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Who We Are

Founded in 1981, Community Impact (CI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving disadvantaged people in the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities. CI's goal is to provide the highest quality programs to our neighbors, while fostering meaningful volunteer opportunities for students, staff, and faculty of Columbia University. 

What We Do

Community Impact currently has 27 programs in four program areas: youth, adult education, emergency services, health and environment. Every year, 900+ Columbia and Barnard volunteers, along with neighborhood volunteers, serve in CI programs, with over 50,000+ hours of service given to people in need.