Yale Day of Service

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The YBAA encourages all members and chapters to participate in the yearly in the global Yale Day of Service and has been honored by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) for its Day of Service activities. The Community Service subcommittee is charged with assisting chapters, as necessary, in the creation and implementation of activities.

Click here to read about YBAA’s approach to the 2016 Day of Service.

The Yale Day of Service only comes once a year but it’s never too early to plan ahead and never a bad time to engage with your community! If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the Community Service committee or use our action plan and our 2016 brainstorming guide to get you started.

The list of Day of Service activities that YBAA sponsored or co-sponsored in 2015 can be found here.

An expanded list of events that YBAA has created and sponsored in the past is included below. Many of these projects were more than one-day events and several have become annual, signature events.

  • Cambridge, MA: Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • Chicago, Illinois:
    • Casa Central
    • Deborah’s Place (Women’s Transitional Housing)
    • Primo Center – Children’s Playground Project
  • College Park, GA: YBAA-ATL College Preparation Workshop
  • New Haven: Yale SNMA-LMSA Community Health Fair
  • New York, NY
    • YBAA-NYC and Bigs United Scavenger Hunt
    • Bronx: Friends of Brook Park
    • Brooklyn: Haitian Relief Efforts Los Angeles, CA: ‘So, you’re 18. Now what?’
    • Harlem: The Children’s Storefront
    • Harlem: Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program
  • Philadelphia:
    • Concourse Lake
    • LIFT Program
  • New Jersey
    • Hillside (New Jersey): Community Food Bank of New Jersey
    • Newark, NJ: Career Explorations Day – St. Philip’s Academy
    • Newark: East Side High School Career Day
    • Paterson, NJ: Food Collection Drive and Delivery to CUMAC-ECHO
  • Houston, TX: Houston Arboretum Trail Clean-Up
  • Los Angeles
    •  ‘Girls Empowered 2’ and ‘Game Changers’ – Success! Workshops for Boys and Girls
    • Real Talk with Teen Parents’ Conference
    • Beverly Hills, CA: Breaking into Hollywood
    • Venice, CA: PS Arts – Arts and Crafts Supply Donation
    • Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club
  • San Francisco, CA
    • Booker T. Community Center Garden
    • Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
  • Seattle, WA
    • The 2nd Annual ‘Do You’ Conference
    • The 4th Annual ‘Do You’ Conference – From College to Success!
    • The Successful Young Women’s Project
  • Washington, D.C.
    • Sasha Bruce Youthwork
    • Thurgood Marshall Academy