service is an inextricable part of who we are
In addition to providing extensive academic and professional development opportunities, A.L.E. requires participants to engage in service opportunities both within and beyond New Haven. By matching students with local outreach initiatives, A.L.E. helps foster an invested community in which there is a connection between participating Yalies and the city of New Haven. A.L.E. Scholars will be matched with various initiatives working to support lower-income communities in efforts to provide students the opportunity of pursuing a quality education.
How will the service program function?
A.L.E. Scholars commit to twenty (20) hours of service each semester, or an average of around two hours each week. Students can select from a pool of thirty (30) “Education Network” student-lead service groups within New Haven Public Schools, allowing them to match their service with their personal, professional, and academic interests. Below is a sample of some of the over 30 different organizations that A.L.E. students are eligible to serve for:
Jones-Zimmerman Academic Mentoring Program
New Haven Reads
Community Health Educators
Urban Debate League
Yale Children’s Theater