Yale Alumni Sponsor Community Service Fellowships

Yale alumni clubs and associations across America and in Hong Kong are sponsoring 32 Yale students this summer for community service work. Providing the students with summer stipends frees them from having to work at regular jobs, letting them volunteer for good causes instead.

The Association of Yale Alumni AYA Community Service Summer Fellowship program supports students of Yale College, graduate, and professional schools for eight weeks as volunteers with community-based organizations. Fellows are paid stipends to equal what they need to earn to meet their financial aid obligations to the University, plus a small expense allowance.

The program began in 1990 with 13 students sponsored by nine alumni clubs. Its aim is to enrich the educational experience of students who wish to volunteer for community service as well as encourage Yale Clubs and Alumni Associations to seek out community needs and match them with the services Yale students can provide.

Alumni clubs provide the funds for each Fellow’s stipend, arrange housing since students are rarely placed in their own hometown , and serve as local contacts during the summer. Each student is given an on-site supervisor who provides the alumni club with details of the project to be completed by the Fellow in advance, and supervises the Fellow during his or her stay. The following are this summer’s AYA Fellows, projects, and sponsors.

YALE CLUB OF BOSTON

Dalia Hochman Class of 2000 of Boston, to work for City Year

Anne Langford 1999 of Ohio, to work for Rosie’s Place

Justin Milner 1999 of Colorado, to work for The Horizons Initiative

Andrea Wong 1998, M.Div. of Michigan, to work for Arts in Progress

YALE CLUB OF CHICAGO

Kyrle Turton 2000 of Chicago, to work for Cathedral Shelter

Julianna Schantz-Dunn 2000 of Hudson Valley, New York, to work for Hephzibah Children’s Association

YALE CLUB OF CLEVELAND

Marc Sharifi 1999, M.Arch. of Kentucky, to work for Ohio New West Development Corp.

COLORADO YALE ASSOCIATION

Jill Kelly 1999 of Indiana, to work for Women’s Bean Project in Denver

YALE CLUB OF DALLAS

Reena Barnett 1998 of Metropolitan New York, to work for Equest

YALE CLUB OF GEORGIA

Edward Williams 1998 of Delaware, to work for FCS Urban Ministries–Atlanta Youth Project

YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF GREENWICH

Nora Flynn 1999 of Chicago, to work for Arredondo Foundation

YALE CLUB OF HAWAII

Bobby Windisch 1999 of Kansas City, to work for the Waikiki Health Center

YALE CLUB OF HONG KONG

Yee-Bun Benjamin Lui 1999, EPH of Boston, to work for St. Barnabas Society and Home

YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF MONTCLAIR NJ

Zaneta Chung 1998 of New Haven, to work for West Essex Community Health Service

YALE CLUB OF NEW CANAAN-WILTON CT

Neeta Bhavalkar 1998 of Orange County CA , to work for Horizons Student Enrichment Program

YALE CLUB OF NEW HAVEN

Trisha Anderson 1998 of Ohio, to work for the Anti-Defamation League

YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK

Katherine Spector 1999 of Cleveland, to work for the Maurer Foundation of Cold Spring Harbor New York

YALE CLUB OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK IS SPONSORING

Jeremy Marwell 1999 of Westchester New York to work for Albany Service Corps

YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTHWEST IS SPONSORING

Erika Fricke 1998 of Nevada, to work for Centro Legal in St. Paul, MN

Nadine Block 1998, M.FES. of Westchester NY , to work for Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy in St. Paul, MN

YALE CLUB OF OMAHA

Robert Luckett 1999 of Mississippi, to work for Camp Kitaki in Lincoln, Nebraska

YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

Alison Hardy 1999, M.Div. of Connecticut, to work for Bell Family Shelter in York, Pennsylvania

Ryan Giblin 1999, M. Arch. of Michigan, to work for Design Corps of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

YALE CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA

Lori Kochanski 1999, M.Div. of Pennsylvania, to work for the Salvation Army Red Shield Family Residence

YALE CLUB OF PITTSBURGH

Yun Kim 1999 of Chicago, to work for Legal Aid for Children

YALE CLUB OF SAN DIEGO

Robert Hoo 1998 of Connecticut, to work for ACCION San Diego

YALE CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO

Susanna Tenny 1998 of Metropolitan New York, to work for Heads Up Summer Enrichment Program at the Head Royce School

YALE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Shelley Clifford 1999 of Metropolitan New York, to work for Las Familias del Pueblo in Los Angeles

YALE CLUB OF TAMPA BAY

Tanya Loh 2000 of Santa Barbara, California, to work for the Salvation Army’s Sallie House in St. Petersburg, Florida

YALE CLUB OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

Blake Thorkelson 1999 of Sacramento, California, to work for Emmaus Services for the Aging

Shannon Scott 1999 of South Carolina, to work for Community Family Life Services

Erica Krablin 1998 of Philadelphia, to work for Northwest Settlement House

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