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100+

PROJECTS, FROM FILM FESTIVALS

TO FOOD PRODUCTS,

CATALYZED PER YEAR

Our mission is to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems. 

We serve students from across Yale’s campus through programs, funding, and mentoring: whether you have a big idea you’re ready to build on or just want to explore the tools of innovation, we can help you get there.

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Tsai CITY Orientation: 11/1/21

Get to know Tsai CITY's offerings and meet fellow students from across campus in this virtual orientation.

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Explore Our 2020-2021 Annual Report

The 2020—2021 academic year was characterized by experimentation and resilience as Tsai CITY continued to offer a full calendar of programming, funding, and mentorship to Yale students amid pandemic precautions.

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Funbotics: Empowering Youth in STEM

Funbotics is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission of igniting passion for STEM in under-resourced and underrepresented communities of youth across the country by providing free access to STEM education.

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Kelewele

Kelewele is a cultural lifestyle brand reimagining plantains in its commitment to connect the African diaspora through food, culture and innovation.

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Office Hours

Sessions Held Last Year

“One of my mentors dared me to think bigger; I kept my plan small because I did not think that I could raise enough money to start my company, but I have learned now that my project can work best on a larger scale.”

-student program participant

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$1,015,632

TOTAL FUNDING

AWARDED

Funding recipients include event organizers, musicians, artists, researchers, club leaders, startup founders, and more from across Yale’s campus.

Tsai CITY’s core funds offer grants of up to $3000 to help students realize ideas of all kinds.

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