Dash Corps

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.

Join Dash Corps

Applications are currently closed, and will be open in Fall 2020.

Become A Partner

Proposals are currently closed, and will be available for Fall 2020.

Get Involved

Have a question about Dash Corps?

Contact Shelley Sizemore


2019-20 Dash Corps Project Partners

  • ABC of NCWebsite Vision and Re-Design: Students will work with staff and clients to re-vision the website around audience needs, making it more accessible. They will then train staff on how to maintain the new design.
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-SalemTeen Community-Building: Students will work with the organization to develop a plan for teen and young adult engagement and community-building. They will also develop pathways for Wake Forest students to support these efforts.
  • Neighbors for Better NeighborhoodsNeighborhood Asset Maps: Through canvassing and resident interviews, students will develop asset maps for neighborhoods supported by NBN, with a long-term goal of creating a dynamic community asset map.
  • Samaritan Ministries Tracking System: Students will develop a tracking system for in-kind donations. they will conduct an audit of current systems, identify needs, and build a system for Samaritan Ministries. In addition, they will train staff on the system and prototype for the organization.
  • WS Mixxer Community Garden Strategic Plan: Students will develop both a strategic and marketing plan for a multi-use community garden at the organization’s headquarters on Martin Luther King Drive near downtown Winston-Salem. While it will produce food, the primary goal is to create a “test site” for urban agriculture where makers experiment with growing plants for sale.