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Isabella Sendas

Co-Head of Nonprofit Consulting

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Residential College: Davenport

Hometown: Brazil


Yuto Kida

Co-Head of Nonprofit Consulting

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Residential College: Berkeley

Hometown: Japan


Our Partners

UP Fund's Non-Profit Consulting Branch works with local New Haven non-profits to complete high impact pro-bono consulting projects


EMERGE helps formerly incarcerated people as well as at-risk youth return to their roles as responsible family members and law-abiding citizens.


EMERGE's network of volunteers rebuild lives through education, mentorship, and financial assistance.


Community Soup Kitchen

Winning Ways CT

Winning Ways is an organization that utilizes lived experiences, evidence, and a family-based curriculum to foster the rehabilitation of the formerly incarcerated and those with addiction.


Winning Ways work to empower individuals to live meaningful lives and connect with their communities specifically through financial literacy and empowerment courses.

Community Soup Kitchen

Community Soup Kitchen is a nonprofit that provides hot meals and groceries to anyone in New Haven County. They have served over 330,000 meals annually across five locations in the downtown area.


Since starting in 1977, they have been dedicated to providing free, healthy, and nutritious meals to the New Haven community members and anyone who walks through their doors. Their mission is to feed people regardless of their circumstances in an effort to improve their quality of life. They believe having a cheerful, clean, safe, reliable place to eat is not a privilege but a human right!

City Seed 

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CitySeed is a nonprofit organization seeking to provide all New Haven residents access to fresh, local food.


Their mission is to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development, and sustainable agriculture.

Haven's Harvest

Haven's Harvest has worked with Yale dining halls for five years, picking up excess food from events and retail kitchens to reduce food waste and nourish the community through food rescues. They have three programs: food recovery, advocacy, and product development. They aim to promote food justice and environmental sustainability. Their goal is to create a robust community network to increase the resiliency of the community and recognize recovered food as a community resource. Haven's Harvest is an inclusive organization that strives to build community one food rescue at a time.

Loaves and Fishes is a nonprofit rooted in community, seeking to blur the line between those who receive their services and those who disseminate them.


It is a gathering place that has goals to advocate for a more equitable and just food system in Greater New Haven through a welcoming and safe environment; they offer food and clothes to their community neighbors. 


The New Haven León Sister City Project (NHLSCP) is a progressive, bi-national, grassroots organization that seeks to promote social justice, education, and sustainable development in Greater New Haven, Connecticut, and León, Nicaragua communities. 

The work in León, Nicaragua includes supporting community-based initiatives in rural communities and facilitating programs/ projects that improve public health and community-based education, support women's rights, and address the root causes of poverty.


In New Haven, they work to build new projects and coalitions to confront the climate change crisis. 

New Haven Leon Sister City Project

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Tail to Paw

Tail To Paw Animal Support ensures that no owner has to abandon their companion animal on the streets or at a shelter due to their poverty level or housing status. 


Their goal is to be able to provide food, supplies, medicine, medical assistance, and educational support to low-income households or people experiencing temporary hardship. No animal is left behind, and no human is left alone.

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Collaboration of Minority Women Professionals

The goal of the Collaboration of Minority Women Professionals (CMWP) is to enhance the visibility, capacity, and financial success of professional minority women. CMWP is owned, led, and operated by Black women and operates on a membership-based model. Currently, CMWP has over 100 national members and is experiencing rapid growth. 


The organization aims to acknowledge, support, and celebrate the growth and development of professional Black and minority women by propelling them to excel in their professional and business arenas. CMWP provides various opportunities for professional development, continuing education, seminars, workshops, and more, both virtually and in-person, through Zoom training and networking events.

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