City Year Columbia
The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot here. Our passion and dedication are ignited to help Columbia’s students build on their strengths, take risks in their learning and feel connected to their school community.
Make a difference in Columbia
We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.
Addressing the challenge
There are 24 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with nearly 1,500 students throughout Columbia.
Our impact in Columbia
We partner with educators while supporting, mentoring and lifting up our students so that they are able to fully take advantage of their drive and skill sets.
Your City Year Columbia resources
Go into your City Year with resource and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Columbia experience.
With seven colleges and universities, Columbia has a very young and vibrant night life - complemented with very low cost of living.Read about local benefits
Explore the city
We’ll walk you through how to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year Columbia experience.See our Columbia city guide