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Community Impact (CI), a student-run organization at Columbia University, serves nearby underprivileged communities in New York City. CI’s programs empower both youth and adults to pursue educational and vocational opportunities, promote health and wellness, and foster a spirit of community service. Community Impact (CI) is making great strides in continuing their work of engaging students at Columbia University to serve local, disadvantaged youth and address the needs of the overall community.


Columbia University

Regions Served

Morningside Heights, Harlem & Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York City


  • CI serves 9,000 people every year through 25 service programs
  • Trained over 900 volunteers
  • Provided over 61,000 volunteer hours
  • Prepared over 500 adults for their general equivalency diploma.
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