Dash Corps is a leadership and civic action program for any student looking to get more engaged in the Winston-Salem community.
Students are paired with non-profit and civic organizations for a yearlong exposure to community development. Participants learn about civic identity, social action, and how to make positive change on their local community. Projects are selected by the Dash Corps leadership team based on proposals submitted from community organizations.
Curriculum includes learning about asset-based community development, social identity, and non-profit management. Starting in January, student teams build capacity for their assigned organization with a semester-long project. Past projects have included developing a computer lab for Samaritan Ministries, mobile application consulting with Experiment in Self Reliance, and expanding community engagement for the Yadkin RiverKeeper.