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 the recently admitted Class of 2026 early action students! To the current prospective students and current applicants, we hope to see you all around campus this upcoming fall!