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The Dartmouth Center for Social Impact engages alumni across its student community-based learning experiences. Dartmouth alumni bring expertise in social impact work, exposure to a diversity of career paths, wisdom from experience, technical knowledge and financial support.
Dartmouth alumni have served in a variety of important capacities in their involvement with the Center for Social Impact. They have been mentors, provided professional development to students, and more.
If you are interested in getting involved as an individual, if your class would like more information on supporting DPCS, or have any questions, please contact
Here are some examples of the transformative examples of DPCS mentorship:
"Cindy is the best mentor I could have asked for! From teaching advice, to openly sharing her thoughts about Dartmouth and reflections on her life and her career, to helping me figure out what to wear on my first day, she has been so helpful and supportive."
-Katrina Keating '20, DPCS intern
"My mentor Arch King '79, has given me all the support and
advice to introduce me to the world after college. I thank DPCS
not only for allowing me to have a wonderful internship experience, but for matching me with a wonderful mentor. Arch won't just be my mentor this term, he'll be my mentor throughout my
-Lesley Mizhiquiri '21, DPCS intern
Currently, DPCS is supported as a project by 18 classes: 1944, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2002, 2008, and 2013.
The largest alumni partner at the Center for Social Impact is Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS). Together with the Center, DPCS has supported over 700 Dartmouth undergraduates in alumni mentored internships in nonprofits across the U.S. DPCS works with classes and area clubs to support this important social impact internship program.
Mentoring is a central aspect of the Center's young alumni programing and is a hallmark of all DPCS internships. We have targeted programing in a select number of cities, but also place interns in rural and urban locations across the nation.
We are in need of mentors in the following areas:
Many of our programs leverage the talent and knowledge of Dartmouth alumni as speakers and workshop presenters to groups of under graduates and young alumni.
We seek alumni with expertise in social impact work broadly including, nonprofits, socially responsible business, social impact research, and social entrepreneurship. This is typically a one-time commitment with opportunities currently located in Hanover, Boston (summer), San Francisco (summer), New York, and Washington, D.C.
Bridges to Impact, a pilot program which supports young alumni entering social impact careers, seeks alumni members for its area coordinating committees. These committees work directly with staff at the Center to plan and execute this program. Bridges to Impact is currently in New York and Washington, D.C., but hopes to expand to other cities.
The Center is always seeking to work with classes interested in connecting their class with our work. Reach out and we can talk about the opportunities!