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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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UNC-Chapel Hill student honored for community service

campus_compact-300x244Jashawnna Gladney ’17, a global studies major from Thomasville, North Carolina was recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. Gladney is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, honoring one student leader at each member school.

Gladney has led Carolina’s on-campus food pantry, the Carolina Cupboard, during a crucial period of growth and new partnerships. She helped Carolina Cupboard secure new funding and a new space, and she has pushed for the capacity to accept and provide perishable foods. Gladney established partnerships with Residence Life, APPLES Service-Learning program, and the pan-campus Food for All committee. Her efforts have meant more food provided to students in need and increased awareness among the UNC community about the reality of food insecurity. In addition, she interned with nonprofits Nourish International and Carolina for Amani, and volunteers regularly with Carolina Covenant Achieve Pre-Health Society.

Gladney was honored at the Compact’s annual CSNAP student conference Nov. 12 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The event convened more than 160 students and staff from 24 campuses in the network. The conference included student-led workshops on diverse community engagement topics and a showcase of organizations working for social change, including the Campus Kitchens Project, Rachel Carson Council and the Sustained Dialogue Institute.

Gladney was one of 25 students selected by their campus for the 2016 honor, joining more than 200 college students recognized by the network since the award was first presented in 2006.

North Carolina Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of 36 public, private and community colleges and universities that share a commitment to civic and community engagement. The network was founded in 2002 and is hosted by Elon University. North Carolina Campus Compact is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, which claims 1,000 member schools representing nearly two million college students.

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Social justice is Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Chérie Rivers Ndaliko’s passion

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and her husband, Petna Ndaliko KatondoloIn 2010, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and her husband, internationally acclaimed Congolese filmmaker and activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, traveled to 33 colleges and universities around the country to show their film, Jazz Mama, which documents the strength of Congolese women in the face of upheaval and violence. Before showing the film, she asked audience members if they knew anything about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Few, if any, raised their hands. Ndaliko knew she had more work to do.

In the face of the economic conflict raging in Congo in which American consumers are complicit, “there’s no chance the political situation in the Congo is going to change when Americans have no idea that there’s anything even happening,” she said.

Social justice is Ndaliko’s passion, and she appreciates that she has found a space for it in academia. As a Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar and an assistant professor of music and interdisciplinary scholar, Ndaliko researches and teaches about the intersection of creativity, conflict and social change in Africa. In addition, she and her husband run Yolé!Africa, an organization he founded that provides youth in eastern Congo the space, skills and alternative education necessary to thrive despite the deadly conflict in the region.

Ndaliko finds that the classroom gives students a safe space to discuss social justice issues. “People who are at a point in their lives where they’re really trying to form their values and figure out how they want to shape their adulthood — having these kinds of conversations is really powerful,” she said.

“As scholars of culture, we have very clear insight and recommendations that need to be considered on par with recommendations from engineers and doctors and economists.”

Such conversations will be part of a conference at UNC-Chapel Hill in Oct. 27-28, “The Art of Emergency: Aesthetics and Aid in African Crises.” Ndaliko is partnering with a fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, Samuel M. Anderson, to bring together an interdisciplinary mix of scholars, artists, community organizers and students to examine the relationship between creativity and humanitarian aid in conflict regions.

Her new book, on cultural activism and art in the Congo,Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo, will be published in October.

While some nongovernmental organizations and humanitarian agencies attempt to address problems, few of them engage with the local community enough to guide long-lasting change, she said. What’s often lacking is an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills.

“That’s a prime example of the value of a humanities education,” she said. “As scholars of culture, we have very clear insight and recommendations that need to be considered on par with recommendations from engineers and doctors and economists.”

The conference is designed to be interactive and create discussions around best practices for social justice work.

“That kind of shift in thinking leads directly to structural change,” Ndaliko said. “It empowers people who are on the ground to be owners and agents of that change and to direct it as they see fit.”

