Public Service News 1/17/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/18 – Graduate Student Engagement at Carolina

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

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award application deadline

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

1/25 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip

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

1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications

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

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment

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

2/6 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

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

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

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

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

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

2017 Public Service Awards

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

2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

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

Service-Learning spring break trip/Hurricane Matthew outreach

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – NON-PROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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

1/27 – CHEOP spring PR intern

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

2/6 – VENTURE FOR AMERICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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

2/24 – McNair Scholars Program application

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

2/28 – Food for All micro grant proposals

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

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator

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

Compass Center internships

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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

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

2/2 – How to launch a social venture

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

3/6 – STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteers

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

CAROLINA NAVIGATORS GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL VOLUNTEER HEAD COACHES

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

Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity

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

RAINBOW SOCCER SEEKS COACHES

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

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEEDS VOLUNTEER SWIM COACHES

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

YOUTH BASEBALL HEAD COACHES NEEDED

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

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

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

Tutor with Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE)

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 1/9/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award

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

1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships application

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

APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

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

2017 RONALD W. HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

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

2017 MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

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

2017 PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – Non-Profit Internship Program

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

1/30 – STUDENT U SUMMER OPPORTUNITY

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

2/6 – Venture For America fellowship program

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

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator

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

Compass Center internships

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

TABLE internships

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

A Helping Hand healthcare/social work internship

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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

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

1/16/2017 – MLK DAY OF SERVICE 5K

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

3/6 – Student Success conference

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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

Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience

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

Youth girls’ volleyball volunteer head coaches

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

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches

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

Special Olympics needs volunteer swim coaches

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

Youth baseball head coaches needed

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

Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers

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

Coach with Girls on the Run

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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UNC community visits Tarboro to offer disaster relief

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

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

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

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

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

Public Service News 12/5/2016

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

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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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.”