Neighbor in Residence Nomination/ Application Form
The Neighbor in Residence position was created to offer time, expertise, and resources to help members of the New Haven community connect to Yale resources and connect the broader Yale community to assets in the New Haven community. Neighbors-in-Residence will work alongside Dwight Hall stakeholders to advance Dwight Hall’s mission to “nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and to advance justice and service in New Haven and around the world.” They will provide insight into the people, neighborhoods, community organizations, and local government that make up New Haven. The Neighbor in Residence will also have the opportunity to focus on their own unique, innovative project during the semester.

Specifically, the NiR commits to:

- Hold at least four office hour sessions per month (approximately two hours each session) with Yale students, faculty, or staff as they seek to make strong connections in the New Haven community.
- Supporting other New Haven residents in accessing opportunities, resources and events within the Yale ecosystem.
- Developing or growing a project to benefit their community.

Candidates for this position will be individuals with:

- Substantial experience in, and a deep understanding of New Haven (its neighborhoods, the nonprofit sector, and the socio-politics of the area)
- Prior participation in a leadership role in the New Haven community: Neighborhood Watch, Parent Teacher organizations, religious groups etc.
- A minimum of 8 consecutive years as a New Haven resident
- Initiative and self-motivation
- Strong sense of humor

For the 2017-18 program year, the Neighbor in Residence will serve from February 2018 to May 2018 with a $1500 personal stipend along with a $500 seed grant for participants to work on a project in your community.

Nominations and applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted no later than Friday, February 2nd at 11:59EST. We strongly encourage people of color to apply. If you have any questions feel free to contact Marquita at

Email *
Nominator Name & Email Address
First Name (of applicant/nominee) *
Last Name (of applicant/nominee) *
Phone Number (of applicant/nominee) *
What neighborhood do you (or the nominee) live in? *
How many consecutive years have you (or the nominee) been a resident of New Haven? *
Why are you (or the nominee) interested in becoming a Neighbor in Residence? *
Can you (or the nominee) commit to serving nine hours per month for the duration of your term as a Neighbor in Residence? *
As a Neighbor in Residence you (or the nominee) are provided funding to tackle an issue in your community. Please describe how you (or the nominee) will use this funding. *
If six months from now we were celebrating what a great experience it’s been for you in this role, what did we achieve together? *Only required of self-applicant
What areas topics or interest are you interested in receiving training on if selected to be a Neighbor in Residence? *Only required of self-applicant
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