By Kristen Chavez ’13 Carolina Arts & Sciences

Photo credit: Steve Exum 

APPLES alternative fall break participants serve where needed

rural2_343x255Each year, many UNC students spend their fall break at home, binge-watching their favorite Netflix show or catching up on sleep lost during midterms. But for 70 students participating in APPLES Service-Learning alternative fall breaks (AFB), fall break is spent serving communities throughout North Carolina, the mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

APPLES alternative fall breaks are student-led, service-oriented experiences where students dedicate their service to participate in six focus areas: urban communities, Latino communities, rural communities, environmental issues, arts in public service and service-learning initiative. Because APPLES alternative breaks has long-standing relationships with community partners, the work students perform is aligned directly to what the community needs. So in the wake of the devastation Hurricane Matthew brought to Eastern North Carolina on Oct. 8, the rural communities alternative break revamped its work to focus on helping those affected by the hurricane.

“While in Robeson County, we felt angry about systemic injustices that people face, but also hopeful and inspired by the strength of the community,” said Rachael Purvis ‘18, a biology major from Gastonia, North Carolina. “One of our community partners told us to hold on to those feelings from this experience and let them carry us throughout our lives and careers.”

APPLES alternative fall break, rural communitiesThe 12 students who participated in the rural communities break visited Robeson County, a highly impoverished riverside community in Eastern North Carolina. Robeson County was one of many communities left flooded by Hurricane Matthew. Students spent their time cleaning out damaged homes, learning from local speakers about emergency response in rural and tribal communities, and assisting the Center for Community Action and the Robeson County Church and Community Center in their work serving the community.

These AFB students gained a first-hand account of how their service work can make a difference in a community only a few hours away from their university. While these Tar Heels only served Robeson County for a few days, the impact of this experience will last long past their return to UNC.

“The clean-up experience [with the students] was both excruciatingly painful and dramatically rewarding. We shared both aspects of the experience with each other and with family members,” said Reverend Mac Legerton, executive director and co-founder of the Center for Community Action. “The experience was deeply transformative, mainly because it included care and discomfort, heartache and heart affection. The classroom experience rarely takes you to either space and place. Community experience does, particularly when it provides both depth and breadth in one’s life that is made explicit through de-liberation and reciprocity. This is the core of meaningful and transformative service-learning.”

Beth Clifford ‘19 from Mount Prospect, Illinois said, “Robeson County changed us in ways we didn’t expect. Even though we just intended to serve, the community members made their mark on our lives.”

Public Service News 10/24/2016

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

11/7 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break application
11/18 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications
UNC’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/4 – MLK UNC Student Scholarship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/17 – Oxfam America at UNC-CH interest meeting
10/26 – Sexual Assault & Our Community: A Dialogue
10/26 – Public policy professional development workshop
10/28 – Science Communication and Engagement
11/3 – Migration Narratives Exhibition and Panel Discussion
11/10 – Grant Writing 101: How to compose a winning grant application
11/15 & 16 – UNC Global Passport Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/25 – AGRADU summer volunteers needed
10/28 – Women’s Birth & Wellness Center 20th birthday party
11/4 – Assist children with special needs at climbing wall
Volunteer with Hands on Peru

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/7 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for Alternative Spring Breaks (ASB), a program that takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. During the break, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 7.

11/18 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in APPLES’ Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are open to full-time undergraduates and offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners. Organizations new to partnering with APPLES should contact Becca Bender for more information and to get involved. To apply for service-learning interns, complete a profile and fill out an application on the APPLES Partner Portal.

UNC’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

When a natural disaster strikes North Carolina, students, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill organize to provide assistance to those in need. Many communities have suffered in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the UNC community is responding with various relief and recovery efforts. 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. Details will be posted on this site, on Twitter @UNCServes and Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/4 – MLK UNC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP


The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for juniors. Recipients are selected based on their activities and contributions that demonstrate their commitment to civil and human rights and their desire to improve the quality of life of all members of the university community. Recipients are also chosen based on their ability to achieve and excel academically. Application deadline is Nov. 4. For more information, contact Jordan Peterkin.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/17 & 25 – OXFAM AMERICA AT UNC INTEREST MEETING

Oxfam America at UNC-CH will host an interest meeting for students to get involved with the UNC Oxfam branch. Oxfam America is an international NGO that addresses injustices caused by inequalities locally and abroad. The meeting is 6 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Genome Science Building, G100. Free pizza will be provided. For questions, contact Joshua Gray.
Both meetings will be held in Genome Science Building, G100 and free pizza will be provided. For questions, contact Joshua Gray.

