Public Service News 4/25/2016

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

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow
Intern with Compass Center this summer
North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks summer intern
Summer internship with A Helping Hand

EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/11 – Courageous Dialogue on the Narratives of the Trauma of Immigration

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed
WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 5/10 – COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ON SERVICE-LEARNING

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning will be held 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. May 10 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, space is limited. Contact Kim Allen for more information. Register online.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow


The SAGA Fellowship is a 10-month post-graduate service opportunity to serve in an underperforming Chicago or New York City public school. SAGA Fellows serve as part tutor, part mentor and part coach to the same 14 students every day in groups of one tutor to two students. For more information and to apply, visit SAGA Fellows.

Intern with Compass Center this summer


Compass Center for Women and Families, a nonprofit that helps individuals and families prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient, is recruiting a volunteer recruitment and outreach intern, an information and referral specialist, and a support group intern. If interested, contact Bridget to submit a resume and cover letter. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit Compass Center.

North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks summer intern


The North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks motivated, driven, independent students for summer 2016 to design and implement project-based programming in the areas of publicity, social media campaigns, educational programming and general administration. For details, visit North Carolina Folklife volunteer opportunities. Interested candidates should send resumes and a brief interest statement to Evan Hatch. Internships start June 6.

Summer internship with A Helping Hand


A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities who live in the Triangle. The Service-Learning Internship program offers future healthcare and social service providers an opportunity to gain direct experience working one-on-one with older adults through 90 hours of volunteerism and training on topics related to aging. For more information visit A Helping Hand.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/11 – Courageous Dialogue on the Narratives of the Trauma of Immigration

The School of Nursing will host Courageous Dialogue on the Narratives of the Trauma of Immigration, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 in Carrington Hall, room 217. Discussion will focus on two documentaries; Syrian Refugee Camps of Lesbos and Pure Lung: Life in Honduras. For details, visit the School of Nursing.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 4/25 – CAMPUS STREAM CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

UNC Stormwater Management needs volunteers for its biannual clean-ups for campus streams event 4 p.m. April 25. Student volunteers will meet in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall parking lot and walk to Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek to pick up trash. For details and to volunteer, visit Campus Stream Clean-up.

5/1 – WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome the newest Tar Heels to Carolina. Volunteers are needed for the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. Both opportunities count for service hours and can be included on a resume as leadership experience. This is also a great way to get involved with the Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs if you are interested in being a T-link mentor, orientation leader, Tar Heel Beginnings board member or project coordinator. For more information on WOW and move-in volunteers, visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs.

HERBAN GARDEN CALL FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in growing food, building community or mentoring youth? Herban Garden, a new community space that nurtures and inspires youth through food cultivation, is a community-supported partnership between Hope Gardens, Street Scene Teen Center and the Jackson Center. Volunteers who share a passion for youth, community, environmental justice, local food and/or gardening are needed to facilitate a variety of activities and events aimed at immersing underrepresented groups in sustainable agriculture. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact Herban Garden.

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 4/18/2016

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

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Summer internship with A Helping Hand

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Volunteer with Edible Campus
4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed
5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day celebration
5/7 – Help at bike clinic for children with special needs
Electronics tester needed
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/10 – COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ON SERVICE-LEARNING

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning will be held 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. May 10 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, space is limited. Contact Kim Allen for more information. Register online.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Summer internship with A Helping Hand


A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities who live in the Triangle. The Service-Learning Internship program offers future healthcare and social service providers an opportunity to gain direct experience working one-on-one with older adults through 90 hours of volunteerism and training on topics related to aging. For more information visit A Helping Hand.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Volunteer with Edible Campus

Edible Campus, a project that promotes edible landscaping at UNC-Chapel Hill, will host its final planting day of the semester 10 a.m. Friday, April 22 in the Pit. Volunteers will prepare beds for summer, plant new crops and tour the sites established on campus this year. The workday runs from 10 a.m. – noon. Come by the Pit at any point during that time to join the planting day. RSVP at Edible Campus.

4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed

UNC Stormwater Management needs volunteers for its biannual clean-ups for campus streams event 4 p.m. April 25. Student volunteers will meet in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall parking lot and walk to Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek to pick up trash. For details and to volunteer, visit Campus Stream Clean-up.

5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day celebration


Volunteers are needed Sunday, May 1 to assist with Carrboro Day Celebration. Volunteers can select their job and time, and will receive a shirt to wear at the event. Volunteer jobs include working as a parking monitor, manning the welcome booth, helping with family crafts and games, and more. Invite your friends to volunteer with you; this is a great opportunity for groups. To volunteer, apply online or contact Caitlin Knepp for more information.

5/7 – Help at bike clinic for children with special needs

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation needs volunteers to help with a bike clinic for children with special needs, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 7. Tasks include set-up/break-down, helping children learn to ride and playing games. A volunteer is also needed to wear the mascot costume, Trauma Roo-Trauma Prevention Kangaroo, and entertain children. Costume volunteer should be about six feet and two inches all to wear the costume. Also needed are unicyclists, jugglers, mimes and clowns. All volunteers must complete and pass a background check. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

ELECTRONICS TESTER NEEDED

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers to test and process electronic items donated to the ReStore. ReStore likes to let customers know that the items they are purchasing do work. May types of electronics need to be tested, such as, bread makers, speakers, stereos, lamps and much more. To volunteer, contact Amanda.

Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

Are you interested in growing food, building community or mentoring youth? Herban Garden, a new community space that nurtures and inspires youth through food cultivation, is a community-supported partnership between Hope Gardens, Street Scene Teen Center and the Jackson Center. Volunteers who share a passion for youth, community, environmental justice, local food and/or gardening are needed to facilitate a variety of activities and events aimed at immersing underrepresented groups in sustainable agriculture. To volunteer, complete the volunteer form or contact Herban Garden.

