Fellowship Placement Sites

Yale University President's Public Service Fellows enjoy a boat tour of the New Haven coastline aboard the Quinnipiack Schooner.


 

Directory of Placement Possibilities

Below is a list of accepted Fellowship sites for the Summer of 2015 along with a short description of the agency and proposed project. Placements have been categorized into nine areas: Arts, Economic Development, Environmental, Families, Health, Housing, Law, Urban Initiatives, and Youth.  Placements that fall under more than one category have been listed in each corresponding area. Click on the agency name to view the full proposal for that agency.

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Placement Sites for the Summer of 2015:

ARTS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ENVIRONMENTAL

FAMILIES

HEALTH

HOUSING

LAW

URBAN INITIATIVES

YOUTH

 

 

ARTS

Artspace

Artspace is New Haven’s leading contemporary art space with a mission to catalyze artistic activities; connect contemporary artists, audiences, and resources; enrich art experiences; and create art spaces. The Fellow will join a small team (the Gallery Director, the Communications Coordinator, and the Executive Director) as a full partner and will assume a high level of responsibility in helping to develop Artspace’s programming, assist day-to-day operations, and shape its engagement with the community.

www.artspacenh.org

City of New Haven--Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism

The mission of the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism is to improve the quality of life in New Haven and to support the economic development of the City by assisting, promoting and encouraging artists, arts and cultural organizations and events in New Haven. It also serves as the steward for the municipal collection of public art.  The Fellow will support, promote, and plan events for Project Storefronts, an award winning program that brings arts-related businesses to life in formerly empty retail spaces in New Haven; and the Mayor’s Community Arts Grants Program, which supports the community by providing financial, marketing, and technical assistance for arts and cultural programs, projects, and events that occur in New Haven neighborhoods.

www.cityofnewhaven.com/artsculturetourism

Creative Arts Workshop

Creative Arts Workshop is an educational and cultural resource center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in, appreciation of and leadership in the visual arts.  The Fellow will work with the new Executive Director as he transitions into his new role. The Fellow will also assist in the hanging of Creative Arts Workshop’s summer student show and returning of artwork from the 2015 national juried exhibition.

www.creativeartsworkshop.org

International Festival of Arts and Ideas

The mission of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven, Connecticut that features the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience.  The Fellow will be responsible for coordinating the Festival’s annual Economic Impact Survey, working as a member of the Festival’s Marketing and Communications team.  The Fellow will be responsible for coordinating the Festival’s annual Economic Impact Survey, working as a member of the Festival’s Marketing and Communications team. 

www.artidea.org

Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama’s The Dwight-Edgewood Project

The Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP) is a community outreach program started in 1995 by Yale School of Drama in concert with its professional theatre institution, Yale Repertory Theatre.  D/EP pairs children in grades 6-7 from New Haven's Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School one-on-one with students from the Yale School of Drama (YSD).  Over the course of four weeks, the students participate in an intensive after-school theater mentorship program designed to provide them with an experience of success and empowerment through the arts on the Yale School of Drama campus.  The Fellow will be paired with one middle school student throughout the mentorship program, and will also provide critical administrative support for the program’s Management Team and the Staff Liaison. 

www.yalerep.org

drama.yale.edu

 

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation

The Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation (CMHC) and the Community Services Network (CSN), for which CMHC is the lead agency, annually provide public sector community mental health services to over 7,000 women and men in Greater New Haven. The Foundation is a private non-profit supporting organization for CMHC and the CSN. Through its work with CMHC and the CSN, it provides direct and immediate financial assistance to clients and also provides seed money for innovative projects that improve access to resources and opportunities so that people in recovery can sustain safe, healthy and meaningful lives in the community.  Since 2010, the CMHC Foundation has been exploring ways to support CMHC clients to reduce stresses related to their financial and economic problems, recognizing that these problems can not only exacerbate but can also be the direct cause of mental health problems.  The Fellow will be involved in a number of core activities in support CMHC’s financial health intervention programming. 

www.cmhcfoundation.org

DataHaven

DataHaven is a formal partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a collaborative national effort by the Urban Institute of Washington, DC, to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building. NNIP partners democratize data: they make it accessible and easy to understand and then help local stakeholders apply it to solve problems in their communities. The Fellow will be charged with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting public data about New Haven and the broader region.

