Public Service News 2/13/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Carolina Global Food Program scholarship
3/31 – Prevention Partners offers summer internships
Apply to be an SAGA Fellow
Social Justice Service-year Fellowship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/15 – Edible campus volunteer interest meeting
Herban SOAPbox lecture series

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
Challah for Hunger volunteers needed
Water collection for donation
Science Olympiad coaches needed
Prep students for SAT with Blue Ribbon
Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed
Tar Heel Outreach seeks volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22. Apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit funding opportunities. Apply by Feb. 24 at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage

APPLES Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) was created to introduce new Carolina students to service opportunities in the local community. SLI is expanding to include all students in a new program, SLI Engage, a weekend program the will include service in the community, conversations and activities around the topic of sustainability, and discussions on how to continue being engaged as a public servant not just in college, but during summer vacations or after graduation. SLI Engage is March 31 – April 2. All students are welcome to apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Application deadline is March 3. For questions, contact Nicole Cervi.

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Kinston, North Carolina, April 21 to Tarboro/Princeville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty every semester. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES Partnership Grants

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholarship

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative of the Global Research Institute, seeks applications for its second annual competitive scholarship program for this summer. Summer scholars will be awarded up to $5,000. Preference will be given to projects that support the pan-university theme, Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives. Rising juniors and seniors should apply by March 5. For more information, visit Carolina Global Food Program.

3/31 – prevention partners offers summer internships

Prevention Partners offers full-time volunteer internships this summer for undergraduates and graduates. The organization seeks motivated students who are passionate about prevention. The internship is from Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, Aug. 11. and the application deadline is March 31. Apply at Prevention Partners.

APPLY TO BE AN SAGA FELLOW

Do you want to transform American public education and eliminate the achievement gap? The SAGA Fellowship is a 10-month, full-time, post-grad service opportunity in an underserved Chicago or New York City public school. SAGA Fellows serve as a tutor and mentor up to 14 students every day on a one-on-two ratio. For questions, contact Ashlie Tyler.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

Quaker Voluntary Service (QSV) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 fellowship. QVS is a year-long fellowship where young adults live together with local Quakers, work full-time at social service and social change agencies, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth. For more information, email Claire Hannapel.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/15- EDIBLE CAMPUS VOLUNTEER INTEREST MEETING

Edible Campus Initiative will have its first interest meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Bingham Hall, room 103. At this one-time meeting, tasks will be divided and a workday schedule will be set for this semester. For more information, contact Laura Mindlin.

HERBAN SOAPBOX LECTURE SERIES

Herban SOAPbox is a lecture series that creates a platform for people of color to reflect on food cultivation. The series features farmers, local musicians and gardening organizations who share their passion for art, food and organizing. All events take place during the last three Fridays in February from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. For more information, email Giszell Weather.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – VOLUNTEER WITH TRANSPLANTING TRADITIONS COMMUNITY FARM

Transplanting Traditions is a community farm in Chapel Hill that serves refugees from Burma. Help CSA farmers with tasks like planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing vegetables through the spring farmer apprentice volunteer program. Volunteer training is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17. Only one training is required. If interested, contact Nicole Accordino.

Challah for Hunger volunteers needed

Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes and sells challah, then donates the profits to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell on the GoogleDoc.

Water collection for donation

Campus Recreation is collecting unopened water (cases, bottles, plastic jugs, etc.) as well as individual water filtration systems to deliver to communities still suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Water collection stations are located at the front lobbies of the Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center.

Science Olympiad coaches needed

Githens Middle School needs volunteers to coach the Science Olympiad team. Students attend after-school practices and prepare weekly until the March 18 regional tournament at Riverside High School. Coaches can be flexible to arrange meetings at their own convenience. Interested volunteers should contact Faustina Baxter-Meheux.

PREP STUDENTS FOR THE SAT WITH BLUE RIBBON MENTOR-ADVOCATE

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate seeks volunteers to help high school students prepare for the SAT. The prep sessions will be held once a week from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence. Working with the students will involve providing feedback and guiding students through SAT practice in an interactive, multimedia format. If interested, contact Michelle Kim.

Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the fifth annual Carrboro Open Streets, Sunday, April 9 on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro. Streets will be closed to vehicles and open to walking, yoga, cycling, dancing, art and much more. For more information, contact Galen Poythress.

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks need coaches that can organize practices and communicate effectively with players aged 10-13 years old, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Tar Heel Outreach seeks volunteers

Tar Heel Outreach (TOP) needs volunteers to host underprivileged North Carolina students in grades 5 – 9 on UNC’s campus. TOP encourages students to aim high academically and pursue a college degree after high school. TOP will host student Feb. 23, March 2, March 23 and April 6. Sign up on the GoogleDoc to volunteer. For more information, contact Julia Whitten.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 2/6/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award nomination deadline
2/6 – Deadline for Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award
2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship application deadline
2/8 – Deadline for Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship deadline
2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program
2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest
4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize
Apply to be an SAGA Fellow
Social Justice Service-year Fellowship
Red Cross internship
Embark funding for global opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Herban SOAPbox lecture series
One Act Bystander Intervention training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/6 – Tutor with Habitat for Humanity
3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
Prep students for SAT with Blue Ribbon
Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed
Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers
Youth baseball head coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award nomination deadline

The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should serve as an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nominations are due Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/6 – Deadline for Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award

The Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award honors the memory and accomplishments of alumnus Robert E. Bryan ’26 of Newton Grove, North Carolina, who worked his way through the University to become a successful businessman, entrepreneur and public servant. Five Bryan Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nominations are due Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship application deadline

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

2/8 – Deadline for Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

The Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Apply by Feb. 8 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship deadline

The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies in the semester following their fellowship. Apply by Feb. 8 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22. Apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit funding opportunities. Applications are open through Feb. 24 and are available at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – NORTH CAROLINA FELLOWS PROGRAM

The North Carolina Fellows Program is a three-year, cohort-based program based in the social change model of leadership development and emotionally intelligent leadership. This program is designed to foster community, self-awareness and leadership skills. Program highlights include a program retreat, three-credit sophomore seminar, monthly meetings facilitated by campus and community leaders, and a senior capstone. Apply online by Wednesday, Feb. 8. For questions contact Laura Ketola.

2/17 – INTERN WITH BOOK HARVEST

Book Harvest provides new and gently used children’s books to children from low-income families in the Triangle. In the six years since its founding, children have harvested more than 530,000 books from Book Harvest programs. An operations intern is needed for the summer of 2017. Priority deadline is Feb. 17.

4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize

The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting submissions for the 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize. Up to 10 prizes will be awarded to support early-stage ideas addressing environment, heritage conservation and social justice issues. Prize recipients will receive up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as $25,000 for technical assistance or targeted project expenses. Application deadline is April 28. For more information, email jmkinnovationprize@jmkfund.org.