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 honors 10 individuals and organizations for public service

2016 PSA group - SpannBy Janell Smith

The projects recognized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2016 Public Service Awards are each distinct and important in their own ways, but their commitment to serving their communities unites them. This year’s award recipients have dedicated countless hours to service efforts, which range from combatting food insecurity to supporting Native American tribes in North Carolina to offering positive birth experiences through doulas. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, individuals and organizations representing students, faculty, staff and community partners, were honored March 30 for their efforts at the annual Public Service Awards celebration.

“The University’s three-part mission to research, educate and serve our local communities, state, nation and world is truly enhanced by our unwavering commitment to public service,” said Chancellor Carol Folt who presented the awards. “The recipients of this year’s Public Service Awards prove that public service and engaged scholarship enhance the research conducted, lessons taught and knowledge used to serve the public good at this University. I am incredibly proud to recognize the innovation, scholarship and dedication that each of today’s award recipients have displayed.”

Beverly Foster, clinical associate professor and director of undergraduate education in the School of Nursing, received the 2016 Ned Brooks Award for Public Service for more than 30 years of providing and supporting public service within UNC and across North Carolina. Dr. Foster remains active in many local and state agencies related to health and human services, having served for many years on the Orange County Board of Health and, as chair and member Healthy Carolinians in Orange County. At the state level she was appointed by the governor to the Healthy Carolinians Advisory Board and serves as board chair of the Foundation for Nursing Excellence. Her knowledge of public health and commitment to improving health outcomes created lasting impressions on the local and state levels.

The center also presented three Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards, which honor individuals and campus units for public service through engaged teaching, research and partnership.

Rhonda Lanning, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing, received the 2016 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged teaching for her work on the Supporting the Childbearing Family course. In this course, students are paired with professional doulas to develop their skills and provide care to women and families at North Carolina Women’s Hospital. This course collaborates with UNC Birth Partners to serve more families, expanding to vulnerable populations such as incarcerated mothers, as well as women experiencing substance-use disorders and significant perinatal mood illnesses. Students who enrolled in this course conducted research that resulted in toolkits and workbooks used in the course and in the community.

Molly De Marco, research assistant professor of nutrition and project director in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, received the 2016 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged research. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds SNAP-Ed UNC: Healthy Food for All in North Carolina project, which DeMarco directs, to provide nutrition education to people eligible for SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) in six predominately rural North Carolina counties. Intervention activities include implementing 18 community gardens, working with three farmers’ markets to remove barriers to use of SNAP benefits and increasing summer meals sites.

The American Indian Center and North Carolina Tribal Nations, received the 2016 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for partnership. This award honors their partnership on successful efforts including the Healthy Native North Carolinians Network, NC Native Asset Coalition and NC Native Leadership Institute. These initiatives support sustainable community change to address the health and wellbeing of North Carolina tribal nations and foster unity across all tribes and American Indian communities in North Carolina. The American Indian Center’s mission is to bridge the richness of American Indian cultures with the strengths of Carolina’s research, education and service.

The Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award recognizes individual students and faculty for exemplary public service efforts. This year’s Bryan awards went to four individuals and one organization:

Gayatri Rathod ’16, a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences from Charlotte received the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for work with Tar Heel TABLE, an organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid to hungry preschool, elementary and middle-school children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. In her two years as co-chair of Tar Heel TABLE, Rathod launched social media photo campaigns, food drives and news interviews to increase TABLE’s outreach and involvement. In all of her efforts, Rathod has emphasized involvement in TABLE with the hope of combatting hunger.

Catherine Schricker ’18 and Korry Tauber ‘18, both graduate students in the School of Dentistry, received the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for their work with North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) Patient Oral Health Education Program. Tauber and Schricker created and implemented an oral health educational program to supplement the North Carolina Dental Society’s portable free dental clinic. They collaborated with community partners and UNC faculty mentors to develop their oral health education program, which is now a permanent component of the NCMOM clinics. Student volunteers provide personalized dental health instruction using visual aids in combination with interactive demonstrations.

Christopher Wallace, program coordinator at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture & History, received the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for his work with the Communiversity Youth Program. Communiversity draws on existing UNC resources and coordinates them so they can serve local children more effectively. The program exposes kindergarten through fifth-grade students to a college environment and provides them with academic and cultural tools to improve their performance in the classroom, social outlook and likelihood of success in a college environment.

Josh Hinson, clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work, received the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for his work on UNC Global Transmigration – Refugee Mental Health and Wellness Initiative. This project began by training graduate students to use an evidence-based refugee mental health screening instrument and collect data on the extent of refugees’ mental health needs and the effectiveness of mental health treatment. In 2015, Refugee Wellness began contracting with the North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services’ Refugee Office to provide mental health services to refugees throughout Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) received the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for its work as a student-led organization whose mission is to provide free health services to local, underserved individuals and communities; partner with communities to develop and implement sustainable health programs; and create an interdisciplinary service-learning environment for students in the health science programs at UNC. Established in 1967, SHAC operates weekly interdisciplinary acute medical and dental clinics, as well as chronic care and referral services and home health services. SHAC serves more than 1,100 patients annually through these clinical services.

In addition to these public service awards, several other groups were recognized including six Bryan Fellowship teams involving 26 students, seven Community Engagement Fellowship projects created by eight students, the recipient of the 2016 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship, two students who received the Davis Projects for Peace Award, and 10 North Carolina Outward Bound scholarship recipients.

The Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate aspiring social change-makers who are interested in providing a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally through the creation of an entrepreneurial project that addresses a community issue or need. Fellows receive up to $1,500 to launch their project, access to professional development funds, support from APPLES students and staff, and invaluable leadership training and personal development.

The Community Engagement Fellowship awards up to $2,000 each year to selected graduate and professional students to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection.

The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. The fellowship provides $1,250 to support a student conducting field work independently or in cooperation with an organization.

The Davis Projects for Peace Award, funded by the late philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis, provides $10,000 to support a grassroots project for summer implementation.

