1-Year Sugaring Reunion: Reunions March 16-18, Fall '16 and Spring '17
June 8-10: 5, 10, 15 years (Fall '12, '07, '02 and Spring '13, '08, '03)
August 3-5: 20 and 25 years (Fall '97, '92 and Spring '93, '98)
Make plans for Summer Session, July 27-29
NOTE: The spring round of the Garden Hill Fund now has an application deadline of March 1, changed from previous years' deadline of February 15.
Fall 2017 Garden Hill Fund grant recipients
Amanda Harrison f13 ($4500)
Yale Prison Education Initiative
New Haven, CT
The Yale Prison Education Initiative seeks to bring Yale college classes to students incarcerated in prisons in Connecticut. College-in-prison programs have proven their transformative and rehabilitative value both to underserved students of great potential in prison—who excel given the chance, who display extremely low rates of recidivism, and who go on to become leaders in their communities—and to instructors, for whom teaching in prison is an eye-opening reminder of the power of higher education.
Quinn Vittum f97 ($3000)
Community Workshops for Re-use Hawaii
Re-use Hawaii is nonprofit organization dedicated to waste reduction through building material reuse, taking apart buildings as an alternative to conventional demolition. The salvaged material is made available as an affordable community resource at Re-use Hawaii's Redistribution Center. In partnership with the Honolulu Tool Library, Re-use is starting a new Community Workshops program to educate and demonstrate what can be created from salvaged material.
Sam Potolicchio s99 ($3000)
Preparing Global Leader Beyond Big Cities
Globalization has meant remarkable economic growth and development for urban centers, while leaving those left behind in rural areas around the world without skills and opportunities to thrive. This project will expand the field-tested model of the Preparing Global Leaders Forum (PGLF) programs for students and young professionals from underserved communities in Ukraine, Tajikistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, and South Africa.
Sophie Osorio f16 ($1500)
Teens in Scrubs Medical Internship Program
New York, NY
Teens in Scrubs is a medical internship program for underrepresented public high school students interested in gaining hands-on exposure through shadowing physicians, nurses, and medical students, as well as general hospital volunteering and laboratory opportunities. Teens in Scrubs provides science-oriented students in the New York City area with an academic enrichment opportunity dedicated to career development before entering the professional world.
Shahbaz Soofi f08 ($8000)
Black Seed Farmers Market Sunday Expansion Worcester, MA
The Black Seed Farmers Market will expand its Sunday Farmers Market from one location to three locations. The two new additional locations are both situated within subsidized housing communities in Worcester, Massachusetts. Having access to a Sunday farmers’ market will make it much easier for eligible residents to utilize their Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) benefits as well as their WIC and Senior Coupons (all of which must be redeemed at a farmers’ market). This new project will also make it possible to employ more immigrant, refugee, and asylee youth workers as well as help to build community.
This is the fourth time Shahbaz Soofi has applied for a GHF grant and the second time he has been awarded a grant. In fall 2015 he received $6,000 to launch the Black Seed Farmers Market, which is a program of Muslim Community Link.
look for new issues each summer/early fall and winter