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.


Thank you to all our guest at this year’s First-Generation Graduation Reception! On behalf of The Community Initiative, Congratulations Class of 2019!

See the rest of our pictures from our reception in our Facebook photo album here!