Summary of the 2018 Yale Day of Service
Yale Club of Philadelphia
Co-Sponsored by the Yale Black Alumni Association – Philadelphia
May 12thand 19th, 2018
The Yale Club of Philadelphia’s 2018 Yale Day of Service brought over 45 alumni, family members and friends together for three varied experiences. We believe the service events were very productive and helpful for our community and allowed us to spend time together in a meaningful way.
Share Food Program– Thirty- four alumni, family members and friends toiled on Saturday, May 12thoutside in the community garden of Share Food Philadelphia, a major hunger relief program in northwest Philadelphia at the East Falls/North Philly border. Last year we packed food boxes at Share Food, but this year we worked in their community garden. We weeded, shoveled and spread mulch, made new plantings, and cared for existing plants while learning about the process of creating and maintaining a garden that serves. We appreciate the experience with Share Food and expect to partner with them again in the future.
Mural Arts Philadelphia– Ten alumni, family members and friends toured, learned and painted with Mural Arts Philadelphia on Saturday, May 19thin our inaugural event partnering with this program. The event was highly unique for us because we had the opportunity to help create a nature and conservation themed mural that will be installed at Arch and 13thStreets in order to add beauty and contribute to the spirit of the area. Organizing our first event with Mural Arts was somewhat of a challenge because the program charges fees for the painting experience as a way to raise funds for their community and justice programs. We are glad to get to know the folks at Mural Arts Philadelphia and became acquainted with their program, and we look forward to partnering with them again in the future.
The Architect is In– The nation-wide YDoS project known as “The Architect is In” returned to Philadelphia for its third year. This project allowed Philadelphia-area non-profit organizations to receive architect and design services from local Yale alumni. Two organizations signed up to receive services on the Day of Service. The Yale Club of Philadelphia was pleased to support the program’s efforts again this year.