ImpactSouth Carolina

Impact America - South Carolina is currently underway with our second fully staffed program year with a team of eight 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.


South Carolina


% of preschoolers who receive adequate vision screenings.

FocusFirst Impact Stats

2017-18 RESULTS:

15,726 preschoolers screened

1,479 children found to have vision problems

337 Head Starts & daycares served

39 counties reached


South Carolina


% of EITC recipients paying a commercial preparer in 2012.

SaveFirst Impact Stats


975 families served at tax sites in Spartanburg & Orangeburg

$400,000 in commercial tax prep fees saved

$825,000 in refunds secured

39 student volunteers

still photo of JaxsonFocusFirst screened Jaxson at 18 months and found a significant vision problem. With patching and his new glasses, he's now ready to read!

still photo of KaylynnKaylynn had a degenerative vision disorder that might have caused blindness without FocusFirst. Hear from her mom as she describes learning about the issue from FocusFirst and her daughter's experience at the eye doctor.

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


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 is an AmeriCorps Program.