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 open for Alternative Spring Break. Consider spending your spring break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 6.
- 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.
- View the 2018 spring semester course listing.
Each year APPLES recognizes outstanding achievements in the service-learning community at the APPLES Awards ceremony with the presentation of five awards: Service-Learning Award in Honor of Ned Brooks, APPLES Community Partner Excellence Award, APPLES Teaching Excellence Award, APPLES Undergraduate Excellence Award and APPLES Outstanding Alumni Award. Learn more about each award at APPLES Service-Learning Awards.
All members of the community connected in any way to APPLES programs are invited to submit award nominations through the APPLES Awards nomination form. Nominations are accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.
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