Each year, the Carolina Center for Public Service awards North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) scholarships to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Carolina Leadership Development program and the School of Education. Recipients receive full tuition to a 28-day course at the North Carolina Outward Bound School.

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An alternative spring break

By Brandon Bieltz and video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Sally-Irene Ngeve could have spent her spring break almost anywhere.

But the Carolina senior chose not to relax on a beach all week, wander around a quieter Chapel Hill or head back home to Cameroon to visit her family.

Instead, she spent her time off providing much-needed assistance to the people of Robeson County — a rural community that has struggled with unemployment, homelessness and hunger for the past six decades.

“Helping is my passion,” Ngeve said. “I love helping. I’ll do anything to just help the next person.”

Ngeve was just one of the hundreds of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students who used their spring break to help needy communities within the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

2016 ASB Robeson County CaptureFive of those alternative spring break trips — including the one to Robeson County — came from the Critical Approaches to Service Learning course in the Carolina Center for Public Service’s APPLES Service-Learning program, which sends students out into various communities to see firsthand the wide range of issues impacting citizens.

“Students go into this initially wanting to really help the community and wanting to do good,” said Eyerusalem Tessema, a graduate instructor of Critical Approaches to Service-Learning. “Through the class and the trip, they realize that this is really a learning experience for them, and whatever they do is going to be really small. They will do service, but I think its more of engaging in the community and learning things from their perspectives and not just taking whatever you read.”

For the class, students were divided into five different trips that focused on civil rights in Birmingham; disaster relief in Georgetown, South Carolina; Latino communities throughout North Carolina; rural communities in Robeson County; and urban communities in Atlanta.

Students then visited community centers, met with local leaders and immersed themselves in the communities through service projects to better understand the economic and social factors affecting residents.

For Ngeve and her group in Robeson, that meant closely working with the Lumbee tribe and learning to navigate a rural community that is split evenly between white, black and Native American citizens.

“Robeson County is home, and it’s growing, but some of the issues are still the same as they were when this center started in 1969,” said Darlene Jacobs, executive director at Robeson County Church and Community Center. “The issue of hunger is even more, homelessness has grown, unemployment is higher than the state’s, 56 percent of our children are living in single-parent homes, and the number one industry is welfare. There are a lot of issues here.”

The Carolina students began the trip with ideas of what could be fixed and who needed help, but they quickly learned that their preconceived notions of the area didn’t align with the truth.

While presenting college readiness programs to high school students, it became clear that although the towns have their struggles, the idea of moving away isn’t an option — or desire — for many of the youngsters.

“The community is incredibly close knit,” said Dylan Cohen, student-leader of the trip to Robeson County. “Because it’s such a close-knit community, people don’t feel they need to leave. The argument we were planning on making of ‘Here’s how you can go to a nice big city and make a whole lot of money’ is not what they wanted to hear. They want to hear how to make it work here in their hometown.”

As the week went on, the group began to better understand the community and its actual needs versus its perceived needs. A common concern of residents, Cohen said, was diabetes and childhood obesity.

“Their access to healthy food is abysmal,” he said. “Access to healthy local food is not feasible, and with that comes a lot of health issues.”

After returning to Chapel Hill, students will use their experiences from the trips to develop plans to solve the real, complex problems they saw. But the groups also made sure to care for some short-term issues while they were out in the communities.

“The students are wonderful,” Jacobs said. “They are out doing what we would do ourselves but we can’t. They’re our hands and feet in the community. It’s a win-win for so many people — not only for us, but also for the client, as well as for themselves. I think it’s a really powerful statement to be able to go out into the community and make a difference in their lives.”

In Robeson County, the group of students spent a full day building a wheelchair ramp for Anne McNabb, a local resident that had spent the past four months away from home recovering from a broken leg. Without the ramp, McNabb wouldn’t have been able to come home.

“It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing,” McNabb said. “It teaches them a lot about life and shows that they care about people. A lot of people aren’t that way today. It uplifts me.”

At the end of the day, Cohen said, making sure people like McNabb received the help they needed was more important than any other spring break trip the group could have taken.

“What’s valuable for this group of students and for myself, we take a lot more joy out of providing joy to other people than to maybe going to see something new ourselves,” he said.

Public Service News 3/21/2016

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

4/4 – Apply to be a BPSS graduate assistant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/21 – Harvey Beech Scholarship application deadline
4/24 – Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship application
Red Cross summer internship in Raleigh

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/21 – Local Community Renewal and Environmental Racisms
3/23 – Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series
3/23 – Community nutrition education information meeting
3/28 – Improving Patient Care Using Humanities and Performing Arts
4/16 – Re-engaging the Wheels of Collective Consciousness

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/21 – New Student & Carolina Parent Programs seeks volunteer coordinator
3/29 – Career Peers needed
4/2-3 – Volunteer with Pearl Hacks
4/6 – Help a child with special needs/disabilities learn to swim
Enrich English Language Learning seeks volunteers
Community Empowerment Fund seeks youth intern

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/4 – APPLY TO BE A BPSS GRADUATE ASSISTANT

To help graduate and professional students share their unique skills with undergraduates, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers $600 stipends to provide two skills trainings and assist in reviewing the senior portfolios of the Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program. Applications for 2016-2017 are due April 4. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, visit BPSS graduate assistants or contact bpss@unc.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

 3/21 -HARVEY BEECH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN


The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will award four $1,500 Harvey Beech Scholarships to sophomores and juniors who demonstrate financial need, GPA improvement and high campus involvement. Applications are due 5 p.m. Monday, March 21. For more information, contact Jordan Peterkin.

4/24 – Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship Application


The Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows (SDLF) Program provides undergraduate students practical experience in planning and managing arts, cultural and academic programs. Fellows receive a stipend for completing the 10-week program. Applications are open to all registered UNC first-years, sophomores and juniors in good academic standing. Applicants should have an interest in African-American and African diaspora arts and cultures, and have some familiarity with the Stone Center and its programs. Application deadline is 5 p.m. March 24 and are available at the Stone Center, suite 215 or download an application. Submit applications to stonecenter@unc.edu or hand-deliver to the Stone Center, room 215. For information call (919) 962-9001 or email jfjordan@email.unc.edu or chrislw@email.unc.edu.

