At a City Year Opening Day ceremony, young leaders across the country pledge to serve, dedicating a year of their lives to making an impact in the lives of the students and communities.  Opening Day ceremonies are the literal and symbolic beginning to a new year of helping students to change their educational outcomes and their futures as a whole.


In Columbia, the City Year Corps celebrated Opening Day on September 12th in the Capitol Center Lobby located at 1201 Main St. Columbia, SC 29201! The ceremony began promptly at 11:30 AM. We were so happy to see you all there as our 24 AmeriCorps members kicked off another year of service in the Midlands!


City Year Columbia is also pleased to announce that the local sponsor of Opening Day is longtime champion, Bank of America!