Apply to be an SAGA Fellow

Do you want to transform American public education and eliminate the achievement gap? The SAGA Fellowship is a 10-month, full-time, post-grad service opportunity in an underserved Chicago or New York City public school. SAGA Fellows serve as a tutor and mentor up to 14 students every day on a one-on-two ratio. For questions, contact Ashlie Tyler.

Social Justice Service-year Fellowship

Quaker Voluntary Service (QSV) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 fellowship. QVS is a year-long fellowship where young adults live together with local Quakers, work full-time at social service and social change agencies, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth. For more information, email Claire Hannapel.

RED CROSS INTERNSHIP

The American Red Cross has an immediate need for individuals to assist with its medical transportation program, driving passengers to medical appointments using Red Cross vehicles. Volunteers can work as a driver or office support. This can also be an internship opportunity with a minimum of four hours per week during business hours. For more information, contact Jeffrey Isaacson.

EMBARK FUNDING FOR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Are you looking for money to go abroad? Visit Embark Funding Finder for funding and other global resources. Awards included are targeted to undergraduates and recent graduates, and include internal UNC awards and external awards. Embark Carolina Global Guide is a how-to manual to identify a global opportunity that fits your needs and addresses your concerns. This guide is for any Carolina student who is interested in pursuing a global experience, but who may not be sure about where to start or what to consider.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

Herban SOAPbox lecture series

Herban SOAPbox is a lecture series that creates a platform for people of color to reflect on food cultivation. The series features farmers, local musicians and gardening organizations who share their passion for art, food and organizing. All events take place during the last three Fridays in February from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. For more information, email Giszell Weather.

One Act Bystander Intervention training

One Act is a skills training led by peer educators and a Student Wellness staff member for students interested in preventing violence. The training provides knowledge, skills and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and take preventive action. Visit Student Wellness for training dates, sign up and more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/6 -Tutor with Habitat for Humanity

UNC’s Habitat for Humanity tutoring committee travels to Hillsborough every week to tutor elementary through high school students from low-income families. The committee seeks tutors who love working with children and are available Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Transportation is usually provided, but having your own car is a plus. If interested, contact Meghan Malone.

3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Transplanting Traditions is a community farm in Chapel Hill that serves refugees from Burma. Help CSA farmers with tasks like planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing vegetables through the spring farmer apprentice volunteer program. Volunteer training is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17. Only one training is required. If interested, contact Nicole Accordino.

Prep students for the SAT with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate seeks volunteers to help high school students prepare for the SAT. The prep sessions will be held once a week from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence. Working with the students will involve providing feedback and guiding students through SAT practice in an interactive, multimedia format. If interested, contact Michelle Kim.

Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the fifth annual Carrboro Open Streets, Sunday, April 9 on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro. Streets will be closed to vehicles and open to walking, yoga, cycling, dancing, art and much more. For more information, contact Galen Poythress.

CAROLINA CUPBOARD ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS

Carolina Cupboard is accepting volunteer applications for the spring semester. Volunteers work one to two hours per week in the pantry and assist Cupboard members with day-to-day operations. To apply, visit Carolina Cupboard.

Youth girls’ volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks need coaches that can organize practices and communicate effectively with players aged 10-13 years old, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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UNC students and staff partner with communities for hurricane relief

By Becca Bender

Lumberton disaster relief trip - groupOn Friday, Jan. 27, I had the opportunity to travel to Lumberton, North Carolina with 11 members of the UNC community (four staff members, including me, and eight undergraduate students) to provide continued assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. As a native of eastern North Carolina, I am happy that UNC and the Carolina Center for Public Service made it a priority to work in partnership with the affected communities to offer relief.

We had a full day on Friday, leaving campus at 7:30 a.m. for the two-hour drive to Lumberton and returning back to campus at 7 p.m. Squeezing 12, mostly-strangers, into a van makes for a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other. We arrived in Lumberton and received a brief overview of the work that the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has done after the storm and then drove to our first work site. Driving through parts of town, it is hard to believe it was underwater just a few short months ago. We were told as the water made its way through the town from the Lumber River, it traveled down the railroad tracks like a fire hose and quickly flooded surrounding areas.

We spent the day serving alongside volunteers from Morehead City, North Carolina who have been assisting with relief efforts through the United Methodist Church. Our group worked on two homes where we removed floorboards so the homes could be sprayed for mold. A crew will then decide if the home can be rebuilt or not. One of the lead volunteers mentioned that it is not Lumberton disaster relief tripuncommon to come back to Lumberton a few weeks after you complete a project and see that the house you worked on was torn down, but that is the nature of disaster relief and the slow rebuilding process.

At the end of the day, Mac Legerton, executive director of the Center for Community Action in Robeson County, shared some of his reflections on the storm and the recovery process. The Center for Community Action is a longtime partner of APPLES Service-Learning alternative break trips. Legerton shared some of the current work he is doing post-Hurricane Matthew to promote healthy energy, economic and environmental practices in a rural community like Robeson County.

As our group left Lumberton to return to campus, I felt incredibly humbled by the experience of offering assistance after such a huge disaster and seeing numerous homes and businesses now gutted, with their futures unknown. It was eye-opening to see the storm’s physical and emotional effects on community structures and residents. I am also grateful that our staff and student participants took time out of their schedules to commit to this experience and spend the day serving others.

Additional UNC disaster relief trips will continue to be offered. For details and to register, visit UNC disaster relief trips. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts.

Public Service News 1/30/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment
2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award
2/6 – Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award
2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship deadline
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program
2/15 – Apply for Global Engagement Fellowship
2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest
4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize
Red Cross internship
Embark funding for global opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 – Apply for Deloitte undergraduate case competition
2/1 – Profiting Off of the Poor? Balancing Sustainable Solutions to Poverty
2/10 – Engagement Units Summit
2/24 – UNC Minority Health Conference
One Act Bystander Intervention training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Tutor UNC employees with Carolina Language Partnership
2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center
2/11 – Freedom House Recovery Center volunteer training
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers
Help children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment

Spring enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program closes Jan. 31. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll through the Buckley Portfolio. For questions, contact BPSS.

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should serve as an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nominations are due Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/6 – Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award

The Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award honors the memory and accomplishments of alumnus Robert E. Bryan ’26 of Newton Grove, North Carolina, who worked his way through the University to become a successful businessman, entrepreneur and public servant. Five Bryan Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nominations are due Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship deadline

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

2/8 – 2017 RONALD W. HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Apply by Feb. 8 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies in the semester following their fellowship. Apply by Feb. 8 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22. Apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit funding opportunities. Applications are open through Feb. 24 and are available at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program

The North Carolina Fellows Program is a three-year, cohort-based program based in the social change model of leadership development and emotionally intelligent leadership. This program is designed to foster community, self-awareness and leadership skills. Program highlights include a program retreat, three-credit sophomore seminar, monthly meetings facilitated by campus and community leaders, and a senior capstone. Apply online by Wednesday, Feb. 8. For questions contact Laura Ketola.

2/15 – APPLY FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

The Campus Y is accepting applications for its Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) to support international summer experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The fellowship offers up to $2,500 to conduct a social justice project abroad during the summer. GEF recipients’ projects range from community health initiatives to women’s empowerment jewelry co-ops. Application deadline is Feb. 15.

2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest

Book Harvest provides new and gently used children’s books to children from low-income families in the Triangle. In the six years since its founding, children have harvested more than 530,000 books from Book Harvest programs. An operations intern is needed for the summer of 2017. Priority deadline is Feb. 17.

4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize

The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting submissions for the 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize. Up to 10 prizes will be awarded to support early-stage ideas addressing environment, heritage conservation and social justice issues. Prize recipients will receive up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as $25,000 for technical assistance or targeted project expenses. Application deadline is April 28. For more information, email jmkinnovationprize@jmkfund.org.

Red Cross internship

The American Red Cross has an immediate need for individuals to assist with its medical transportation program, driving passengers to medical appointments using Red Cross vehicles. Volunteers can work as a driver or office support. This can also be an internship opportunity with a minimum of four hours per week during business hours. For more information, contact Jeffrey Isaacson.

Embark funding for global opportunities

Are you looking for money to go abroad? Visit Embark Funding Finder for funding and other global resources. Awards included are targeted to undergraduates and recent graduates, and include internal UNC awards and external awards. Embark Carolina Global Guide is a how-to manual to identify a global opportunity that fits your needs and addresses your concerns. This guide is for any Carolina student who is interested in pursuing a global experience, but who may not be sure about where to start or what to consider.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 -Apply for Deloitte undergraduate case competition

If you are interested in learning about strategy and operation, human capital or technology consulting, apply for the Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Competition. The event, Wednesday, Feb. 8 to Friday, Feb 10, offers real-world, hands-on experience; an opportunity to meet Deloitte consulting leaders and potentially compete in the national competition Register by Feb. 1 at Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Study Competition and send resumes to both Austin Jackson and Patrick Lowery by Feb. 1.

2/1 – Profiting Off of the Poor? Balancing Sustainable Solutions to Poverty

Honors Carolina will present Frank Porter Graham Lecture: Profiting Off of the Poor? Balancing Sustainable Solutions to Poverty 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Fedex Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium (1015). Alumnus Christopher Laurent, chief financial officer of VisionFund International, a London-based global humanitarian aid organization, will present the lecture. Laurent is responsible for a 32-country micro finance network that reaches 1.5 million clients – three-quarters of whom are women – and impacts the lives of 4.4 million children.

2/10 – ENGAGEMENT UNITS SUMMIT

The Carolina Engagement Council will host the annual Engagement Units Summit 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The summit will focus on engaged experiential education to enhance student learning and support communities. The program will include a keynote address by Dr. Tania Mitchell, nationally recognized expert in experiential education from the University of Minnesota; presentations on successful models for undergraduate, graduate and professional student experiential education; and round-table discussions on experiential education. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Register at UNC Event Registration by Friday, Feb. 3. For questions, contact the Carolina Center for Public Service or call 919- 843-7568.

2/24 – UNC MINORITY HEALTH CONFERENCE

This year’s Minority Health Conference, Systems of Power: Recalling Our Past, Restructuring our Future, will explore the historic and systematic sources of power within society. The conference is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Friday Center. Registration is $35 for students and closes on Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

One Act Bystander Intervention training

One Act is a skills training led by peer educators and a Student Wellness staff member for students interested in preventing violence. The training provides knowledge, skills and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and take preventive action. Visit Student Wellness for training dates, sign up and more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Tutor UNC employees with Carolina Language Partnership

Carolina Language Partnership (CLaP) offers ESL tutoring for immigrant and refugee housekeepers and dining halls employees on campus. Participants select a time and location that works best their schedule. Come to an interest meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. For details, visit CLaP Interest Meeting on Facebook. If unable to attend, contact CLaP Carolina for more information.

2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center

Compass Center will host its spring volunteer training Feb. 7. Positions include domestic violence advocates (in-office, overnight, and at court), interpreters, and information and referral volunteers. For a list of all volunteer opportunities, visit Compass Center. Contact Bridget McEnaney for more information.

2/11 – FREEDOM HOUSE RECOVERY CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteers for Compeer: Companionship for People with Severe Mental Illness to decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem by engaging program participant in activities in the community. Volunteers must commit to a one-year minimum, one hour a week or four hours a month. Volunteer training is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, contact Shelley Danser.

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Join Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s community service team. Volunteers work a four-hour shift once each week at ReStore’s customer service desk. The position requires great customer service and attention to detail. If interested, contact Amanda Casella.

Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers

Carolina Cupboard is accepting volunteer applications for the spring semester. Volunteers work one to two hours per week in the pantry and assist Cupboard members with day-to-day operations. To apply, visit Carolina Cupboard.

HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES LEARN TO SWIM

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation needs volunteers to work one-on-one with a child or teen with disabilities (mostly Autism and Asperger’s). Volunteers assist swimmers in the pool practicing what the instructor teaches. Swim experience is not necessary. Classes are 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Feb. 1 – 22 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 1/23/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/25 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip
1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment
2/6 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2017 Public Service Awards
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
Service-Learning spring break trip/Hurricane Matthew outreach

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/27 – CHEOP spring PR intern
2/15 – Apply for Global Engagement Fellowship
2/24 – McNair Scholars Program application
2/28 – Food for All micro grant proposals

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/2 – How to launch a social venture
2/10 – Engagement Units Summit
2/24 – UNC Minority Health Conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/24 – Tutor with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
1/30 – Refugee Health Initiative accepting applications
2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center
2/11 – Freedom House Recovery Center volunteer training
Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteer
Volunteer with Carolina Cupboard
Help children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim
Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Tutor with Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE)

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/25 – HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIP

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is Jan. 27 to Lumberton, North Carolina, in partnership with the Center for Community Action. For details on what to expect and to complete required forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips. Registration deadline is Jan. 25.

1/25 – APPLES SUMMER INTERNSHIPS APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning offers summer internships where students work 320 hours (40 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn $2,500 for their work and participate in a one-credit hour course offered through the School of Social Work. Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions including public relations, outreach, development, event coordination, administration, project development, education and public policy. For details on internship positions, see the 2017 APPLES Summer Internships. Apply online at APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal by Jan 25. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

1/31 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

Enrollment is open for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll through the Buckley Portfolio. Enrollment for the 2017 spring semester will close Jan. 31. For questions, contact BPSS.

