Project Impact History

More than 800 students and employees at Union College volunteer at the start of each school year and serve at more than 70 organizations to help them prepare for another year of service in Lincoln. Project Impact's mission is to create opportunities for Union students to connect with Lincoln service agencies, leading to long-term volunteer experiences.


The annual volunteer day began in 1981 as an initiative to paint the homes of elderly and disabled residents of the Lincoln community. After completing Project BRUSH (Beautifying Residences Using Student Help) by painting over 100 homes in 10 years, Project Impact now focuses on serving community organizations.