Meaningful partnerships lie at the foundation of the work that we do. In recognition that we all benefit by forming one community of learners, our partnership with the New Haven Public Schools is founded on the goals of promoting access, communication, shared resources, and mutual learning.
In 2010, the University announced a commitment as the primary sponsor of the New Haven Promise, a visionary scholarship and support program that promotes college education for New Haven students. This partnership now serves as a model for similar programs around the country. Following a meeting at the White House, during which National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling prompted discussion about the New Haven Promise, Yale President Peter Salovey remarked, “I am delighted to report that there was a high level of interest in what we are doing here in New Haven. If we can be a model for other universities and public school systems in developing innovative programs and pathways to educational achievement, I’m all for it.” Through New Haven Promise, eligible New Haven public school students receive full scholarships for tuition to any Connecticut public college or university, or a partial scholarship towards a private university education.