Yale Day of Service

Yale Day of Service

May 13, 2017 for Yale Day of Service 2017.

This year we gave the Yale Day of Service Award to Joelda Segovia of Equipo Academy for her Project 150 Fashion Show. Joelda wanted to spread the word that some teens have no choice but to wear second hand clothes and that there is terrible stigmas against it. She spent months preparing for a fashion show of used and donated clothing to show that second hand clothes can be cool and fashionable as well. She enlisted over 30 friends to model the clothes and had a fashion show at her school.

In 2016, Yale Club of NV created the Yale Day of Service NV Award for high school students that exemplified the spirit of the Yale Day of Service. Students were asked to submit community service projects that made a positive impact to their local community. We received dozens of applications and we are excited to announce the two finalist projects. We had a tie vote so we’re giving the award to both projects. Awards will be given on Yale Day of Service at the site location for each project.

To apply for the Yale Day of Service Award, please follow the directions on the bottom of this post.


Ariann Sanford, Samika Tara, and their volunteers for Tome Trader

Michelle Reiss, Olivia Vogel & Volunteers


Olivia Vogel & Michelle Reiss (Faith Lutheran HS) – Teens Night Out – provides homeless youth a fun night out that includes the details of salon services, clothes, dinner etc through coordinated partnership donations and volunteers.


Ariann Sanford & Samika Tara (Coronado HS) – Tome Trade – Used book library and book exchange program for after care services such as the Girls and Boys Clubs. Tome Trade will also read books to children.

Both of these programs are expected to continue after the Yale Day of Service date. These girls are making a difference in Las Vegas. THANK YOU Olivia, Michelle, Ariann, and Samika. Congratulations!

If you would like to volunteer on May 7, 2016 The Tome Trader project needs your help. Bring your books, help clean and sort.

May 7, 2016 – Anthem Park (2256 Reunion Dr, Henderson, NV 89052) from 11-2 pm

Michelle Reiss & Olivia Vogel

Ariann Sanford & Samika Tara


Support NV Mentorship Program

Buy a Yale Club of NV “Mentoring Students for Success” t-shirt.

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Yale Club of Nevada Community Service Award

The Yale Club of Nevada wants to recognize Nevada’s high school students who make a difference in their local communities. The Yale Club of Nevada Day of Service Award was created to foster students’ commitment in serving their local communities through innovative/creative problem solving, service, and communication.

The students must organize and execute a one-day community service project that takes place on the Yale Day of Service – Saturday, 13 May 2017 and any media, awareness, or any other public commentary must state the purpose as being part of the Yale Day of Service Nevada 2017 initiative.

One project will be selected as the winner. An award along with tuition for Shaan Patel’s (Alumni of Yale Business School) PrepExpert SAT/ACT testing prep program attendance worth $800 will be given to one winner.

The selection is based on the project’s positive impact on the community, innovative problem solving, number of volunteers dedicated to the project, and awareness of the issue being addressed to the greater community. The project must be documented with photos on the Yale Day of Service to serve as proof of the execution of the project.

The Yale Club of NV will invite Yale alumni to participate in the students’ projects as volunteers on Yale Day of Service.

Eligibility: All Nevada high school students in Grades 9 through 12 are eligible. The projects can have volunteers of all ages as long as the project is appropriate for all ages. Details and guidelines for participating volunteers must be provided by the project lead.

Organizations: Teams/schools can compete as a single entity rather than as individuals if that is preferred, but the lead must be an eligible student and only one award will be given.

Student Application Directions

In order to participate, organizers must complete and return the Yale Day of Service application to the Yale Club of Nevada by Feb 1, 2017 by email below, and execute the project on May 13, 2017 (or May 14, 2017 if there is a conflict for religious observances on May 13 that is verified.)

All applications must be sent to YaleClubNV [at] gmail [dot] com with subject: Yale Day of Service Award Application. Questions can also be sent to this email, but please use a different subject line.

1. Do you have a religious observance that will require you to complete the Yale Day of Service project on a Sunday rather than a Saturday?

2. Name of Project:

3. Name of Student

4. Contact info:

a) Email of organizer:

b) Skype handle/s if you have one:

c) Mobile #:

4. Name High School of the organizer:

5. Name of Organization IF it is a team application:

6. Name of Adult/Parent/Teacher/Advisor on the project: Adult/Organization Address:

7. Email of Adult & Mobile # or Home # of Adult:

A)   Describe the service project you plan to execute.

  1. What is the problem that you want to solve in the community?
  2. How did you discover (learn about) the problem?
  3. Who will it serve the most?
  4. What is your solution?
  5. Do you need to raise funds in order to execute this project? If so, how will you raise the funds?
  6. What is your measure of success for this project?

B)   How many people do you expect to have as volunteers in your project on the Yale Day of Service?

C)   What will you or the volunteers need to do on the Yale Day of Service to execute your project? Please be specific. What are the steps necessary to execute this project? What are the timeline’s to get ready to execute this


D)   How will you create awareness for your project?

E)   Why does this project matter to you?

Application Due Date 2/1/17

Yale Day of Service

Launched in 2009, the global Yale Day of Service is one of a number of service opportunities for Yale alumni and friends to make a difference in their community.  Join thousands of members of the Yale community to make a difference wherever you are! Here is how you can participate:

Volunteer at a Service Site

Finding a Service Site is easy, visit the Find a Site page and you will be able to search available service sites by Service Type, U.S. State, Country, or by entering search keywords. Finally, you can register for the site directly through the link at the top of the site’s description page.

Help Organize a Site

First get in touch with your local Club President and/or the Regional Director to let them know you want to help. Information on how to organize a site and other resources can be found in the Organizer’s Toolbox.

Create an Independent Day of Service Project

If there is not a sponsored Yale Day of Service project in your area or if you are already planning your own service activity, you can still be a part of this important day for Yale. We will include your name and your planned service site on our list of participating alumni. Click here to register as an independent participant in the Yale Day of Service.

Explore More Ways to Volunteer

Many of our Yale Day of Service projects are part of ongoing service efforts by local Yale clubs and other Yale organizations. View a listing of some of the current service opportunities sponsored by various Yale organizations.

The Association of Yale Alumni also has a variety of ways in you can expand your volunteer engagement in service to others and to Yale.