10/26 – Sexual Assault & Our Community: A Dialogue

Carolina Conversations continues with a conversation about the University’s sexual assault prevention and response efforts. Join Chancellor Carol L. Folt 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Student Union, Aquarium Lounge. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Light refreshments provided.

10/26 – Public policy professional development workshop

Join the UNC Public Policy Major Union for a professional development workshop to learn more about professional development within public policy careers. Perfect your elevator speech, update your resume and find an internship that fits your interests. The event is 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. The workshop is for all undergraduate students and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP with Eventbrite.

10/28 – Science Communication and Engagement

The UNC Geography Department Colloquium Series continues Friday, Oct. 28 with a presentation by Dr. Faith Kearns, Science and Communication Engagement. The event begins with an informal discussion on alternative academic careers, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Graduate Student Center. A lunchtime discussion on positionality and participation in the environmental sciences follows, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Carolina Hall, room 321 – RSVP to Trey Murphy. The colloquium, Relational Approaches to Science Communication and Engagement, is 3:35 – 5 p.m. in Carolina Hall, room 220. For more information, visit the Geography Department.

11/3 – Migration Narratives Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Migration Narratives is an exhibit highlighting the local impacts of global migration via projects submitted by recent UNC – Chapel Hill alumni, graduate and undergraduate students. The exhibit considers the common threads that connect migrants around the globe and the uniqueness of each person’s narrative through multimedia interviews, oral histories, photographs and textiles. The exhibition is on display until Dec. 9 at the FedEx Global Education Center. UNC Global will host a panel discussion on Nov. 3 to discuss the exhibit’s purpose. This discussion begins at 5 :30 p.m. in the Global Center with a reception. The panel discussion to follow. For more information, contact Ingrid Smith or visit UNC Global.

11/10 – Grant Writing 101: How to compose a winning grant application

The CUBE Social Innovation Incubator and the UNC Writing Center will host Grant Writing 101: How to compose a winning grant application 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. This hands-on, interactive workshop will share tips to compose a successful grant application. The workshop is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Bring a laptop and be prepared for key recommendations, what to consider when crafting an application, how to imagine a budget and more. An early dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Register through Eventbrite.

11/15 & 16 – UNC Global Passport Drive

UNC Global will sponsor its annual passport drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. Each year, UNC Global hosts officials from the U.S. Department of State and a photographer to make first-time passport applications and renewals easy. Applicants can have their photo taken at the event for $7, but are encouraged to have it taken prior to the event at the UNC One Card Office to shorten wait time. The passport drive is open to students, faculty, staff and their families. For more information, visit UNC Global or contact Melissa McMurray.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/25 – AGRADU summer volunteers needed

Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU) is a Campus Y committee that fosters sustainable partnerships with four different community based organizations in Uganda. Students work with organizations related to rural healthcare, social business and women’s empowerment, HIV/AIDS awareness or domestic violence prevention. Apply online by Oct. 25. For questions, contact Jessica Bolin.

10/28 – Women’s Birth & Wellness Center 20th birthday party

Women’s Birth &Wellness Center is a nonprofit women’s health organization that provides high quality health care services. The center will host a fundraising party for patients and their families, noon – 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Chapel Hill Community Center. Ten – 20 volunteers are needed to assist with the event. If interested, register by Oct. 28 with Latasha Jordan or call 919-933-3301.

11/4 – Assist children with special needs at climbing wall

Assist children with special needs at Duke’s Adaptive Climbing program at Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Friday Fun Night program. The event is 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 South Estes Drive. The next event is Nov. 4. Volunteers must complete a background check at least 10 days in advance. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Volunteer with Hands on Peru

Hands on Peru (HOP) is a nonprofit organization that improves and develops the abilities of deprived children and adolescents, providing much-needed aid to those who live in rural areas of Peru. HOP is starting a free health clinic and olunteers are needed year-round, especially during winter break. For more information, visit Hands on Peru or contact Melissa Henson.

