Public Service News 9/19/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

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

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

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

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT OPEN

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

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

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

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship


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

Orange County Solid Waste Management needs social media intern


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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/19 – Carolina Conversations: Inclusive classrooms

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

9/21 – Deah Day food drive

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

9/21 – Workshop: LinkedIn for Innovators & Entreprenuers

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

9/23 – Supporting Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure

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

10/17 – North Carolina Campus Compact student conference

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

AFL-CIO volunteer opportunity

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

KidzNotes volunteers needed

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

Volunteer youth soccer coaches neededS

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

North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed

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

Refugee Health Initiative accepting fall applications

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

Coach youth basketball

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

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Program needs marketing volunteerG

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

9/20 – Tutor with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate, a support program with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, seeks tutors to work with local middle school or high school students. Attend a volunteer training 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Bingham Hall, room 317 for more information about middle school and high school programs.

EmPOWERment needs marketing and social media volunteers

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

Volunteer with Farmer Foodshare

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

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

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 9/12/2016

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

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/20 – APPLES Global Course Guanajuato application
Red Cross Internship opportunities
Intern with TABLE

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/13 – College Service Project meeting
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/13 – Good governance: Constructing an organization fit for the future
9/15 – Employees as research participants
9/16 – Passport to Go! application deadline
9/16 – 9/16 – Learning to navigate intersector collaborations
9/16 – UNC-Chapel Hill Constitution Day celebration
9/19 – Carolina Conversations: Inclusive classrooms
9/23 – Supporting Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure
9/30 – Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Crossroads of Student Success
10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events
10/17 – North Carolina Campus Compact student conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/9 – Volunteer at the North Carolina Museum of History
9/17 &18 – CenterFest Arts Festival 2016

10/2 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed
North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed
Refugee Health Initiative accepting fall applications
Coach youth basketball
Social justice organization seeks development and social media volunteers
Volunteer with East Durham Children’s Initiative
Teach English with Enrich English Language Learning
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

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

9/19 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

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

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT OPEN

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

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

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

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/20 – APPLES GLOBAL COURSE GUANAJUATO APPLICATION


The APPLES Global Guanajuato three-credit spring course combines ethnographic methods, oral history and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico. Learn more and apply at The Latino Migration Project.

RED CROSS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


The American Red Cross is looking for interns to work with disaster services, volunteer services and transportation services. Tasks vary but could include coordinating events, data entry and contacting partners. The time commitment is flexible and averages five – 15 hours per week. Some tasks may be done from home. Attention to detail, good interpersonal skills and an ability to take initiative are a must. For details, visit the American Red Cross. Contact Jeffrey Isaacson for more information.

INTERN WITH TABLE


TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy foods to local, hungry children needs interns to help with program and administrative tasks as well as project-based activities. The program/admin. intern tasks include attending a volunteer shift, thank you notes, sending emails, record keeping and assisting the program director. Tasks for the project intern include maintaining and updating policies, handbooks, records, etc. Preference for this internship is given to juniors and seniors. The intern will be have flexibility to participate in other aspects of TABLE for experience. Skills needed include organization, communication and detail-oriented. TABLE is located at 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro on bus route. To apply, contact Ashton Tippins.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/13 – College Service Project meeting

Are you interested in giving back to the Orange County community? Do you want to learn how to use a power tool and make new friends? Come learn about College Service Project at the first general body meeting 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Student Union, room 2423. Learn about plans for the semester, brainstorm volunteer opportunities and select a fall service trip weekend. For details, visit UNC’s College Service Project Facebook page.

9/13 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/13 – Good governance: Constructing an organization fit for the future

The School of Governm962-1181.UNC’s Public Policy Majors Union and the Campus Y will host a workshop, Good Governance: Constructing an Organization Fit for the Future 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Lounge. This session led by Bob Thust will lead new and existing ventures and organizations in considering decision making principles and processes, organizational structures and values. This workshop will demystify this important topic, examine what good governance is in practice, and prompt thinking about how to incorporate good practice at an early stage without crushing the start-up spirit. An early dinner and networking session starts at 5 p.m. and the workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP through Eventbright.

9/15 – Employees as research participants: Ethical and regulatory considerations

Join the Center for Health Equity Research and the Center for Bioethics for the first fall 2016 REGR talks, noon, Thursday, Sept. 15 in Brinkhous-Bullitt Hall, room 219. Dr. David Reznik will talk about employees as research participants. For details, visit UNC Center for Biothics. All are welcome.

9/16 – Passport to Go! application deadline

First-year and new transfer students who are eligible but have not obtained their U.S. passport can apply for funding for their first passport from the Center for Global Initiatives Passport to GO! program. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 19. For details, visit the Center for Global Initiatives.

9/16 – Learning to navigate intersector collaborations

Neil Britto, executive director of the Intersector Project, will address the opportunities and challenges of working across sectors and lead students in considering how their academic interests and potential careers might be enriched by considering intersector collaborations. In this interactive workshop, Britto will offer a brief presentation, deep dive into a case of cross-sector collaboration and then facilitate discussion. RSVP by Sept. 9; space is limited.

9/16 – UNC-Chapel Hill Constitution Day celebration

Celebrate Constitution Day noon, Friday, Sept. 16 in the UNC School of Law rotunda as Judge Frank D. Whitney ’87 presents “United States v. North Carolina’s Original Copy of the Bill of Rights: The Historic Journey in the Theft and Recovery of North Carolina’s Copy of the Bill of Rights.” Whitney, Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, will discuss the timeline of events and the significance of the recovery. For more information, visit the School of Law.

9/19 – Carolina Conversations: Inclusive classrooms

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

9/23 – Supporting Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure

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

9/30 – Brown Bag Lunch Series: The Crossroads of Student Success

Brown Bag Lunch Series on The Crossroads of Student Success: Academics, Wellness and Engagement kicks off noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Wilson Library Pleasant Family Room with a session on Revisiting Growth Mindset for Student Success. This Brown Bag Lunch introduces growth mindset concepts for participants to incorporate into their teaching and student programs. Participants will share information about their efforts and the impact on students’ mindsets about their academic performance. Attendees will also work together to brainstorm new ideas and potential collaborations for future funding opportunities that encourage growth mindset among undergraduate students in and outside of the classroom. For more information, visit Brown Bag Lunch Series.

