, an underserved community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

      Due to the legacy of apartheid education, most kids in Philippi are not exposed to a culture of reading, making literacy a major challenge. To encourage reading and develop comprehension, the students read Kwame Alexander's Crossover series. After completing the series, Yale volunteers and local mentors, led by YASC veterans Ann Kennedy PhD and Judy Kessen Crawford ’76, used fun and interactive activities to encourage engagement.

      Join us for a virtual discussion of this program as part of Celebrate Service Week and hear Ann and Judy share their experiences, discuss lessons learned, and identify ways to improve future sessions.

      The panel will also include Andrew Burgie ’87, trip producer for YASC Puerto Rico 2023, who will discuss expanding the reach of this program with a virtual book club for students in underserved communities in San Juan. The project will be organized in collaboration with
      Instituto Nueva Escuela (New School Institute), a nonprofit organization whose mission is bringing Montessori education to public schools and supporting the families of enrolled students.

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      Using Virtual Book Clubs to Support Student Access to Education