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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.

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Executive Board!

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

Fall 2016 Service Projects and Meetings

Saturday, August 20
Spartan Day of Service
Hub City Farmer’s Market Urban Farm
8:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 1
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty's Den (Palmetto House)

Saturday, September 3
Service Project: Eye Opener XC
6:15 a.m., meet at the Rampy Building at 5:45 a.m.

Thursday, September 15
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty's Den (Palmetto House)

Saturday, September 17
Lake Sweep
Lake Bowen Wardens Office, 8515 Highway 9
Inman, South Carolina 29349
8:00 a.m., meet at the Rampy Building 7:15 a.m. 

Thursday, September 29
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty's Den (Palmetto House)

Thursday, October 13
Fall Break Day of Service
Charlotte, NC
Fee: $25.00
*There is a small fee associated with this service project. Fee covers transportation costs and 1 meal

Thursday, October 27
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty's Den

Friday, October 21
Haunted Hollow- Halloween Party
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a. m., University Readiness Center
Fee: $1 with non-perishable food item, $2 without non-perishable food item, $3 non USC Upstate students

Wednesday, November 2
Angel Tree Ceremony
12:00 p.m., 2nd Floor of the Campus Life Center
Angel Tree is an annual event in which 75 children from Foster Care in Spartanburg are adopted by USC Upstate students, faculty, and staff to buy holiday gifts. Angels will be available for adoption starting at the ceremony and are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Thursday, November 10
Member Meeting
4:30 p.m., Sparty's Den

Saturday,  November 19
Service Project
Location and Time TBD

    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 or to sign up for one of the events listed above, contact Pasion Roach, VP for Membership, at impact@uscupstate.edu

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    Center for Research and Scholarship Support

    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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