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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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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APPLES summer intern impacts local organizaton

By Catie Armstrong

Interns can do a lot to further an organization’s work, especially a nonprofit organization. This past summer, the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness hosted Morgan McLaughlin, a senior public policy and political science double major as its first APPLES Service-Learning intern. According to Michelle Goryn, Raleigh/Wake Partnership board member, the experiences were so positive on both sides that plans are to host another intern.

morgan-mclaughlin-apples-summer-intern“From day one, Morgan contributed to projects critical to the Partnership’s efforts,” Goryn said. “The contributions Morgan made benefitted the Partnership by expanding its outreach, awareness and capacity in the community.”

APPLES internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders. APPLES hosted 30 summer interns.

The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homeless is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the issues surrounding being homeless in the Triangle area and working toward both short term and long term solutions. McLaughlin’s internship helped the organization expand to better serve the homeless community.

As a summer interns, McLaughlin implemented a comprehensive communications plan, created new content for the website and social media platforms, and developed a new donation management system to accompany an updated online donation platform.

McLaughlin’s internship experience extended beyond the impactful work she did for the Partnership; she also learned more about the issues with which she was working so closely. “I learned a lot about the American homeless service system and was able to contextualize the problem of wealth and income inequality in America,” McLaughlin said.

“As our first APPLES intern, Morgan witnessed the growing needs and capacity of the Partnership,” said Goryn. “She took the initiative to establish an ongoing volunteer and intern infrastructure for people to get involved with the organization in the future. By doing this, the Partnership will continue to benefit from the valuable work of other volunteers and interns that can bring talent, energy and community commitment similar to what Morgan brought this summer.”

Jesse White is passionate about public service

jessewhitephoto_206x315When I came to Carolina in January of 2003 I was immediately impressed with the spirit of public service that characterized our students and faculty. Soon I discovered a driving force behind this work, the Carolina Center for Public Service. I joined its advisory board and served until my retirement in early 2011. It was one of my best experiences at UNC.

This excitement with the Center’s work has its roots in my own lifelong commitment to government, politics and public service. I became a political scientist and spent my entire career in state and federal government, higher education and nonprofit management.

More than ever, we need our most talented young people to devote themselves to public service and to improving the common good. I find this commitment in the extraordinary students that I have met through the Center. But, few of them plan to run for public office, in part because of the divisive, even toxic, environment in political life.

However, the public sector has immense power to affect our future and the battlefield cannot be abandoned to the selfish, negative and short sighted. We need more of our best young leaders to consider seeking public office. That is why I increased my giving to the Center to create internships for our undergraduates with elected public officials, providing exposure to the real day to day work, issues and impact of being in public office. We placed four interns with public officials the first year and the response has been overwhelming from the interns and from the officials and staff with whom they work.

The Center cannot meet all of its existing needs or create other new opportunities for students without financial support, especially in light of declining state budgets. It is more important than ever for those of us who support the Center’s mission to step up and help financially. In my opinion, nothing less than our future is at stake. I ask you to join with me in supporting the Carolina Center for Public Service and investing in our future.

Jesse White

UNC-Chapel Hill named to President’s Honor Roll for Public Service

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Sept. 30, 2016 – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. UNC-Chapel Hill has consistently been recognized since the honor roll was created in 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact and the Interfaith Youth Core. 

During the 2013-2014 academic year, considered for the most recent honor roll recognition, UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff engaged in a wide range of public service activities that the Carolina Center for Public Service estimated added up to more than 1.94 million hours.

“Community engagement is essential to the University’s mission of teaching, research and service,” said Lynn Blanchard, center director “Carolina is proud to be a public university and to have students, faculty and staff so committed to helping to meet the needs of people in North Carolina and beyond. Public service is a defining characteristic of our campus community.”

