The Art of Service-Learning

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by Kaitlyn Spear DESK prides itself on offering an internship program that fosters up-and-coming leaders in our community and in the social services sector. This past summer, we were very fortunate to have hosted Kaitlyn Spear, a rising senior at the University of New Haven. Kaitlyn worked exceedingly hard over …

The Most Important Lessons Learned at Yale

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By Kaitlyn Sabin Katie Sabin graduated from Yale College this May.  For the past four years, she volunteered with the Yale Hunger Heroes (now known as “Yale Community Kitchen”), a group that serves in partnership with Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.  As one of the Hunger Heroes Coordinators, Katie has also …

For the Nourishment of Our Spirits

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By Stephan Sveshnikov As a way to way to highlight DESK’s guests and their stories, we’ve invited Yale undergraduate students to interview some of our folks at dinner and contribute short essays based on those interactions.  Our hope is not only to emphasize the human complexities behind hunger, poverty, and …

A Medical Perspective

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By Phil Costello As Clinical Director of Homeless Care for Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Phil Costello leads the medical team that works with people who are experiencing homelessness on a daily basis.  At DESK, Phil and his team are available on Wednesday nights to provide onsite services, including outreach, first …