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IMPACT is the student-led service organization at the University of South Carolina Upstate. We connect students, faculty and staff to the Upstate community through monthly service projects and fundraisers that address local issues.

IMPACT offers the opportunity for its members to participate in direct service, explore diverse societal needs and develop leadership skills.

2016-2017 Executive Board

Janelle Berks, President
Pasion Roach, Vice President for Membership
Mylishia Blakely, Vice President for Operations
Megan Clary, Intern

Spring 2017 

IMPACT has organized exciting new service opportunities for spring 2017! Below is a list of dates for the service projects and member meetings. All projects and meetings are open to students, faculty and staff. We hope that you will join us this semester to serve our community!

January 12, 2017
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty’s Den

January 16, 2017
MLK Day of Service-United Way
7:45 a.m., Rampey Parking Lot

January 26, 2017
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty’s Den

January 28, 2017
Soup Kitchen and Habitat for Humanity
12:00 p.m., Rampey Parking Lot (Habitat for Humanity)
9:00 a.m., Rampey Parking Lot (Soup Kitchen)

February 9, 2017
Member Meeting/Training from Hope Center for Children     
3:30 Sparty’s Den

February 12, 2017
Spartanburg Humane Society
9:00 a.m., Rampey Parking Lot

February 23, 2017
Member Meeting
2017-2018 Executive Board Applications Open on Agora
4:30 p.m., Sparty’s Den

February 25, 2017
Rummage For A Reason- Spartanburg Humane Society
10:15 a.m., Rampey Parking Lot 

February 27, 2017
Learn about volunteer opportunities you can do over your spring break March 5-March 11
Campus Life Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

March 16, 2017
Member Meeting
New Executive Board Announced
4:30 p.m., Sparty's Den  

March 18, 2017
The Forrester Center
Meet between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., Rampey Parking Lot

March 30, 2017
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty’s Den

April 1, 2017
Service Project

April 13, 2017
Member Appreciation Dinner

Fall 2016

This past fall, IMPACT served at a range of agencies in Spartanburg. Some of the service sites included: Hub City Farmer's Market Urban Farm, Eye Opener Cross-Country Race, Lake Bowen Sweep and The Haven Shelter: Homeless Shelter. In addition to these Saturday service events, IMPACT members hosted a Halloween Party to collect canned goods and raise money for the on-campus food pantry. IMPACT also hosted the annual Angel Tree event in which 75 children from Foster Care in Spartanburg were adopted by USC Upstate students, faculty and staff to buy holiday gifts. 

    Get Involved

    USC Upstate students, faculty and staff are invited to all IMPACT events. If you want to do more, help plan events. If there's a cause you are passionate about, consider becoming a project leader. 

    For more information, contact Pasion Roach, VP for Membership, at  impact@uscupstate.edu

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    Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning
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    Contact Us

    Dr. Abraham Goldberg
    Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
    Associate Professor of Political Science
    Campus Life Center 202

    Kara Davis
    Associate Director of Metropolitan Engagement
    Admin 326F

    Heather Rossi
    Volunteer Program Coordinator
    Campus Life Center, 202

    Charlie Lafer
    AmeriCorps VISTA
    Campus Life Center, 202

    Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement  

    800 University Way
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
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