10/8 – 16 – #SERVECAROLINA DURING TAR HEEL SERVICE DAY EVENTS

Registration is live for Tar Heel Service Day events. This year, Carolina alumni and friends will #ServeCarolina in honor of University Day from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Check out the list of projects from local Carolina Clubs or register a project with your friends and family. Once registered, you will receive cool Carolina swag. Sign up at the General Alumni Association.

10/17 – North Carolina Campus Compact student conference

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

9/17 &18 – CenterFest Arts Festival 2016

The 42nd annual CenterFest Arts Festival is Sept. 17 – 18 in Downtown Durham. The festival relies on more than 300 volunteers to assist visual artists, serve as emcees and stage managers, direct performers, greet guests, entertain children and more. To volunteer, visit CenterFest’s volunteer page.

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

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

VOLUNTEER YOUTH SOCCER COACHES NEEDED

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

North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center volunteers needed

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

Refugee Health Initiative accepting fall applications

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

Coach youth basketball

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

SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION SEEKS DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERS

Village of Wisdom is a Durham-based nonprofit that works to empower black families through community events, parent trainings and individual advocacy focused on helping children form positive racial identities. Volunteers are needed to help with development research and social media outreach. The length of the volunteer term will be determined in conjunction with volunteers. If interested, complete the volunteer interest form.

VOLUNTEER WITH EAST DURHAM CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE

East Durham Children’s Initiative offers a variety of free, out-of-school programs to students in East Durham – all made possible by the help of community members willing to volunteer a few hours every week. Volunteers are needed to support evening and Saturday educational enrichment programs as well as a chess club, basketball teams and more Visit EDCI volunteer opportunities learn more about current opportunities and to apply. Contact Crystal Folmar with questions.

TEACH ENGLISH WITH ENRICH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

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

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes challah bread and then sells it in the Pit the next day. All proceeds go to local and international hunger fighting organizations. Volunteers are needed to bake the bread and then sell it in the Pit. The challah is baked at Hillel and all are always welcome. For questions, contact Challah for Hunger. To volunteer, complete the Challah for Hunger Google doc.

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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Northside’s future takes shape

Northside community members and volunteers

Maggie West (Carolina alumna and neighborhood resident), Marian Cheek Jackson (lifetime resident and Jackson Center namesake), Willie Mae Patterson (lifetime resident and neighborhood leader) and George Barrett (Carolina alumnus, neighborhood resident and Jackson Center staff member).

For Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Della Pollock, preserving people’s life stories is more than a way to chronicle the past. It also creates a path to cultivate future aspirations.

A multi-year project begun in 2007 in collaboration with St. Joseph C.M.E. Church proved that point in ways Pollock, professor of communication at Carolina, didn’t imagine at the time. As part of an APPLES service-learning course, Pollock began involving students in the life of Northside, a historically black neighborhood near downtown Chapel Hill, where they listened to oral histories of longtime residents and community leaders.

What started as an effort to learn the history of Northside and understand the role of the black church in the wake of desegregation eventually became a public history and community development organization, the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History.

There, with Pollock as the center’s executive director, a community-based staff and more than 250 volunteers work each year alongside residents to honor, renew and build community in Northside. Carolina faculty members and students have always been an integral part of that work. In fact, Hudson Vaughan, co-founder and deputy director of the Jackson Center, is one of Pollock’s former students.

HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES

The relationship between the University and Northside was forged long ago.

For the past century, a number of Carolina employees have called the network of neighborhoods that make up Northside home.

“Residents’ ancestors built the stone walls that surround the University and hauled water from the Old Well to student dorms,” Pollock said. “Many current residents worked for the University and UNC Hospitals in the past, and some continue to work there today.”

With more than 200 oral histories catalogued, the Jackson Center has become the linchpin for revitalizing a neighborhood that during the past three decades had seen exponential growth in the number of investor-owned properties and a corresponding decline in its black population. The center, which has always had a strong interest in housing advocacy, has partnered with the University, the Town of Chapel Hill and Self- Help to find ways to make Northside a diverse, family-oriented neighborhood once again.

While previous efforts to stabilize the community never gained traction, this time seems to be different.

For one thing, it is a bottom-up leadership process, Pollock said. The Northside Neighborhood Compass Group, made up of community representatives and partners, has vetted the plans and guided the strategic decision-making on Northside properties, she said.

There also is strong motivation to use the past as a springboard for the future, just as the Jackson Center’s motto says: “Without the past, you have no future.” As residents shared their stories, they felt a renewed determination to build on the strengths of their multi-generational community.

Northside residents express a great love and respect for the past, said Linda Convissor, director of community relations at Carolina, but they also want to shape the future.

“Rather than trying to recreate the past or freeze the present, conversations now are more about preserving the traditional values of the African-American neighborhood as new residents move in,” she said. “People who live in Northside – many of whom have family ties that go back several generations – talk about the supportive, tight-knit community of their childhoods, and that’s what they want to carry into the future.”

In addition, residents have seen a revitalized commitment from the Town of Chapel Hill coupled with strong interest from top University leaders, beginning with former Chancellor Holden Thorp and continuing with the staunch support of Chancellor Carol L. Folt. Last March, the University provided a critical financial boost to the effort with a $3 million, 10-year, no-interest loan to Self-Help to help stabilize Northside.

A CATALYST FOR RENEWAL

The University’s loan was a major catalyst for the Northside Neighborhood Initiative, said Gordon Merklein, Carolina’s executive director of real estate development, but it is not a University-run effort.

“The Jackson Center is a gateway to the neighborhood – really the boots on the ground, the people who have the ear and pulse of the neighborhood,” Merklein said. “The town wants to see the area thrive, especially with a new elementary school there. Self-Help knows community development real estate better than anyone, and the University brings the money and a desire to see Northside stabilized. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.”

Self-Help’s involvement is key, he explained, because the Durham-based institution understands the intricacies of buying, holding and selling properties to benefit the community. Self-Help acts as general contractor and loan manager. It pools the financial resources – the loan from the University plus grants the initiative has received – to acquire, renovate and resell avail- able Northside properties to aspiring homeowners or affordable housing agencies.

The concept is called land banking. As a property becomes available, funds from the land bank are used to purchase it, and the property is held in the land bank until a good match is found.

“Essentially, the land bank allows the home to sit until the right buyer is found, and when the home is sold later, that money recycles back into the land bank,” Merklein explained.

The University’s loan is used solely to buy a property, not to renovate it or buy down the purchase price. Those efforts are funded through grants – to date, $75,000 from the Town of Chapel Hill to launch the Promise of Home program so elderly or disabled residents can make home repairs, and $750,000 from the Oak Foundation to support needed renovations and discount the sale price of land bank properties to keep them affordable.

