Class of 1979 Joins Dartmouth Partners in Community Service
The Class of 1979 has become the second Dartmouth Alumni Class to officially join the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service [DPCS] Internship Program at the Tucker Foundation. The DPCS program was founded by the Dartmouth Class of 1959 in 1995. The program has sponsored over 100 Dartmouth students undertaking public service internships, and has a roster of mentors representing over 30 Dartmouth Alumni Classes. Sponsoring Classes sit on the DPCS Board of Directors, provide financial support, and recruit class members to volunteer as mentors or suggest nonprofit organizations for internship sites.
The mission of The Dartmouth Partners in Community Service is to inspire Dartmouth students to join with Dartmouth alumni and their families in addressing problems facing society. The DPCS program allows Dartmouth students to invest in their civic and personal growth, and liberal education by participation in full-time, leave-term community service internships. Internships can be undertaken during a leave-term or in the summer following graduation. Interns are matched with Dartmouth Alumni, who serve as Alumni Mentors for the interns.
The Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College was founded in 1951 and is charged with supporting and furthering the moral and spiritual work and influence of the College. The Foundation combines community service programs, the Chaplaincy, off-campus fellowships and internships, and issues of conscience programming. In the last year, over 2000 students were involved in community service and religious programs offered by the Foundation.
Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is the nations ninth oldest institution of higher learning. A member of the Ivy League, it is renowned for the quality of its undergraduate teaching and the strength of its graduate programs and professional schools. Dartmouth enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students from across the nation and around the world.
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