Yale MBA Students Give Back to New Haven with Day of Service
Yale School of Management students will give back to the New Haven community by working with children, cleaning, landscaping, and providing other services to four local nonprofit organizations on Saturday, November 6.
The day of community service is organized by the Yale SOM Black Business Alliance (BBA) and the school’s fellows in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.
"Our members have come to the Yale School of Management not only for academic and professional advancement, but also to foster community within Yale University and New Haven," said Aminah Abdul-Majeed '11, a member of the BBA and the Consortium. "We’ve been looking for an opportunity to bring together students from Yale SOM and New Haven nonprofit organizations, and this community service day allows us to fulfill all of those endeavors simultaneously."
The students will partner with the following local organizations:
Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon Street, New Haven
Project: Beautification of the building’s exterior.
The Creative Arts Workshop is a nonprofit regional center for education in the visual arts that has served the Greater New Haven area since 1961.
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS), 235 Nicoll Street, New Haven (East Rock)
Project: Cleaning the storage space for donated furniture that newly arrived refugees receive.
IRIS resettles approximately 100 refugees each year and also provides services to people receiving asylum and other immigrants. Currently, half of IRIS’s refugee clients come from Iraq.
Ronald McDonald House, 510 George Street, New Haven (Downtown)
Project: Recreational activities with children and young adults residing at the house.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a temporary “home away from home” for families of children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Turkish Cultural Center, 727 Campbell Avenue, West Haven
Project: Working with local children during the center’s weekend support classes.
The Turkish Cultural Center organizes educational and cultural activities about Turkey and Turkish culture, placing special emphasis on dialogue, peace, and environmental issues.
The students intend to make the day of service an annual event. “This is the beginning of a stronger tradition of the Black Business Alliance and the Consortium serving as vehicles through which Yale SOM can engage the New Haven community,” said BBA and Consortium member Allan Coye ’11.
The community service projects will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.