Content with Institutions : Yale University

Dwight Hall

At many colleges and universities, student service has a history of coming from outside the academy. In New Haven, Connecticut, Dwight Hall serves as an independent community service center for Yale University students. Located on campus but not technically accountable to the university, the service center epitomizes the high degree of student leadership that is necessary for successful co-curricular service-learning. The students who run the center are motivated by their responsibility to maintain longstanding relationships with New Haven agencies. Students develop proposals and include plans for how the program will continue after they graduate. Learning and reflection regularly take place…

Urban Universities and their Role in Central City Economics, Yale University

Yale participates in real-estate developments and an employee home-buying cash incentive program. The real estate development activities include a cooperative agreement established between university and city to renovate a retail area, a $2 million university investment. It has also rehabilitated and purchased property adjacent to the university to create 333 housing units, 45,000 square feet of retail space which culminates into a $12.5 million investment. $2,4000 cash payments are awarded for ten years to university employees who purchase homes in the New Haven neighborhood. It has also invested in a business incubator/science park. The University is working in tandem with…