Yale University

Founded in 1701, Yale University has grown to be New Haven’s largest employer with over 13,000 full-time workers.  As the primary supporter of New Haven Promise, Yale provides up to $4 million a year to public school graduates who attend a state college.  It also built, and now runs, the Dixwell-Yale Community Learning Center, which provides educational programs and meeting space for the community.  Since 1990, the university has contributed over $40 million to community economic development initiatives and $28 million to help more than 1,100 of its employees purchase homes in the area.

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