www.ctdatahaven.org

Economic Development Corporation of New Haven

The mission of the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven is to enhance the thriving business environment in New Haven by securing and expanding the City’s diverse business base, attracting new businesses and additional capital investment, as well as by retaining and attracting intellectual capital and a diverse workforce.  The Fellow will primarily support the development of the “Buy Local” initiative and will also complete the EDC's annual commercial corridor business survey.

edcnewhaven.org 

Elmseed Enterprise Fund

The Elmseed Enterprise Fund is a non-profit microcredit organization that provides microloans, business training courses, and individualized business consulting to local entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand small businesses in the New Haven area.  In partnership with Elmseed’s Summer Managers, the Fellow will help manage all services and operations, including but not limited to consulting various entrepreneurs, underwriting loan applications, and meeting with leaders of other community organizations.

www.elmseed.org

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL

City of New Haven—Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees’ Outdoor Adventure Program offers unique, challenging, safe and fun learning experiences for children, youth and adults. The Fellow will work primarily with the summer camps, as well as the Outdoor Adventure Program activities geared toward the general public. 

www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks 

New Haven Ecology Project/Common Ground 

Placement 1: Summer Camp Teacher

Placement 2: Youth Crew Assistant Leader

The New Haven Ecology Project is home of Common Ground – a center for environmental learning and leadership located at the base of West Rock Ridge.  Common Ground’s mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, young people, and adults.  Placement 1-Summer Camp Teacher: The primary work of the Fellow at Common Ground will be to serve as a camp teacher for campers ages 4 – 13.  Placement 2-Youth Crew Assistant Leader: The Fellow will serve as an Assistant Youth Crew Leader and will co-lead the youth crew as well as engage youth to run Common Ground’s onsite and Fair Haven farm stands. 

www.commongroundct.org

New Haven Farms

New Haven Farms grows organic fruits and vegetables on 7 highly productive, organic farms, all of which were previously abandoned vacant lots within the City of New Haven.  Each year, approximately 350 community members participate in a free Farm-Based Wellness Program.  New Haven Farms is seeking a Fellow to develop its Youth Farm-Based Wellness Program. 

www.newhavenfarms.org

New Haven Land Trust

The New Haven Land Trust (NHLT) promotes the appreciation and preservation of natural resources in New Haven for the benefit and education of the community. NHLT accomplishes this through land conservation by maintaining six nature preserves and provides land, technical assistance, and supplies for 46 community vegetable gardens.  The Fellow will assist with the Land Trust’s outreach to increase the level of active participation in its gardens and provide support for existing and new gardens.

www.newhavenlandtrust.org

Solar Youth

Placement 1: Summer Educator

Placement 2: Nonprofit Management Fellow

Solar Youth, Inc. is a New Haven-based non-profit youth development and environmental education organization that provides opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self and connection and commitment to others through programs that incorporate environmental exploration, leadership and community service.  Placement 1-Summer Educator: The Fellow will work in close collaboration with Solar Youth’s program directors, summer camp directors and program staff one of its summer camp programs: Citycology (4-8 year olds) or Steward Teams (9-13). 

Placement 1-Nonprofit Management Fellow: The Fellow will work in close collaboration with Solar Youth’s Executive Director to strengthen the organization’s capacity in carrying out its new strategic plan.

www.solaryouth.org

Urban Resources Initiative (URI)

URI is a not-for-profit university partnership that fosters community-based land stewardship, promotes environmental education, and advances the practice of urban forestry. Through its Community Greenspace program, URI works with 50 New Haven community groups to replant, restore, and reclaim the urban environment each summer. GreenSkills is URI’s local green jobs program that employs high school students and ex-offenders through the planting of trees for hundreds of New Haven residents each fall and spring.  The Fellow will serve as a community foresters and work in middle and low-income neighborhoods throughout the city in partnership with neighborhood residents, city officials, and non-profit agencies to revitalize New Haven communities by restoring neighborhood open spaces and streetscapes.

www.yale.edu/uri     

 

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FAMILIES

All Our Kin

All Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers in order to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. All Our Kin’s programs equip parents, relatives, and informal caregivers with the skills and resources to open child care businesses in their communities and move out of poverty. The Fellow will work closely with All Our Kin’s directors to strategize around aspects of the organization’s geographic expansion and the deepening of programmatic offerings.