Red Cross summer internship in Raleigh


The Triangle Area of the American Red Cross seeks a summer intern (May – August) to help with various tasks such as teaching disaster preparedness to youth, organizing smoke alarm installations and office administrative tasks. Hours are flexible, ideally within 20-40 per week. May involve some evening/weekend activity with the majority of tasks in Wake County. For questions, contact Kathleen Pate.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/21 – Local Community Renewal and Environmental Racism

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History launched the crucial discussion series as ongoing student-led conversations to explore current social justice issues and the persons at the forefront of these movements. The next seminar, Local Community Renewal and Environmental Racism is offered by Reverend Robert Campbell at 6:30 p.m. March 21 in the Stone Center Art Gallery. For details, visit the Stone Center. RSVP online.

3/23 – Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series

The Coastal Resilience Center’s Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series continues Wednesday, March 23 with Carl Bruch, senior attorney and co-director of International Programs at the Environmental Law Institute. Bruch will speak on Natural Hazards, Disasters and the Law at 5 p.m. at the UNC School of Law, room 5046. For details, visit Coastal Resilience Center Speakers Series.

3/23 – Community nutrition education information meeting

Flourish is a community nutrition education project that will connect UNC students with low-income families striving to eat healthier. Volunteers will be trained to teach cooking/nutrition classes and serve as mentors for participants. There will be an informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 in the Student Union, Carolina room 213 for all interested in learning more about Flourish and/or volunteering.

3/28 – Improving Patient Care Using Humanities and Performing Arts

The UNC School of Nursing presents artist-in-residence Megan Cole, a professional stage and television actor who originated the role of professor Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play WIT. Cole works with health professionals to improve provider-patient communication through the use of actors’ tools, as well as to address crucial end-of-life issues. The theatrical performance The Wisdom of WIT will be presented 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 28 in Carrington Hall, auditorium 9, lower level. For details, see the event PDF.

4/16 – Re-engaging the Wheels of Collective Consciousness Using Urban Alchemy

The College of Arts and Sciences will host a talk, Re-engaging the Wheels of Collective Consciousness Using Urban Alchemy, by Dr. Mindy Fullilove of Columbia University, 4 – 5:30 p.m. April 16 in the FedEx Global Education Center. Fullilove examines the mental health effects of such environmental processes as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal and mismanaged toxins. Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/21 – NEW STUDENT & CAROLINA PARENT PROGRAMS SEEKS VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

UNC’s New Student & Carolina Parent Programs is looking for a volunteer coordinator this summer to assist with the Stop Hunger Now service project during First-Year Orientation. Duties include managing volunteers and coordinating all 14 meal packaging events, while benefits include on-campus housing for summer sessions I and II. Email Kristy Barngrover Clear for details on how to apply. Applications are due Monday, March 21.

3/29 – Career Peers needed

The Career Peers’ mission is to serve as a link between University Career Services (UCS) and the student body for outreach and career education. Peers participate in a variety of activities that support the UCS mission and promote personal development among members. Peers are encouraged to apply their strengths and interests to the program’s efforts as well as address their weaknesses and opportunities for growth as part of the program. Students take on individual projects, but contribute to the greater functioning of the group through brainstorming and committee planning sessions. For more information and to apply, see the Career Peer description.

4/2-3 – Volunteer with Pearl Hacks

Pearl Hacks is an all-female hackathon to create an encouraging environment for women of all skill levels to pursue their interests in technology. For 24 hours, participants build projects with peers and mentors about topics that spark their interests. Food and free swag is provided. To volunteer, visit Pearl Hacks.

4/6 – Help a child with special needs/disabilities learn to swim

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation seeks volunteers to work one-on-one with a child or teen with disabilities like Autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming and will assist swimmers in the pool with practicing what the instructor teaches. Volunteers are needed 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. every Wednesday, April 6 – 27 and must commit to all weeks. Homestead Aquatics Center 300 Northern Park Drive off Homestead and MLK. Please note this is NOT on bus line, but carpool from campus can usually be rranged. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Enrich English Language Learning seeks volunteers

Enrich English Language Learning (Enrich ELL) seeks to empower the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community by enhancing English literacy and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers can tutor Monday, Wednesday or both days, each week from 7 – 8 p.m. at Carrboro Elementary School. Transportation is provided from the Davis Library ATMs. Applications for spring 2016 are rolling. For more information or to apply email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND SEEKS YOUTH INTERN

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered, nonprofit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty. CEF is seeking a volunteer intern to serve as the childcare and youth financial education coordinator, to expand programming to adults to their children. For more information, visit CEF or contact Maggie West.

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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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2016 APPLES Service-Learning Award recipients honored

By Janell Smith

Each year, APPLES presents the APPLES Service-Learning Awards is to celebrate those who sustain service-learning at UNC.

2016 APPLES awards recipientsFour individuals, Luis Acosta, Sarah Dempsey, Alexandra Zagbayou and Mae B. McLendon, and one community partner, and Farmer Foodshare, were recognized at the annual APPLES Service-Learning Award Brunch for their on-going efforts to connect academic and service-based pursuits through their involvement with APPLES.

Leslie Parkins, senior program officer at the Carolina Center for Public Service, said the five APPLES Award recipients have made significant contributions to service-learning and support to APPLES.
“I think it is very important to recognize these individuals, how they’re shaping the community and building strong organizations and being the change we want to see in the world,” Parkins said.

“They continue to build a strong foundation for service-learning at Carolina that challenges all to do better every year. Their involvement, along with the University’s commitment, will ensure that APPLES continues to connect with communities for years to come.”

cropped Luis Acosta awardLuis Acosta – Undergraduate Excellence Award
Luis Acosta, a junior Chemistry and Global Studies major, received the Undergraduate Excellence Award for his involvement in the S.O.A.R. program at McDougle Middle School. For three years, Acosta has brought science-based opportunities to Latino students through his work with S.O.A.R.

