Calvin Bell ’20 Wins Yale Award for Community Engagement

May 9, 2019

Calvin Bell ’20 has been named one of 15 winners (and the only winner from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware) of the third annual Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement. He was among 1,200 U.S. high school juniors, representing 49 states, who submitted applications. He will receive a certificate, a book selected by the faculty of the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, and an invitation to a reception on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT this fall.

By establishing this award, the faculty of Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration sought to honor emerging leaders who, like Ebenezer Bassett (1833-1908), distinguished themselves through a record of creative leadership, public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues.