Yale University and the City of New Haven share a history stretching back over three centuries. Yale University students, staff, and faculty comprise an important part of the New Haven community, and those who choose to engage themselves in community affairs join in a 300 year old Yale tradition of scholarship and civic contribution. 70% of Yale students set aside time each year to share their unique talents with our New Haven neighbors, and we encourage you to enrich your Yale experience by working with the community of New Haven during your time in our company.
The best place to start is the Yale Community Outreach page. Here you will find links to Yale Collge, Yale Graduate School, and Yale professional school programs. See what your school is up to and think of ways to do even more..
The Yale Office of New Haven & State Affairs is the front door to Yale for the people and organizations of Greater New Haven. Working with other University departments and neighbors in New Haven, ONHSA spearheads Yale's partnerships to strengthen New Haven through economic development, neighborhood revitalization, public school and youth programs, and a vital downtown. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students interested in contributing their skills to public sector and nonprofit organizations in the City of New Haven can apply for paid summer internships via their President's Public Service Fellowship Program.
There are many worthy New Haven non-profits needing your help. One of our personal favorites is New Haven Reads. Conveniently located adjacent to campus, New Haven Reads provides literacy tutoring opportunities.