Community Impact serves individuals in need in the communities of Upper Manhattan while providing meaningful volunteering and leadership opportunities for students at Columbia University and Barnard College.

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Earl Hall at Columbia University is closed and Community Impact is operating remotely. Our programming has been temporarily suspended so we ensure that students, staff, and those that we serve remain healthy and safe. To contact our office, please leave a voice message on our main line (212) 854-1492 or contact individual program managers by email.


For Volunteers

As students at Columbia University and Barnard College you can volunteer in one or more of our 27 programs and learn important skills in civic engagement and non-profit management.


For Families, Adults and Community Partners

As a member of our neighboring community you can register for our Adult Education programs, receive health and emergency referrals or find information on our tutoring and mentoring programs.

For Alumni & Supporters

For Community Impact alumni and friends you can find the latest news and events, including fundraising activities. There is also information on the CI endowment campaign.

Our Impact

hours volunteered by Columbia and Barnard students this year
Health & Environment
local residents referred to health,childcare and nutrition services
local youth received educational and mentoring services this year
J.E.E.P. participants receive preparation for the TASC, ESOL, job training
students trained to plan and deliver services in education, health and emergency programs
Emergency Services
neighborhood residents benefited from building repairs

Support CI Today!

Your support allows us to bring high-quality services to the Harlem, Morningside Heights and Washington Heights communities.