In this intensive — a partnership between Tsai CITY, Yale Schwarzman Center, Urban Studies, and Yale CCAM — students built on the work of the first cohort (Spring 2021), where participants helped to define and realize Hub and Spoke as a space where the New Haven-Yale community can collaborate, and where ideas of community involvement are discussed and taken to action. The aim was to build a sustainable collaborative youth-led platform that dissolves the town-and-gown divide.
This cohort was responsible for completing a community-centered data mapping project and presenting it in a public exhibition. There were in-person/virtual meetings and visits to New Haven organizations. There is a small budget to use in New Haven.
Students gained hands-on experience building Hub and Spoke from the ground up, working in a team, building a portfolio, growing a network, learning communication and design skills, and identifying internship/collaboration opportunities within New Haven. Participants had mentorship and advice from leaders in the departments involved and New Haven community partners.