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yale.NYC is THE local alumni organization for New York City and Long Island serving a community of 17,000 Yale Alumni in the region. Our mission is to help Yalies connect with each other and to foster civic-minded initiatives.  

In addition to serving as a hub for information for all NYC Yale activity, yale.NYC hosts a wide range of events and supports all other local alumni organizations and shared interest groups in bringing their mission to the broader alumni community, including through publicizing and co-hosting their events. We require no dues and consider all area alumni to be members of the organization and our alumni community.

There are many ways to get involved with yale.NYC, whether you are a recent alum or seasoned professional school graduate, or friends and family. Volunteer for one of our committees, attend or host an event, donate (we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit), help us spread the word, nominate yourself or a friend for a feature, get involved with our board. sign up for our newsletters, follow us on social media...the possibilities are (almost) endless!

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November 26, 2019

One of the most remarked-upon sessions at the YAA Assembly this year, organized as a presentation interlaced with interactive segments, was entitled "Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions," led by Marc Brackett. Brackett, who recently published a book under the same title, serves as Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.

Brackett is a lively, humorous speaker, yet the content of his talk evinced substantial scientific and sociological merit. Dr. Brackett suggested that roughly 80% of success in the modern world can be attributed to skills related to emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, Brackett explained, includes abilities such as self- and other-awareness and self- and other-regulation.

Lacking emotional intelligence, by contrast, is correlated with feelings of depression and anxiety. Depression is currently the most common basis for disability in America. Anxiety,...

November 25, 2019

Cultivating Leadership was the theme of this year's Yale Alumni Association Assembly, held on campus last Thursday and Friday, November 21-22, and attended by approximately 550 Yale alumni leaders, delegates, and guests. In his opening address on Thursday, President Salovey defined a leader as one who encourages and uplifts others, citing as exemplars Levi Jackson (Yale's first African-American football player and team captain) and US Navy Rear Admiral and computer scientist Grace Hopper (after whom Hopper College is named). 

Salovey's introduction was followed by a panel discussion ("Yale's Leaders on Leadership: Dean's Panel") featuring the Deans of: Yale College; the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and the Indra K. Nooyi Dean. Panelists addressed approaches to teaching leadership within their respective fields and university divisions. A panel of three leaders in the field of women's athletics--Director of Athle...

September 9, 2019

The Great "Operation Varsity Blues" Scandal of 2019 is still reverberating through the corridors of academe, down school hallways, and around the dinner tables of families of college-bound students everywhere, damaging the prestige of the institutions implicated (which unfortunately included Yale) and casting doubt on selective private universities' claims concerning the fairness of their admissions processes. In the midst of the noise and confusion, Yale.NYC hosted a special panel on May 22, featuring four prominent NYC testing, admissions, and private school specialists, moderated by YC alum Hafeez Lakhani (pictured) of Lakhani Coaching, a private student coaching and college counseling service.

The panelists' presentations, and Q & A period which followed, grappled with many of the same questions and concerns which have been explored in the media in the aftermath of the scandal. The many Yale alumni parents in the audience wondered: Would the fraudulent use o...

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Welcome to yale.NYC! Our mission is to help Yalies connect by providing a hub for all alumni groups, clubs, and communities to search for and conect with each other to foster civic-minded initiatives. We serve a community of over 17,000 Yale alumni in the NY Metro Area and Long Island - the largest base of Yale alumni in the world! We require NO dues and consider all area alumni to be members of our community - YOU are yale.NYC! 

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