|When:||May 14, 2011 9:00am|
|Where:||Various sites around NYC, see link below. Start and end times vary by project; some projects held on other dates in May.|
Join us in May for the third annual Yale Day of Service! Thousands of Yale Alumni, family members and friends will gather to volunteer for meaningful events and projects ranging from the labor intensive (sprucing up parks, planting gardens & painting) to the more intellectually stimulating (assisting with job applications and tutoring) throughout the New York City Area and around the globe.
Click on this link to see the full range of activities and dates in May, as well as an interactive map of sites.
|When:||August 6, 2010 10:00am-2:00pm|
|Where:||NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South|
Want to inspire a young person, serve as a role model and have fun? YAAMNY is partnering with The After-School Corporation (TASC) for this week's College & Career Fair, which will be attended by hundreds of high school students. Volunteer for a couple of hours -- review resumes, do mock interviews, and serve on career panels -- and make a difference in a young person's life.
|When:||July 3, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm|
Red Hook, Brooklyn
|Cost:||$25 for adults/$10 for children under 12|
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of YAAMNY is proud to co-sponsor a benefit BBQ for this Day of Service Site that enables the public to enjoy and learn more about Brooklyn's waterfront. Please come out with your families for an enjoyable evening while supporting a great cause. For additional info and to purchase a ticket, click here.
|When:||June 9-17, 2010|
|Where:||To Be Announced|
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of YAAMNY is partnering with the 92nd Street YM-YWHA's Ford Motor Company International Fellowship Program (www.92y.org/content/ford_fellows_about.asp). This year the Fellowship will bring 16 accomplished international community leaders from all over the world, including Egypt, China, India, Israel, etc. for an intensive nonprofit leadership and management training program. Fellows are leaders in the NGO sector addressing issues, such as homelessness, domestic violence, lack of education, lack of access to health care, whose resolution will have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and, collectively, on the world.
As part of the Fellowship, the Fellows will be participating in dinner forums which consist of (a) each Fellow doing presentations of their respective countries; (b) informal meals; and (c) discussions between the Fellows and other participants. We are seeking up to three alumni to participate in each forum. In particular we are looking for alumni participants who have worked or who are interested in working with international organizations, or who have a general interest in international affairs.
2010 Ford Fellow Dinners and Country Presentations at the 92nd Street Y
MALI - Wednesday, June 9
Malian Dinner: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Malian Country Presentation: 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
EGYPT - Sunday, June 13
Egyptian Dinner: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Egyptian Country Presentation: 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
THAILAND - Monday, June 14
Thai Dinner: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Thai Country Presentation: 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
CHINA - Tuesday, June 15
Chinese Dinner: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Chinese Country Presentation: 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
ISRAEL - Wednesday, June 16
Israeli Dinner: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Israeli Country Presentation: 7:30-9:30 pm
INDIA - Thursday, June 17
Indian Country Presentation: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Indian Dinner: 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
|When:||June 24, 2010 7:00pm-10:00pm|
|Where:||Twelve21, 12 West 21st Street|
|Cost:||$25 (in advance); $35 (at the door)|
The Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York (YAAMNY) is pleased to extend an invitation to Yale alumni to Just Art 2010, a fundraiser of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) Young Professionals. Just Art will feature 18 prolific and emerging artists, working in diverse media. The art relates to pressing New York civil liberties issues: reproductive rights, censorship, immigration reform, racial profiling and privacy. All work will be for sale in a silent auction. Just Art presents an incredible opportunity to secure coveted work at a fraction of its market price while supporting the advocacy and litigation work of NYCLU. Featured Artists include Eteri Chkadua, Sophia Petrides, Erin Parish, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Virginia Martinsen, Andrea Stanislav, Mia Brownwell, Brian Leo, Christian Dore, Gail Stoicheff, Tamara Mendeles, Rachel Monosov, Sharon Molloy, Liz Sullivan, Jack Howard-Potter, and Carly Ivan Garcia. You can preview the art at: www.tincaart.com.
Advance sale tickets for the event are only $25 and include an open bar. You can purchase tickets at: http://www.nyclu.org/event/just-art-2010. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended. Should any tickets remain available, they will cost $35 at the door.
|When:||May 26, 2010 6:30pm-7:30pm|
|Where:||Financier Pastry Shop
62 Stone Street (Bet Mill Lane and Hanover Sq)
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee has formed the Haiti Assistance Task Force to commence projects in New York and Haiti to aid the rebuilding efforts currently underway due to the January earthquake. The first project of the Haiti Assistance Task Force is scheduled for Yale Day of Service with Dwa Fanm and Global Potential. Please visit the Day of Service website http://www.yaledayofservice.org/servicesites for more information regarding the project.
