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 | Celebrate Service Week

      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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  • Tuesday 10/5/21

    • Oct 5, 2021
      Starts at 1:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-05T13:00:00 2021-10-05T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Alumni LIVE: Celebrate Service with Day of Service Co-Chairs Karen Green ’78 and Rob Greenly ’83 MBA | Celebrate Service Week

      YAA's service initiatives is excited to welcome new volunteer co-chairs for Yale Day of Service, Karen Green '78 and Rob Greenly '83 MBA, as part of the first-ever "Celebrate Service Week." Green and Greenly will share what service means to them and how they hope to continue engaging Yalies in the longstanding tradition of service to communities.

      The Yale Day of Service program, now entering its 13th year in operation, offers Yalies the opportunity to connect with fellow alums, friends, families, and community members to improve the places where Yalies live and work.

      No registration necessary. Watch live on YouTube

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  • Wednesday 10/6/21

    • 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 | Celebrate Service Week

      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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  • Thursday 10/7/21

    • Oct 7
      7:00PM – 8:00PM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-07T19:00:00 2021-10-07T20:00:00 America/New_York Celebrating Service: Five Years of the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship | Celebrate Service Week

      Join Yale Alumni Service Initiatives, Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA), and Dwight Hall at Yale in celebrating five years of successful partnership expanding opportunities for Yale students to create social change. Building upon the framework of the Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship program that transformed community engagement at Yale in 1968 and has operated for more than 50 years, YANA’s collaborative vision and its networks of support have expanded the program in three key ways: to include seniors who recently graduated, to sponsor engagement with organizations outside of Greater New Haven, and to generally grow the reach and impact of the Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship program.

      The joint YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship provides summer funding to Yale undergraduates and recently graduated seniors for public service and justice-oriented positions. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need and those who face barriers to exploring opportunities in the nonprofit and social sectors are strongly encouraged to apply. Fellows convene for weekly meetings and receive mentoring and guidance from YANA leaders and Dwight Hall’s professional staff.

      This panel honors the work that recent YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows have accomplished and explores the impact that YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellows feel that the program has had on their academic and career trajectory. It will be moderated by Dwight Hall’s Director of Programming and Evaluation Mark Fopeano.

      PANELISTS:
      Olivia Paschal '18
      History PhD Candidate, UVA

      Trinh Truong '19
      Cofounder, Bakhita Center

      Luisa Graden '20
      Fulbright Grantee in Madrid

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  • Sunday 10/10/21

    • Oct 10
      11:45AM – 3:30PM
      St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-10T11:45:00 2021-10-10T15:30:00 America/New_York NYC! Volunteer at St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen

      Yalies! An opportunity to come together and nourish people!

      The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of New York is proud to join the St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen!

       

      ST. XAVIERS NOTE:

      NEW! Current Restrictions (as of 08/29/21) – ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION UPON ARRIVAL. Accepted forms of proof are the 1) NYS Excelsior Pass, or 2) a CDC Vaccination Card (or photocopy of the card) plus Photo ID.

      For more information, please contact Andrew Burgie '87 

       

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  • Saturday 10/23/21

    • Oct 23
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Ann Arbor, MI
      Add to Calendar 2021-10-23T09:00:00 2021-10-23T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Ann Arbor Nature Stewardship Workday

      Join the Yale Club of Michigan for a Yale Day of Service event at Kuebler Langford Nature Area. 

      The Yale Day of Service is a wonderful way for members of the Yale community to meet and reconnect with alumni who share this commitment to giving back. We would love for you to join us! #YaleDayOfService #YaleAlumni

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