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Community Service Day

University Announces Community Service Day

Coming up this month is an excellent opportunity to work with Yale students, faculty and staff on a project that will contribute to the lives of our neighbors in New Haven. In partnership with Locals 34 and 35, the United Way of Greater New Haven, Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs and Campus Development, and the McDougal Graduate Student Center, the Yale College Council (YCC) will host the Third Annual University-Wide Community Service Day on Saturday, April 22, 2006.  Volunteering with a team from Yale will be a great way to get to know colleagues and students, while making a difference in the community.

Community Service Day will begin with a breakfast for all participants in the McDougal Center at 9:00 a.m. on April 22nd. Projects will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end by 1:00 p.m. Teams of 10 to 20 Yale volunteers will be assigned to a wide range of service projects throughout New Haven. A list of such projects, some of which include opportunities such as cleaning the trails of East Rock Park, painting the inside of the YMCA, and working at a New Haven book bank, is available at . Transportation will be provided to and from campus to the community service locations.

All Yale students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to participate and make a difference. Please volunteer at or by contacting the YCC at

Christopher Wells, former chair of the YCC’s Community Committee, will be organizing the volunteers and their service projects, and he will be in touch about the project you choose.

Service to society is one of Yale’s most cherished values.  Let’s look forward to seeing many members of the Yale community working together on April 22nd!

NOTE: This Official University Message tothe Yale Communitycan also be viewed at: