Impact America engages students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities we serve.
Engaging a Generation for Change.
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Imagine trying to learn your letters without your most valuable sense: sight. For some children, that sense is already failing them—and no one has noticed. FocusFirst ensures that children in urban and rural communities receive comprehensive vision care during their crucial formative years.
Every tax season, America's hardest-working families rely on their tax refund to support their children by helping to pay down debts and put food on the table. Unfortunately, they face exorbitant, negligent, and sometimes fraudulent preparers that cost our communities millions in fees. SaveFirst provides free tax preparation services and meaningful opportunities for savings.
Many of Birmingham's most talented students find their potential compromised by a lack of rigorous academic opportunities. SpeakFirst uses academic debate as a platform to support these students and guide them on a path toward excellence in college and beyond.
SpeakFirst programs in: AL
Even the brightest students need guidance when preparing for the rigors of Advanced Placement courses and college-level academics. CollegeFirst pairs talented college mentors with promising high school students to strengthen foundational concepts in preparation for the rigor of AP coursework.
CollegeFirst programs in: AL
The university experience should encourage students to develop not only career skills, but also the desire—and the ability—to take responsibility for the larger community. Motivated by this imperative, this generation yearns to play a role in achieving a new vision of society: one in which our understanding of poverty empowers us to alleviate it. And one in which every individual's health, education, and potential to succeed are safeguarded.
Visit Impact University: a collection of resources, articles, podcasts, and films that illuminate real issues of poverty—and real solutions.
Contribute to a better world.
Working with Impact America does a whole lot more than just bolster your résumé. Corps Members who serve with us gain a whole new perspective on the world. We look for talented, 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 education, health, and economics—all while making a real difference in the lives of families living in poverty. Interested? Apply and Learn More >
Recently with Impact America
- Impact Alabama Celebrates Ten-Year AnniversaryImpact Alabama hosted its Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration on October 8, 2014!
- FocusFirst marks milestone: Over 200,000 children screened"The well-being of Alabama children is always our number one priority and I am proud to be a part of this significant milestone," Hubbard said. "FocusFirst's efforts have improved and saved the sight of thousands of children across Alabama and I applaud them for their important work."
- The unscrupulous practices of some tax preparers who target low-income tax payersStephen Black speaks with MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry about how tax preparers target low-income people.
- The New York Times features Impact Alabama's SaveFirst InitiativeThe article, "Tax Preparers Targeting Poor With High Fees," explores the burden that is placed on low-income families when they face large fees from commercial tax preparers.