Community Impact is a nonprofit organization located at Columbia University. Community Impact (CI) serves disadvantaged people in the Harlem, Washington Heights, and Morningside Heights communities. Community Impact strives to provide high quality programs, advance the public good, and foster meaningful volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff of Columbia University. CI provides food, clothing, shelter, education, job training, and companionship for residents in its surrounding communities. CI consists of a dedicated corps of about 900 Columbia University student volunteers participating in 27 community service programs, which serve more than 8,000 people each year. Community Impact has partnerships with more than 100 community organizations and agencies who do service work in the Harlem, Washington Heights, and Morningside Heights communities, including service organizations, social service offices, religious institutions, and schools. Many of these organizations refer their clients to Community Impact’s programs and work collaboratively to positively influence residents’ lives.
Community Impact’s Programs include:
- Adult Education Programs: College Road, College Transition, English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency Classes, Job Road, Spanish GED
- Health & Environment: Earth Coalition, Health Education and Awareness League, Health Leads, Student Health Outreach Program
- Youth Programs: After-Hours Tutoring, America Reads, Artists Reaching Out, Asian Youth Program, Big Sibs, Columbia Youth Adventures, Heights to Heights Mentoring, Let’s Get Ready!, Mentoring youth in NYC, One-to-One Tutoring, Peace by Peace, Project Tutors, Toddler Learning Center
- Emergency Services: Advocacy Coalition, Community Lunch, Habitat for Humanity, Project for the Homeless, Food Pantry
- Leadership: Community Impact Leadership Program (CLIP)