Yale University supports numerous neighborhood and community efforts in Dixwell and throughout New Haven. A few examples in Dixwell include:
Yale Youth Reading Corps: Each year more than 10,000 New Haven young people participate in free Yale-sponsored academic and athletic programs on the Yale campus. Hundreds of Yale students work alongside New Haven teachers with public school students in focused University-sponsored programs such as Yale Youth Reading Corps, where Yale student tutors provide literacy instruction four days a week.
Yale Homebuyer Program: Affordable homeownership helps neighborhoods retain prospering families, support existing residents, and attract new residents. To encourage increased homeownership, Yale University, under the leadership of President Richard C. Levin, established the Yale Homebuyer Program in 1994. The program offers Yale employees $30,000 to purchase a home in several neighborhoods. To date, Yale has aided 900+ employees purchase homes in New Haven.
Of these homeowners, half are minorities and the majority of them are first-time homebuyers. The Yale Homebuyer Program has had a marked impact on the number of home purchases in New Haven.
Summer Athletic Programs
National Youth Sports Program: Each summer, more than 600 New Haven young people participate in free, full-day academic and recreation programs at Yale such as the Yale National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) which provides sports and educational instruction for Youth ages 10-16.
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