www.allourkin.org

Junta for Progressive Action

Junta for Progressive Action’s mission is to provide services, programs and advocacy that improve the social, political and economic conditions of the Latino community in greater New Haven while nurturing and promoting its cultural traditions as it builds bridges with other communities. The Fellow will work directly with the development department in its fundraising and development efforts.

www.juntainc.org

'r Kids Family Center

Now in its 14th year, 'r Kids Family Center remains committed to promoting permanency, safety and stability for children removed from their home because of protective service concerns. Its mission is to provide highly specialized, high quality, culturally competent services to children and families in transition.  After initially shadowing case workers, the Fellow will work with the Executive Director and a grant writer to identify and cultivate prospective funders and funding sources.  The Fellow will also engage in data collection and outcome evaluation.

www.rkidsct.org

 

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HEALTH

Fair Haven Community Health Center

Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC) provides health care to approximately 15,000 underserved patients in New Haven.  FHCHC provides all primary care services including medical (adult and pediatric), mental health and dentistry.  FHCHC seeks a Fellow with an interest in project management, specifically within a healthcare environment.

www.fhchc.org

 

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HOUSING

Beulah Land Development Corporation

Beulah Land Development Corporation’s (BLDC) mission is to revitalize the Dixwell/Orchard community and provide a safe, decent living environment through the development of affordable housing and increased homeownership opportunities for low-and moderate-income residents. BLDC is seeking a Fellow with a strong interest in participating in community and economic development in distressed communities, and working with a grassroots faith-based organization.

beulahlanddevcorp.org

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS)

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS) is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America, a congressionally chartered nonprofit that supports and facilitates community development activities throughout the United States. NHS positions neighborhoods to succeed by increasing homeownership; providing pre- and post-purchase homebuyer education and financial coaching; making homes beautiful, energy-efficient, and affordable; and helping residents take charge of their neighborhoods. The Fellow will be an integral part of an initiative that will further NHS’s organizational commitment to sustainability, green infrastructure, low-impact development, and environmental justice.

www.nhsofnewhaven.org

 

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LAW

Yale Law School—The Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic

The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) is an interdisciplinary, transactional legal clinic that emphasizes collaboration with community organizations to promote economic growth and empowerment in underserved neighborhoods.  CED focuses on neighborhood revitalization, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and financial access. The Fellow, supervised by Law School faculty members, will review and draft legal documents, participate in the development of real estate deals and commercial transactions, conduct negotiations, and work on legislative advocacy.  The work in CED touches on many areas of law, including tax, real estate, exempt organizations, and land use.  The Fellow will meet often with clients both at the law school and off-campus.  In order to apply, students must have completed one year of law school by the end of the 2014/15 academic year.

www.law.yale.edu/academics/Ludwig.htm

Yale Law School--Jerome N. Frank Legal Services

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) provides legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal help but unable to afford private attorneys.  Students, supervised by Law School faculty members and participating attorneys, interview clients, write briefs, prepare witnesses, try cases, negotiate settlements, draft documents, participate in commercial transactions and argue appeals in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court.  In order to apply, students must have completed one year of law school by the end of the 2014/15 academic year.

www.law.yale.edu/lso

 

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URBAN INITIATIVES

City of New Haven--City Plan

Placement 1: Comprehensive Plan

Placement 2: Waterfront

The City Plan Department is responsible for policies, plans and regulations concerning the physical development of New Haven and encourages a sustainable land use, economic, cultural and environmental agenda.  Placement 1-Comprehensive Plan: The City Plan Department is currently in the process of updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan of Development, which has to be done once every ten years. The Department is seeking a Fellow interested in urban planning and development to assist the City’s Comprehensive Planner in this effort by conducting research work on various planning topics, coordinating and participating in public outreach meetings as well as preparing presentation materials and draft reports.  Placement 2-Waterfront: The City of New Haven seeks a Fellow interested in urban planning, waterfront development, and sustainability (planning for the effects of climate change) and project management to assist the Executive Director and Senior Project Manager with a number of projects in the City’s Coastal Zone, including the on-going construction of the Boathouse at Canal Dock, shoreline stabilization in Long Wharf Park, and the creation of plans to prepare the City for the effects of sea-level rise in low-lying coastal areas. 

www.cityofnewhaven.com/cityplan

City of New Haven--Community Services Administration

Placement 1: Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency

Placement 2: Promise Zone

The Community Services Administration oversees the health and human services agencies in the City, including the City Department of Health, Department of Youth Services, Department of Elderly Services, Fresh Start Department/Re-Entry, the State Administered General Assistance, and the Office for Coordination of Homelessness.