Students, faculty and staff find opportunities to help others through an array of centers and institutes at UNC-Chapel Hill that make public service a focal point. In 2013-2014, more than 2,000 students enrolled in the 89 service-learning courses offered in 28 departments, and 35 percent of the graduating class completed at least one service-learning course. Campus units reported more than 1,700 community partnerships involving more than 4,000 partners.

In its application for the honor roll, UNC-Chapel Hill highlighted three programs:  the Bonner Leaders Program, the Community Empowerment Fund and Enrich ELL.

Bonner Leaders Program

UNC Bonner LeadersThe Bonner Leaders Program, based in and staffed by the Campus Y, adapted a national model of student development, civic engagement and community leadership to provide sustained work with community-based nonprofit partners. Each year, a diverse group of first-year students who are eligible for federal work-study are chosen through a competitive process, and 37 students participated in 2013-2014. They progress from direct service to positions involved with program development, communications, and community-based and public policy research. The time commitment is significant – more than 250 hours during every academic year with the same community-based nonprofit for more than 1,000 total hours. This service is complemented by weekly workshops and seminars exceeding 250 hours over four years.

Community Empowerment Fund

Community Empowerment Fund, a Campus Y committee, cultivates opportunities, assets and communities that support alleviating poverty and homelessness in local communities. Students at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University run the nonprofit organization with a dual mission of empowering fund members to sustain transitions out of homelessness and develop student leadership. More than 100 UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates volunteer each semester and train as advocates who work one-on-one with fund members – homeless and low-income people – on achieving housing, income and financial goals. The fund fosters strong member-advocate relationships that provide mutual accountability and support members as they transition out of homelessness. The program expands students’ understanding of poverty and deepens their connection to the local community.

Enrich ELL

Enrich ELLEnrich ELL is a UNC student-run, English tutoring program for non-native adults in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The program brings people together through one-on-one tutoring sessions and community building events. Enrich ELL offers hour-long English classes twice weekly. The program promotes opportunities to foster cross-cultural understanding and build lasting relationships between UNC-Chapel Hill students and community members. The program began in 1995 and focused on helping Latina women improve their English to better communicate with their children’s teachers. Today, the program serves non-native community members from around the world.  

– Carolina –

 About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 113 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty – including two Nobel laureates – staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 317,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.

Carolina Center for Public Service contact: Rhonda Beatty, (919) 843-7568, rbeatty@unc.edu
Communications and Public Affairs contact: Mike McFarland, (919) 962-8593, mike_mcfarland@unc.edu

http://uncnews.unc.edu/2016/09/30/unc-chapel-hill-named-presidents-honor-roll-public-service/

Public Service News 9/19/2016

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

9/19 – Deadline to apply for 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break
9/19 – Last day to apply for Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment
10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications
10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant
Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship
Orange County Solid Waste Management needs social media intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/19 – Carolina Conversations: Inclusive classrooms
9/21 – Deah Day food drive
9/21 – Workshop: LinkedIn for Innovators & Entrepreneurs
9/23 – Supporting Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure
10/17 – North Carolina Campus Compact student conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/19 – Volunteer at the North Carolina Museum of History
10/2 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall

10/17, 18 & 19 – Volunteer to change a teen’s life
AFL-CIO volunteer opportunity
KidzNotes volunteers needed
Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed
Refugee Health Initiative accepting fall applications
Coach youth basketball
Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program needs marketing volunteer
Tutor with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
EmPOWERment needs marketing and social media volunteers
Volunteer with Farmer Foodshare

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – Deadline to apply for 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break

Applications for APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break (AFB) are open Aug. 23 – Sept. 19. Through AFB, students learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break in October. Before the break experience, participants attend orientation sessions to prepare for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners, engaging in direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. AFB experiences are offered in six focus areas: urban communities, Latino communities, rural communities, environmental issues, Arts in Public Service and Service-Learning Initiative. Students may indicate a break preference when applying online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. There is a $50 non-refundable fee associated with alternative fall breaks. Need-based financial assistance may be available upon request. For questions, contact APPLES.