The first meeting of the Haiti Assistance Task Force will be held on Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m, at Financier Pastry Shop (www.financierpastries.com/locations.cfm, 62 Stone Street, near the 2/3 Wall Street Station, the 2/3/4/5/J/M/Z at Fulton Street, or the A/C at Broadway Nassau).
|When:||May 11, 2010 7:00pm|
54 West 21st Street (btwn 5th and 6th Avenue)
New York, NY
|Cost:||$35 for early registration|
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York is proud to host a Spring Fling at Slate Lounge in connection with Yale's Day of Service to benefit a great local organization, the Harlem Animal Shelter. The event is an opportunity for alumni from Yale, Princeton, Bocconi and others to mingle in an intimate gathering, enjoy appetizers & a cash bar, play various team sports (pool, ping-pong, table soccer) within the lounge's private room while raising funds for the Harlem Animal Shelter (Animal Care & Control of New York City at 326 East 110th Street, http://www.nycacc.org/location.htm).
All ticket holders will be automatically entered in a raffle for various prizes to be distributed toward the end of the evening (wine, gift certificates, i-pod etc. - details to follow).
Early Registration--$35 / After 5/1--$40 / Door Charge--$50
Please register on eventbrite:
|When:||May 15, 2010 9:00am|
|Where:||Various sites around NYC. Start and end times vary by project; some projects held on May 1 and May 22.|
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK is proud to partner with the Yale Club of New York City and the Association of Yale Alumni to sponsor the Second Annual YALE DAY OF SERVICE, on May 15, 2010 (or for certain specified events May 1, May 7, May 16 or May 22 - please click on the Day of Service link below for more details).
On this day, thousands of Yale Alumni, family members and friends will gather to volunteer for meaningful events and projects ranging from the labor intensive (sprucing up parks, planting gardens & painting) to the more intellectually stimulating (reading books to children, assisting with job applications & college applications and tutoring) throughout the New York City Area and around the globe. During the first global Yale Day of Service (2009), we had the pleasure of helping over 500 Yale Alumni & their family & friends serve at approximately 20 sites throughout the area.
Among the possible activities are park clean-up activities, tutoring, planting gardens, teaching tennis, various walks and assisting with job and college applications. This year we have added more sites including additional child-friendly sites, we have a broader range of activities and have activities on various dates throughout the month of May to allow alumni to participate on the day that best suits them. Our first event as part of this year's Day of Service, at the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, was very well attended with 26 volunteers and 50 children. Mayor Dinkins gave an inspirational introductory speech at this event.It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Click here to learn more and register for a Yale Day of Service site in your area.
|When:||May 6, 2010 6:30pm-8:00pm|
|Where:||53 Leonard St, Loft 2W, Tribeca between Church & West Broadway|
Come join the newly minted Development Committee for our monthly meeting. Help plan and brainstorm some great FUNdraising initiatives. Our first event will be a kickoff Summer Rooftop Party on June 15 at a really FAB location. Volunteer to be a co-host and you can get comped admission and drink tickets!
Other GREAT events are in the works, including our First Annual Holiday FETE with a super FAB guest of honor! All proceeds will benefit YAAMNY and enable us to keep a great Yale New York community going.
Did you know that YAAMNY is a volunteer based non-profit, and since we don't collect membership dues, we've decided to raise the money by throwing irresistible events! We hope you will join us!
|When:||April 23, 2010 4:30pm-6:30pm|
|Where:||School of The Future, 127 East 22nd Street, 2nd Floor|
YAAMNY's Educational Programs Committee, in collaboration with the Public Service & Social Justice Committee, is seeking volunteers to work with middle school students on college preparedness at the acclaimed School of the Future. Yale alumni volunteers will work with students on crafting a personalized strategy for educational success and map a path towards higher education under the auspices of Junior Achievement of New York. This opportunity is an exceptional chance to learn about a coveted public school while working with fellow Yale alumni.
Though the 4:30 start time this is early for a week day, many employers may prove amenable to supporting your one-time participation in a meaningful, civic-minded project on a Friday with advance notice. YAAMNY would be pleased to acknowledge your employer for your participation.
|When:||April 6, 2010 7:00pm-7:01pm|
167 First Avenue (btwn 10th and 11th Street)
|Cost:||1/2 price sushi|
We wish to invite you to the PS/SJ Committee meeting to discuss our major upcoming event, Yale Day of Service and other significant initiatives to promote public service and social justice in our community and beyond. We look forward to your attendance.
|When:||February 18, 2010 6:00pm-9:00pm|
225 East 44th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Aves.
To kick off the Lunar New Year, AAAYA (Association of Asian American Yale Alumni) will be starting what we hope will become a regular happy hour gathering. Each month, wed like to host a casual get together so you can have a drink with old friends, meet new people and network!
Drink specials include:
$5 Absolut and flavored Absolut
$5 Yuengling, Sam Adams and Sam Seasonal drafts.
So thumb your nose at the cold, brave the elements, and come out after work to celebrate the Lunar Year with a drink and a laugh!