So far, the University loan has been used to acquire six properties, including vacant lots and vacant houses, for the land bank. One property has been sold to Habitat, which plans to build three new homes there for low-income, first-time homeowners. In fact, for 2016–17, Habitat will focus its construction efforts in Northside, with a goal to build a dozen homes in the neighborhood, said Dan Levine, Self-Help’s director of business development and project management.

In less than a year, Northside has seen tangible change. Elderly residents’ homes are being repaired so the residents can remain there, and properties that otherwise might have been snapped up by investors are being held and repaired for sale to families.

“We’ve seen success even more quickly than we had anticipated,” Merklein said. “The University’s backing gave the initiative the momentum it needed to get off the ground. It also paved the way for other organizations, such as Habitat and the Oak Foundation, to become involved.”

The chancellor was the driving force behind this unique opportunity to enhance the University’s historic relationship with Northside, he said. “Thanks to Chancellor Folt’s resolve to turn the vision and commitment of so many people into reality, the residents in Northside are seeing real evidence that their neighborhood will remain a vital part of our community.”

The neighborhood itself deserves much of the credit, Convissor said: “Northside residents have always been active and engaged. It may seem contradictory, but their deep, abiding commitment to preserving their neighborhood is what motivated the investments that will secure its future.”

By Patty Courtright, Finance and Administration

Published May 23, 2016

Public Service News 9/6/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/20 – APPLES Global Course Guanajuato application
Red Cross Internship opportunities
Intern with TABLE

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/7 – Key concepts of motivational design
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/15 – Master of Public Administration program open house
9/30 – Brown Bag Lunch Series on The Crossroads of Student Success
10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/8 – Volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
9/9 – Volunteer at the North Carolina Museum of History

9/12 – Bull City Stand Down volunteers needed
Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed
Kidzu volunteer opportunity
Help with events for people with disabilities
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Social justice organization seeks development and social media volunteers
Volunteer with East Durham Children’s Initiative
Teach English with Enrich English Language Learning
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Volunteer with Welcome Baby

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

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

9/19 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

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

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT OPEN

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

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

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

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/20 – APPLES Global Course Guanajuato application


The APPLES Global Guanajuato three-credit spring course combines ethnographic methods, oral history and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico. Learn more and apply at The Latino Migration Project.

Red Cross Internship opportunities


The American Red Cross is looking for interns to work with disaster services, volunteer services and transportation services. Tasks vary but could include coordinating events, data entry and contacting partners. The time commitment is flexible and averages five – 15 hours per week. Some tasks may be done from home. Attention to detail, good interpersonal skills and an ability to take initiative are a must. For details, visit the American Red Cross. Contact Jeffrey Isaacson for more information.

Intern with TABLE


TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy foods to local, hungry children needs interns to help with program and administrative tasks as well as project-based activities. The program/admin. intern tasks include attending a volunteer shift, thank you notes, sending emails, record keeping and assisting the program director. Tasks for the project intern include maintaining and updating policies, handbooks, records, etc. Preference for this internship is given to juniors and seniors. The intern will be have flexibility to participate in other aspects of TABLE for experience. Skills needed include organization, communication and detail-oriented. TABLE is located at 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro on bus route. To apply, contact Ashton Tippins.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/7 – KEY CONCEPTS OF MOTIVATIONAL DESIGN

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to a workshop that introduces the key concepts of motivational design, also known as gamification. Participants will learn best practices from the fields of healthcare, disaster response, and employee and consumer engagement and design a gamification architecture. If you are trying to engage people, employees and/or customers, think differently or embrace new behaviors, you don’t want to miss this workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7 at the Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge. For more information, visit the Eventbright page.

9/13 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Public Service Fair should complete the participation form by Sept. 9. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/15 – MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

The School of Government will host a Master of Public Administration program open house for prospective students 6 – 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Knapp-Sanders Building, room 2402. Learn about the on-campus and online (MPA@UNC) formats of Carolina’s Master of Public Administration program. The event includes a question and answer session, a demo of the online format and an opportunity to speak with admissions staff one-on-one. Participants will also meet with faculty, staff, alumni and current students. The event is free, but online registration is required. For more information, contact Anne Kilby or call 919-962-1181.

9/30 – Brown Bag Lunch Series on The Crossroads of Student Success

Brown Bag Lunch Series on The Crossroads of Student Success: Academics, Wellness and Engagement kicks off noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Wilson Library Pleasant Family Room with a session on Revisiting Growth Mindset for Student Success. This Brown Bag Lunch introduces growth mindset concepts for participants to incorporate into their teaching and student programs. Participants will share information about their efforts and the impact on students’ mindsets about their academic performance. Attendees will also work together to brainstorm new ideas and potential collaborations for future funding opportunities that encourage growth mindset among undergraduate students in and outside of the classroom. For more information, visit Brown Bag Lunch Series.

10/8 – 16 – #SERVECAROLINA DURING TAR HEEL SERVICE DAY EVENTS

Registration is live for Tar Heel Service Day events. This year, Carolina alumni and friends will #ServeCarolina in honor of University Day from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Check out the list of projects from local Carolina Clubs or register a project with your friends and family. Once registered, you will receive cool Carolina swag. Sign up at the General Alumni Association.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/8 – VOLUNTEER IN CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO SCHOOLS

Are you interested in becoming a school volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools this fall? Sign up between 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 13 or 14 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102 to choose a school placement that fits your interest and schedule. Help pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students two to three hours each week for 10 weeks. Learn more about how to volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/9 – Volunteer at the North Carolina Museum of History

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

9/12 – BULL CITY STAND DOWN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Bull City Stand Down is an annual one-day event in Durham dedicated to providing resources and services to homeless and under-resourced Veterans. Volunteers are needed for the event, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Volunteers do not have to stay the entire time and a letter/certificate can be provided for volunteer hour confirmation. If interested, contact Tiana Jones by Monday, Sept. 12.

Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed

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

KIDZU VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Kidzu Children’s Museum, a hands-on museum for children up to 10 years of age that aims to inspire young children and their adults to learn through creative and purposeful play, seeks volunteers to assist with several activities. Volunteers are needed to help with its STEM education, arts, child health and emerging literacy programs, special events and to assist on the exhibit floor playing with visiting families. For more information, contact Landis Lee.

