Despite the pandemic, Community Impact's programs continued to deliver quality services directly to the community.
Even with a limited number of students on campus and strict health guidelines across the city, CI recruited over 400 volunteers from September 2020 through August 2021 -- no small feat given the circumstances. The dedication of the CI volunteer is unmatched!
Community Impact continued to serve thousands of New Yorkers throughout the pandemic, just as we have over the past 40 years. Our Adult Education Programs served nearly 1,500 participants virtually. We could not be more proud of the participants who were determined to accomplish their educational goals.
Emergency Food Services were the core of CI’s services throughout the pandemic. Like many food programs, we doubled the number of clients served due to the generosity of our donors. Based on the data we’ve collected, nearly 25,000 clients received food from our Food Pantry or Community Lunch Programs.
Although schools and many education programs were closed, CI switched to virtual programs and served nearly 600 children. With school re-opening and student volunteers back on campus, we will serve even more youth in the upcoming year.