2/6 – APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

2/8 – 2017 RONALD W. HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. The Hyatt Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship, named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies in the semester following their fellowship. Applications will be accepted at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

The Carolina Center for Public.The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the annual selection of three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6. The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should be an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6. The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22. All applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit funding opportunities. Applications are open through Feb. 24 and are available at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

SERVICE-LEARNING SPRING BREAK TRIP/HURRICANE MATTHEW OUTREACH

UNC students interested in an inter-professional community health project can volunteer alongside those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nursing 609.001 is a one-credit hour elective course through the APPLES Service-Learning program. Students will spend spring break, March 13-17, at a Hurricane Matthew health outreach post and will work with the community by connecting vulnerable populations to community health centers and social services. For details and to apply, contact Jean Davison.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/27 – CHEOP SPRING PR INTERN

CHEOP seeks a student with videography experience (recording, editing, uploading content on website). The selected candidate will support recruitment efforts via the interviewing/recording current students, events, editing footage and uploading final content on the website. The intern will also assist with social media efforts. Resumes for this unpaid position are due Jan. 27. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.

2/15 – Apply for Global Engagement Fellowship

The Campus Y is accepting applications for its Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) to support international summer experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The fellowship offers up to $2,500 to conduct a social justice project abroad during the summer. GEF recipients’ projects range from community health initiatives to women’s empowerment jewelry co-ops. Application deadline is Feb. 15.

2/24 – MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM APPLICATION

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program provides eligible students at Carolina with the necessary programming and mentorship to be successful in pursuing a Ph.D. program. Scholars receive a variety of benefits and services to help them in their applications to graduate programs. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program or email mcnairprogram@unc.edu.

2/28 – FOOD FOR ALL MICRO GRANT PROPOSALS

Are you engaged in exciting food-related research, teaching and publication at UNC or have an idea for an outstanding food-related lecturer? UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All (FFA) pan-university academic theme is sponsoring a multi-disciplinary food studies lecture series and is seeking proposals from the university community. Micro grants are available for speaker events with an expectation of cost-sharing between FFA and the co-sponsoring department, institute or organization. Preference is given to events that address one or more Food for All themes. To apply, complete the micro grant application and specify the FFA Lecture Series, spring 2017, in the title. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. For questions, email foodforall@unc.edu.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/2 – HOW TO LAUNCH A SOCIAL VENTURE

1789 Venture Lab and Carolina THINK will host a panel discussion, How to Launch a Social Venture, 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at 1789 Venture Lab. Participants will learn what a social venture is and how to start a social venture. The panel will have three social ventures founders: Anne Steptoe of MedServe, Camille McGirt of Healthy Girls Save the World and Natasha Goldstein, founder of LIFT Investments and now chief financial officer of MCE Social Capital. Register at How to Launch a Social Venture.

2/10 – Engagement Units Summit

The Carolina Engagement Council will host the annual Engagement Units Summit 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The summit will focus on engaged experiential education to enhance student learning and support communities. The program will include a keynote address by Dr. Tania Mitchell, nationally recognized expert in experiential education from the University of Minnesota; presentations on successful models for undergraduate, graduate and professional student experiential education; and roundtable discussions on experiential education. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Register at UNC Event Registration by Friday, Feb. 3. For questions, contact the Carolina Center for Public Service or call 919- 843-7568.

2/24 – UNC Minority Health Conference

This year’s Minority Health Conference, Systems of Power: Recalling Our Past, Restructuring our Future, will explore the historic and systematic sources of power within society. The conference is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Friday Center. Registration is $35 for students and closes on Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/24 – Tutor with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate, a support program with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, seeks tutors to work with local middle school or high school students. For details, attend a volunteer training 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Student Union, room 2423.

1/30 – Refugee Health Initiative accepting applications

The Refugee Health Initiative is a professional, student-led program under the Student Health Action Coalition. Student volunteers from undergraduate health-related majors and graduate schools are matched with resettled refugees to assist with navigating the healthcare system and provide basic health information. Application deadline is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30.

2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center

Compass Center will host its spring volunteer training Feb. 7. Positions include domestic violence advocates (in-office, overnight, and at court), interpreters, and information and referral volunteers. For a list of all volunteer opportunities, visit Compass Center. Contact Bridget McEnaney for more information.

2/11 – Freedom House Recovery Center volunteer training

Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteers for Compeer: Companionship for People with Severe Mental Illness to decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem by engaging program participant in activities in the community. Volunteers must commit to a one-year minimum, one hour a week or four hours a month. Volunteer training is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, contact Shelley Danser.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteers

Help Habitat for Humanity raise money to build more homes by volunteering with ReStore. Volunteers accept and process donations, organize the sales floor and assist customers. Join the fun at ReStore, make new friends and enhance your customer service skills. For details to volunteer, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For questions, contact Amanda Casella.

Volunteer with Carolina Cupboard

Carolina Cupboard is accepting volunteer applications for the spring semester. Volunteers work one to two hours per week in the pantry and assist Cupboard members with day-to-day operations. To apply, visit Carolina Cupboard.

Help children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation needs volunteers to work one-on-one with a child or teen with disabilities (mostly Autism and Asperger’s). Volunteers assist swimmers in the pool practicing what the instructor teaches. Swim experience is not necessary. Classes are 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Feb. 1 – 22 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity

UNC’s Habitat for Humanity Tutoring Committee travels to Hillsborough weekly to tutor elementary through high school students from low-income families. The committee seeks tutors who love working with children and are available Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Transportation is usually provided, but having your own car is a plus. If interested, contact Meghan Malone.

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Challah for Hunger bakes challah bread and then sells in the Pit, with all proceeds going to a hunger relief organization. The challah bread is baked at Hillel and all are welcome. No previous baking experience is necessary. To volunteer, complete the sign-up sheet.

TUTOR WITH HELPING YOUTH BY PROVIDING ENRICHMENT (HYPE)

Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE), a Campus Y committee, is a tutoring organization for marginalized elementary students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Volunteers tutor any day, Monday-Friday, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and transportation is provided. To volunteer, complete the tutor application. For questions, email hype.campusy@gmail.com.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 1/17/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/18 – Graduate Student Engagement at Carolina
1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award application deadline
1/25 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip
1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment
2/6 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2017 Public Service Awards
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
Service-Learning spring break trip/Hurricane Matthew outreach

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – Non-Profit Internship Program
1/27 – CHEOP spring PR intern
2/6 – Venture For America fellowship program
2/24 – McNair Scholars Program application
2/28 – Food for All micro grant proposals
Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator
Compass Center internships

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/30 – Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models
2/2 – How to launch a social venture
3/6 – Student Success conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/19 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteer
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Youth girls’ volleyball volunteer head coaches
Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity
Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches
Special Olympics needs volunteer swim coaches
Youth baseball head coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Tutor with Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE)

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/18 – Graduate Student Engagement at Carolina

Join the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS), The Graduate School and the Certificate in Participatory Research for a workshop about various engagement and interdisciplinary sources of funding. Learn ways to gain support and deepen engagement in your studies, hear what others are doing and share your experiences to develop connections for future collaborative endeavors. Students currently connected to CCPS and The Graduate School as well as students who are interested in getting involved and learning more are welcome. Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided. Register at UNC Event Registration.

