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Sections:Alumni, Service and Opportunities, Volunteer, Volunteering, YAAMNY
Groups: Public Service and Social Justice Working Group, YAAMNY

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.
Type:   Volunteer

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.  Among the possible activities are park clean-up activities, tutoring, planting gardens, teaching tennis, various walks and assisting with job and college applications. 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. Please see the attached photos. 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.


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