HELP WITH EVENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Adapted Recreation offers Friday Fun Night 5:45 – 8:45 p.m. during the first Friday of each month, Sept. 2 – Dec. 2 at the Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 South Estes Drive. The event is for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Volunteers are needed for event set up/break down, as well as to prepare refreshments, arts and crafts, games and play with participants. Volunteers must commit to the entire event schedule. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919 968-2813.

ORANGE COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its fall 2016 volunteer training. Volunteers serve as safe touch educators who teach safety lessons to elementary students; start strong educators who prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships by talking to middle and high school students; and companions who provide support and resources to survivors by responding on the 24-hour help line. Spaces are limited and training starts soon. Apply at Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Social justice organization seeks development and social media volunteers

Village of Wisdom is a Durham-based nonprofit that works to empower black families through community events, parent trainings and individual advocacy focused on helping children form positive racial identities. Volunteers are needed to help with development research and social media outreach. The length of the volunteer term will be determined in conjunction with volunteers. If interested, complete the volunteer interest form.

Volunteer with East Durham Children’s Initiative

East Durham Children’s Initiative offers a variety of free, out-of-school programs to students in East Durham – all made possible by the help of community members willing to volunteer a few hours every week. Volunteers are needed to support evening and Saturday educational enrichment programs as well as a chess club, basketball teams and more Visit EDCI volunteer opportunities learn more about current opportunities and to apply. Contact Crystal Folmar with questions.

Teach English with Enrich English Language Learning

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

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes challah bread and then sells it in the Pit the next day. All proceeds go to local and international hunger fighting organizations. Volunteers are needed to bake the bread and then sell it in the Pit. The challah is baked at Hillel and all are always welcome. For questions, contact Challah for Hunger. To volunteer, complete the Challah for Hunger Google doc.

VOLUNTEER WITH WELCOME BABY

Welcome Baby seeks a childcare volunteer for its Giving Closet, Fridays 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Volunteers are also needed 3:30 – 6 p.m. the second Thursdays. Qualifications include experience working with children, taking initiative, being energetic and flexible, able to work without a lot of supervision, like children and enjoy engaging them in play and reading activities. Some Spanish helpful but not mandatory. Volunteers are also needed Saturday, Sept. 17 to switch summer clothes to fall/winter clothes in the Welcome Baby Giving Closet which provides donated items for children under the age of five, free to families in Durham County.. Groups can work together 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Welcome Baby office located at 721 Foster Street in Durham. For details, contact Mae B. McLendon.

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 faculty recognized for engaged scholarship connecting with community

fes-class-viCHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Engaging the community to help hungry children access food during the summer months is Maureen Berner’s passion. For the past two years, Berner, a professor in the School of Government, and seven other UNC faculty members worked on a variety of projects that connected them to the community in many ways.

Maureen Berner, Barbara Friedman, Cheryl Giscombe, Adam Jacks, Anne Johnston, Steve May, Vicki Mercer and Chérie Ndaliko will be honored as graduates of class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program during a lunch celebration beginning at noon, Aug. 31 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

The program, an initiative of the Carolina Center for Public Service, brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Scholars participate in sessions in community settings to learn from Carolina faculty and their community partners. While developing individual projects, each class of scholars forms a learning community along with the faculty and community course directors to support one another’s projects and community partners. The growing network of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars reports outcomes including new interdisciplinary collaborations, successful grant applications and both traditional and innovative products of their scholarship.

“The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program is transformative. Rather than trying to fit engaged work into the traditional mold of scholarship, now I see how it can be embraced,” Berner said. “The impact of my work has multiplied, opening more doors to more research, more outreach and more collaborations. I speak about my project all the time – from an audience of 2,000 through a TEDx Talk, to a small group of young social entrepreneurs, to an international academic conference in Spain and to middle school students in a Future Food Security Leaders summer camp in Wake County. I am still writing for the research community, but I am also invited to be at the policy-makers’ table.”

The Carolina Center for Public Service created the Faculty Engaged Scholars program in 2007 to advance faculty involvement in engaged scholarship. In 2013, an endowment honoring UNC’s former chancellor H. Holden Thorp was established to support faculty in the program. Selected through a competitive process, Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars learn about and pursue community engagement through scholarly endeavors during the two-year program. Since the program began, 53 faculty members have been selected from 10 professional schools and the College of Arts and Sciences, representing more than 20 departments.

“The Faculty Engaged Scholars program transformed the way we thought about our communities and their involvement in our research,” said Anne Johnston, a professor in the School of Media and Journalism, who co-directs The Irina Project (TIP), a project that monitors and studies media

representations of sex trafficking and provides resources to news organizations and others for

accurate and responsible reporting of the issue. “The groups and organizations we visited were so committed to serving and helping their communities and to involving these communities in the development and implementation of their research and programs. This model of interacting with communities really expanded our view of who our communities are and how we should be engaged with all of them.”

The graduates and their work

These eight faculty members have distinguished themselves as engaged scholars through their commitment to serve others and strengthen university-community relationships.

Dr. Maureen Berner, professor in the School of Government, wanted to know more about how  communities can successfully address what she calls “wicked problems” – in her case, hunger and food insecurity. Her project focused on how hungry children access, or fail to access, available federally supported summer meal programs. Through in-depth interviews and data from across the state and close interaction with state officials and nonprofit leaders, Berner concluded that the key to feeding hungry children is building local government and nonprofit capacity. She is a founding member of a new consortium of university researchers providing monthly advice on these programs directly to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and collaborating on new research projects prompted by USDA initiatives.

Dr. Barbara Friedman, associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism, and her colleague Dr. Anne Johnston, professor in the School of Media and Journalism, co-direct The Irina Project (TIP), a project that monitors and studies media representations of sex trafficking and provides resources to news organizations and others for accurate and responsible reporting of the issue. TIP is the only organization to have as its sole focus theoretical and applied research of media coverage of trafficking. For the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, the two advanced a web-based resource that includes best practices, interactive data on trafficking, and interviews with expert sources including survivors, blog essays, tip sheets, research notes and more. Friedman and Johnston trained print, broadcast and digital journalists to cover trafficking and continue to field queries from reporters around the world working on this issue. Most recently, they partnered with a group preparing an anti-trafficking campaign for the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Cheryl Giscombe is the LeVine Wellness Distinguished Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. Her work as a Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar strengthened her existing partnership with Healing with CAARE, Inc. Through the Faculty Engaged Scholars program, Giscombe completed two research studies in collaboration with her community partner; one focused on substance abuse relapse prevention and the other focused on chronic stress and diabetes risk reduction. Giscombe provides training in culturally sensitive, contextually relevant, team-oriented, evidence-based, holistic care including a focus on healthcare systems and policy. This type of learning for healthcare professionals has been found to increase empathy and insight, and to increase acuity of focus on changes needed to positively impact care, access and population health.

