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.


The Community Initiative would like to extend a huge congratualtions to newly admitted Yale class of 2025! We hope to see you all around campus this upcoming fall!