• San Francisco, CA: At Glide Memorial Church, Yale volunteers prepared over 600 bagged lunches and did the prep for the weekend meals for over 2000 of Glide’s clients. The site was co-sponsored by the Yale Club of San Francisco and the Yale Black Alumni Association.

  • New Haven, CT: A happy young New Haven resident with one of the volunteers at the New Haven Health & Wellness Block Party. This community health fair is held annually on the Yale Day of Service and provides the Dixwell and surrounding neighborhoods with free services, education, & resources related to health and well-being.

  • Bronx, NY: World Vision works to fill basic needs that many Americans take for granted, providing families in need with essentials such as personal hygiene products, household cleaning items, clothing, and school supplies. Organized by the Yale Latino Alumni Association of the Tri-State, volunteers sorted clothes for the group.

  • Dominican Republic: Yale alumni and friends gathered at St. Georges School for a breakfast before volunteering with students in the community of La Ciénaga in Santo Domingo. The day was organized by Yspaniola, an education organization founded by Yale undergraduates and alumni, and Servir-D, an organization directed by Yale alumna Julia Bucher.

  • Lincoln, MA: Drumlin Farm is a wildlife sanctuary and farm operated by The Massachusetts Audubon Society. Yale volunteers helped with planting crops, removing invasive species, and clearing the site’s hiking trails.

  • Grand Rapids, MI: Yale volunteers partnered with Habitat for Humanity and worked on framing a house for a hard working couple who are investing sweat equity in their new home. Support for this building project will also help restore Westside neighborhoods of Grand Rapids.

At A Glance

A short “by the numbers” overview of the Yale Day of Service in 2016:

20 Countries
40 U.S. States
250 Service Sites
3500+ Participants
94% Felt They Made A Real Difference
Check out the Storify snapshot of the         Yale Day of Service 2016 here!



Service to others is one of the joys and responsibilities that comes with a Yale education. The way our alumni come together around the globe to express the values that we all share is an inspiration to me and many others on campus.

President Peter Salovey '86 PhD