2017 APPLES Award recipients recognized

By Veronica Ortega

The APPLES Service-Learning program recently honored five individuals and organizations for providing significant contributions to service-learning to the UNC campus and in support to APPLES.

2017 APPLES award recipientsFour individuals, Finn Loendorf, Sonda Oppewal, Patricia Parker, Michael Ulku-Steiner and one community partner, Robeson County Church and Community Center, were recognized at the annual APPLES Service-Learning Award Brunch for sustained service as an integral part of the academic experience through their involvement with APPLES.

Lindsey Hollbrook, APPLES president, said, “These individuals continue to build the strong foundation for service-learning at Carolina and challenge us to do better every year. Their involvement, along with the University’s commitment, will ensure that APPLES continues for years to come.”
Finn Loendorf, a sophomore physics major, received the 2017 Undergraduate Excellence Award for their leadership and substantial contributions to the campus and community through organizations such as Carolina Advocating Gender Equity at the Campus Y and Boomerang, a youth empowerment program in Chapel Hill. Loendorf is also a former participant and student leader in the First-Year Service Corps and APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Break programs. Loendorf is from Stanley, North Carolina.

Luis Acosta, the 2016 award recipient, presented the Undergraduate Excellence Award to Loendorf and said, “More than many students in just their second-year at Carolina, Finn embodies the APPLES values of integrating all of the various threads of a students’ life.”
Sonda Oppewal received the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award for developing and teaching, since 2010, the course Health Care in Global Context. As part of the course, Oppewal leads an interdisciplinary group of students to spend a week in Tyrell County, North Carolina examining a wide range of factors contributing to residents’ health. Students gain perspective and concrete skills while contributing to the work of their partners through screening older adults for risk of falls, taking blood pressure, conducting home visits, and discussing long-term healthcare and medications.

Abbey Kinnaman presented the award and said, “Professor Oppewal’s willingness and commitment to contribute so much of her time, enthusiasm and ideas toward the service-learning experience and partnership in her course has exceeded our greatest expectations.”
Robeson County Church and Community Center received the 2017 Community Partner Excellence Award. Since 1969, the Robeson County Church and Community Center has involved people across cultural, racial and denominational barriers in partnership with each other to address a wide range of social needs in the community. The organization has a sustained partnership with APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Break programs, providing students with substantive opportunities to participate in its work while learning more about social change and the history of Robeson County.

Darlene Jacobs accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Kevin Giff and Austin Gragson presented the award. Giff said, “This organization has partnered consistently with the APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Break programs, providing students with substantive opportunities to participate in its work while learning more about social change and the history of Robeson County.”

Michael Ulku-Steiner ’92, received the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. A member of APPLES’ founding team, Ulku-Steiner has remained dedicated to service through his accomplished career in education. He currently serves as Durham Academy’s head of school, where he also has worked as a teacher, coach and advisor. Ulku-Steiner continues his connected to APPLES and recently came back as part of the alumni speaker series to talk with current organizers about the early days of service-learning at Carolina and his career in education.

Alexandra Zagbayou, the 2016 award recipient, presented the award to Ulku-Steiner. Zagbayou said, “Michael has remained dedicated to service through his accomplished career in education. His work is an inspiration to us and we are grateful to honor his contributions to APPLES.”

Patricia Parker, department chair and associate professor of Organizational Communication, received the 2017 Service-Learning Award in honor of Ned Brooks for a career of engaged teaching and research in social justice leadership. Her experience includes founding The Ella Baker Women’s Center for Leadership and Community Activism, developing a diversity liaison program for the College of Arts and Sciences, and decolonizing organizational communication processes within her research. Parker has taught several popular APPLES courses, including Collective Leadership Models for Social Change.

Mike Caragher presented Parker the award on behalf of Ned Brooks. Caragher said, “We are grateful for all of Patricia’s service to this state, university and communities. Her efforts have brought people together, to work together and to support one another in numerous ways.”

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Public Service News 3/20/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/27 – APPLES Summer Fellowship
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/22 – Regional IT Showcase
3/23 – Consulting 101 presentation
3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture
3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training
3/31 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence
4/8 – GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day
4/29 – Special Olympics seeks volunteers
Crescent Green volunteers needed
Grow to Life needs help in food ministry
PI+CH seeks motivated students
Rainbow Soccer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/27 – APPLES Summer Fellowship

The APPLES Service-Learning program offers a summer fellow position to work collaboratively with various Carolina Center for Public Service staff. Prior work experience in an office/business setting is preferred with priority given to students who have participated in an APPLES program. The summer fellow must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of people, as well as exhibit a professional and positive attitude. Strong verbal and written communication skills and a working knowledge of Word and Excel are required. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to apples@unc.edu by Monday, March 27. For details, visit Carolina Center for Public Service employment opportunities.

