Events Calendar

  • Wednesday 5/1/24

    • May 1
      12:00PM – 1:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-01T12:00:00 2024-05-01T13:30:00 America/New_York Yale Youth Ministry Institute | Unmasking the Racism in Anti-Racism Education with Rev. Dr. Jia Starr Brown Despite ongoing anti-racism efforts in our nation, racism continues to flourish. If most Americans align with a faith or tradition that upholds values of justice and equity, why are we still “here” in this static space? Join us in this webinar as we follow the breadcrumbs back to our roots: what and how we have been taught about anti-racism education. false
  • Thursday 5/2/24

    • May 2, 2024
      Starts at 7:30PM
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-02T19:30:00 2024-05-02T19:30:00 America/New_York Yale Association of Rhode Island | Bright College Years: Online Book Talk with Andrew Pessin ’84 Andrew Pessin, Pierson College ’84, is out with a new novel, about — you! Set at 1980s Yale, Bright College Years captures the timeless Yale experience (says one reviewer) in a unique blend of fact and fiction. You and your gang of college friends are in it (you will find), along with themes of memory, time, identity, change, and the impact of those formative years on one’s future trajectory. In this fun online session Andrew will talk about how he came to write the book, how it has resonated with Yalies of multiple generations, what it’s like to dredge up memories that are good, bad, and sometimes ugly, and how one is to go about relating to earlier, somewhat less palatable versions of oneself. When a former close friend and rival is murdered, world-weary but still aspiring optimist Jeffrey goes back to the beginning, to those fraught college years at Yale and to her, to make sense of what happened — only to discover that what most needs making sense of is himself. By turns smart, funny, and heart-wrenching, Bright College Years tracks Jeff and an ensemble cast as they navigate the shortest, gladdest, most complex years of life — and then the rest of it. Coming of age doesn’t only happen to the young. Andrew is a philosophy professor and author of four novels. He was pre-med at Yale but promptly changed his mind during a medical school interview upon being confronted with a cadaver, and bolted the opposite direction into philosophy where there are far fewer cadavers. He is also an accomplished songwriter who, if he could sing better, might have become a musician (and is perpetually seeking talented artists who are looking for material to cover). He always treasured his Yale experience and friends, but didn’t realize just how much it all meant to him until he wrote this book. More info about Andrew, Bright College Years, and his other works may be found at false
  • Saturday 5/4/24

    • May 4
      9:00AM – 11:00AM
      Ocean Beach
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-04T09:00:00 2024-05-04T11:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, San Diego - Ocean Beach Clean Up

      Join YCSD and the Surfrider Foundation for a beach and street cleanup at Ocean Beach Pier! You need to register with Surfrider directly - but let us know you're coming so we look for you on the day as well!

      Meet at Ocean Beach Veterans' Plaza, just south of the lifeguard station where Abbot St. meets Newport Ave. If another event is on the grass, we'll be on the beach nearby. Just look for the blue Surfrider tent!

      Weather Cancellation Policy
      If it is lightly raining, we will hold the cleanup. If there are heavy rains, we will cancel the cleanup. To check the status of a cleanup, please see the Surfrider San Diego County events calendar or visit us on social media.

      Contact: Megan Schirmacher '93

      Ocean Beach — 1950 Abbott Street false
    • May 4
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Jay Heritage Center
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-04T09:00:00 2024-05-04T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: NY, Rye - Jay Heritage Center Love My Park Jay Heritage Center will host “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-12pm. This is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites. Jay Heritage Center in Rye is the proud steward of the Jay Estate in Rye, a 23-acre educational center with indoor and outdoor classrooms including award-winning gardens. We are looking for volunteers of all ages to help make this local park even more beautiful and accessible. Clean trails, remove invasive species like multiflora rose vines, Oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, Japanese Stiltgrass and more. Help plant annuals and build veggie bed trellises. Community service letters will be provided at the conclusion of your service, if needed. *Please bring gardening gloves if possible. Water and snacks will be provided. We strongly recommend long pants, long-sleeved shirts, socks, and closed-toe shoes.* We will have an ice cream truck on hand for all volunteers! A special program and book signing with forager Tama Matsuoka Wong, author of "Into the Weeds" will follow from 12-2pm for all who would like to attend. Jay Heritage Center — 210 Boston Post Road false
    • May 4
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Cleveland, Ohio
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-04T09:00:00 2024-05-04T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: OH, Cleveland – Greater Cleveland Food Bank

