History of the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact (DCSI)

The Dartmouth Center for Social Impact (DCSI) was founded in July 2015 as the Dartmouth Center for Service. This launch came after intensive study to understand how to best meet the needs of students interested in social sector leadership and volunteering near and far. Today the DCSI supports students seeking to learn about service, social innovation, philanthropy, socially-responsible business, and social research.

Prior to the inception of the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, service work at Dartmouth had a long history through the William Jewett Tucker Foundation. The Tucker Foundation was created in 1951 by President John Sloan Dickey to honor William Jewett Tucker, Dartmouth's ninth president. Along with the Tucker Center, we carry forward the important legacy and programming of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth.