All Our Kin
Calvin Hill Day Care Center
Calvin Hill Day Care Center and its Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten provide high-quality, affordable, nurturing care and education to children between the ages of 2 years 8 months to 6 years old. The Center serves as a support for families, working in partnership with parents to meet the emotional, social, physical, intellectual, and academic needs of their children. The Fellow will work directly with children and will support overall program quality and integrated play-based, emergent curriculum.
Agency website: calvilhilldaycare.org
Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center
Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world.
The Fellow will participate in direct service with children as a Summer Camp leader and mentor, helping to care for campers as they cook, play, hike, garden, build forts, make nature art, care for animals, play games, enjoy campfires, and make summer memories.
Agency website: commongroundct.org
Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT)
ConnCAT inspires, motivates, and prepares youth and adults for educational and career advancement through after-school arts, and job training programs. The summer program is specifically designed to introduce youth to the designated themes using the arts and preparing for an end-of-summer showcase.
The Fellow will assist in planning and developing the summer program and coordinate activities and trips and assist in the off-off-off Broadway showcase.
Agency website: conncat.org
Connecticut Children’s Museum
The Connecticut Children’s Museum houses three programs, interwoven in purpose and philosophy: Creating Kids Childcare Center, the Museum itself, and the Early Childhood Resource Center. Each is inspired by psychologist Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Creating Kids Childcare Center is an accredited, full-time, not-for-profit, ethnically- and economically-diverse program dedicated to serving the needs of children ages 6 weeks to preschool age and their families in an urban setting. The Connecticut Children’s Museum offers a space for children to experience the magic of learning at their own pace. The Museum also offers regular professional development workshops and a plethora of curriculum resources for New Haven-area educators through the Early Childhood Resource Center.
The Fellow will work directly with children by supporting educators in Creating Kids’ classrooms to implement play-based learning curriculum and build early literacy skills; and will work directly with the Museum’s Executive Director to support the strategic needs of the umbrella nonprofit organization and to identify new ways to incorporate the Theory of Multiple Intelligences into the organization’s programming.
Agency website: childrensbuilding.org
DataHaven’s mission is to empower people to create thriving communities by collecting and ensuring access to data on well-being, equity, and quality of life. Since 1992, DataHaven worked with many partners to develop reports, tools, and technical assistance programs that make information more useful to local communities.
Agency website: ctdatahaven.org
Horizons at Foote School
Horizons at Foote advances educational equity through a robust academic and enrichment program that builds on long-term partnerships with families and communities to provide a joyful, safe, and inspiring learning environment that empowers students from New Haven Public Schools to thrive in an ever-changing world. The Fellow will work with a Horizons at Foote head teacher in a classroom of 16 students during a six-week summer academic and enrichment program to help and lead small group activities, and work with students on skill development and additional classroom needs. The Fellow may also rotate/float in classrooms, and support administrative tasks of the Executive Director as needed.
Inspired Communities Inc.
Inspired Communities Inc. (ICI) is a non-profit community-based enrichment building organization that was founded in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, CT) in 2019. Its mission to help create and build enrichment experiences that inspire and empower, while adding value to the neighborhood. Through its work, it seeks to impact every family that lives in Newhallville (and beyond) with ideas, solutions, information and possibilities.
The Fellow will gain hands-on enrichment experiences working with children ages 6 to 12 to help collect, formulate and organize Newhallville Street data and use it as an historical innovation tool for the Kids Museum. This data will be used in the ICI project based on the history and culture of Newhallville streets, where most of ICI’s students live. The Fellow will assist with a summer showcase of project, and work to strengthen and support related social media efforts.
Agency website: inspiredcommunitiesinc.org
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)
Agency website: irisct.org
Lost In New Haven
The mission of Lost In New Haven is to educate, inspire, and enrich the understanding of history though an immersive presentation of over 10,000 extraordinary artifacts. The collection presents the creativity and ingenuity of New Haveners over the past 400 years with exhibitions that celebrate history and culture through the materials of manufacturing, commerce, arts and everyday existence.
The museum is planning a phased opening in 2024. This timing provides an extraordinary opportunity to help launch a new museum while working directly with the executive director to digitize the museum’s collection and help establish a permanent inventory information and collection management system. This will entail photographing, researching, and describing the artwork, artifacts and exhibit installations for archival and PR purposes. Basic training in artifact photography will be provided.
Agency website: lostinnewhaven.com
New Haven Public Schools
The mission of the New Haven Public Schools is to provide all students with personalized, authentic, and engaging learning experiences through creativity, exploration, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, and high-quality instruction.
Agency website: nhps.net
New Haven Reads
New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success, providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants. Free books are provided to social service agencies, homeless shelters, teachers, and other community programs.
In addition to various administrative tasks and creative projects, the Fellow will develop relationships with the program’s students through the provision of literacy tutoring and the implementation of summer clubs. The Fellow will also support the growth of the book bank by sorting and shelving incoming book donations.
Squash Haven provides individually directed academic enrichment, squash instruction, and college preparation and placement to New Haven public school students in fifth grade through college. Through intensive tuition-free academic and squash sessions at Yale, Squash Haven supports New Haven youth to achieve school success, physical wellness and to forge a path through higher education to engaged citizenship.
By working in Squash Haven’s summer program, the Fellow will gain an immersion in teaching and administration for a small education focused non-profit. The Fellow will teach three to four literacy blocks or academic elective sessions per day and will lead one to two major administrative projects. The Fellow will also play an active role in Squash Haven’s small staff and comprehensive programming.
Agency website: squashhaven.org
Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Program
Over the past decade, Pathways has offered New Haven Public School students year-round access to free out-of-school programs that engage them with STEM and Arts and Humanities learning. These programs, which emphasize student engagement and hands-on learning, are designed to increase students’ interest in STEM/Arts; connect students with leading experts in these fields; and, positively influence students’ perception of their ability to succeed in college and beyond. Each summer, the Pathways Summer Scholars programs extend and enrich academic-year programming, giving 200 New Haven high school students the opportunity to delve deeper into areas in which they have become interested. The Pathways Scholars are a diverse group of students, half would be first-in-family to go to college and 60% are from underrepresented groups.
The Fellow will join a team of Pathways staff to plan, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Pathways Summer Scholars Program. The Fellow will be a thought partner in developing activities, managing daily logistics, serving the important role of near-peer mentor, and evaluating program effectiveness.
Agency website: instagram.com/yalepathwaystoscience