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Preston Residential College

Y-IMPACT (Community Service)

Y-IMPACT collaborates with partner organizations to make a positive impact on the University of South Carolina campus community and beyond.

Youth Impacting Minds, People and Communities Together (Y-IMPACT) is a service organization within Preston that focuses on areas such as education, community engagement, and health and wellness. The group, which is involved in several service projects plus local and international philanthropy, is guided by the Y-IMPACT Constitution [pdf].

Community Partners

  • St. Jude Up 'til Dawn 
  • Dance Marathon
  • Families Helping Families
  • The Starfish Foundation
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank


Meet Our Student Leaders

Luke Walkaraj

Luke Walkaraj (he/him), President

Luke Walkaraj is a sophomore from Goose Creek, SC, majoring in pharmaceutical sciences. He is a Capstone Scholar. He enjoys reading, watching movies, and being a social butterfly in his free time. He loves the Preston community and hopes to bring it together and improve everyone's experience.


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