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

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

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

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

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/22 – Regional IT Showcase

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) Division of Information Technology is hosting the 2017 Regional Information Technology Showcase 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 22 at the Ridley Student Center at ECSU. The event is free and open to people in business, education and government fields. For more information, contact Sonya Dixon.

3/23 – Consulting 101 presentation

Deloitte Consulting offers a 101 presentation for first-year students and sophomores 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Student Union, room 3206B. Join Deloitte practitioners and learn about the consulting lifestyle and work. The presentation includes details about the Business Analyst program and how to prepare for a career in consulting, as well as small group Q&As. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVP at Deloitte Consulting. If you are interested but unable to attend, contact hsalito@deloitte.com.

3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture

The spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History’s Hitchcock room with Dr. Daniel Sayers, associate professor and department chair in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. The lecture, also part of the Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion series, will focus on Sayer’s book, “A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Stone Center or call 919-962-9001. RSVP at Stone Center Writer’s Discussion Series.

3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training

Flourish Wellness Coaching will host a skills training 5 to 7 p.m. March 30 at Bondurant Hall, room G030. Dr. Carol Ripley-Moffitt, director of the Nicotine Dependence Program and a nutrition expert, will share motivational interviewing skills in nutrition counseling. Food will be served. Sign up on the Google Form.

3/31 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence seeks submissions for its annual event that explores the survivor experience through stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music and visual art. Submissions from survivors, their loved ones and allies are welcome. Pieces can be submitted with the artist’s name or anonymously. Those submitting written word pieces may choose to perform those pieces themselves or they can request that a volunteer read their piece. Artists do not need to be present for their work to be included. All written pieces will be printed in the event program in both English and Spanish unless otherwise specified by the artist. There will be an open mic following the submitted program pieces, as time allows. To participate, submit pieces to Jennifer Grant. Submission deadline is March 31 and the event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

4/8 – GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

Register for the annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics. This conference helps participants evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for international community engagement, and develop intercultural competencies on campus and abroad. The conference is open and free for anyone interested in attending. Register now to secure your spot as space is limited to 250 participants. Follow the Go! Facebook event page. For questions, contact Katie Costanza.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – KEEP CARRBORO BEAUTIFUL DAY

Help clean the town of Carrboro and prevent trash from entering local streams. Bring work gloves and dress to be outside. Volunteers with meet at 9 a.m. April 22 at the Century Center. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Scout groups and youth groups are welcome to participate. For questions, contact John Cooper.

4/29 – Special Olympics North Carolina seeks volunteers

Special Olympics North Carolina seeks volunteers for its Plane Pull fundraising event on April 29 at the UPS Tarmac at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Volunteer with Special Olympics North Carolina or register a plane pull team.

Crescent Green volunteers needed

Crescent Green Assisted Living Communities needs student volunteers 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays to play bingo with the residents. Volunteers will call out the bingo numbers, assist participants and hand candy out to winners. Volunteers can also play cards and chat with residents on Sundays. Crescent Green also has a student volunteer coordinator position to fill beginning in August. For more information, contact Sydney Kalin.

Grow To Life needs help in food ministry

Grow To Life seeks volunteers to assist in its monthly food ministry every first Tuesday at 10 a.m. Duties include preparing and packing food boxes and placing them in cars. For more information, email Makeda Ma’at or call 323-762-5332.

PI+CH seeks motivated students

PI+CH at UNC creates a space for students to implement solutions for public health issues. PI+CH seeks to team with students from pre-medical, public health, computer science, marketing, business and communications fields to develop innovative public health solutions. If interested, complete the Google Form.

Rainbow Soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer is looking for a few more soccer coaches for its Friday evening Intro to Soccer program. Volunteers who have played soccer are needed 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday evenings to introduce soccer to a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-olds. A couple more volunteer coaches or assistants are also needed for practice with youth teams. For details, contact Karen Aldridge.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.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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Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

University Gazette, March 8, 2017

Sustainability @ UNC, Feb. 22, 2017

Geoffrey Bell and students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle BranchGeoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. Sally Hoyt wanted to find new ways to engage students in the campus infrastructure around them.

So it was only natural that the two found a common purpose in the Battle Grove Restoration Project, which turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road.

The stream was created last year through a process called daylighting, where water from a Battle Branch tributary that had been piped beneath the road for 75 years was released in an aboveground stream. The new Battle Branch stream was designed with a filtration process that would naturally filter pollutants and contaminants out of runoff water, benefiting water quality downstream as well as in the immediate area.

A professor at North Carolina State University has worked with Hoyt, the University’s stormwater engineer, and her team to examine the effect of storm conditions on the stream’s water quality, but that work didn’t include monitoring Battle Branch’s base flow conditions – taken when it wasn’t raining as a way to gauge nutrient concentrations on an average day.