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award application deadline

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award. Applications are open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2017. For details, visit Davis Projects for Peace. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

1/25 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is Jan. 27 to Lumberton, North Carolina, in partnership with the Center for Community Action. For details on what to expect and to complete required forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips. Registration deadline is Jan. 25.

1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications

APPLES Service-Learning offers summer internships where students work 320 hours (40 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn $2,500 for their work and participate in a one-credit hour course offered through the School of Social Work. Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions including public relations, outreach, development, event coordination, administration, project development, education and public policy. For details on internship positions, see the 2017 APPLES Summer Internships. Apply online at APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal by Jan 25. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment

Enrollment is open for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll through the Buckley Portfolio. Enrollment for the 2017 spring semester will close Jan. 31. For questions, contact BPSS.

2/6 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/8 – 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. The Hyatt Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship, named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies in the semester following their fellowship. Applications will be accepted at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 Public Service Awards

The Carolina Center for Public.The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the annual selection of three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6. The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should be an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6. The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22. All applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit funding opportunities. Applications are open through Feb. 24 and are available at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

Service-Learning spring break trip/Hurricane Matthew outreach

UNC students interested in an inter-professional community health project can volunteer alongside those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nursing 609.001 is a one-credit hour elective course through the APPLES Service-Learning program. Students will spend spring break, March 13-17, at a Hurricane Matthew health outreach post and will work with the community by connecting vulnerable populations to community health centers and social services. For details and to apply, contact Jean Davison.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – NON-PROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program offers up to 36 paid internships for the summer of 2017 to Pell-grant eligible students in North Carolina. Students spend a minimum of eight weeks during the summer with host organizations. Internships offer a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities in research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media. For more information or to apply, visit Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

1/27 – CHEOP spring PR intern

CHEOP seeks a student with videography experience (recording, editing, uploading content on website). The selected candidate will support recruitment efforts via the interviewing/recording current students, events, editing footage and uploading final content on the website. The intern will also assist with social media efforts. Resumes for this unpaid position are due Jan. 27. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.

2/6 – VENTURE FOR AMERICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Venture for America (VFA) is a fellowship program empowering recent college graduates to launch careers as entrepreneurs and revitalize American cities. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years working for a startup in a U.S. city with an emerging startup ecosystem. Throughout the fellowship, fellows learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community. When Fellows and alumni are ready to build companies of their own, VFA provides the resources they need to become entrepreneurs. For more information, visit Venture for America. Application deadline is 4:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

2/24 – McNair Scholars Program application

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program provides eligible students at Carolina with the necessary programming and mentorship to be successful in pursuing a Ph.D. program. Scholars receive a variety of benefits and services to help them in their applications to graduate programs. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program or email mcnairprogram@unc.edu.

2/28 – Food for All micro grant proposals

Are you engaged in exciting food-related research, teaching and publication at UNC or have an idea for an outstanding food-related lecturer? UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All (FFA) pan-university academic theme is sponsoring a multi-disciplinary food studies lecture series and is seeking proposals from the university community. Micro grants are available for speaker events with an expectation of cost-sharing between FFA and the co-sponsoring department, institute or organization. Preference is given to events that address one or more Food for All themes. To apply, complete the micro grant application and specify the FFA Lecture Series, spring 2017, in the title. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. For questions, email foodforall@unc.edu.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer seeks a meal site coordinator to manage, direct and coordinate volunteers for multiple meal sites. Work is an average of 10 to 12 hours each week, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday with a $1,200 stipend. The position runs from June 6 through Aug. 19. If interested, send cover letter and resume to foodforthesummer@ifcmailbox.org.

Compass Center internships

Compass Center seeks a marketing and communications intern for spring 2017/fall 2017 or spring 2017/summer 2017. The intern will work closely with the development and communications coordinator to increase awareness of Compass services and events in the community by creating marketing materials, promoting events and designing website graphics. A court advocacy and community response intern is also needed. This role requires a 42-hour training. Responsibilities include assisting domestic violence victims with protective orders in criminal and civil court, crisis intervention, domestic violence task force attendance, and more. The intern must be available Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or potentially later, and have transportation to Hillsborough. Contact Bridget for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/30 – LOCAL FOOD SUPPORTING LOCAL HEALTH CARE: INNOVATIVE MODELS

The N.C. Food and Health Care Intersections Group will host Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models to highlight the intersections between local food and health care. The event will create a shared vision of integrating food and health care through innovative models, such as CSAs (community supported agriculture) and food prescription programs to improve health outcomes of populations. The event is 9:30 a.m. – noon, Monday, Jan. 30 at Koury Oral Health Sciences Building and features speakers highlighting successful models from across the nation. For more information and to RSVP, visit Eventbright.

2/2 – How to launch a social venture

1789 Venture Lab and Carolina THINK will host a panel discussion, How to Launch a Social Venture, 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at 1789 Venture Lab. Participants will learn what a social venture is and how to start a social venture. The panel will have three social ventures founders: Anne Steptoe of MedServe, Camille McGirt of Healthy Girls Save the World and Natasha Goldstein, founder of LIFT Investments and now chief financial officer of MCE Social Capital. Register at How to Launch a Social Venture.

3/6 – STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE

The eighth annual Student Success conference, A Coordinated Culture of Care for Student Success, is March 6 at the William and Ida Friday Conference Center. The conference will describe an ethos of care in higher education and explore why a culture of care increases student outcomes. The conference will also explore tangible strategies for coordinating and collaborating across departments, schools and units to cultivate a culture of care. For details and to RSVP, visit UNC Event Registration. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/19 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools seeks spring school volunteers. Learn more at an information session 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Jan. 17, 18, or 19 in the Student Union, room 3102. Help pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade students two to three hours each week for 10 weeks (one semester). For details about how to volunteer, visit Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools or call 919-967-8211, extension 28281.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteers

Help Habitat for Humanity raise money to build more homes by volunteering with ReStore. Volunteers accept and process donations, organize the sales floor and assist customers. Come join the fun at ReStore, make new friends and enhance your customer service skills. For details to volunteer, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For questions, contact Amanda Casella.

CAROLINA NAVIGATORS GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduates, do you want to create a Culture Kit or help middle school students learn about the world? Do you like to develop multimedia resources for K-12 students while improving your own intercultural, technology and leadership skills? If your answer is yes, Navigators Experience is for you. Preference is given to applicants who apply by Jan. 2, but late applicants will be considered. Contact Elizabeth Bucrek with questions.

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL VOLUNTEER HEAD COACHES

Carrboro Recreation and Parks seeks youth girls’ volleyball head coaches for the spring season. Coaches must organize practices and communicate effectively with players (ages 10-13 years old), parents and recreation department staff. Volunteers must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity

UNC’s Habitat for Humanity Tutoring Committee travels to Hillsborough weekly to tutor elementary through high school students from low-income families. The committee seeks tutors who love working with children and are available Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Transportation is usually provided, but having your own car is a plus. If interested, contact Meghan Malone.