9/19 – Last day to apply for Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant

Each year, the Carolina Center for Public Service offers support for up to 10 Carolina graduate students to serve as skills training facilitators and share their expertise with undergraduate students engaged in service in the community and on campus. Selected graduate students facilitate at least two skills trainings (one per semester) for Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) participants as well as help with the review process of BPSS portfolios submitted by graduating seniors. After completing these requirements, each graduate student receives a $600 stipend. For more information about BPSS, visit BPSS. Apply online by Sept. 19 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, contact BPSS.

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT OPEN

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program 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 online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/6 – 2017 APPLES SERVICE-LEARNING SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning Internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and hands-on experience that will help them grow as community leaders. Applications for spring internships will be accepted Sept. 14 – Oct. 6. Apply through the APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

APPLES Service-Learning Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally by creating an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December). After completing the fellowship year, teams can reapply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Deadline is Oct. 20.

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

Students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the fall semester. Grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching an APPLES service-learning courses. Applications accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen learning within the course. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship


The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides an opportunity for juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC who attended high school in North Carolina to engage in individual self-designed and directed international travel experiences for two months to six months. Approximately 20 Phillips Scholarships for up to $9,000 each are awarded every year on the basis of a competitive written application and committee interview. Apply online by Oct. 15. For more information, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 966-4045, or the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 962-8396.

Orange County Solid Waste Management needs social media intern


Orange County Solid Waste Management needs a social media intern who has an interest in environmental issues, talent in communications and is social media savvy. The intern will create and post content weekly on various social media platforms. If interested, contact Muriel Williman or call 919.968.2788.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/19 – Carolina Conversations: Inclusive classrooms

Carolina Conversations is an opportunity to engage the UNC community in facilitating a robust and honest dialogue, across all of our differences, about the many challenges and issues that we are facing today. Chancellor Folt will host the next Carolina Conversations 5 – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Student Union, Aquarium Lounge. This Carolina Conversations will focus on discussing the multiple identities of individuals and their interplay in inclusive classrooms. Dr. Kelly Hogan and Dr. Viji Sathy will share their experiences in the classroom. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

9/21 – Deah Day food drive

The UNC School of Dentistry will host a food drive Wednesday, Sept. 21, in support of Deah Day, the school’s student-led day of service in memory of Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha. Deah Day is designed to be a day where DDS, dental hygiene and dental assisting students go into the local community and spend time giving back in honor of those the school lost. Learn more at Deah Day.

9/21 – Workshop: LinkedIn for Innovators & Entreprenuers

CUBE Social Innovation incubator continues Wednesday, Sept. 21 with the Workshop: LinkedIn for Innovators. Participants leave this interactive session with a LinkedIn profile. Designed for innovators and entrepreneurs, this workshop will maximize LinkedIn as a platform for articulating passion and showcasing experience. Facilitator Jonathan Adams from UNC’s University Career Services will explore the platform’s latest updates, with attention to the profile section, media attachments, referrals and alumni networks. Come dressed in business casual for a professional head shot in the event a photographer is available. An early dinner begins at 5 p.m., and the workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge. Registration is free.

9/23 – Supporting Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Consortium will host representatives of the campus Task Force on Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure 8:45 – 10:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 23 in Wilson Library, room 304. In this Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship, representatives will report on their process and share the resulting report and recommendations. Participants will preview and pilot questions proposed to support campus departments and units in discussing engaged scholarship in promotion and tenure. Register online. Refreshments provided.

10/17 – North Carolina Campus Compact student conference

NC Campus Compact will hold its annual CSNAP Student Conference, where student leaders explore citizenship, service, networking and partnerships. Two hundred participants from more than 20 campuses are expected at the event, Nov. 11 – 12 at UNC Asheville, and will feature workshops by college student leaders and a showcase of social change organizations who work with students, including the Campus Kitchens Project, Rachel Carson Council, NC PIRG and SCALE. The cost is $75 for students from NC Campus Compact member schools. Registration deadline is Oct. 17.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 9/19 – VOLUNTEER AT THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Raleigh, needs volunteer docents. Docents provide invaluable learning experiences for children and adults. They guide tours of award-winning exhibits, interpret touch items on gallery Spotlight Carts, and assist with exciting festivals and educational programs. Volunteers also enjoy benefits such as field trips to historic sites, dinner programs and an annual appreciation reception. If interested in becoming a museum docent, register for an interview by Friday, Sept. 9. To register, contact Debra Nichols at 919-807-7986. A series of training classes will begin Monday, Sept. 19, and take place every Monday through Monday, Dec. 5. Select either a morning session (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) or an evening session (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.). For details, visit North Carolina Museum of History volunteers.