Placement 1-Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency:  The Fellow will research support systems for persons transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency by reviewing existing information on available resources in a number of areas including behavioral health, primary healthcare, education, job training, placement and skill enhancement, financial planning, home management, parenting skills, and youth development.   Placement 2-Promise Zone:  The City of New Haven recently applied for a Promise Zone designation.  The Promise Zones application helps city partners focus on how to facilitate equitable success for residents of New Haven in the areas of education, workforce, safety, economic wellbeing, affordable housing, and health. The Fellow will assist with the communication and facilitation of the Promize Zone non-profit providers’ collaborative relationships.

www.cityofnewhaven.com/csa

City of New Haven--Office of the Chief Administrator

The Chief Administrator's Office implements the Mayor's policies, coordinates interdepartmental activities of City agencies providing public services and oversees the following public service agencies: Engineering, Fire, Human Resources, Library, Parks & Recreation, Police, Public Safety Communication and Public Works. Additionally, the Chief Administrator's Office oversees the Office of Emergency Management and the Office of Sustainability and provides administrative and clerical support to the Civilian Review Board. The Fellow will lead a review of the City’s organizational capacity, analyze strengths and weaknesses in the programs coordinated by the Chief Administrator’s Office, and develop performance standards, performance indicators, and metrics as well as look at best practices and benchmarks in the police department, fire department, public works and parks.

www.cityofnewhaven.com/chiefadministrator

New Haven Free Public Library

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is an invaluable community resource focused on creating meaningful experiences for all ages and sectors of society to advance cultural connections, economic engagement, lifelong learning, and young minds.  The constellation of NHFPL libraries—embracing the Ives Main Library on the historic New Haven Green, four branch libraries, and the Readmobile—serves as a powerful force in developing strong and safe neighborhoods; providing opportunities for connected learning, job readiness and entrepreneurship; and stimulating creativity, civic awareness and community leadership.  The Fellow will lead a review of the NHFPL’s statistical profile, methods of data gathering, and utilization of achievement and institutional metrics. Leveraging the Library’s 2014-2016 “Strategic Plan: Creating Community, Unleashing Potential” as the springboard, the Fellow will recommend ways in which the NHFPL might draw on the theory of change to articulate broad outcome categories aligned with its strategic goals (e.g., strengthened base of support, changes in impact, shift in social norms, etc.). 

nhfpl.org

New Haven Works

New Haven Works’ Youth Subsidized Targeted and Resourced Training (YouthSTART) program sponsors four-week paid internships for young, college-age (i.e. 18-24 years old) New Haven residents during the months of June and July. YouthSTART provides free resources to businesses and valuable resume-building experiences to New Haven’s youth. The Fellow will engage in various activities supporting New Haven Works' YouthStart program.

www.newhavenworkspipeline.org

Park New Haven

Park New Haven is a quasi-municipal agency providing off-street parking for the City of New Haven with over 8,000 spaces in six garages and nearly thirty surface lots.  PNH also manages the Union Station Transportation Center which serves between 6,000 – 8,000 commuters daily.  The type of work the Fellow will perform includes analysis of downtown parking trends, exploring the agency’s role relative to economic development and promoting downtown vitality, and working with local businesses to improve and expand their business partnership program.

www.nhparking.com

United Way

The United Way of Greater New Haven serves New Haven and the eleven surrounding towns.  The organization’s focus is on innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in our community around Education, Income, Health, and Basic Needs. The Fellow will analyze donor giving and will also help build a presentation to raise awareness of the work of the United Way and its impact on the community.

www.uwgnh.org

 

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YOUTH

Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation (BIMEC)

Believe in Me Empowerment Corporation is a non-profit social service agency. BIMEC is dedicated to providing community-based services to residents of New Haven’s Dixwell/Newhallville neighborhood and the surrounding Great New Haven areas.  BIMEC offers programs that directly and substantially improve the lives of its clients and community including case management, counseling services, training skills and placement assistance, a monthly Food Bank, Supported Recovery Housing Services, an afterschool Reading for Reasoning Program for Children of Incarcerated Parents, a Reading for Reasoning Program for Children of Incarcerated Parents Summer Camp, Adult and Peer Mentoring Program, and other enhancing services. The Fellow will participate in two main programs within BIMEC: The Middle School Reading for Reasoning Program for Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Supported Recovery Housing Program.  The fellow will perform duties similar to that of a case manager.