RAINBOW SOCCER SEEKS COACHES

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches for its spring 2017 season starting mid-March. Volunteer coaches work with youth between the ages of 4 and 15 years old. Time commitments range from one to three-and-a-half hours per week depending on the program selected. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus and friends can coach together. Access to a car helps but most sites are on the bus lines. Contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEEDS VOLUNTEER SWIM COACHES

Join Special Olympics competitive swim team. Athletes work on endurance and advanced skills to prepare for spring tournaments. Practices run Feb. 2 to May 28 at the Chapel Hill Community Center, Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. and 7:10 – 8:30 p.m., and Sunday beginning March 12 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Assistant coaches help in and out of the water, and can attend one or more weekly classes. To get involved, contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810.

YOUTH BASEBALL HEAD COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Park needs youth baseball head coaches for the spring season. Coaches must organize practices and communicate effectively with players (ages 6-12 years old), parents and recreation department staff. Volunteer coaches must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger bakes challah bread and then sells in the Pit, with all proceeds going to a hunger relief organization. The challah bread is baked at Hillel and all are welcome. No previous baking experience is necessary. To volunteer, complete the sign-up sheet.

Tutor with Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE)

Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE), a Campus Y committee, is a tutoring organization for marginalized elementary students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Volunteers tutor any day, Monday-Friday, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and transportation is provided. To volunteer, complete the tutor application. For questions, email hype.campusy@gmail.com.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 1/9/2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2017 Public Service Awards

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – Non-Profit Internship Program
1/30 – Student U summer opportunity
2/6 – Venture For America fellowship program
Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator
Compass Center internships
TABLE internships
A Helping Hand internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/30 – Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models
1/16 – MLK Day of Service 5K
3/6 – Student Success conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Youth girls’ volleyball volunteer head coaches
Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches
Special Olympics needs volunteer swim coaches
Youth baseball head coaches needed
Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers
Coach with Girls on the Run

 

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award until Jan. 20, 2017. Applications are open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2017. For details, visit Davis Projects for Peace. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships application

APPLES Service-Learning offers summer internships where students commit to working 320 hours (40 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn $2,500 for their work and participate in a one-credit hour course offered through the School of Social Work (which fulfills the experiential education requirement). Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions including public relations, outreach, development, event coordination, administration, project development, education and public policy. For details on internship positions, see the 2017 APPLES Summer Internships. Apply online at APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal by Jan 25. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6, 2017 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2017 RONALD W. HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award until Feb. 8, 2017. The Hyatt Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams, as well as recognized UNC-Chapel Hill student organizations. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. 2017. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship, named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications will be accepted at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8, 2017. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the annual selection of three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6, 2017. The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should serve as an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6, 2017. The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22, 2017. All applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – Non-Profit Internship Program

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program offers up to 36 paid internships for the summer of 2017 to Pell-grant eligible students in North Carolina. Students spend a minimum of eight weeks during the summer with host organizations. Internships offer a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities in research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media. For more information or to apply, visit Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

1/30 – STUDENT U SUMMER OPPORTUNITY

Student U seeks qualified applicants to teach at its Summer Academy Program. Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. Teachers work full-time in the summer, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. Apply at Student U by Jan. 30. Contact April Warren for questions.

2/6 – Venture For America fellowship program

Venture for America (VFA) is a fellowship program empowering recent college graduates to launch careers as entrepreneurs and revitalize American cities. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years working for a startup in a U.S. city with an emerging startup ecosystem. Throughout the fellowship, fellows learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community. When Fellows and alumni are ready to build companies of their own, VFA provides the resources they need to become entrepreneurs. For more information, visit Venture for America. Application deadline is 4:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer seeks a meal site coordinator to manage, direct and coordinate volunteers for multiple meal sites. Work is an average of 10 to 12 hours each week, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday with a $1,200 stipend. The position runs from June 6 through Aug. 19. If interested, send cover letter and resume to foodforthesummer@ifcmailbox.org.

Compass Center internships

Compass Center seeks a marketing and communications intern for the spring 2017/fall 2017 or spring 2017/summer 2017. The intern will work closely with the development and communications coordinator to increase awareness of Compass services and events in the community by creating marketing materials, promoting events and designing website graphics. A court advocacy and community response intern is also needed. This role requires a 42-hour training. Responsibilities include assisting domestic violence victims with protective orders in criminal and civil court, crisis intervention, domestic violence task force attendance, and more. The intern must be available Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or potentially later, and have transportation to Hillsborough. Contact Bridget for more information.

TABLE internships

TABLE seeks student interns in their junior or senior year to assist with public relations, programming and administrative support. TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy meals to hungry children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. Located 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, TABLE is just a short walk from Franklin Street and is located on the bus route. A PR intern is needed to assist with social media and events, and an administrative intern is needed to assist with program activities and projects. Strong communication and organization skills as well as attention to detail are necessary to be considered. Contact Ashton Tippins with questions and email resumes to info@tablenc.org.

A Helping Hand healthcare/social work internship

A Helping Hand is a local nonprofit that serves seniors and adults with disabilities, provides services for seniors such as transportation to medical appointments, fun outings, shopping assistance and in-home assistance. A Helping Hand hosts a service-learning internship program for college students and graduates interested in health care or social work. Interns will gain direct geriatric care experience, develop strong interpersonal and leadership skills and work with a diverse client base. For more information, visit A Helping Hand, contact Steffi Tornow or call 919-403-5555.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/30 – Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models

The N.C. Food and Health Care Intersections Group will host Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models to highlight the intersections between local food and health care. The event will create a shared vision of integrating food and health care through innovative models, such as CSAs (community supported agriculture) and food prescription programs to improve health outcomes of populations. The event is 9:30 a.m. – noon, Monday, Jan. 30 at Koury Oral Health Sciences Building and features speakers highlighting successful models from across the nation. For more information and to RSVP, visit Eventbright.

1/16/2017 – MLK DAY OF SERVICE 5K

The 2017 MLK Day of Service’s featured event is Time is Now MLK 5K: Keeping the Faith honoring the life of Tar Heel Faith Danielle Hedgepeth with all proceeds going to the Faith Danielle Hedgepeth award. Participants can sign up for the 5K (3.1 miles) or the 1 mile fun run. The race is 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16 and registration is $25, including a light breakfast, commemorative T-shirt and arm band. Register online before Dec. 9 to guarantee the T-shirt or register on-site 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. the day of the race. For more information, visit Time is Now MLK 5K or email Carolina ROCTS.

3/6 – Student Success conference

The eighth annual Student Success conference, A Coordinated Culture of Care for Student Success, is March 6 at the William and Ida Friday Conference Center. The conference will describe an ethos of care in higher education and explore why a culture of care increases student outcomes. The conference will also explore tangible strategies for coordinating and collaborating across departments, schools and units to cultivate a culture of care. For details and to RSVP, visit UNC Event Registration. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Help Habitat for Humanity raise money to build more homes by volunteering with ReStore. Volunteers accept and process donations, organize the sales floor and assist customers. All new volunteers will attend a welcome session. Come join the fun at ReStore, make new friends and enhance your customer service skills. For questions, contact Amanda Casella.

Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience

Undergraduates, do you want to create a Culture Kit or help middle school students learn about the world? Do you like to develop multimedia resources for K-12 students while improving your own intercultural, technology and leadership skills? If your answer is yes, the Navigators Experience is for you. Preference is given to applicants who apply by Jan. 2, but late applicants will be considered. Contact Elizabeth Bucrek with questions.

Youth girls’ volleyball volunteer head coaches

Carrboro Recreation and Parks seeks youth girls’ volleyball head coaches for the spring season. Coaches must organize practices and communicate effectively with players (ages 10-13 years old), parents and recreation department staff. Volunteers must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches for its spring 2017 season starting mid-March. Volunteer coaches work with youth between the ages of 4 and 15 years old. Time commitments range from one to three-and-a-half hours per week depending on the program selected. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus and friends can coach together. Access to a car helps but most sites are on the bus lines. Contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

Special Olympics needs volunteer swim coaches

Join Special Olympics competitive swim team. Athletes work on endurance and advanced skills to prepare for spring tournaments. Practices run Feb. 2 to May 28 at the Chapel Hill Community Center; Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. and 7:10 – 8:30 p.m., and Sunday beginning March 12 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Assistant coaches help in and out of the water, and can attend one or more weekly classes. To get involved, contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810.

Youth baseball head coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Park needs youth baseball head coaches for the spring season. Coaches must organize practices and communicate effectively with players (ages 6-12 years old), parents and recreation department staff. Volunteer coaches must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers

The Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA offers youth basketball for children four years old to the eighth grade during its basketball season from January to mid-March. Volunteer coaches and staff focus on teaching the value of teamwork and fair play, while also developing fundamental basketball skills. If interested in volunteering as a coach or officiating games, contact Randy Smith.

Coach with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for program participants. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are at local elementary schools twice a week for one hour and 15 minutes. The spring season is Jan. 30 – May 4. Email Hannah Robinson for details.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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UNC community visits Tarboro to offer disaster relief

Tarrboro Hurricane Matthew relief tripWhile disaster recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the UNC community also continues to provide much-needed help through hurricane disaster relief trips. Fifteen members of the UNC community (seven undergraduate students, four staff, three faculty and one graduate student) travelled to Tarboro and Princeville, North Carolina Friday, Dec. 9 to help homeowners clean out their homes.

“Carolina students, faculty and staff care about service and were grateful for the opportunity to serve in partnership with communities down East”, said Kim Allen, program officer for faculty and campus programs at the Carolina Center for Public Service, who coordinated the relief trip in partnership with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Leaving campus at 7 a.m. and returning at 7 p.m., volunteers worked alongside the homeowners and members of a work crew from Michigan.

Patricia Sullivan, associate professor in the Department of Public Safety, was one of three faculty members who volunteered. “Before this trip, I had never heard of Princeville and knew nothing about the plight of its residents,” she said. “It was sobering to see the extent of the damage caused by the flooding — almost every home uninhabitable and nearly all of each family’s belongings piled in front still waiting to be picked up and hauled away. It was good to do the little bit that we could and to learn more about the tremendous scope of the challenge facing the residents of this unique town. It was also wonderful to spend time with students, staff, and faculty in an entirely different setting. I would love to make a service trip like this a finals week ritual and I would especially welcome the opportunity to go back to work in Princeville.”

Additional UNC disaster relief trips will continue to be offered. For details and to register, visit UNC disaster relief trips. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts.

Public Service News 12/5/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/9 & 16 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
1/20/2017 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2017 Public Service Awards

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/15 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative webinar
1/3/2017 – Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship
1/30/2017 – Student U summer opportunity
Carolina College Advising Corps
Robert E. McNair Scholars program
TABLE internships
A Helping Hand internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/13 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
1/16/2017 – MLK 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/16 – UNC Public Policy Toys for Tots
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers
Coach with Girls on the Run

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/9 & 16 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the campus and community partners, is organizing campus-wide relief trips to communities across eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The first relief trip is Friday, Dec. 9 to Tarboro, North Carolina. Another trip to Garland, North Carolina is planned for Dec. 16 in partnership with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. For details and to register, visit UNC disaster relief trips. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts. To receive updates on future relief trips or to send information about additional opportunities email ccps@unc.edu.

2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award until Jan. 20, 2017. Applications are open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2017. For details, visit Davis Projects for Peace. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6, 2017 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award until Feb. 8, 2017. The Hyatt Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams, as well as recognized UNC-Chapel Hill student organizations. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. 2017. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship, named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications will be accepted at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8, 2017. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 Public Service Awards

The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the annual selection of three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6, 2017. The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should serve as an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6, 2017. The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22, 2017. All applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/15 – SOUTHERN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE WEBINAR

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) launched its 2017 Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) application and will host a webinar for interested applicants, professors and school leaders to learn more about the fellowship experience. Fellows from 2016 will discuss the work they did during their summer with SELI. A program overview, eligibility and application requirements will also be covered. The webinar will begin at noon and is expected to last one hour. Complete the application before March 1 and register for the webinar online.

1/3/2017 – Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FELLOWSHIP

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one two-year, paid fellowship (beginning July 1) to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. The fellow will gain experience with nonprofit organizations, public policy, Foundation trustees and other leaders across North Carolina. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. Apply at ZSR Fellowship Application by Jan. 3, 2017.

1/30/2017 – Student U summer opportunity

Student U seeks qualified applicants to teach at its Summer Academy Program. Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. Teachers work full-time in the summer, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. Apply at Student U by Jan. 30. Contact April Warren for questions.

CAROLINA COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS

Are you a leader? Do you love a challenge? Are you inspired to change a student’s life forever? The Carolina College Advising Corps is looking for people from diverse backgrounds who are excited to serve students and who can work effectively with many kinds of people. If you are friendly, self-motivated, creative and passionate about higher education, Carolina College Advising Corps wants you on its team. To apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps.

ROBERT E. MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Robert E. McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications. The Robert E. McNair Scholars Program provides eligible students with programming and mentorship to be successful in a doctoral program. The program offers an eight-week summer research internship (between junior and senior year), faculty mentorship, graduate school application and GRE preparation, professional training, exposure to cultural activities and up to $5,000 in stipends. For more information, visit McNair Scholars Program or email mcnairprogram@unc.edu. The application deadline is midnight on Feb. 24, 2017.

TABLE internships

TABLE seeks student interns in their junior or senior year to assist with public relations, programming and administrative support. TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy meals to hungry children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. Located 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, TABLE is just a short walk from Franklin Street and is located on the bus route. A PR intern is needed to assist with social media and events, and an administrative intern is needed to assist with program activities and projects. Strong communication and organization skills as well as attention to detail are necessary to be considered. Contact Ashton Tippins with questions and email resumes to info@tablenc.org.

