impact america overview
Many young adults graduate college with a drive to change their world and learn the best ways to support under-resourced communities. Impact America provides an opportunity for recent graduates to engage with their communities in a meaningful way, broadening their perspectives and making a real impact. Individuals who serve as a Corps Member with Impact America spend a year of service after graduation at a nationally recognized organization working to mitigate the effects of poverty, while also gaining professional experience and a broadened perspective.
Our Mission: Impact America engages recent graduates and college students to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities we serve.
Year Founded | 2004
Industry | Nonprofit
# of Employees | 50-100
Screened over 680,000 children since 2004 through the FocusFirst vision program
Served over 95,000 families through free tax-prep program, SaveFirst
How we impact america
FocusFirst ensures that children in urban and rural communities receive comprehensive vision care during their crucial formative years.
Each year, we conduct nearly 20,000 vision screenings across schools and daycares to connect children to any follow-up care they might need.
At Impact, we don’t believe in “entry-level.” From Day 1, our Corps Members are on the ground representing us in the community and implementing every aspect of our programs. We look for talented, smart, engaged, committed, and hard-working recent college graduates who will commit to a year of AmeriCorps service to help plan and implement Impact initiatives. You’ll learn about poverty through lenses of health and economics—all the while making a real difference in the lives of families living in poverty.
SaveFirst provides America’s hardest-working families with free tax preparation services and meaningful opportunities for savings.
In the past three years, we have served alongside nearly 300 student volunteers to bring a combined refund of over $8,000,000 back to Memphis taxpayers while saving them approximately $2,000,000 in combined preparer fees.