www.bimecnewhaven.com

Bethel AME Church Teen Center/Drop-In Center

The Bethel AME Church’s Teen Center/Drop-in Center, scheduled to open in Summer 2015, will provide a center for teens and young adults where they can participate in activities that are designed to promote health, emotional intelligence, stimulate creativity, enhance self-esteem, develop social and educational skills that will encourage good citizenship and responsibility. The Fellow will help with the startup work of the Teen Center/Drop-In Center.

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven

The Boys & Girls Club provides children and teens with a safe, positive, and fun place to learn and grow. The Boys & Girls Club offers five major programs: After School, Summer Vacation Camp, The Club for Teens, Weekend Kids Club, and competitive sports programs.  The Fellow will serve as a Special Projects Assistant and will work on a variety of assignments that will help to advance the Club’s programs and operations. 

www.bgcnewhaven.org

Breakthrough New Haven at Hopkins

Breakthrough New Haven, a member of The Breakthrough Collaborative, is a tuition-free, year-round academic enrichment program for high potential middle school students from New Haven’s public and parochial schools who come from backgrounds of limited economic and educational opportunities. Hosted by Hopkins School, an independent school for students in grades 7-12 located in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, this program also serves as a unique workshop in education by providing experiences for college undergraduates and high school students interested in teaching.  The Fellow, with the training and support of professional mentor teachers and the program directors, will conduct all of the classroom teaching and implement many of the program’s other direct services. As a full-time teacher, the Fellow will be responsible for developing curriculum, preparing and teaching academic courses, evaluating students, organizing and leading activities, mentoring and advising, and administering other aspects of the daily program.

www.hopkins.edu/community/breakthrough 

Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten

Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten provide full-time, creative care and education for children ranging in age from 2 years 9 months to 6 years. Each program – threes, preschool, and all-day kindergarten – is carefully designed, and all staff members are experienced and trained in early childhood education.  The Fellow will work directly with children at Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten. 

www.calvinhilldaycare.org

Christian Community Action

Each summer, Christian Community Action (CCA) offers instruction, enrichment and recreational activities at CCA’s Stepping Stone Transitional Housing Program’s site at 660 Winchester Avenue for the children and youth who reside at two of CCA's housing sites. The Fellow will coordinate this five-week program and work with CCA staff as well as summer youth staff. 

www.ccahelping.org

Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT)

The mission at ConnCAT is to inspire, motivate, and prepare youth and adults for educational and career advancement, through after-school arts and job training programming. Unemployed and underemployed adults are provided with the academic training and personal development necessary start over in a new field.  The youth program is designed to propel students who are not working to potential towards higher achievement and higher education. The Fellow's work will cover a number of areas including volunteer recruitment, participant recruitment, program promotion, data management, and organizational relationship building. 

www.conncat.org

The Consultation Center, Inc.

Placement 1: Hill Youth Action Team

Placement 2: "Where We Live" New Haven

The Consultation Center, Inc. is a capacity-building organization affiliated with Yale Medical School’s Division of Community and Preventive Medicine, and is located in New Haven.  TCC works collaboratively with a wide range of community and state partners to promote healthy development and to prevent or reduce the impact of numerous risk behaviors through funded research, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies and community models.  The project takes full advantage of the extensive youth engagement experience of the Youth Development Training and Resource Center (YDTRC) at TCC as a well-recognized advocate and training entity serving youth leaders, frontline youth workers, and agency supervisors in New Haven and all across Connecticut since 1994. Placement 1-Hill Youth Action Team: The Fellow will be a partner in the planning, delivery, evaluation, and resource development activities for The Hill Youth Action Team, a neighborhood-based youth development program for high school youth living in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven.  Placement 2-"Where We Live" New Haven: The Fellow will be responsible for finalizing plans to assure a coherent planned schedule “Where We Live”, a project that engages up to 200 rising 6th grade youth in an exploration of self, neighborhood space, and city places during a six-week set of structured activities.