When accepting his award, Acosta emphasized the importance of giving back to the community, especially to younger children. “I am really involved in the Boys and Girls Club back home,” he said. “The impact that we, as older people, have on kids is tremendous.”

Sarah Dempsey – Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Sarah Dempsey, associate professor in the Department of Communication, was honored for her excellence in teaching service-learning courses. Since 2011, Dempsey’s service-learning courses Communication and Nonprofits and Globalizing Organizations have been offered six times and have partnered with the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG).

Dempsey said receiving the Teaching Excellence Award was a huge honor. “Doing engaged scholarship with my students is one of the most rewarding things that I do.”

Mae B. McLendon – Service-Learning Award in honor of Ned Brooks
Mae B. McLendon was awarded for her career of public service in both government and community-based organizations. McLendon serves as the volunteer services coordinator at Durham County Cooperative Extension, and has worked with the North Carolina Department of Correction, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC), Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.

McLendon received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UNC in 1973 and a master’s degree in social work in 1977. During the course of her career, she has worked with APPLES service-learning students and interns in nearly each position she held.

Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service, presented McLendon the award on the behalf of Ned Brooks.

“Aristotle says, ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.’ For Mae McLendon, she has made more than just a habit of public service, but a lifelong career of excellence in bettering the community,” Blanchard said about McLendon.

Cropped Alex Zagbayou awardAlexandra Zagbayou – Outstanding Alumni Award
Alexandra Zagbayou graduated from UNC in 2009 with a degree in International Studies and minor in Social and Economic Justice. Since graduation, she has worked with Student U, a college access and success program in Durham. She is the founding director of the high School program and currently serves as the chief program officer.

Zagbayou was recognized for her efforts surrounding sustainable partnerships, student leadership and equity and access in education. She has stayed connected to APPLES through service on the advisory board, as an alumni speaker and supporter of this work.

At the awards brunch, Zagbayou shared what APPLES taught her over the years: how to work with the community, the power of voice and agency and the importance of investment in people.

“One of the reasons I really love APPLES is the amount of care that is poured into the lives of its students, which then overflows into the community that they care about,” Zagbayou said.

Robyn Fehrman presented the Outstanding Alumni Award to Zagbayou. “Her contributions to her community will continue and they certainly started as an APPLES organizer.”

Farmer Foodshare – Community Partner Excellence Award
Farmer Foodshare creates paths to food independence for food insecure and malnourished North Carolinians. The organization provides fresh, local food to food insecure community members while building healthy community food systems and enhancing community economic development through job creation in food enterprises.

Farmer Foodshare was honored because of its long-standing partnership with APPLES, hosting interns and volunteers from service-learning courses since 2012. This sustained partnership has provided students with meaningful learning opportunities that impact the community through food systems.

Maggie West, program coordinator at Community Empowerment Fund and the recipient of the 2015 APPLES’ Community Partner Excellence Award, presented the award to Farmer Foodshare.

She said the ripples of the service-learning go beyond Carolina and impact every part of people’s lives. “The ripples of this work never cease.”

Public Service News 3/7/2016

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

3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars application deadline
3/11 – SMART Mentor application deadline
4/4 – Apply to be a BPSS graduate assistant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/11 – Global Music Outreach Tanzania internship
3/21 – Harvey Beech Scholarship application open
AJ Fletcher Foundation fellowship applications
TABLE seeks project and PR summer interns
Apply to become an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/8 – Third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/21 – New Student & Carolina Parent Programs seeks volunteer coordinator
Enrich English Language Learning seeks volunteers
AIESEC volunteer abroad this summer
Community Empowerment Fund seeks youth intern

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/8 THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications for Class VI (2016-2018) should be submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Tuesday, March 8.

3/11 – APPLY TO BE A SMART MENTOR

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open Feb. 8 and close March 11. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

4/4 – APPLY TO BE A BPSS GRADUATE ASSISTANT

To help graduate and professional students share their unique skills with undergraduates, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers $600 stipends to provide two skills trainings and assist in reviewing the senior portfolios of the Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program. Applications for 2016-2017 are due April 4. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, visit BPSS graduate assistants or contact bpss@unc.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/11 – GLOBAL MUSIC OUTREACH TANZANIA INTERNSHIP


Global Music Outreach, a new UNC student organization, offers summer internships in Tanzania working on a collaborative music program. Those interested in music, education, service, sustainable development and business are invited to apply. Applications are due Friday, March 11. To learn more, attend an interest meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 or Wednesday, March 8 in the Campus Y.

3/21 -HARVEY BEECH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN


The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will award four $1,500 Harvey Beech Scholarships to sophomores and juniors who demonstrate financial need, GPA improvement and high campus involvement. Applications are due 5 p.m. Monday, March 21. For more information, contact Jordan Peterkin.

AJ FLETCHER FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS


The AJ Fletcher Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016-17 fellows program. Fellows work closely with foundation staff and partner nonprofit organizations to support efforts in communications, including creating website and social media content, producing a bi-weekly podcast series and writing press releases. The fellowship is a one-year, full-time paid position in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information and an application, visit AJ Fletch Foundation.

TABLE SEEKS PROJECT AND PR SUMMER INTERNS


TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy food to local, food-insecure children and located at 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro (on bus route) seeks summer interns. Project intern tasks include planning and participation in TABLE’s summer program, planning volunteer activities, administration tasks and assisting the program director. Interns should have good organization, communication and leadership skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office; the ability to work independently and enjoy planning. PR intern tasks include assisting the PR director with social media, press releases, organizing/planning for future events, analyzing communications and other tasks as assigned. The PR intern should have experience with PR/event planning, good organization and communication skills, and the ability to work independently. Interns work eight to 10 hours per week. For details, contact TABLE.

