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The Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE) offers many different programs in addition to the service-learning and volunteer opportunities.

AmeriCorps VISTA Program
Through South Carolina Campus Compact, USC Upstate hosts  one-two AmeriCorps VISTAs each year. The VISTA serves as a resource for students, faculty and staff and educates the campus population on issues surrounding hunger, homelessness and poverty in the community. To find out more about AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service.  

Board Training
In collaboration with the United Way of the Piedmont, OSLCE provides board trainings several times throughout the academic year for faculty, staff and students interested in serving on a board for a community partner. These trainings last for two hours and are typically hosted on a Friday afternoon.

60 Seconds of Service  
Do you have 60 seconds to make a difference? Join the OSLCE and the AmeriCorps VISTAs as we offer monthly service projects that take only 60 seconds to complete. From making Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen to blessing bags for the homeless, there is something for everyone!

College Town Community Engagement  
As part of the College Town Initiative in Spartanburg SC, USC Upstate works with the seven other colleges and universities in Spartanburg to provide service opportunities for college students to give back to the community. 

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Contact Us

Dr. Abraham Goldberg
Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Associate Professor of Political Science
Campus Life Center 202

Kara Davis
Associate Director of Metropolitan Engagement
Admin 326F

Heather Rossi
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Campus Life Center, 202

Charlie Lafer
AmeriCorps VISTA
Campus Life Center, 202

Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement  

800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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