Youth

All Our Kin

All Our Kin invests in women who are dedicated to the well-being of children in their communities, taking an innovative approach to solving the crisis in child care and early learning that results from an acute lack of quality, affordable care for infants and toddlers across the nation. All Our Kin provides the training, resources, and support that these women need to become early childhood professionals and create enriching child care programs in home-based settings.  The Fellow will work closely with All Our Kin’s Early Head Start team to strengthen family engagement initiatives so that families in the program feel welcomed as members of a strong, active, and supportive community. 

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Agency website: www.allourkin.org


Boys & Girls Club of New Haven

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, we serve with one purpose: to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club provides comprehensive positive youth development programming to children ages 5 to 17, most of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Fellow will be charged with keeping the organizations’s newsletter up to date, assisting in beautification projects in collaboration with the Urban Resource Initiative, assist in marketing and communications of summer program, manage scheduling of transportation and trips. 

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Agency website: www.bgcnewhaven.org


Calvin Hill Day Care Center

The mission of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and its Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten is to provide high-quality, affordable (tuition is based on a sliding scale) nurturing care and education to children between the ages of 2.9 - 6 years old from Yale and the broader New Haven community. The Center’s aim is to serve as a support for families, working in partnership with parents to help meet the emotional, social, physical, language, literacy and intellectual needs of their children. The Center values the diversity of its families and staff and provides opportunities for growth and development in a stimulating learning community for children and adults. The Fellow will work directly with children at Calvin Hill Day Care Center and the Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten and will support overall program quality, integrated and intellectual play-based emergent curriculum, and will create opportunities for children to have more individualized and ongoing interactions with additional caring adults. 

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Agency website: www.calvinhilldaycare.org


Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc.

Affordable access to multiple non-motorized boating opportunities, together with environmental education programs are the long term goals for Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc (CDBi).  CDBi has been operating after school youth indoor rowing programs since the fall of 2014, and on-water rowing since fall of 2015. Adult on-water rowing began in the fall of 2015, and indoor classes began January of 2016.  CDBi’s Fellow must be experienced in sculling and training for rowing. Daily activity will be teaching and coaching sculling (from a single) and fitness training for youth and adults. Related projects like equipment upkeep and event production as with our Dragon Boat Regatta (June 4, 2017) will take place as needed.

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Agency website: www.canaldock.org


Christian Community Action

The mission of Christian Community Action (CCA) is to express faithful witness by providing help, housing, and hope to those who are poor in New Haven. CCA provides emergency shelter and transitional housing, food, advocacy, education and training and other supports to families, in particular to those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Fellow will assist in planning and implementing a 5-week Summer Program at CCA’s Stepping Stone Transitional Housing Program. This camp is for 20-30 children living in the CCA housing programs and is intended to provide a positive and enriching experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend summer camp.

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Agency website: www.ccahelping.org


City of New Haven: Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees–Outdoor Adventure Coordinator

The City of New Haven’s Outdoor Adventure Program offers unique, challenging, safe and fun learning experiences for children, youth and adults. The goal is to foster an appreciation of local resources by providing exposure to bio-diversity and outdoor adventure activities. These activities, specially tailored to the needs and abilities of the participants, will help raise the eco-consciousness as well as the self-confidence levels of the participants. The Fellow will be working with the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, the Park Rangers, camp counselors, naturalists, as well as some of the best scuba and white-water kayaking/rafting guides in the country. 

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Agency website: www.cityofnewhaven/parks


Common Ground

Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership located at the base of West Rock Ridge State Park. Its mission is to cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice among a diverse community of children, young people, and adults. 

Position 1: The Fellow will work as an educator in Common Ground’s farm and nature based camp for children ages 4 – 13. Some camps have a special theme (animals, outdoor skills, cooking from the farm). The weeks before June 26 are primarily farm work (planting, weeding, greenhouse care, helping with animal care, etc).   

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Position 2: The Fellow will  co-lead a crew of Green Jobs Corps members in work related to Common Ground’s site and urban farm. The Fellow, based on his/her interests and strengths, can also either provide hands-on support to Common Ground’s urban farm, or  help ensure the long-term sustainability of Common Ground’s Green Jobs Corps by documenting impact and seeking new resource streams.

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Agency website: www.commongroundct.org


Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT)

The mission of ConnCAT is to inspire, motivate, and prepare youth and adults for educational and career advancement, through after-school and summer arts, and job training programming. Our vision is to create a learning environment that inspires hope, innovation, creativity and excellence while we provide a path for individuals to revitalize the urban community landscape.  The Fellow will be instrumental in organizing local and out-of-state excursions for the summer program as well as supporting daily operations such as attendance and staff scheduling. The Fellow will also help create parent correspondence and serve as a point of contact for some general programmatic information.  