APPLY TO BECOME AN SAGA FELLOW


SAGA Innovations is accepting applications for its fellows program. SAGA fellows work in an underperforming Chicago or New York City public school, providing personalized tutoring the same 14 students every day in small groups. For questions, contact Ashlie Tyler.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/8 – THIRD ANNUAL BOBBY BOYD LEADERSHIP LECTURE

The School of Social Work will host the third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the UNC School of Social Work, in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt building. This event is free and open to the public. Carol Wilson Spigner will speak on Social Policy and Social Change: Lessons Learned from Integrating Policy and Practice in the Real World. RSVP online.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/21 – NEW STUDENT & CAROLINA PARENT PROGRAMS SEEKS VOLUNTEER COORDINATO

UNC’s New Student & Carolina Parent Programs is looking for a volunteer coordinator this summer to assist with the Stop Hunger Now service project during First-Year Orientation. Duties include managing volunteers and coordinating all 14 meal packaging events, while benefits include on-campus housing for summer sessions I and II. Email Kristy Barngrover Clear for details on how to apply. Applications are due Monday, March 21.

ENRICH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Enrich English Language Learning (Enrich ELL) seeks to empower the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community by enhancing English literacy and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Volunteers can tutor Monday, Wednesday or both days, each week from 7 – 8 p.m. at Carrboro Elementary School. Transportation is provided from the Davis Library ATMs. Applications for spring 2016 are rolling. For more information or to apply email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com.

AIESEC VOLUNTEER ABROAD THIS SUMMER

AIESEC-Chapel Hill is looking for students who are interested in volunteering or working abroad this summer. AIESEC offers opportunities in more than 126 different countries. Volunteers can work on a variety of projects including community empowerment, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and business. To learn more, visit AIESEC or contact Gustell Preston.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND SEEKS YOUTH INTERN

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered, nonprofit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty. CEF is seeking a volunteer intern to serve as the childcare and youth financial education coordinator, to expand programming to adults to their children. For more information, visit CEF or contact Maggie West.

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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 2/29/2016

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

3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/11 – Apply to be a SMART Mentor
4/4 – Apply to be a BPSS graduate assistant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/3 – Book Harvest summer internship
3/11 – Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge
3/11 – Generous U Contest
AJ Fletcher Foundation fellowship applications
AmeriCorps Vista program
American Red Cross summer internship
TABLE seeks project and PR summer interns
Apply to become an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/3 – Lecture/exhibition of Thukhuma: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition
3/3 – NC Open Pass
3/8 – Third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/19 – Carrboro Egg Hunt volunteers needed
AIESEC Volunteer abroad this summer
Amigas en salud seeks volunteers
Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp needs counselors

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/8 Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications for Class VI (2016-2018) should be submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Tuesday, March 8.

3/11 – Apply to be a SMART Mentor

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open Feb. 8 and close March 11. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

4/4 – Apply to be a BPSS graduate assistant

To help graduate and professional students share their unique skills with undergraduates, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers $600 stipends to provide two skills trainings and assist in reviewing the senior portfolios of the Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program. Applications for 2016-2017 are due April 4. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, visit BPSS graduate assistants or contact bpss@unc.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/3 – BOOK HARVEST SUMMER INTERNSHIP


Book Harvest is a Durham-based nonprofit that provides books to Triangle children who need them. An intern is needed for summer 2016 to help Book Harvest’s staff with a wide range of organizational projects and day-to-day activities. The intern will also gain valuable experience in nonprofit operations and receive a small stipend. Priority deadline is March 3. For details, visit Book Harvest.

3/11 – SERVICE YEAR + HIGHER ED INNOVATION CHALLENGE


Service Year Alliance challenges higher education institutions to creatively integrate learning with service years into the college experience. All post-secondary education institutions are invited to compete for one of three $30,000 prizes and an additional $10,000 Audience Choice Award. Application deadline is March 11.

3/11 – GENEROUS U CONTEST


Generous U awards a $10,000 Prize (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. Eligible student groups should submit an intent to apply and then prepare a proposal and short video, demonstrating how the group increases philanthropy and/or philanthropic values on campus. For more information, visit Generous U.

AJ Fletcher Foundation fellowship applications


The AJ Fletcher Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016-17 fellows program. Fellows work closely with foundation staff and partner nonprofit organizations to support efforts in communications, including creating website and social media content, producing a bi-weekly podcast series and writing press releases. The fellowship is a one-year, full-time paid position in Raleigh, North Carolina office. More information and an application, visit AJ Fletch Foundation.

AMERICORPS VISTA PROGRAM


North Carolina Campus Compact is recruiting candidates for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The program places VISTA members at community and campus host sites to create or expand programs that leverage higher education resources to assist low-income communities. While the specific nature and objectives of projects vary depending on the host site, each VISTA placement will help address local needs in one of three ways: improving education, creating economic opportunity or advancing food security. For more information, visit North Carolina Campus Compact or contact VISTA leader Carolyn Rifkin. Applications for the 2016-17 cohort are available and have a rolling deadline.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SUMMER INTERNSHIP


The American Red Cross of Central North Carolina is looking for motivated, independent students to serve as summer interns. Tasks may include driving passengers to medical appointments, greeting donors at blood drives, data entry and installing smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods (not direct medical care). The internship schedule is flexible within business hours. For more information, contact Jeffrey Isaacson.

TABLE seeks project and PR summer interns


TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy food to local, food-insecure children, located at 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro (on bus route). Project intern tasks include planning and participation in TABLE’s summer program, planning volunteer activities, administration tasks and assisting the program director. Interns should have good organization, communication and leadership skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office; the ability to work independently and enjoy planning. PR intern tasks include assisting the PR director with social media, press releases, organizing/planning for future events, analyzing communications and other tasks as assigned. The PR intern should have experience with PR/event planning, good organization and communication skills, and the ability to work independently. Interns work eight to 10 hours per week. For details, contact TABLE.

