Janice Yip '15
Student Director for Nicaragua CCESP
Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: San Jose, CA
The Tucker Foundation provides a wide variety of service opportunities, from local programs to international service trips. Nearly all of these programs are open to first-year students.
Tucker Leaders in Community (TLC) is an exciting opportunity specifically for first-year students. This program helps First Year students engage with the Upper Valley community, develop friendships and skills as ethical leaders, and explore contemporary issues of service, social justice, and spirituality.
Many students volunteer their time locally through 25 programs ranging from Habitat for Humanity to locally based programs such as the Outdoor leadership Experience.
For service beyond the Upper Valley, Tucker sponsors a number of service trips each year. Alternative Spring Break trips are generally one week in duration and take place during the March break. The international Cross Cultural Education and Service Program takes place semi-annually, with recent trips visiting Nicaragua.
The Fellowship and Internship Program offers international Tucker Fellowships and national Dartmouth Partners in Community Service internships, among others. These programs provide funding for students who wish to spend a term away from Dartmouth working in a service-related field.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life hosts over 25 religious groups that encourage students to grow spiritually and sometimes offers its own service opportunities.
Tucker offers programs covering Social Concerns such as citizenship, diversity, justice issues, and poverty, as well as Civic Responsibility programs that challenge students to use their education to enhance their community.
We encourage all students to get involved with any of our programs. You might also want to investigate volunteering and outreach programs offered through Athletics, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Greek houses, or many other college organizations.
Last Updated: 8/21/12