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Agency website: www.conncat.org


Creating Kids Childcare Center at the Connecticut Children’s Museum

Creating Kids Childcare Center is an accredited, fulltime, innovative early childhood program dedicated to serving the needs of children – ages 6 weeks through preschool age – and their families in an urban setting.  Its curriculum is thematic and literacy-based, using the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Standards and Preschool Assessment Framework.  The Theory of Multiple Intelligences grounds its educational philosophy and is the template for the curriculum.  The Fellow will be working alongside early childhood master teachers, teaching infants and toddlers or our preschool children.  In preparation for the preschool children’s transition to kindergarten, the fellow will focus on curriculum development, social/emotional skill-building and early reading readiness through active and engaged project-based learning, storytelling and book reading. 

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Agency website: www.creatingkids.org


Eli Whitney Museum

The Eli Whitney Museum is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers and families. The Museum collects, interprets and teaches experiments that are the roots of design and invention for children ages 6 – 14. The Fellow will be an integral part of that teaching – not only for the Museum’s young students, but also as a teacher, role model and leader for its 80+ young apprentices (aged 13 and up) who help design, prepare and teach programs. Teaching real world leadership to young people by working alongside them is a core goal of the Eli Whitney Museum’s work.

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Agency website: www.eliwhitney.org


Horizons at The Foote School

Horizons at Foote is a six-week summer academic and cultural enrichment program for low-income New Haven Public School students and part of Horizons National, a well-respected national organization with more than 50 affiliates at independent schools and college campuses across the country. Each Horizons program is unique in that it takes on the culture and community of its host school.  This summer, Hozons at Foote will serve students in Kindergarten through third grade. The Fellow will serve as a teaching intern and would spend the day with the children working in small groups, teaching, playing outdoors, eating meals with the children, joining them in special courses such as art and in the pool.

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Agency website: www.footeschool.org/horizons


Leadership, Education and  Athletics in Partnership (LEAP)

For 24 years, LEAP has worked with children, teenagers, and young adults in New Haven, Connecticut in some of the poorest inner city neighborhoods in America. As the largest youth agency in New Haven, LEAP provides academic supports, social enrichment, and leadership development in a unique way: older students (ages 16-24) are given the training, education, and resources they need to work as counselors and Leaders-in-Training to LEAP’s younger students (ages 7-15) who are from five of the lowest income neighborhoods in New Haven. In doing so, LEAP goes beyond impacting individual lives through education and employment. 

Position 1: The Fellow will be responsible for creating a Parental Training Program that counselors will follow which will teach LEAP parents successful reading techniques to increase literacy skills in our participants. The Fellow will also assist counselors with building in-home libraries for LEAP families, conduct visits and coordinate community-based reading events.

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Position 2: The Fellow will create an overarching communications plan for the development office that is based on analyzing data from LEAP’s donor database and includes a more strategic digital presence. The Fellow will also design and write text for additional marketing material based on research of industry best practices. 

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Position 3: The Fellow will work as part of the Children’s Program team and be responsible for coordinating the expansion of LEAP’s Peabody Outdoor Corps program by working closely with the Yale Peabody Museum and LEAP staff to plan, schedule and successfully execute daytrips and camping trips for 200 children.

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Agency website: www.leapforkids.org


New Haven Free Public Library

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is a community treasure focused on creating experiences for all ages and sectors of society to advance economic engagement, lifelong learning, cultural connections, and young minds.  The Library serves as a powerful force in developing strong and safe neighborhoods; providing opportunities for connected learning, job readiness and entrepreneurship; and stimulating creativity, civic awareness, and community leadership. The NHFPL has five locations across the city as well as a Readmobile and 24/7 digital branch of online resources. The Fellow will work with program staff to tutor children ages 5-8 on their reading skills, track attendance at tutoring sessions and Family Nights, and provide general help as needed in the library.

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Agency website: www.nhfpl.org


New Haven Reads

New Haven Reads, founded to share the joy and power of reading, increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success by providing individually tailored one-on-one after-school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants. Free books are packed for social service agencies, homeless shelters, teachers, and other community programs. In addition to various administrative tasks and creative projects, the Fellow will develop relationships with the New Haven Reads community’s students through the provision of literacy tutoring and the implementation of a summer club.  He or she will also support the growth of the book bank by sorting and shelving incoming book donations.  

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Agency website: www.newhavenreads.org


New HYTEs

New HYTEs mission is to enrich the lives and positively affect the futures of New Haven’s economically disadvantaged youth through a program that incorporates life skills curriculum and academic supports, and promotes both character building and the health benefits of participation in athletics through tennis. New HYTEs TEaM Summer Academy (Tennis, Education, and Mentoring) 3 week program services New Haven underserved youth be-tween the ages of 6 and 14 years old. TEaM Summer Academy is designed to deliver a healthy dose of tennis development and fitness, academic sup-ports and character building lessons.  The Fellow will work closely with New HYTEs Senior Staff developing grade appropriate journals and in daily delivery of project based curriculum, data collection, and volunteer management. Fellow will also assist in the development of an e-blast campaign that will feature the success of the Summer Academy.