Apply to become a SAGA Fellow


SAGA Innovations is accepting applications for its fellows program. SAGA fellows work in an underperforming Chicago or New York City public school, providing personalized tutoring the same 14 students every day in small groups. For questions, contact Ashlie Tyler.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/3 – Lecture/Exhibition of Thukhuma: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

UNC Global and the Carolina Asia Center will host a keynote lecture and preview exhibition of Thukhuma: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition by curator Ian Holliday at 5:30 p.m. March 3 in the FedEx Global Education Center. Holliday’s lecture will focus on the present political situation in Myanmar and consider how the country’s new government might address prevalent fear and thereby mark a decisive break with authoritarianism. A reception will immediately follow the lecture. For details, visit UNC Global.

3/3 – NC OPEN PASS

Interested in participating in the open government and open data scenes here in the Triangle? Be sure to check out NC Open Pass, your ticket to four innovative events around the Triangle focused on collaboration, citizen participation, and government transparency. For details, visit NC Open Pass.

3/8 – THIRD ANNUAL BOBBY BOYD LEADERSHIP LECTURE

The School of Social Work will host the third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the UNC School of Social Work, in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt building. This event is free and open to the public. Carol Wilson Spigner, D.S.W., will speak on Social Policy and Social Change: Lessons Learned From Integrating Policy and Practice in the Real World. RSVP online.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/19 – CARRBORO EGG HUNT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for Carrboro’s Annual Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Hank Anderson Park. Volunteers will be needed to assist with parking, games and the Egg Hunt as well as set-up and clean up. Apply with the Town of Carrboro or contact Caitlin Knepp for more details.

AIESEC Volunteer abroad this summer

AIESEC-Chapel Hill is looking for students who are interested in volunteering or working abroad this summer. AIESEC offers opportunities in more than 126 different countries. Volunteers can work on a variety of projects including community empowerment, health and wellness, environmental sustainability and business. To learn more, visit AIESEC or contact Gustell Preston.

AMIGAS EN SALUD SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Amigas en Salud seeks volunteers to lead recreational and health education activities with bilingual children ages 5-15. The program is 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on alternating weeks) every Saturday at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. This is a flexible opportunity; volunteers are welcome to participate as often as they can. Spanish skills are not necessary. Contact Kelsey White for more information.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SUMMER CAMP NEEDS COUNSELORS

The Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp is an ideal opportunity for students who are interested in physical or respiratory therapy, physical education, the medical field or want to be part of an amazing week for children. The camp provides hands-on experience and 140 volunteer hours. For more information or an application, contact Lindsey Dolan.

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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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Faculty Engaged Scholar serves to help seniors maintain mobility

By Janell Smith

Vicki Mercer FES Champ and clientThrough a combination of community engagement and experiential education opportunities, Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars become champions of their research. Vicki Mercer, associate professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and a member of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars class V, also supports champions through her falls prevention program, CHAMP (Community Health and Mobility Partnership).

This project helps older adults and individuals with disabilities remain as active and independent as possible. The program was the first of its kind to advance home care excellence for older adults.

Mercer has been involved with clinical practice in physical therapy for most of her career. It was her experience working with older adult patients, who are worried about falling and other mobility concerns, which inspired her to create this initiative.

“This fear [of falling] causes [some older adults] to restrict their activities, and can lead to a downward spiral of decreased activity, worsening strength and balance, increased risk of falling and greater activity restriction,” Mercer said. “The individual may stop participating in activities with family and friends and may venture out into the community only rarely.”

She added that this fear not only restricts activities, but has negative consequences for overall health and quality of life.

“I am passionate about trying to help older adults remain as active and independent as possible throughout their lives, helping them to really ‘live’ as long as they are living.”

The CHAMP program works with community partners, including senior centers, hospitals, physical therapy clinics, universities and community colleges in McDowell, Caldwell and Watauga counties in western North Carolina.

Weyland Prebor, director of the McDowell Senior Center, is a partner of the CHAMP project. He said that Mercer and the CHAMP initiative have been good medicine for McDowell County, encouraging the community to play an active part in their health.

“By bringing the CHAMP program to our community, Dr. Mercer has helped seniors become proactive in preventing their own fall injuries,” Prebor said. “Dr. Mercer has changed the lives of hundreds of senior adults in McDowell County helping them to take ownership in their own strength and mobility.”

Mercer used funds provided by the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program at the Carolina Center for Public Service to expand the program into Caldwell County after it received accolades in nearby McDowell County. Plans are for the program expand to other counties, including Cumberland and Hoke.

“The program specifically targets more rural areas that may not have resources for fall prevention interventions,” Mercer added.

Established in 2009, CHAMP has been well received by communities and lasted long after its initial grant funding ended. In 2010, the initiative won 2010 Outstanding County Program Award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Mercer said this success and longevity demonstrates the commitment of its community partners. It also serves as an example to her students, who she hopes will develop a commitment to the individuals they serve and to lifelong learning.

“This is a wonderful synergy,” Mercer said about the community and classroom engagement.

“I have been blessed to find a career that I love (physical therapy), and I want to live out the mission of the physical therapy profession by working to enhance physical health and functional abilities among all people, including those who might have limited resources or limited access to health care.”

Public Service News 2/22/2016

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

2/22 – APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grants
2/23 – Ned Brooks Award nominations accepted
3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/11 – Apply to be a SMART Mentor

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/25 – Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation summer fellowship
2/26 – Triangle Community Foundation fellowship
2/28 – Y-Fund Seed Contest
3/3 – Book Harvest summer internship
3/11 – Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge
3/11 – Generous U Contest
AmeriCorps Vista program
American Red Cross summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/22 – Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture by Ben Shneiderman
2/25 – Implementation Science: applying what works
3/3 – NC Open Pass
3/8 – Third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/28 – Campus Y executive board
3/19 – Carrboro Egg Hunt volunteers needed
Amigas en salud seeks volunteers
Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp needs counselors

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – APPLES SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

APPLES Service-Learning is soliciting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote service-learning pedagogy at UNC-Chapel Hill. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit APPLES Service-Learning Funding Opportunities. Applications are due Feb. 22 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

2/23 – NED BROOKS AWARD NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED

Nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service are being accepted. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 23 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

3/8 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications for Class VI (2016-2018) should be submitted online at the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Tuesday, March 8.