      In NE Ohio, one in seven people is food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed.
      Volunteer tasks may include:
      -Sorting and repackaging incoming food and non-food donations
      -Backpacks for Kids Kits assembly
      -Packing Senior Boxes (Commodity Supplemental Food Program Box)
      -Relabeling and correcting labels on products to enable distribution

      Contact: Patricia Brett '90 MArch

      Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Cleveland, Ohio — 13815 Coit Road false
    • May 4
      9:30AM – 2:00PM
      J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-04T09:30:00 2024-05-04T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CO, Denver - Boys and Girls Club State Education Day Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver helps kids succeed in school, develop good character and citizenship, and live healthy lives at 25 neighborhood clubs through low or no-cost opportunities to participate in fun and educationally enriching activities after school, during the school day, and all summer long. This event will take place at the Owen location. Volunteers will help run State Education Day, where all 25 Clubs in Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver compete against one another for a handful of awards while completing fun activities designed to engage club members’ mastery of reading, geography, science, and math. Volunteers should arrive by 9:30am as the day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm. A light lunch will be provided to volunteers. Children aged 15 and up are welcome to volunteer alongside their parent or legal guardian. For more information on the activities, please contact Hasib Nasirullah YC ‘11. Volunteers are requested to complete a waiver before the event at this link: Parking: Parking is permitted on Kentucky Ave across from the Club or in our parking lot on the west end of the Club (westbound before hitting Lowell or just after Lowell if eastbound on Kentucky Ave). J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club — 3480 W Kentucky Ave false
    • May 4
      10:00AM – 1:00PM
      Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-04T10:00:00 2024-05-04T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CO, Boulder - Sombrero Marsh Environmental Educational Center Volunteers will do landscaping and weeding under the supervision of Thorne Nature Experience and City of Boulder Open Space staff members. Families of all ages are welcome. You will be asked to sign a waiver when you arrive as part of orientation. We will have tools and work gloves, but bring your favorite garden tool if you wish. Wear a hat and bring sunscreen and your water bottle. There is plenty of parking. If you wish to stay later and have a sack lunch, please bring that with you. Up to 20 people can participate in this opportunity. Please register as soon as convenient, as spots fill up quickly each year. Directions: Turn south at the traffic light at 63rd and Arapahoe and follow that road through a gate and along the Marsh to our building. Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center — 1466 North 63rd Street false
    • May 4
      11:00AM – 1:00PM
      Project Lemonade, Lloyd Center
      Add to Calendar 2024-05-04T11:00:00 2024-05-04T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: OR, Portland - Project Lemonade

      Project Lemonade supports local foster youth with year-round shopping for free clothes and accessories, with internships, networking, grants, and scholarships.

      Yale volunteers will:

      1.  Prior to May 4, collect needed items for the store. Host a donation drive or purchase needed items via this wishlist.  You can do this even if you can’t attend the event May 4!

      2. On May 4th, we will bring our collected donations to the store, assist youth who come to shop, and complete needed inventory work at the store. 

      This is an indoor location in the Lloyd Center Mall and appropriate for families with children 8 and up. 

      Attendance will be capped at 15 people.

      FREE PARKING: Project Lemonade is located in the Lloyd Center Mall, 2nd Floor next to Visionworks. The closest parking is in the garage next to Barnes and Noble. Drive to Row 2DD and enter the adjacent mall door.

      Once you register Jen Andres will contact you with more information. If you can’t participate but want to support Project Lemonade, click here to donate funds. If you want to help in another way, email Jen Andres.

      Contact: Jen Andres '92

      Project Lemonade, Lloyd Center — 1008 Lloyd Center false