www.ydtrc.org

Creating Kids Childcare Center at the Connecticut Children's Museum

Creating Kids Childcare Center is an accredited, fulltime, innovative early childhood program dedicated to serving the needs of children -- ages 6 weeks through preschool age -- and their families in an urban setting.  Our curriculum is thematic and literacy-based, using the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Standards.  The Theory of Multiple Intelligences grounds our educational philosophy and is the template for the curriculum.  The Fellow would work primarily in the Creating Kids Childcare Center alongside master teachers.  The Fellow would also learn about early childhood education in myriad settings by accompanying the director to meetings of the New Haven Early Childhood Council and its Quality Enhancement Committee and working on curriculum development using the CT Early Learning and Development Standards.

www.creatingkids.org

Eli Whitney Museum

The Eli Whitney Museum is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers and families. The Museum collects, interprets and teaches experiments that are the roots of design and invention for children ages 6 – 14. The Fellow would be an integral part of that teaching – not only for the young students, but also as a teacher, role model and leader for the museum’s 50+ young apprentices (aged 13 and up) who help design, prepare and teach programs.

www.eliwhitney.org

Elm City Montessori School

Elm City Montessori School opened its doors as a local charter school authorized by New Haven Public Schools in 2014.  In its inaugural year, the school served 70 students ages 3-6 in a full day comprehensive pre-k/kindergarten program.  We will expand over the next several years to serve 350 students ages 3 to 13. This August, we will accept 46 new children and families into the Elm City Montessori Family.  We aim to provide families with a first rate education for their children, while functioning as a community hub and resource for parents in our area.  The Fellow would perform duties in preparation for the 2015-16 school year, as well as engage in family and community outreach activities.

www.elmcitymontessori.org

Horizons at Foote

Horizons at Foote is a summer enrichment program for low-income New Haven public school students.  Horizons at Foote is an affiliate of Horizons National, a nonprofit that brings low-income public school students to independent school and college campuses across the country.   Horizons at Foote will immerse the Fellow in an early childhood educational experience from a teacher and administrator’s perspective. 

www.footeschool.org

www.facebook.com/horizonsatfoote

Gesell Institute of Child Development

Gesell Institute of Child Development has been associated with understanding how children grow and learn since 1950.  The Institute was named in honor of Dr. Arnold Gesell (1880-1961), who founded Yale’s Child Study Center in 1911, and is known as the nation’s first school psychologist.  Gesell programs, publications, and research efforts help parents, educators, psychologists, social workers, and medical professionals worldwide in understanding the ages and stages of childhood.  To celebrate the institute's 65th anniversary in 2015, the Fellow will plan a half-day symposium that will help make a lasting contribution to the field of early childhood education.

www.gesellinstitute.org

IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services helps refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities. The Fellow will assist with IRIS Education and Youth Services activities with a focus on summer enrichment opportunities for youth and families.

www.irisct.org

New Haven Ecology Project/Common Ground 

Placement 1: Summer Camp Teacher

Placement 2: Youth Crew Assistant Leader

The New Haven Ecology Project is home of Common Ground – a center for environmental learning and leadership located at the base of West Rock Ridge.  Common Ground’s mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, young people, and adults.  Placement 1-Summer Camp Teacher: The primary work of the Fellow at Common Ground will be to serve as a camp teacher for campers ages 4 – 13.  Placement 2-Youth Crew Assistant Leader: The Fellow will serve as an Assistant Youth Crew Leader and will co-lead the youth crew as well as engage youth to run Common Ground’s onsite and Fair Haven farm stands. 

www.commongroundct.org

New Haven Free Public Library

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is an invaluable community resource focused on creating meaningful experiences for all ages and sectors of society to advance cultural connections, economic engagement, lifelong learning, and young minds.  The constellation of NHFPL libraries—embracing the Ives Main Library on the historic New Haven Green, four branch libraries, and the Readmobile—serves as a powerful force in developing strong and safe neighborhoods; providing opportunities for connected learning, job readiness and entrepreneurship; and stimulating creativity, civic awareness and community leadership. The Fellow will assist in all aspects of the READy for the Grade program, designed to prevent summer slide, the drop in children’s reading levels from June to September.

nhfpl.org

  

New Haven Promise

New Haven Promise (NHP) is a visionary program created to promote college education as an aspiration for all New Haven Public School (NHPS) students, assist in graduating students from NHPS to pursue further education after high school; and enhance the growth, stability, and economic development of the City of New Haven.  The Fellow will develop parent engagement strategies and materials.