3/11 – APPLY TO BE A SMART MENTOR

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open Feb. 8 and close March 11. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/25 – Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation summer fellowship


The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship Program is a paid, immersive, three-month opportunity combining collaborative project development with partner organizations, leadership and skill-building workshops, internal group development and access to the many talented mentors. Fellows are empowered to lead and explore their passions. Applications are due at noon, Thursday, Feb. 25. For more information, contact Emma Adelman.

2/26 – Triangle Community Foundation fellowship


The Triangle Community Foundation (TCF) is accepting applications for the Shannon St. John Fellowship, a 10 week, paid, summer fellowship that provides project-based experience working closely with the TCF Community engagement team. Successful candidates will have demonstrated interest in the social sector of the Triangle. For more information, visit Triangle Community Foundation. To apply, send cover letter, resume and one to three writing samples to Fran Wescott by Friday, Feb. 26.

2/28 – Y-Fund Seed Contest


The Y-Fund furthers the mission of the Campus Y by providing seed funding for social justice initiatives within the Campus Y. The Y-Fund Seed Contest awards officially recognized student groups with seed funding to begin their own venture, organization or event that benefits the Carolina community. Y-Fund goals are to maintain a double bottom line of fiscal value and social justice impact, teach important skills to student applicants and students involved in the selection process, and ensure fiscal responsibility within the Y. Apply by midnight Sunday, Feb. 28 to Y-Fund Seed Contest. For questions, contact Campus Y development committee. The selected candidate will receive $500 as well as support from the Campus Y development committee to start their venture.

3/3 – Book Harvest Summer Internship


Book Harvest is a Durham-based nonprofit that provides books to Triangle children who need them. An intern is needed for summer 2016 to help Book Harvest’s staff with a wide range of organizational projects and day-to-day activities. The intern will also gain valuable experience in nonprofit operations and receive a small stipend. Priority deadline is March 3. For details, visit Book Harvest.

3/11 – Service year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge


Service Year Alliance challenges higher education institutions to creatively integrate learning with service years into the college experience. All post-secondary education institutions are invited to compete for one of three $30,000 prizes and an additional $10,000 Audience Choice Award. Application deadline is March 11.

3/11 – Generous U Contest


Generous U awards a $10,000 Prize (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. Eligible student groups should submit an intent to apply and then prepare a proposal and short video, demonstrating how the group increases philanthropy and/or philanthropic values on campus. For more information, visit Generous U.

AmeriCorps Vista program


North Carolina Campus Compact is recruiting candidates for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The program places VISTA members at community and campus host sites to create or expand programs that leverage higher education resources to assist low-income communities. While the specific nature and objectives of projects vary depending on the host site, each VISTA placement will help address local needs in one of three ways: improving education, creating economic opportunity or advancing food security. For more information, visit North Carolina Campus Compact or contact VISTA leader Carolyn Rifkin. Applications for the 2016-17 cohort are available and have a rolling deadline.

American Red Cross Summer Internship


The American Red Cross of Central North Carolina is looking for motivated, independent students to serve as summer interns. Tasks may include driving passengers to medical appointments, greeting donors at blood drives, data entry and installing smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods (not direct medical care). The internship schedule is flexible within business hours. For more information, contact Jeffrey Isaacson.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/22 – Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture by Ben Shneiderman

Human-computer interaction and information visualization pioneer Ben Shneiderman will deliver the 2016 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22 in Wilson Library, Pleasant’s Family Room. Shneiderman will share insights from his latest book, The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations. The lecture is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.

2/25 – IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: APPLYING WHAT WORKS

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship series continues with the seminar, Implementation Science: applying what works, 1 – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt, room 219. Implementation Science is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based approaches and the systematic study of specified activities designed to put into practice activities or programs of known dimensions. This workshop will introduce resources and current projects to guide research interventions. Light refreshments will be served. For details on speakers and to register, visit UNC Event Registration.

3/3 – NC Open Pass

Interested in participating in the open government and open data scenes here in the Triangle? Be sure to check out NC Open Pass, your ticket to four innovative events around the Triangle focused on collaboration, citizen participation, and government transparency. For details, visit NC Open Pass.

3/8 – Third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

The School of Social Work will host the third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the UNC School of Social Work, in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt building. This event is free and open to the public. Carol Wilson Spigner, D.S.W., will speak on Social Policy and Social Change: Lessons Learned From Integrating Policy and Practice in the Real World. RSVP online.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/28 – Campus Y executive board

The Campus Y is accepting applications for its executive board. Are you interested in maximizing the Y’s impact? Do you love working with people and taking the initiative to create new projects? Do you want to engage in critical discussions about social justice issues? Apply for the executive board. Applications are due 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. For questions, contact the Campus Y. To apply, visit Campus Y Executive Board application.

3/19 – Carrboro Egg Hunt volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for Carrboro’s Annual Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Hank Anderson Park. Volunteers will be needed to assist with parking, games and the Egg Hunt as well as set-up and clean up. Apply online or contact Caitlin Knepp for more details.

Amigas en salud seeks volunteers

Amigas en Salud seeks volunteers to lead recreational and health education activities with bilingual children ages 5-15. The program is 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on alternating weeks) every Saturday at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. This is a flexible opportunity; volunteers are welcome to participate as often as they can. Spanish skills are not necessary. Contact Kelsey White for more information.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SUMMER CAMP NEEDS COUNSELORS

The Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp is an ideal opportunity for students who are interested in physical or respiratory therapy, physical education, the medical field or want to be part of an amazing week for children. The camp provides hands-on experience and 140 volunteer hours. For more information or an application, contact Lindsey Dolan.

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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.

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