• 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!

  • Announcing 2018 Yale Day of Service Honorary Co-chairs former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry '66 and Children's Defense Fund Founder and President Marian Wright Edelman '63 LLB!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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