In its 10th year, Yale Alumni Service Corps strengthens global ties, and adds faculty

Dr. J. Zachary Porterfield, research assistant Pume Mhlongo, and Dr. Julia Toman

A planned trip this summer to Cape Town, South Africa, will mark the first time in the Yale Alumni Service Corps’ (YASC) decade-long history that Yale faculty have accompanied the volunteers to a program in Africa. It’s an important milestone, says Joao Aleixo, director of the YASC, as the program, sponsored by the Yale Alumni Association, looks to further strengthen its ties to the university and provide an experience that is not only meaningful to trip participants, but one that offers real improvement to the communities they serve.

This program is not just about service, but also about career growth, lifelong learning, mentorship, and service,” says Aleixo. “By partnering with Yale entities we are strengthening those ties.”