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Capstone Scholars

Community Service

Capstone Scholars are provided with unique opportunities to enrich their passion for helping others and deepen their understanding of their impact on the world. With service-learning events taking place on campus, in the Columbia community, and beyond, the possibilities for giving back are endless!

Ashley Thomas, Class of 2020

Traditional Service Events

Typically consisting of medium-sized groups of 15-25 volunteers, our Traditional Service Events give Capstone Scholars the chance to volunteer in the Columbia community. These events are offered every other week throughout the semester. 

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    River Clean-Up


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    Veteran’s Day Celebration at C.M. Tucker Nursing Center


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    Halloween at The Arc


Impact Carolina

With Impact Carolina, we strive to teach students that service can take place just a few steps outside your residence hall. These events on campus consist of small volunteer groups and occur every other week while school is in session. 

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    Gamecock Pantry


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    Green Quad Gardens


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    Getting ready to serve with Cocky!


Day of Service

Each semester, Capstone Scholars have the incredible opportunity to stretch their boundaries beyond Columbia and take part in a service trip to another city. Students volunteer for a few hours in the morning and then have the rest of the afternoon to explore a new place! Past Day of Service trips have included Charleston, Savannah, and Greenville.

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    Beach Clean-up in Charleston, SC


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    Sustaining Way in Greenville, SC


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    America's Second Harvest in Savannah, GA



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