A Helping Hand healthcare/social work internship

A Helping Hand is a local nonprofit that serves seniors and adults with disabilities, provides services for seniors such as transportation to medical appointments, fun outings, shopping assistance and in-home assistance. A Helping Hand hosts a service-learning internship program for college students and graduates interested in health care or social work. Interns will gain direct geriatric care experience, develop strong interpersonal and leadership skills and work with a diverse client base. For more information, visit A Helping Hand, contact Steffi Tornow or call 919-403-5555.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/13 – HOLIDAY CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE

The Employee Forum will host the 18th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

1/16/2017 – MLK Day of Service 5K

The 2017 MLK Day of Service’s featured event is Time is Now MLK 5K: Keeping the Faith honoring the life of Tar Heel Faith Danielle Hedgepeth with all proceeds going to the Faith Danielle Hedgepeth award. Participants can sign up for the 5K (3.1 miles) or the 1 mile fun run. The race is 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16 and registration is $25, including a light breakfast, commemorative T-shirt and arm band. Register online before Dec. 9 to guarantee the T-shirt or register on-site 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. the day of the race. For more information, visit Time is Now MLK 5K or email Carolina ROCTS.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/16 – UNC PUBLIC POLICY TOYS FOR TOTS

UNC Public Policy will collect toys for Toys for Tots Monday, Nov.  28 to Dec. 16. Bring an unwrapped, unopened toy to Abernethy Hall, room 115 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Toys for Tots collects toys for all children, ages 0-12 years, but does not accept any toys that look like realistic weapons or items that have food in them. For questions, contact Quatia Snipes or stop by Abernethy Hall and speak with Quatia Snipes, Mary Edwards or Megan Odom.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA offers youth basketball for children four years old to the eighth grade during its basketball season from January to mid-March. Volunteer coaches and staff focus on teaching the value of teamwork and fair play, while also developing fundamental basketball skills. If interested in volunteering as a coach or officiating games, contact Randy Smith.

Coach with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for program participants. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are at local elementary schools twice a week for one hour and 15 minutes. The spring season is Jan. 30 – May 4. Email Hannah Robinson for details.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 11/28/2016

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/9 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip
2/6/2017 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/15 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative webinar
1/3/2017 – Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship 
Carolina College Advising Corps
Robert E. McNair Scholars program

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/28 – Volunteer Income Tax Assitance interest meeting
11/29 – “Unraveling Zika” film screening and panel discussion
12/2 & 3 – RailsBridge Triangle programming workshop
12/2 – Learn how to use Twitter to promote engaged research
12/13 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/28 – 12/16 – UNC Public Policy Toys for Tots

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/9 – HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIP

As communities across eastern North Carolina deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, efforts continue at Carolina to aid in many aspects of recovery. Individuals and groups of staff, faculty and students have already made several relief trips. The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the campus and community partners, is organizing campus-wide relief trips to affected areas. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The first relief trip is Friday, Dec. 9 to Tarboro, North Carolina. For details and to register, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips. If you would like to receive updates on future relief trips, email ccps@unc.edu. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts. Please send information about additional opportunities to ccps@unc.edu.

2/6/2017 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC – Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6, 2017 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/15 – SOUTHERN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE WEBINAR

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) launched its 2017 Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) application and will host a webinar for interested applicants, professors and school leaders to learn more about the fellowship experience. Fellows from 2016 will discuss the work they did during their summer with SELI. A program overview, eligibility and application requirements will also be covered. The webinar will begin at noon and is expected to last one hour. Complete the application before March 1 and register for the webinar online.

1/3/2017 – Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FELLOWSHIP

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one two-year, paid fellowship (beginning July 1) to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. The fellow will gain experience with nonprofit organizations, public policy, Foundation trustees and other leaders across North Carolina. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. Apply at ZSR Fellowship Application by Jan. 3, 2017.

CAROLINA COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS

Are you a leader? Do you love a challenge? Are you inspired to change a student’s life forever? The Carolina College Advising Corps is looking for people from diverse backgrounds who are excited to serve students and who can work effectively with many kinds of people. If you are friendly, self-motivated, creative and passionate about higher education, Carolina College Advising Corps wants you on its team. To apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps.

Robert E. McNair Scholars Program

The Robert E. McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications. The Robert E. McNair Scholars Program provides eligible students with programming and mentorship to be successful in a doctoral program. The program offers an eight-week summer research internship (between junior and senior year), faculty mentorship, graduate school application and GRE preparation, professional training, exposure to cultural activities and up to $5,000 in stipends. For more information, visit McNair Scholars Program or email mcnairprogram@unc.edu. The application deadline is midnight on Feb. 24, 2017.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/28 – VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE INTEREST MEETING

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the UNC – Chapel Hill School of Law will host an interest meeting for students to learn more about volunteering with VITA. Attendance is not mandatory to become a volunteer but students are encouraged to attend to ask questions and learn more about the organization. The meeting is 5 p.m. in the School of Law’s Kenan-Flagler room 3050. For more information, visit the Facebook event or contact Elizabeth Fleischer.

11/29 – “Unraveling Zika” film screening and panel discussion

The UNC School of Medicine will host a film screening of “Unraveling Zika” followed by a panel discussion featuring medical professionals who will answer questions and discuss the public’s concern surrounding the Zika virus infection. The event is 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, UNC FedEx Global Center. For more information or to submit a panel discussion question, contact Caroline Curran.

12/2 – LEARN HOW TO USE TWITTER TO PROMOTE ENGAGED RESEARCH

The next Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship focuses on using Twitter to promote engaged research, Friday, Dec. 2 in Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Twitter can be an effective tool to widen research audiences and to engage with community partners, policymakers and other key audiences impacted by research. This seminar will explain how to use Twitter effectively, including best practices and experiences from other researchers at UNC. Participants will learn how to use Twitter in their research and how to utilize social media in engaged research. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. with the presentation and discussion from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Register online.

12/2 & 3 – RAILSBRIDGE TRIANGLE PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP

The Department of Computer Science will co-sponsor a free RailsBridge Triangle programming workshop 6 – 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 in the Sitterson Hall lobby. By the end of the workshop, students will have built their own basic web app. Populations that are underrepresented in the tech field are encouraged to attend, but the event is open to everyone. Participants should bring their personal laptop; meals will be provided. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Email railsbridgetriangle@gmail.com to register. For more information, contact Gina Rozier.

12/13 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 18th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/28 – 12/16 – UNC Public Policy Toys for Tots

UNC Public Policy will collect toys for Toys for Tots Monday, Nov.  28 to Dec. 16. Bring an unwrapped, unopened toy to Abernethy Hall, room 115 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Toys for Tots collects toys for all children, ages 0-12 years, but does not accept any toys that look like realistic weapons or items that have food in them. For questions, contact Quatia Snipes or stop by Abernethy Hall and speak with Quatia Snipes, Mary Edwards or Megan Odom.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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