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.
Orlando Yarborough III, '10 PhD
Panelists / 2021 Yale Jeff Winners
Nicky Brussel Faria '21
Paola V. Figueroa-Delgado '24
Margaret Flinter '80 MSN