The Community Initiative

Welcome to the first-generation, low-income community at Yale! The Community Initiative is an administrative effort to support and empower first-generation, low-income students at Yale. Coordinated 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.


Though we were not able to physically congregate this year, The Community Initiative would like to extend a huge congratulations to the Class of 2020!