ImpactSouth Carolina

Impact America - South Carolina is currently underway with our first fully staffed program year with a team of seven Corps Members based in Greenville and traveling statewide in support of our initiatives.

Our mission is to engage students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities we serve.

FocusFirst

South Carolina

21%

% of preschoolers who receive adequate vision screenings.

FocusFirst Impact Stats

2015-16 PILOT RESULTS:

3,239 preschoolers screened

323 children found to have vision problems

60 Head Starts & daycares served

16 counties reached

SaveFirst

South Carolina

65%

% of EITC recipients paying a commercial preparer in 2012.

SaveFirst Impact Stats

2015-16 RESULTS:

313 families served at tax site in Spartanburg

$125,000 in commercial tax prep fees saved

$482,000 in refunds secured

40 student volunteers from Wofford College

Want to get involved with Impact America - South Carolina? The Impact Corps Program is a yearlong service and leadership program designed to place talented, committed recent college graduates directly into communities we serve. Corps Members plan and execute all initiatives that operate in their state of service as well as recruit and manage the service of college students as they participate in those initiatives. You'll learn about poverty through lenses of education, health, and economics—all the while making a real difference in the lives of families living in poverty.

You can be a part of the story through a year of service with Impact America.

Child Care Center Resources:

Download FocusFirst Screening forms: English / Spanish


IMPACT AMERICA - SOUTH CAROLINA COLLABORATORS

We launched Impact America - South Carolina in collaboration with Wofford College which served as our inaugural campus in 2015-16 and continues to be an integral partner to our efforts in South Carolina.

We are partnering with Claflin University to kick off our SaveFirst tax prep initiative in Orangeburg.

Impact America - South Carolina is proud to partner with SC Thrive to not only operate our free tax preparation sites but also to assist families in applying for a wide range of local and federal benefits.

IMPACT AMERICA - SOUTH CAROLINA FUNDERS

Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.