The Community Initiative

Welcome to the First-Generation Low-Income Community at Yale! The Community Initiative is a student-administrator collaborative effort to support and empower first-generation low-income students at Yale. Directed by the Woodbridge Fellow under the Yale College Dean’s Office and the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, this initiative is a response to recent efforts to increase socioeconomic diversity in the undergraduate student population. The Community Initiative continues on the work of student-led efforts to support students financially, academically, and socially, and it aspires to empower student leaders to enact cultural change on campus.


A Message from Dena Simmons