Dartmouth Partners in Community Service

The largest alumni partner at the Center for Social Impact is the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS). Together with the Center, DPCS has supported over 800 Dartmouth undergraduates in alumni mentored internships in nonprofits across the U.S. and engaged over 400 alumni mentors from 57 Dartmouth alumni classes.

Dartmouth Partners in Community Service

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 800 Dartmouth undergraduates in alumni mentored internships in nonprofits across the U.S. and engaged over 400 alumni mentors from 57 Dartmouth alumni classes. 

DPCS was started by the class of 1959 at their 35th reunion and has grown into an award-winning program. Its most recent acknowledgement is the Lester B. Granger Award for Lifetime Achievement, which is given to graduates of the College "whose lifelong commitment to public service has been exemplary." To read Karl Holtzschue '59's remarks at the award ceremony, click here.  Awards presented to DPCS include: The Lester B. Granger '18 Award for Lifetime Achievement, Daily Points of Light Award, and The Class of 1959 Special Recognition Award
 

Get Involved

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 
Leah Torrey.

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
 journey."
-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.