Dr. Adam Jacks is an associate professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences – Speech and Hearing Sciences who studies the impact of stroke and other neurological diseases on communication. Much of his current work focuses on identifying predictors of life participation in community-dwelling stroke and brain injury survivors with impaired communication (i.e. aphasia). His Faculty Engaged Scholars project focused on providing language assessments to people with aphasia in the community with no access to treatment, as well as to those who attend communication groups at Triangle Aphasia Project Unlimited, a Cary-based nonprofit organization. Jacks’ project provided opportunities to build relationships with speech-language pathologists in the community, including a clinical research forum with equal contributions by academic researchers and practicing clinicians.

Dr. Steve May, associate professor in the Department of Communication, focuses his research on exploring organizational ethics and corporate social responsibility, with an emphasis on studying public-private, cross-sector partnerships that seek to solve a range of community problems. May’s Faculty Engaged Scholars project identified best practices of corporate social responsibility initiatives to understand successful strategies for business-community partnerships that are equitable, collaborative and produce sustainable impact. These best practices include creating a shared vision by focusing on common interests and values; identifying and engaging diverse sets of stakeholders, with mutually reinforcing activities; developing trust by communicating candidly and engaging in continuous learning; creating shared measurements of progress and impact; and providing knowledge and expertise through best practices. Using project findings, May produced a web-based knowledge database that includes scholarly findings, case studies, white papers, a blog and assessment tools used by cross-sector partners.

Dr. Vicki Mercer, associate professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences – Physical Therapy, focuses her research on improving balance and preventing falls in older adults and individuals with neurological disorders. In her Faculty Engaged Scholars project, she expanded her work with the Community Health and Mobility Partnership (CHAMP) program in western North Carolina. CHAMP is a falls prevention program that Mercer developed in 2009 with community partners from senior centers, hospitals, physical therapy clinics and community colleges. Through CHAMP, interdisciplinary teams of health care providers work with older adults at senior centers and other community sites to improve their balance and muscle strength and decrease their risk of falls.

Dr. Chérie Ndaliko, assistant professor in the Department of Music, explored parallels between students in eastern Congo whose lives are inflected by war and violence and students in economically underprivileged communities in North Carolina. Common to both groups of students is limited access to arts education that leaves them with fewer opportunities to develop empowering critical thinking skills. To interrupt this cycle, Ndaliko created an interactive arts curriculum for North Carolina students that uses examples from Africa to foster critical thinking skills and cultivate global perspectives. In partnership with the Global Scholars Academy in Durham, North Carolina, the curriculum allows students to partner on creative projects with their Congolese peers, permitting those without the financial means to travel to have cross-cultural experiences.

About the Carolina Center for Public Service

The Carolina Center for Public Service engages and supports the faculty, students and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. The Center strengthens the University’s public service commitment by promoting scholarship and service that are responsive to the concerns of the state and contribute to the common good.

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SLI immerses first-years in service before classes start

SLI student at IFCEngaging is service is a meaningful way for students to connect with the community and start their UNC career. Just ask Dillon Rubalcava, a first-year student from Jamestown, North Carolina. “I thought doing service work would be a great way to get to know the Chapel Hill community while at the same time doing good for the community,” Rubalcava said. He and 59 other UNC first-year students participated in Service-Learning Initiative, or SLI, a unique student-led orientation to service-learning of the APPLES Service-Learning program and the Carolina Center for Public Service. Over three days the week before classes start, participants are immersed in serving the local community and introduced to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

“I wanted to participate in the Service-Learning Initiative ever since I first heard about it,” Rubalcava said. “I had already made a personal goal of mine to give back to the community as much as possible, mainly through community service. I thought SLI was the exact program I needed to dive headfirst into helping the Carolina community.”

With more than 675 hours of service over three days, SLI participants dove deep into service.

SLI students at TABLETaylor Newsome, a senior biology and global studies from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and SLI- co-chair, said “We had a record number of applications this year. There were 129 applications, which was really awesome because it shows that first-year students are interested in learning more about serving their community and making an impact during their time at Carolina.”

Through the SLI, each participant served at three community partners like Central Elementary, Carrboro High School, TABLE, the SECU Family House, Club Nova and the Carolina Campus Community Garden. They also engaged in reflections to discuss what they learned from serving, and from videos and articles presented throughout the program that relate to UNC’s pan-university theme, Food for All.

“After SLI, I plan on engaging in several different forms of service through UNC,” Rubalcava said. “Having grown up around Greensboro, North Carolina, I am extremely aware of the hunger problems plaguing many cities in America and across the globe, and will be working with organizations such as TABLE (whom I met through the SLI) to help the cause of easing hunger.”

SLI site leadersNewsome added, “We hope that the participants form lasting friendships with each other, as well as learn about ways to get and stay involved on campus and in the community. We also hope that participants will be able to take what they have learned at SLI and use it to make a positive impact on the Carolina and Chapel Hill/Carrboro communities.”

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Public Service News 8/29/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow
Global Hope India seeks fall interns

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/7 – Key concepts of motivational design
9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/15 – Master of Public Administration program open house
9/20 – Merrimon Lecture
10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/8 – Volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
9/12 – Bull City Stand Down volunteers needed
9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival
10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program
Kidzu volunteer opportunity
Help with events for people with disabilities
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Compass Center recruiting volunteers
Volunteer as a student guide with First Look
Classroom consultants needed
Help children with special needs learn to swim
Volunteer coaches needed
Volunteer with Welcome Baby

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK APPLICATIONS

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

9/19 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS GRADUATE ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

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

9/30 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS FALL ENROLLMENT OPEN

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

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

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

10/20 – APPLY FOR A 2017 BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE PARTNERSHIP GRANT

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

APPLY FOR A SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANT

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – APPLY TO THE ADAMS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM


Are you committed to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive? Do you want exclusive access to UNC alumni across the nation who are dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurial students? The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for the 2017 apprentice cohort. Register for the Aug. 31 information session to learn more. Apply by Sept. 15.

