• New Haven, CT: Alumni of the Yale swimming and diving teams joined with current Yale student swimmers and divers to provide a day of water safety and swimming instruction to New Haven schoolchildren.

  • Boston, MA: At Birthday Wishes, kids and their families pack "Birthdays in a Box" with all the supplies needed for birthday parties for kids who live in homeless shelters in the greater Boston area.

  • Puerto Rico: Yale alumni in Puerto Rico worked with the Arecibo Rotary Club to train student leaders as part of a park revitilization effort.

  • Washington, DC: Yale alumni gathered at the Capital Area Food Bank site in the Urban Demonstration Garden to plant, paint, weed...and have a great time!

  • Portland, ME: Members of the Yale community joined Partners For World Health for a day of sorting and organizing medical supplies that will be sent to developing countries or used for medical missions.

  • New Haven, CT - Everybody pitches in at Common Ground High School at this family friendly site co-sponsored by the Future Leaders of Yale (FLY).

  • New Haven, CT: This family-friendly service activity was making cards for those who have Alzheimer's and dementia. New friends and cupcakes!

  • Morristown, NJ: Yale alumni and friends had a great time at their build for Morris Habitat for Humanity.

  • New Haven, CT: Faculty, students and staff of the Yale School of Public Health came together to give back to New Haven for the Yale Day of Service. One site was the Connecticut Food Bank.

  • New Haven, CT: As part of the international Yale architecture alumni program The Architect is IN, Yale-educated architects provided pro-bono services to local non-profit organizations.

  • Dallas, TX: At Vogel Alcove, Yale families came together to build "Bye Bye Bags," snack bags for homeless children to take to the shelters where they stay.

At A Glance

A short “by the numbers” overview of the Yale Day of Service in 2017:

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 2017 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