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Agency website: www.newhytes.org


Shubert Summer Theater and Arts Camp

The Shubert Summer Theater and Arts Camp gives middle school students the opportunity to pursue the arts during the summer in a fun and educational atmosphere.  The camp employs New Haven art teachers and local artists to teach classes.  Under the supervision of the Director of Education and the Camp Director, the Fellow will assist in scheduling, training, and preparation leading up to camp and then co-manage the day-to-day running of the camp.  The Fellow will be in charge of organizing all post-lunch activities during camp and will also handle attendance and payroll.

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Agency website: www.shubertcamp.com


Solar Youth

Solar Youth, Inc. is a New Haven-based non-profit youth development and environmental education organization founded by youth and adults.  Its mission is to empower young people from New Haven’s low-income neighborhoods to achieve lifelong success through connection with their environment, their communities and each other.  Youth ages 5-19 build the skills and motivations necessary to be positive contributors to their community, have healthy relationships, be physically and mentally healthy, and become economically self-sufficient. The Fellow will work directly with the Program Director in the planning phase of camp in addition to supporting program staff in activity and curriculum planning and preparation for Solar Youth Summer Camp program before camp begins.  Once the camp beings the Fellow will then transition into the role of a camp educator working directly with the campers daily.

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Agency website: www.solaryouth.org


Squash Haven

Squash Haven provides individually directed academic enrichment, squash instruction, and college preparation and placement to New Haven public school students in fifth grade through college.  Through intensive tuition-free academic and squash sessions at Yale, Squash Haven supports New Haven youth to achieve school success, physical wellness and a path to college and the work force.  The Fellow will gain an immersion in programming and administrative responsibilities for a small education-focused non profit. The Fellow will teach three to four literacy blocks or academic electives sessions per day, will lead 2-3 major administrative projects, and will also participate, as part of a small non profit staff team, in Fun Fridays, our year end party, and in individual student and family meetings.

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Agency website: www.squashhaven.org


Yale Pathways to Science Summer Program

Pathways to Science is Yale’s coordinated STEM outreach initiative that provides an overarching infrastructure for the many and varied STEM programs and events for local pre-college students at Yale. Through Pathways, local students are invited to participate in a variety of STEM programs and events on campus throughout the year. These programs, which emphasize student engagement and hands-on learning, are designed to increase students’ interest in STEM fields, underscore the importance of STEM in their daily lives, and positively influence students’ perception of their own ability to succeed in a STEM career.

Position 1–Day Program: The Fellow will join a team of Yale Pathways to Science staff, faculty, and graduate students to plan, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Summer Scholars Day Program, which brings 50 local high school students to Yale’s campus for an intensive two-week summer session.

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Position 2–Residential Program: The Fellow will join a team of Yale Pathways to Science staff, faculty, and graduate students to plan, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Summer Scholars Residential Program, which brings 40 local high school students to Yale’s campus for an intensive two-week residential summer session.  In addition, the Fellow will serve as one of five Residential Advisors/Teaching Assistants during the program.

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Agency website: onhsa.yale.edu/programs/pathways-summer-scholars


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The mission of the Peabody Museum of Natural History is to serve Yale University by advancing the understanding of earth’s history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs. From a real Brontosaurus skeleton to a beautifully preserved 2500-year-old Egyptian mummy, the Peabody’s exhibits are seen by nearly 150,000 visitors each year, many from the Greater New Haven community. The Yale Peabody Museum seeks an enthusiastic and outgoing PPSF to serve as a lead counselor for the Museum’s summer day camps in July and August, including training and activity development in June. Its well-loved camps serve local elementary school children. 

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Agency website: peabody.yale.edu


Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama’s The Dwight-Edgewood Project

Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP) is a community outreach program started in 1995 by Yale School of Drama in concert with Yale Repertory Theatre.  Modeled after the acclaimed 52nd Street Project, D/EP pairs children in grades 6-7 from New Haven’s Barnard Environmental Studies School with students from Yale School of Drama (YSD).  Over an intensive four weeks, students learn how to write a play, while experiencing success and empowerment through the arts on Yale’s campus. The Fellow will serve as a Mentor and will be paired with one middle school student throughout the Playmaking process.  Additionally, the Fellow will provide critical administrative support for the program’s Management Team and the Project Coordinator.  

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Agency websites: www.yalerep.orgdrama.yale.edu