NORTH CAROLINA COORDINATED CAMPAIGN CAMPUS FELLOW


The North Carolina Coordinated Campaign is offering a fellowship program to all students interested in getting involved with politics this fall. Excited, passionate individuals are needed to engage and encourage young voters at UNC-Chapel Hill to cast their ballot in November. For questions, contact Amy Ackerman.

GLOBAL HOPE INDIA SEEKS FALL INTERNS


Global Hope India has several intern opportunities available in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. Available internships include event planning assistant, office assistant and trips/team assistant. Enhance your resume and gain hands-on experience in missions field/nonprofit work. For more information and to apply, visit Global Hope India.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/7 – Key concepts of motivational design

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to a workshop that introduces the key concepts of motivational design, also known as gamification. Participants will learn best practices from the fields of healthcare, disaster response, and employee and consumer engagement and design a gamification architecture. If you are trying to engage people, employees and/or customers, think differently or embrace new behaviors, you don’t want to miss this workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7 at the Campus Y, Anne Queen Lounge. For more information, visit the Eventbright page.

9/7 – GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH FALL RECEPTION

Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research will host its fall reception/celebration 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. The reception will include a brief program with introductions, opening remarks and one or two short presentations by seed grant recipients. For more information, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research or contact Dottie Holland or Sarah Kowitt.

9/13 – PUBLIC SERVICE FAIR

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Public Service Fair should complete the participation form by Sept. 9. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/15 – Master of Public Administration program open house

The School of Government will host a Master of Public Administration program open house for prospective students 6 – 8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Knapp-Sanders Building, room 2402. Learn about the on-campus and online (MPA@UNC) formats of Carolina’s Master of Public Administration program. The event includes a question and answer session, a demo of the online format and an opportunity to speak with admissions staff one-on-one. Participants will also meet with faculty, staff, alumni and current students. The event is free, but online registration is required. For more information, contact Anne Kilby or call 919-962-1181.

9/20 – MERRIMON LECTURE

The UNC Center for Bioethics will host Dr. Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., as this year’s Merrimon Lecture on Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism and Public Service in the Health Professions. The lecture is noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Bondurant Hall, room G100. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

10/8 – 16 – #ServeCarolina during Tar Heel Service Day events

Registration is live for Tar Heel Service Day events. This year, Carolina alumni and friends will #ServeCarolina in honor of University Day from Saturday, Oct. 8 to Sunday, Oct. 16. Check out the list of projects from local Carolina Clubs or register a project with your friends and family. Once registered, you will receive cool Carolina swag. Sign up at the General Alumni Association.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/8 – Volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools

Are you interested in becoming a school volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools this fall? Sign up between 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 13 or 14 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102 to choose a school placement that fits your interest and schedule. Help pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students two to three hours each week for 10 weeks. Learn more about how to volunteer in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/12 – Bull City Stand Down volunteers needed

The Bull City Stand Down is an annual one-day event in Durham dedicated to providing resources and services to homeless and under resourced Veterans. Volunteers are needed for the event, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday Sept. 16. Volunteers do not have to stay the entire time and a letter/certificate can be provided for volunteer hour confirmation. If interested, contact Tiana Jones by Monday, Sept. 12.

9/20 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CARRBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Sept. 25 to assist with Carrboro’s annual music festival. Shifts range from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All volunteer applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. For more information and a list of available jobs, visit Town of Carrboro or contact Caitlin Knepp.

10/1 – VOLUNTEER WITH TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL’S FESTIFALL

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17 – VOLUNTEER WITH ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM


Bringing Challenge Day seeks volunteers to serve as adult participants in an anti-bullying program for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill and Siler City, North Carolina. Challenge Day programs will be held at East Chapel Hill High School Oct. 17 and 18, and at Chatham Middle School in Siler City on Oct. 19. Volunteers must attend for the entire school day and must be 18 years old or older. Contact Jean or Alice or call 919-929-0477 for more details.

Kidzu volunteer opportunity

Kidzu Children’s Museum, a hands-on museum for children up to 10 years of age that aims to inspire young children and their adults to learn through creative and purposeful play, seeks volunteers to assist with several activities. Volunteers are needed to help with its STEM education, arts, child health and emerging literacy programs, special events and to assist on the exhibit floor playing with visiting families. For more information, contact Landis Lee.

Help with events for people with disabilities

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Adapted Recreation offers Friday Fun Night 5:45 – 8:45 p.m. during the first Friday of each month, Sept. 2 – Dec. 2 at the Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 South Estes Drive. The event is for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Volunteers are needed for event set up/break down, as well as to prepare refreshments, arts and crafts, games and play with participants. Volunteers must commit to the entire event schedule. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919 968-2813.

ORANGE COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its fall 2016 volunteer training. Volunteers serve as safe touch educators who teach safety lessons to elementary students; start strong educators who prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships by talking to middle and high school students; and companions who provide support and resources to survivors by responding on the 24-hour help line. Spaces are limited and training starts soon. Apply at Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

COMPASS CENTER RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS

Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. Fall training will begin soon for a number of volunteer positions including domestic violence hotline/court advocates, IPV community educators, information and referral volunteers, interpreters and more. To volunteer, complete a Compass Center volunteer application. For questions, contact Bridget McEnaney.

VOLUNTEER AS A STUDENT GUIDE WITH FIRST LOOK

UNC’s First Look needs volunteers to share their college experience with up to 5,000 middle school students and motivate underrepresented children to go to college. Volunteers also provide campus tours to middle school students. To learn more about First Look, visit Cultivating college. Volunteers must be available 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday for weekly commitment throughout semester. Sign up for training at First Look For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

CLASSROOM CONSULTANTS NEEDED

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners to support international graduate students’ transition to teach in the American classroom environment. A 10-15 hour per semester commitment is expected. All majors are welcome. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for more details.

HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS LEARN TO SWIM

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation and Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one in the pool with children and teens who have disabilities. Students, mostly children with Autism ages 5 – 22, need help to practice what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming or be a master swimmer. Choose one of two classes or help with both: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 at Homestead Aquatics Center located off Martin Luther King Boulevard. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for baseball, volleyball and basketball. To coach a team in Carrboro, volunteers must have the knowledge and ability to teach playing skills and fundamentals, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or apply at Town of Carrboro.

