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The University of South Carolina Upstate is shaped and inspired by the City of Spartanburg. Our growing partnerships with our neighbors have the potential to enhance the quality of life and economic development of the community. If you have required volunteer hours for a class, organizational requirement or you’re just looking for a way to get more involved, the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement can help you get connected with the Spartanburg community and beyond.

Alternative Breaks

Check out the Alternative Breaks page to find out more information about how you can travel and make a difference over your fall, spring or summer breaks!


Visit IMPACT's page to find out more information about upcoming events and service projects that you can get involved in. IMPACT service projects and events are open to all USC Upstate students, faculty and staff.

60 Seconds of Service  
Do you have 60 seconds to make a difference? Join the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement and the AmeriCorps VISTA 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, USC Upstate, along with seven other colleges and universities, offers collaborative events for college students to give back to the Spartanburg community. 

To get involved with any of the programs listed above please contact the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 864-503-5433 or by email oslce@uscupstate.edu


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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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