Pilot program urges Yale staff to tutor New Haven youth during work hours
In a new campaign to support a New Haven citywide tutoring initiative, Yale is encouraging the entire campus community — students, staff, and faculty — to volunteer as tutors to local students. As part of the initiative’s official launch this fall, a pilot program will offer certain Yale employee groups the opportunity to serve as tutors during business hours.
During the pilot program, which will begin later this fall, managerial and professional staff in Yale’s departments of Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, New Haven Affairs, Alumni Affairs, and Development will be able to volunteer once per week during work hours, subject to their supervisor’s approval, at a participating local organization that supports the New Haven Tutoring Initiative.
“Yale is grateful to be able to expand existing partnerships with our home city through the New Haven Tutoring Initiative,” said Yale University President Peter Salovey. “We aspire to make Yale one of the most civically engaged universities by strengthening the ties that bind us to New Haven. This program to promote essential literacy and math skills for local youth reflects and reinforces that commitment.
“I strongly encourage all those who are eligible to participate and look forward to extending the program beyond the pilot phase later in the new academic year.”
The New Haven Tutoring Initiative is being overseen by the United Way of Greater New Haven, with New Haven Reads and New Haven Counts acting as lead partners in literacy and math education, respectively.
Learn more about the initiative and how to enroll.