10/2 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17, 18 & 19 – Volunteer to change a teen’s life

Challenge Day seeks volunteers 18 years and older to serve as adult participants in a nationally based anti-bullying program at East Chapel Hill High School on Oct. 17 or 18 and Chatham Middle School in Siler City, North Carolina Oct. 19. Active involvement with students for the whole school day is mandatory. Contact Challenge Day.

AFL-CIO volunteer opportunity

Volunteers are needed to work with the North Carolina AFL-CIO‘s outreach and community partner program. Volunteers will gain valuable data, research and community engagement skills working for a social and economic justice organization. Volunteers can come in between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and Saturday opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Naomi Carbrey.

KidzNotes volunteers needed

KidzNotes provides underserved kindergarten to 12th-grade students with orchestral training. Classroom helpers assist teachers with snack time, bathroom and water breaks, material distribution and other basic tasks. Volunteers are also needed as instrumental assistants, to help with administrative tasks in the KidzNotes office, write grants and other tasks as skills allow. The volunteer schedule is flexible based on availability. For details, contact Rachel Johnson.

Volunteer youth soccer coaches neededS

Rainbow Soccer seeks youth coaches for the fall season. Time commitments range from one to three-and-a-half hours per week. Practice fields are on the bus line and teams practice once or twice a week and play games on Saturdays. A beginners program is also offered for an hour on Friday evening for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed

The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) empowers children and adults with physical, emotional, mental and social challenges to create active, healthier and more fulfilling lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Volunteers are needed to assist clients during their weekly lesson. No horse experience is required and training is provided. For more information, visit NCTRC.

Refugee Health Initiative accepting fall applications

Are you interested in working with refugees? Do you care about equitable access to health care and information? Are you interested in interdisciplinary public health experience alongside graduate students? Refugee Health Initiative is a student health organization under the Student Health Action Coalition. Students from various health professional schools (undergrad included) assist newly resettled refugees with establishing a medical care home and learning basic health information. For questions, contact April Oo.

Coach youth basketball

The Town of Carrboro youth basketball league seeks volunteer coaches. Age groups are pee wee (6 – 8 years old), mite league (9 – 10 years old), midget league (11 – 12 years old) and junior league (13 – 15 years old). Practices are two times a week for one hour each practice in the evening. Games are on Saturdays. The season runs from November to late February.

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program needs marketing volunteerG

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program (CHEOP) seeks a volunteer to market and brand CHEOP initiatives and programs; write press releases and newsletters; assist with web site management; support social media initiatives; interview current program participants, alumni and parents; take photos at various CHEOP programs and assist with summer programming publicity efforts. For questions, contact Paula Borden.

9/20 – 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. Attend a volunteer training 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Bingham Hall, room 317 for more information about middle school and high school programs.

EmPOWERment needs marketing and social media volunteers

EmPOWERment, Inc. builds homes in Chapel Hill’s Northside, Pine Knolls, Carr Court and Lloyd Street communities. Volunteers are needed to help with social media and marketing, to help develop an email newsletter, support neighborhood associations, manage social media accounts and assist with various events and projects. For details, contact EmPOWERment.

Volunteer with Farmer Foodshare

Farmer Foodshare connects people who grow food with people who need food. Volunteers help with all aspects of operations, focusing on the farmers market donation stations to collect customer donations, purchase food from farmers and collect food for partner organizations. Volunteer hours are 3 – 6 p.m. Wednesdays and noon – 8 a.m. Saturdays. To volunteer, contact Katy Phillips.

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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