Common Good Week

Common Good Week aims to celebrate student-led effort around the common good through dialogue and community engagement. Coordinated by CIPE, it features a series of student-led projects and will culminate on 20 February with the Common Good Drive, as well as the Common Good Collective. Both are aimed at facilitating skilled commitment to student-led projects and fostering collaboration and understanding among like-minded individuals who are committed to driving positive change in the society.

If you would like to collaborate by featuring your social impact project, joining us during the Collective, or collaborating with us in another way, please contact Yock Theng (yocktheng.tan@yale-nus.edu.sg) and Jessica (jessica.lim@yale-nus.edu.sg).


Schedule of events

Time/Date Title
18 February 19,
12 to 1pm,
Cendana Private Dining Hall
Social Impact Brown Bag – Syrian Spearheading Humanitarian Innovation in Jordan

How do we optimize the creation and distribution of humanitarian aid in an age of increased digitalization? What does this look like in the hands of Syrian refugees in Jordan?

Hear from Madison Lommen, Class of 2020, as she details her research on the intersection between humanitarian innovation and integration of affected populations into problem-solving.

18 February 19,
7.30 to 9pm,
Elm Common Lounge
Dialogue on Volunteering and Community Service

Are volunteering efforts in Yale-NUS “really helpful”? Am I doing more harm than good? What does an effective volunteering effort look like? Jointly organised by Habitat for Humanity and ComPact, “Let’s Talk About Service” is a space for the Yale-NUS Community to reflect on what it means to volunteer meaningfully.

20 February 19,
11.30am to 1.30pm
Elm Walkway
Common Good Drive

The Drive features a breadth of student-led projects and invites skilled contribution. Come by to chat with project leaders about their work, impact, and how others can contribute.

20 February 19,
7 to 9pm,
Foyer outside Performance Hall
Common Good Collective

As the finale event to the Yale-NUS College Common Good Week (CGW), the Common Good Collective is the College’s largest networking gathering for social impact drivers on campus. This inaugural event is an opportunity to foster collaboration and understanding among like-minded individuals who are committed to driving positive change in the society.