APPLES Service-Learning is a student-led program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that transforms educational experiences by connecting academic learning and public service. Since 1990, APPLES has strengthened civic engagement by bringing together students, faculty and communities in sustained and mutually beneficial partnerships.
APPLES offers a variety of programs, including alternative breaks, service-learning initiative, internships, courses and fellowships.
Announcements and deadlines
- Applications are now open for First-Year Service Corps (FYSC). Through a variety of activities, participants learn about existing and emerging opportunities for public service and engagement on and off campus. Getting an early start in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) puts them on a path to leadership within the program as well as on campus more generally. Apply on the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Sept. 1.
- APPLES is currently accepting applications for community partners to host spring semester interns. Visit the APPLES Partner Portal to apply by Sept. 8.
- Applications are now open for Alternative Fall Break. Consider spending your fall break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply on the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Sept. 18.
- Celebrate APPLES Day, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Polk Place. Snacks will be provided. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the APPLES Day Snapchat filter!
- Each semester, students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
- APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. Rolling applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
- Students enrolled in APPLES classes should complete the online module.
- View the 2017 fall semester course listing.
APPLES General Body
The APPLES general body (AGB) provides UNC students an opportunity to participate in service-learning without applying for a formal APPLES program. The general body meets throughout the semester to host programs and events for students to network, increase the conversation of service-learning on UNC’s campus, and to provide leadership opportunities to undergraduates. Any student, regardless of their experience with APPLES, is encouraged to join the general body. Information about upcoming events can be found on the APPLES Service-Learning Facebook page.
Examples of events include:
- A habitat build
- Former APPLES alumni speakers about service about college
- Service days at local community gardens
- Documentary screening
Service-Learning Summer Internships 2017
Rising senior Jennifer Barber of Waxhaw, North Carolina, a public relations major, spent her summer as a paid intern at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, working with children of all abilities during summer camp sessions. Read more
Zareen Farooqui is a junior studying business administration and computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill. This summer, she’s using the knowledge she gained in her classes to revamp United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology Program. Read more
Griffin Smith is a rising senior majoring in mathematics and history and is considering a career in education. This summer, he has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College. Read more