Volunteer with Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby seeks a childcare volunteer for its Giving Closet, Fridays 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. Volunteers are also needed 3:30 – 6 p.m. the second Thursdays. Qualifications include experience working with children, taking initiative, being energetic and flexible, able to work without a lot of supervision, like children and enjoy engaging them in play and reading activities. Some Spanish helpful but not mandatory. Volunteers are also needed Saturday, Sept. 17 to switch summer clothes to fall/winter clothes in the Welcome Baby Giving Closet which provides donated items for children under the age of five, free to families in Durham County.. Groups can work together 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Welcome Baby office located at 721 Foster Street in Durham. For details, contact Mae B. McLendon.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

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

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Public Service News 8/23/2016

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

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program
North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow
Global Hope India seeks fall interns

EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/23 – Week of Welcome Panel: Meet Tar Heels Who Are Changing the World
9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception
9/13 – Public Service Fair
9/20 – Merrimon Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival
10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall
10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Compass Center recruiting volunteers
Volunteer as a student guide with First Look
Classroom consultants needed
Help children with special needs learn to swim
Volunteer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/19 – 2016 APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications

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

9/19 – Buckley Public Service Scholars graduate assistant applications accepted

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

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment open

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) is open through Sept. 30. BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

10/6 – 2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications

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

10/20 – Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship

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

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant

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

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/15 – Apply to the Adams Apprenticeship program


Are you committed to pursuing an entrepreneurial career as a founder, funder or growth executive? Do you want exclusive access to UNC alumni across the nation who are dedicated to mentoring entrepreneurial students? The Adams Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for the 2017 apprentice cohort. Register for the Aug. 31 information session to learn more. Apply by Sept. 15.

North Carolina Coordinated Campaign campus fellow


The North Carolina Coordinated Campaign is offering a fellowship program to all students interested in getting involved with politics this fall. Excited, passionate individuals are needed to engage and encourage young voters at UNC-Chapel Hill to cast their ballot in November. For questions, contact Amy Ackerman.

Global Hope India seeks fall interns


Global Hope India has several intern opportunities available in its Raleigh, North Carolina office. Available internships include event planning assistant, office assistant and trips/team assistant. Enhance your resume and gain hands-on experience in missions field/nonprofit work. For more information and to apply, visit Global Hope India.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

8/23 – Week of Welcome Panel: Meet Tar Heels Who Are Changing the World

Calling all new students. Join UNC’s Social Innovation Initiative for a panel discussion showcasing student social innovators who have ignited change – tackling budget cuts in education, the childhood obesity epidemic, food waste, homelessness, crime and other pressing problems. Come learn how to plug into social innovation at UNC and how to get started. Panel discussion starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 on the second floor of the Campus Y. An ice cream social and ping pong will follow at about 6 p.m. at 1789 on Franklin Street. Panelists are Yina Sun of Green Char, Isa Watson of Envested, Joe Sullivan of the Sonder Market and more. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

9/7 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research fall reception

Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research will host its fall reception/celebration 5:30 – 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. The reception will include a brief program with introductions, opening remarks and one or two short presentations by seed grant recipients. For more information, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research or contact Dottie Holland or Sarah Kowitt.

9/13 – Public Service Fair

UNC’s Student Government Community Service Council will host the Public Service Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Pit. This event exposes students to community and campus service organizations and the community involvement opportunities they provide. Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Public Service Fair should complete the participation form by Sept. 9. For questions, contact Evan Alpern.

9/20 – Merrimon Lecture

The UNC Center for Bioethics will host Dr. Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., as this year’s Merrimon Lecture on Striking the Balance: Patient Care, Activism and Public Service in the Health Professions. The lecture is noon – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Bondurant Hall, room G100. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/20 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro music festival

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Sept. 25 to assist with Carrboro’s annual music festival. Shifts range from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. All volunteer applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. For more information and a list of available jobs, visit Town of Carrboro or contact Caitlin Knepp.

10/1 – Volunteer with Town of Chapel Hill’s Festifall

Volunteer as thousands gather in downtown Chapel Hill for the 44th annual Festifall Arts Festival, an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. The event is noon – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 and offers various volunteer shifts available from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, complete the volunteer form.

10/17 – Volunteer with anti-bullying program


Bringing Challenge Day seeks volunteers to serve as adult participants in an anti-bullying program for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill and Siler City, North Carolina. Challenge Day programs will be held at East Chapel Hill High School Oct. 17 and 18, and at Chatham Middle School in Siler City on Oct. 19. Volunteers must attend for the entire school day and must be 18 years old or older. Contact Jean or Alice or call 919-929-0477 for more details.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center is accepting applications for its fall 2016 volunteer training. Volunteers serve as safe touch educators who teach safety lessons to elementary students; start strong educators who prevent bullying and promote healthy relationships by talking to middle and high school students; and companions who provide support and resources to survivors by responding on the 24-hour help line. Spaces are limited and training starts soon. Apply at Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Compass Center recruiting volunteers

Compass Center for Women and Families helps individuals prevent and end domestic violence and become self-sufficient. Fall training will begin soon for a number of volunteer positions including domestic violence hotline/court advocates, IPV community educators, information and referral volunteers, interpreters and more. To volunteer, complete a Compass Center volunteer application. For questions, contact Bridget McEnaney.

Volunteer as a student guide with First Look

UNC’s First Look needs volunteers to share their college experience with up to 5,000 middle school students and motivate underrepresented children to go to college. Volunteers also provide campus tours to middle school students. To learn more about First Look, visit Cultivating college. Volunteers must be available 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday for weekly commitment throughout semester. Sign up for training at First Look For questions, contact Daniel Dinkins.

Classroom consultants needed

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners to support international graduate students’ transition to teach in the American classroom environment. A 10-15 hour per semester commitment is expected. All majors are welcome. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for more details.

Help children with special needs learn to swim

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation and Inclusion seeks volunteers to work one-on-one in the pool with children and teens who have disabilities. Students, mostly children with Autism ages 5 – 22, need help to practice what the instructor teaches. Volunteers do not need to know how to teach swimming or be a master swimmer. Choose one of two classes or help with both: Wednesday 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14 – Oct. 19 at Homestead Aquatics Center located off Martin Luther King Boulevard. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919-968-2813.

Volunteer coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation Department needs volunteer coaches for baseball, volleyball and basketball. To coach a team in Carrboro, volunteers must have the knowledge and ability to teach playing skills and fundamentals, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or apply at Town of Carrboro.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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UNC students mentor to be a role models

Sometimes, when college students hang out with elementary and middle school students, transformative experiences happen. That’s how Taysha James, a senior sociology major from Maple Hill, North Carolina and Jonathan Buechner, a junior European studies and political science major from Greensboro, described their time spent with students through the SMART Mentoring program.

