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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.

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Hello, Columbia!

Columbia is an unassuming city, full of southern charm.

Get to know our city

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Addressing the challenge

There are 24 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with nearly 1,500 students throughout Columbia.

See where the corps works

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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.

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Ready to apply?

Great! We are excited to work together to grow our communities, while you learn valuable skills for the future.

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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.

Why Columbia?

With seven colleges and universities, Columbia has a very young and vibrant night life - complemented with very low cost of living.

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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

Leadership | Columbia

These talented professionals support City Year city’s impact with students and schools.

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Partnerships | Columbia

City Year depends on committed public and private sector partners in Columbia to support our work.

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City Year Columbia FAQs

How can I get around without a car? What's it like to serve in Columbia? We answer all your top...

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Events | Columbia

Join us at one of our upcoming events.

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National Strategic Partners

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  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
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  • New York Life Foundation logo
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National Partners

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  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
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