www.newhavenpromise.org

New Haven Reads

New Haven Reads (NHR) provides afterschool and summer tutoring for children who are struggling with reading. Particular emphasis is placed serving children and families who otherwise would not have easy access to books and have not yet acquired a love of reading.  NHR also operates a book bank in which anyone can walk in and take free gently used books. The Fellow will be incorporated into the tutoring program and book bank operations.

www.newhavenreads.org

New HYTEs

New HYTEs is a youth development organization dedicated to enriching the lives and positively affecting the futures of children and youth across Greater New Haven’s varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.  Its programs incorporate life skills curriculum and academic supports, and promote both character building and the health benefits of participation in athletics through tennis.  The Fellow will produce a holistic marketing/fundraising plan by building on the collaborate work of past Yale School of Management students.

www.newhytes.org

Solar Youth

Placement 1: Summer Educator

Placement 2: Nonprofit Management Fellow

Solar Youth, Inc. is a New Haven-based non-profit youth development and environmental education organization that provides opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self and connection and commitment to others through programs that incorporate environmental exploration, leadership and community service.  Placement 1-Summer Educator: The Fellow will work in close collaboration with Solar Youth’s program directors, summer camp directors and program staff one of its summer camp programs: Citycology (4-8 year olds) or Steward Teams (9-13). 

Placement 1-Nonprofit Management Fellow: The Fellow will work in close collaboration with Solar Youth’s Executive Director to strengthen the organization’s capacity in carrying out its new strategic plan.

www.solaryouth.org

Squash Haven

Squash Haven provides individually directed academic enrichment and squash instruction to New Haven public school students in fifth grade through high school.  Through intensive tuition-free academic and squash sessions at Yale, Squash Haven supports New Haven youth to achieve school success, physical fitness, athletic excellence, access to compelling academic and summer opportunities, and college and workforce readiness. The Fellow will join Squash Haven's staff of six in their office at Payne Whitney Gymnasium and will be a key leader in the development and implementation of their five-week summer academic program, where the Fellow will be in charge of three to four academic sessions per day for four different groups of youth in a subject of his/her choice.

www.squashhaven.org

Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama’s The Dwight-Edgewood Project

The Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP) is a community outreach program started in 1995 by Yale School of Drama in concert with its professional theatre institution, Yale Repertory Theatre.  D/EP pairs children in grades 6-7 from New Haven's Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School one-on-one with students from the Yale School of Drama (YSD).  Over the course of four weeks, the students participate in an intensive after-school theater mentorship program designed to provide them with an experience of success and empowerment through the arts on the Yale School of Drama campus.  The Fellow will be paired with one middle school student throughout the mentorship program, and will also provide critical administrative support for the program’s Management Team and the Staff Liaison. 

www.yalerep.org

drama.yale.edu

Yale Pathways to Science SCHOLAR Summer Residential Program

Placement 1: Overnight Program Coordinator

Placement 2: Day Program Coordinator

Pathways to Science, Yale’s coordinated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach initiative, supports local public school student development through a wide variety of STEM-focused programs and events through the academic year. Located in the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs (ONHSA), the goal of Pathways is to inspire local students to pursue STEM majors and careers by connecting them to Yale STEM faculty, students and research.

Placement 1-Overnight Program Coordinator: The Pathways SCHOLAR Summer Residential Program invites over 50 local rising junior and senior high school students to live and take classes on the Yale campus for two weeks in July.  Taught by Yale scientists and local school teachers, SCHOLAR will offer courses in coding, public health, biology, neuroscience, astronomy, engineering and general college prep. The Fellow will be a thought partner in developing program structure, managing logistical needs and documenting the areas of success and needed improvement required to ensure continuation of this program. In addition, the Fellow will serve as one of seven Residential Advisors/Teaching Assistants during the two-week program session. Placement 2-Day Program Coordinator: The Yale SCHOLAR Summer Day Program is a new daytime program that will invite over 50 local junior and senior high school students to take classes on the Yale campus for two weeks in July.  The Fellow will be a key member of a team of Yale faculty, students and ONHSA staff charged with planning and designing the program.  The Fellow will serve as Program Associate, managing the logistical needs and ensuring the smooth operation of the program.

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