Register now for our Service Programs to Brazil and Cuba in 2017! Limited Capacity!

Join alumni, family and friends on our 2017 Programs to Cuba and Brazil!

YASC in Brazil 2017 – Deadline to register is December 1, 2016!

March 17-26, 2017

Join us on an innovative Service Trip to Serra Grande!

Spend a week with the people of beautiful Serra Grande, an underserved community located in the state of Bahia on the southeastern coast of Brazil, an area that has the third greatest biodiversity in the world. Learn, share, teach, and advise – This is a unique opportunity to work alongside other volunteers who are passionate and interested in sustainable work in partnership with incredible ground partner organizations including Instituto Floresta Viva and the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC).

Be part of this innovative program with an integrated approach to community well-being that works at the interface of Education, Environment, Business, and Construction. You have the opportunity to teach in the primary and secondary schools, support environmental conservation, build a playground, work with the health post, provide business consulting services, and participate in sports with the children from the community. No special skills required!

The cost is $1,950 per person, double occupancy, (not including international airfare). The deadline for registration is December 1, 2016 or whenever we reach capacity, whichever occurs first. Sightseeing extension to Pantanal (March 26-30, 2017) for $1,240 per person, double occupancy ($270 single premium supplement).

For more information, visit www.yalealumniservicecorps.org or click here to register! Please feel free to contact producer Andrew Garling ’68 at  agarlingmd@gmail.com or João Aleixo at joao.aleixo@yale.edu.

YASC in Cuba 2017 Intercultural Program 

July 28-August 6, 2017

The Yale Alumni Service Corps is delighted to announce its inaugural Intercultural Program to Camarioca, a small community in the Matanzas Province of Cuba on the northern shore of the island. The community has a number of local businesses including a car repair shop, subsistence agriculture and cattle raising as well as a rapidly growing tourist industry in the area.

Share and learn – Join us on projects designed to bring the Yale participants and the members of the community of Camarioca together to foster mutual understanding and appreciation for the culture. We will work with the community on a variety of projects alongside our partners the Foundation Antonio Núñez Jiménez for Nature and Humanity, a cultural and scientific non-governmental institution, dedicated to research and promotion of programs projects for the protection of the environment as it relates to culture and society, Amistur Cuba S.A., and Arrangements Abroad.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach children in the primary and secondary schools the importance of environmental education in collaboration with the Foundation; engage in story-telling and creative writing, organize fun activities in math and science, teach vocal music and dance, among others.
  • Organize Visual Arts Projects including an interactive and fun photography project with a local artist.
  • Work with the health post to offer nutrition awareness and Zika prevention classes and participate in an eyeglasses distribution clinic
  • Build a playground or improve school grounds/other community spaces.
  • Engage in cultural exchange activities: work with members of the community to learn about classic car repair, bakery, and pocketbook making.
  • Introduce children to new sports and games such as Frisbee, jump rope, tetherball and kickball, and organize baseball clinics for boys and girls.

No special skills are required. If you want to join us on this exciting intercultural program, we will find a volunteer opportunity for you. Alumni from all classes, all graduate and professional schools – and their friends and family – are welcome. You will make new friends and contacts from all walks of life! For families, there is no better gift you can give your children, than working with them side by side while serving an enthusiastic community in an interesting part of the world. Families with children 10 and over are welcome and encouraged to attend. As with all of our programs, we hope you will find this trip to be unique and engaging.

The cost is $1,995 per person, double occupancy (not including international airfare). The deadline for registration is February 1, 2017 or whenever we reach capacity, whichever occurs first.

For more information, visit www.yalealumniservicecorps.org or click here to register! We will offer a 3-day sightseeing extension to Havana following the program – Details on pricing and itinerary coming soon!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact trip producer Najib El-Sayed ’93 Ph.D. at camarioca2017@gmail.com or João Aleixo at joao.aleixo@yale.edu.

New Trips:
Fort Mojave (October 2017) – stay tuned for additional details

Check for further information and registration announcements over the next few months at yalealumniservicecorps.org or visit us on Facebook!!