Abundant Harvest Outreach Community Engagement (AHOM)
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
Canal Dock Boathouse
The Canal Dock Boathouse is a nonprofit dedicated to opening New Haven’s waterfront for adventure, growth, and discovery. All programs are free for low-to-moderate income residents of New Haven, and there are many free community events for the larger community that are also free. The organization aims to create access to New Haven’s waterfront, especially for historically excluded populations, including People of Color and those with low-to-moderate incomes.
During the Summer, Canal Dock runs two concurrent Youth Programs, a youth Learn-to-Row program and a youth Crew program for more experienced youth rowers. Canal Dock Boathouse also runs monthly Community Day programs, where residents can try rowing, kayaking, and sailing.
The Fellow will assist with two main projects: marketing and event planning; and strategic evaluation/summer program evaluation.
Agency website: canaldock.org
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.
Placement 1: Green Jobs Corps Farm Crew-the Fellow will provide hands-on support growing vegetables, maintaining Common Ground’s compost system and caring for animals on Common Ground’s one-acre urban farm alongside its farm team and summer young adult interns. The Fellow will also provide support through the organization’s mobile farm stand, which visits New Haven neighborhoods and senior centers with fresh, affordable vegetables.
Placement 2: Summer Camp-the Fellow will participate in direct service with children as a 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
Connecticut Violence Intervention Program
The Connecticut Violence Intervention Program (CTVIP) is a team of trusted community members who work to prevent and stop the spread of violence in New Haven. CTVIP does this by building relationships with high-risk youth and the institutions that impact their lives. The program also provides crisis intervention services to help those affected by violence.
The Fellow will work in CTVIP’s judicial court liaison program. In this role, the Fellow will collaborate with CTVIP staff stationed at the juvenile and adult courts to assess referrals for acceptance into the intervention program.
Agency website: ctintervention.org
D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed
D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed is dedicated to empowering and enriching the lives of young people and families. Through its 4 Pillars of Excellence - career exploration, college preparation, leadership development, and life skills - D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed provides affordable, creative, high-quality program opportunities that foster self-development and equips participants with the tools they need to achieve lifelong, self-defined success. Priority is to serve low-to-moderate-income individuals who often face barriers to education, employment, and leadership advancement.
The Fellow will lead initiatives aimed at empowering youth and families, focusing on grades 6-12. The work involves designing and/or implementing innovativesummer programming, mentorship, and support systems to foster personal and academic growth, ensuring a positive and impactful experience for the community’s young individuals and their families.
Agency website: destined2succeed.org
Elephant in the Room Youth Boxing
Elephant in the Room Youth Boxing aims to help youth in New Haven develop discipline, an understanding of sound principles of nutrition, and excellent physical conditioning through a program of mentoring, training, and coaching. EIR introduces youth to amateur boxing by encouraging sports participation, physical activity, health, and wellness among the area’s youth–boys and girls alike.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Fellow will conduct research to identify funding opportunities, assess mission match for available grants and assemble grant requests. The Fellow will also support the Executive Director in maintaining a calendar of submissions and report deadlines. Fellow must be sensitive to cultural diversity.
Agency website: eirboxing.org
Friends Center for Children (FCfC)
Founded in 2007, Friends Center for Children(FCfC) provides high-quality early childhood education and care to children from 3 months to kindergarten age. Guided by Quaker values of simplicity, peace, stewardship, equality, integrity, and stewardship, our curriculum values each child’s unique pace and style of growth. FCfC’s mission is to educate children, empower families, inspire teachers, engage community, embrace diversity, embody equity.
Working with families, donors, and community partners, the Fellow will assist with community relationships which includes: supporting all phases of event planning and execution, preparing committee meetings and materials, planning for media visits, attending management team meetings, supporting organizational leadership, and participating in community events.
Gather New Haven
Gather New Haven is a nonprofit committed to social and environmental justice. The organization promotes health, equity and justice for people and the environment by cultivating connections and access to lands and waters and by inspiring local residents to care for the health of the community and environment. Gather runs a young environmental entrepreneurs program and a summer camp as well.
The Fellow can work on one of two projects: assist in organizing a BIPOC Growers Conference for underrepresented farmers and gardeners. The Fellow would be responsible for handling logistics for this event; or create a marketing strategy for each of Gather New Haven’s programs for social media
Agency website: gathernewhaven.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
Leadership Education & Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)
Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) develops the strengths and talents of young leaders who create and implement year-round, community- and school-based programming designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods. LEAP develops multiple tiers of academic and social enrichment for young people between the ages of 7 and 24, preparing them to be community leaders with power and purpose.
LEAP submits over 50 grants per year to a wide variety of foundations and funding sources. The Fellow will assist the grant writer in all aspects of LEAP’s grant writing process, including doing grants research, gathering data for grants, writing grants and reports, and tracking grants.
Agency website: leapforkids.org
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.
Agency website: phenomenaliam.org
Porter’s House (PH) is a nonprofit community behavioral health organization working with youth ages 5-18. PH strives to help children overcome obstacles in order to grow and thrive across various settings.
The Fellow will work with youth in the organization’s Summer Camp which focuses on helping youth build their social emotional and life skills. The Fellow will be trained on PH’s approach to teaching these skills.
Agency website: portershouseinc.org
Saint Martin de Porres Academy
Intentionally named after St. Martin de Porres, the first Black saint and the patron saint of social justice, the academy’s mission is one of social justice: to break the generational cycle of poverty through education and opportunity. Saint Martin de Porres Academy is a faith-based, NativityMiguel middle school that provides a tuition-free, extended-day education for underserved girls and boys from low-income families in the New Haven area.
The Fellow will help to develop on-brand, social media content strategies that share our story and that supports our organizational priorities; identify, create and post social media content, and create and calendar evergreen content.
Agency website: saintmartinacademy.org
Solar Youth is a community organization that empowers Black and Brown youth from New Haven’s systematically marginalized neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success, and nothing less. Its mission is to provide opportunities for young people to develop a positive sense of self, connection and commitment to community, and respect and appreciation for their natural environment.
The Fellow will conduct seamless processes for outreach and enrollment before and during Solar Youth’s 2024 Summer Camp. As Enrollment & Outreach Coordinator, the Fellow will recruit families and youth through various methods of communication, maintain highly organized records of all enrollment documents and medical forms, and resolve any conflicts or difficulties families experience when submitting their documents.
Agency website: solaryouth.org
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