City of New Haven City Plan Department
City Plan works to improve the well-being of all residents in New Haven by creating safe, equitable, healthful, economically vibrant and attractive places. Planners engage with residents, community leaders, and elected officials to guide the development of physical spaces and develop frameworks for the long-term sustainable growth and development of the city. City Plan is the regulatory body for land use development in the city through the City Plan Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Historic District Commission. TheFellow will gain substantial experience with the regulatory roles of the City Plan Department with particular focus on sustainability and regulation of projects in the State’s Coastal Management Area.
Agency website: www.newhavenct.gov/government/departments-divisions/city-plan
City of New Haven Office of Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development facilitates commercial development, attracts quality businesses/investment, expands employment opportunity, and improves the City’s overall quality of life to create an equitable world-class city in which all residents thrive. The Fellow will assist with implementation of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) COVID-recovery programs including economic development, and housing and vocational/technical career pathways.
Agency website: newhavenctgov/gov/depts/ed
Greater New Haven Business and Professional Association
The Greater New Haven Business and Professional Association (GNHBPA) promotes and assists in the development of minority- and female-owned small businesses in the New Haven area. We anticipate a complete overhaul of the GNHBPA social media presence to update existing online data and establish a modern website that incorporates on-line data regarding current membership resources and capabilities. The Fellow will assist with a complete overhaul of the GNHBPA social media presence, and will principally be tasked with drafting and editing various site information; compiling membership data; and editing outdated online information.
Agency website: Greater New Haven Business and Professional Association’s Facebook page
Greater New Haven Chamber
The Greater New Haven Chamber provides value through business resources and services to its partner companies and leads regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy. The Chamber is engaged in the growth and retention of businesses and the advocacy that supports businesses in the region. The Fellow’s work will fall into two categories: Economic Development and Workforce Initiatives.
Agency website: gnhcc.com
Sanctuary Kitchen, a program of CitySeed, partners with immigrant and refugee chefs to build economic opportunity and authentic connections through food. The program enhances the culinary skills of refugees and immigrants in a supportive environment that honors story and diverse cultural traditions, fosters community and understanding, offers professional development, and generates economic success in the most delicious way possible. The Fellow will support the development, growth and implementation of Sanctuary Kitchen programming by panning and promoting culinary events featuring refugee and immigrant chefs, their cuisines and stories; promoting and supporting the growth of Sanctuary Kitchen products and sales; and assisting in culinary training, job readiness, and job placement.
Agency website: sanctuarykitchen.org
Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) at Yale Law School
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, under the supervision of 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, corporate, exempt organizations, and land use. Students meet often with clients both at the law school and off-campus.
Eligible students must be currently-enrolled Yale Law School students not in their final year of study, and must have completed one semester of law school. Candidates must first apply and be accepted to particpate in the 2023 LSO Summer Fellowship Program prior to submitting an application to the PPSF program.
Agency website: law.yale.edu/ludwig