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Our Corps

Highly Skilled Near-Peer mentors

In Columbia, many children grow up in the midst of poverty, causing them to fall behind in school. But 24 highly skilled City Year AmeriCorps members are working to turn this around.

Our Impact

powerful results

In 1992, Marie-Louise Ramsdale, Harvard Law student, attended a City Year event. Inspired, she wrote a two-page proposal to bring City Year to South Carolina. The next year, her dream was realized. Since then, we’ve mentored more than 40,000 students in Columbia, and along the way, we measured our success.

Support Us

Make an impact today

When you support City Year, we’ll use your help to put more AmeriCorps members into more schools nationwide – which helps more students and schools succeed. By 2023, we aspire to serve 1 million students per day, in over 1,200 schools nationwide, something that’s only possible with the continued support of our donors and partners.


come see our work in action

Throughout the year, City Year Columbia hosts inspirational and high-energy special events for our partners and community members to see our work and impact first hand. We hope you’ll join us and experience the passion and dedication of our corps firsthand.

In The News

Read what others are saying

City Year is making headlines for our work within the schools and communities where we serve. Here you can read what others have to say about us on a local and national level, and how we are impacting lives in the classroom and beyond.