“I got involved with SMART because I realized that young African-American ladies where I’m from don’t have a lot of role models to look up to,” James said. “I wanted to help someone who might not think that they could make it to college understand that they actually can do it.”

SMART Mentoring, a program offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service in partnership with Volunteers for Youth, engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. Designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth, SMART mentors enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course offered in the Department of Sociology.

SMART Mentor Jonathan Buechner and his mentee.Buechner, who had mentors throughout high school and at UNC, said SMART helped him think about social inequality and the importance of investing in the younger generation. “SMART challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone and do something I never have done before. I hope I was a positive academic role model for Sol,” Buechner said. “His mom wanted someone to help him transition from elementary to middle school as well as to get him thinking about his future. I gave him tours of campus, had meals in the dining halls with my friends, did homework in the Union, and went to the Ackland Art Museum and various sporting events. I wanted him to get a ‘taste’ of college life and imagine himself here and see UNC (and college more broadly) as an attainable goal.”

Unique in its approach, SMART mentors are immersed in a two-semester program that explores issues of race, class and gender, particularly as they apply to youth.

“I was a chemistry major,” James said. “However once I got involved with SMART and took the sociology course Race, Class and Gender, I realized that there were other ways to help people. The courses showed me that a lot of people would strive to do better if they knew what opportunities would help them. This class, along with the sociology course Health and Society, sparked my interest in public health.”

Now a sociology major, James said the most important thing she learned as a SMART mentor is that by spending time with a young person, showing them that you care and exposing them to activities and ideas they may not be familiar with, can impact the way they view education and a future career.

Buechner added “I found SMART to be a unique program and a great way to get an in-depth service experience.
“I also met an outstanding cohort of classmates whose diverse backgrounds and perspectives enhanced my critical thinking skills. The program brought to light the value of mentors in helping young people develop into mature citizens of the world.”

Susan Worley, director of Volunteers for Youth said SMART mentors benefit the local community in many ways. “It’s hard to imagine, but there are lots of kids who have lived their whole lives in Chapel Hill and never been on the UNC campus. Having a chance to develop friendships with college students, do homework with their mentors in their dorm rooms, cheer on the Heels together at the Dean Dome, or share a treat at Yopo opens these kids’ eyes to a world of possibilities they may never have imagined.”

James, one of 18 UNC students who served as SMART mentors during the 2015-2016 academic year, said she felt the time she dedicated to her mentee was time well spent, benefitting them both in ways she did not expect.

Smart Mentoring“I believe I had a positive impact on Starrie,” James said. “Her mother shared with me that since being involved with SMART, Starrie doesn’t mind reading for homework, which she hated doing. She also has a more positive outlook on education.”

Mentoring through SMART also impacted the mentors.

“Being a part of SMART reaffirmed my interest in seeking a career in public service, “Buechner said. “By engaging in experiential learning outside of the classroom…I learned more about the structural barriers that low-income and minority communities face. I gained a first-hand perspective about what discrimination, racism and income inequality look like rather than just learning the statistics from a textbook.

“This experience also reaffirmed my passion for interacting with people of various backgrounds and learning their stories. I hope to pursue a career in which I can positively impact the lives of others and promote social change.”

With another academic year about to start, James will continue her involvement with SMART, assuming a leadership role as the program’s co-chair, planning and organizing SMART activities, and overseeing all mentor/mentee events. She also said she plans to stay connected to Starrie. “I look forward to exploring new adventures and places with Starrie this year and I hope to become even closer with her and her family.”

 

Public Service News 7/11/2016

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for Service-Learning Initiative

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/14 – Volunteer during Week of Welcome and/or move-in weekend
Giving Closet child care volunteer needed

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches
Jackson Center seeks volunteers
CenterFest Arts Festival 2016
Food for the Summer seeks supplies/volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – APPLY FOR SERVICE-LEARNING INITIATIVE

The Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led orientation to service-learning that provides incoming first-year and transfer students an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Each year, over three days in the week before classes start, participants learn about and work with APPLES community partners, become more aware of local social justice issues, form lasting friendships with other engaged students and are introduced to reflection as a tool for making meaning out of service experiences. SLI 2016 will take place Aug. 17-19. Applications for SLI 2016 are open and will close Wednesday, July 20. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Ryan Nilsen with questions.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

7/14 – VOLUNTEER DURING WEEK OF WELCOME AND/OR MOVE-IN WEEKEND

The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs needs volunteers to help welcome new students and families to the Carolina Community. UNC faculty, staff, students, and officially recognized UNC departments and student organizations are invited to volunteer and welcome the newest Tar Heels during the Week of Welcome (WOW) and move-in. For more information and to register, visit New Student and Carolina Parent Programs. Deadline to register to volunteer is July 14.

Giving Closet child care volunteer needed

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center needs child care volunteers for its Giving Closet. Volunteers are needed Mondays, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or the second Thursdays, 3:30 – 6 p.m. Experience working with children and the ability to speak some Spanish is helpful but not mandatory. For details and to volunteer, contact Mae B. McLendon.

RAINBOW SOCCER SEEKS VOLUNTEER COACHES

Rainbow Soccer seeks volunteer coaches for its fall season, Sept. 6 – Nov. 5. Most teams will practice once per week for an hour and play a game on Saturdays. Previous experience with youth is required and soccer knowledge is preferred. Volunteer coaches are also needed Friday evenings for one hour for six weeks for the beginner’s soccer program. For more information, contact Karen Aldridge.

JACKSON CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Are you interested in civil rights, food justice, community organizing and action? The Marian Cheek Jackson Center needs volunteers to make an impact in Chapel Hill’s historic Northside neighborhood. Opportunities include oral history and archiving, housing justice, food justice, youth education and programs, and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit The Jackson Center.

CENTERFEST ARTS FESTIVAL 2016

The Durham Arts Council will host the 42nd annual CenterFest Arts Festival Sept. 17 – 18 in downtown Durham. The festival relies on more than 300 volunteers to assist the visual artists and merit judges, direct performers, act as stage managers/emcees, entertain children and more. Visit CenterFest to volunteer for a shift (or shifts).

FOOD FOR THE SUMMER SEEKS SUPPLIES/VOLUNTEERS

Food for the Summer is incorporating activities while serving lunches delivered to housing complexes. Various activity supplies as well as volunteers are needed. For details, contact Katie Hug.

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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