We'll be upstairs. Everyone is welcome!
|When:||February 16, 2010 7:00pm-9:00pm|
|Where:||Ashiya Sushi, 167 1st Avenue (between 10th and 11th Streets)|
|Cost:||1/2 price sushi|
PLEASE NOTE - DATE CHANGE due to inclement weather (NOW FEB 16)
We wish to invite you to the upcoming Public Service/ Social Justice Committee meeting to discuss many great opportunities for alum to engage in meaningful service projects and advancing social justice.
We are particularly interested in discussing and organizing a fundraiser for the children of Haiti. We ask all alumni to consider donating to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund (www.clintonbushhaitifund.org), Doctors without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org), the United Nations Children's Fund (www.unicefusa.org) or the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org).
The agenda is as follows:
1. Report on January Projects (soup kitchen and mock interview session)
2. Discussion of upcoming events -- considering Haiti Fundraiser
3. Selection of April Project
4. Update regarding Day of Service
5. Social Justice Project Update
6. Discussion of YAAMNY Charity Ball Fundraiser
7. Final Comments
|When:||January 23, 2010 9:30am-12:30pm|
|Where:||1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, 44th Floor, NY NY 10005|
THE PUBLIC SERVICE/SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE is proud to be working with UPWARDLY GLOBAL in their monthly MOCK INTERVIEW SESSIONS.
UPWARDLY GLOBAL is a great organization that helps highly-skilled immigrants and refugees reclaim their careers here in the US. Often immigrants and refugees are exiled from the mainstream workforce. Upwardly Global helps them begin their job search, develop their talent and improve their lives and the lives of others. Come join other Yale Alumni to conduct MOCK INTERVIEW SESSIONS, which can help talented immigrant professionals overcome barriers to entering the American labor market. More info about this organization can be found at: http://www.upwardlyglobal.org/.
We are looking for 15 to 20 volunteers to work together in this worthy cause.
|When:||January 17, 2010 11:30am-3:30pm|
|Where:||St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen
55 West 15th Street (btwn 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the YALE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK is proud to honor Dr. King's legacy by serving fellow New Yorkers at this Soup Kitchen during winter. We are looking for 15 volunteers to help serve food & drinks to approximately 700 patrons and to assist in the cleaning process.
Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. King led one of the most successful non-violent civil rights movements in history. In addition to being the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his advancement of human rights, Dr. King was a beloved husband and father. An excerpt from Dr. King's acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize follows:
"I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. "
|When:||January 11, 2010 7:00pm-8:00pm|
167 First Avenue (btwn 9th and 10th Street)
New York, NY
|Cost:||1/2 price sushi|
The Public Service/Social Justice Committee of the Yale Alumni Association of the Metropolitan New York wishes to invite you to attend our upcoming meeting to discuss, organize and help execute monthly public service projects in the NYC area and advance our social justice project in Newark. We look forward to seeing you.
1. Update of January Projects (fundraiser at Yale Club, soup kitchen & mock interview session)
2. Selection of February, April Projects
3. Update regarding Day of Service Site Projects
4. Social Justice Project Update
|When:||December 19, 2009 9:30am-2:30pm|
|Where:||Yorkville Common Pantry, 8 E 109th St
Morning and Afternoon Shifts
This event is filled. Many thanks to all our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers!
The Public Service Committee is pleased to return to a Day of Service Site, the Yorkville Common Pantry, to help out with their annual toy sorting. We are looking for 15 volunteers for both the morning and afternoon shifts as follows:
Morning: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Afternoon: 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
This will be a great way to meet and network with other Yale Alumni, while filling a real need: sorting donated toys to appropriate categories. Yorkville Common Pantry is NYC's largest community based food pantry, and is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.
Come out and join other Yalies and spread some good holiday cheers -- there are many in our community who need your help and good spirit!
|When:||December 9, 2009 7:00pm-8:00pm|
|Where:||Ashiya Sushi, 167 First Avenue (between 10th & 11th Streets), Manhattan|
We would like to invite everyone to attend the upcoming YAAMNY Public Service/Social Justice Meeting.
In addition to supporting the exciting and worthwhile projects already listed on the agenda, we strongly encourage all attendees to join and be a part of creating and sustaining new partnerships in both arenas of public service and social justice. Our goal is to engage the Yale Alumni community in various types of short term/long term community-building projects that enable you to contribute positively to your environment and society while working with other fellow Yalies, based on your schedule of availability. We look forward to seeing you.
|When:||November 15, 2009 12:00pm-3:00pm|
|Where:||St. Francis Xavier--Soup Kitchen
55 West 15th Street (btwn 5th and 6th Avenues)
THIS EVENT HAS FILLED UP---A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO SIGNED UP WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO FELLOW NEW YORKERS!
|When:||October 20, 2009 7:00pm|
167 First Avenue Btwn 10th & 11th Street (East Village)
|Cost:||1/2 price sushi|
I. Discussion of Previous Events -- International Coastal Clean Up in Prospect Park and Rock the Boat Regatta
II. Review of Upcoming Events -- Halloween in Prospect Park (October) and St. Xavier's Soup Kitchen (November)
III. Selection of December and January Projects.
IV. Update on Newark Juvenile Justice Project.