York College of Pennsylvania has a strong tradition of promoting service and leadership, as expressed in the College motto, servire est vivere (to serve is to live). The Impact York program supports and extends the positive impact our students have on the local community and enhances their college education by offering them opportunities to learn through servant leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Part of the broader Changemakers experience, Impact York engages students in community-based and project-based learning—two marks of distinction of a York College education. Through a guided set of experiences, Impact York team members learn to address the needs of a community—including both the campus and the wider York community—by participating in leadership training, developing innovation skills, and applying knowledge from their area of study to address real-world needs. From day one, the program provides participants with the opportunity to make a significant impact on the community in which they live—not only as students but also as citizens.