That’s where Bell’s class became instrumental.

“That was a gap in information we needed,” Hoyt said, “and I worked with Dr. Bell on parameters that were both useful to the project and feasible for his students to measure with the equipment that was available.”

Testing the nutrient concentration over time is important because the Battle Grove area is part of the Jordan Lake watershed, and that lake already has too many nutrients, some of which reach it through base flow conditions, Hoyt explained.

A three-student team in Bell’s class took on the base flow-monitoring project and designed their measurement and analysis methodologies to provide the information Hoyt needed. They sampled the water multiple times during the semester at four sites within Battle Branch to measure base flow concentrations of nitrate, nitrite, ammonium and phosphate in the water as well as dissolved oxygen, salinity and temperature.

Although their research didn’t yield conclusive patterns – phosphate was the only nutrient that differed significantly among the four sites – that in itself is a finding. It points to the need for additional testing at different times during the year to create a more complete picture than tests within one semester can show, the students explained in their report.The sites were selected based on varying degrees of treatment, including two places where water enters the system and a third location where water coming in from both entry points exits the system, said Brooke Benson, one of the students on the team.

The Battle Grove project was one of six community partnerships Bell’s class developed. Student teams also worked with University clients to examine ecological issues related to short-leaf pines in the North Carolina Botanical Garden, oyster restoration in conjunction with the Institute for Marine Sciences, stream monitoring on Outdoor Recreation Center land and endangered species restoration in Battle Park, as well as a project with the Town of Chapel Hill to monitor water quality for a local stream.

The class, which Bell has taught each fall for the past several years, is an APPLES service-learning class, requiring students to devote 30 hours outside of class to their assigned restoration project.

“As I developed the course, I saw an opportunity to bring both the service component and a practical application of research into the classroom because there was so much restoration work going on around campus,” said Bell, senior lecturer in the Curriculum in Environment and Ecology.

Bell focuses not only on teaching his students key concepts in restoring ecosystems, but also the research skills they need to design experiments, think critically and test hypotheses, and analyze their data.

“The biggest benefit for the students is that they can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real issue,” he said. In the process, they’re learning how to manage projects and meet clients’ needs while giving back to the community.

In the Battle Grove project, for example, Hoyt showed the student team around the site and provided parameters for the information she needed, and the students took it from there. They determined the specifics of the study design and analysis.

“Projects like this are critically important to being good stewards of our environment,” said Benson, who is majoring in environmental studies with a concentration in ecology and society. “Nature has done a good job of taking care of itself, and we have to pay attention to the effects of pollution and urbanization on our natural systems.”

Bell’s class is a model for using the campus as a living-learning laboratory, as Chancellor Carol L. Folt has championed as part of the new Three Zeros Initiative. On March 24, Bell will be part of a Center for Faculty Excellence-sponsored panel to discuss innovative ways to integrate research and service into a living-labs classroom.

And his students’ work has laid the foundation for further assessment.

This semester, Stephanie Monmoine will take additional water samples from the Battle Branch stream, and she will create a time-lapse photo vignette of the area to show how the site has changed in terms of vegetation, animal habitats and other factors.

Monmoine, an intern with the Sustainable Triangle Field Site Program, is also focusing on education and outreach efforts.

“As students, many of us don’t consider how much planning goes into taking care of our campus,” she said. “I have a chance to see some of what happens behind the curtain to make our University run smoothly.”

Launched in fall 2016, the Three Zeros initiative is Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three sustainability goals: net zero water usage; zero waste to landfills; and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. A central component to the initiative is to create a living-learning laboratory for students, faculty and staff to study and advance the most recent developments in sustainability policy and technology.

APPLES leads alumna to an alternative route

By Veronica Ortega

Alternative breaks program provided UNC graduate with unique experiences

Hope Thomson AFBHope Thomson ‘15, like many college students, was exploring options to pursue a graduate degree after completing her undergraduate curriculum at UNC. But one campus experience took her down an unexpected path that influenced her career development.

Thomson participated in an APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break experience (AFB) where students learn and serve outside the UNC community. AFB participants attend orientation sessions that prepare them for the challenges and issues they will confront during their service experience. Students also collaborate with community service partners, engaging in both direct and indirect services as well as advocacy work. The resulting networking, team building and project management skills are invaluable to AFB participants who benefit significantly from the intimate immersion in local communities.

For Thomson, the AFB experience nurtured an interest to further her community-focused work. As a result, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Thomson switched gears on her post-graduation plans and accepted a full-time position with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC).

Hope Thompson StemvilleToday, as a community outreach educator at the planetarium, Thomson combines her passions for chemistry and civic engagement by sharing educational science programs with families in dozens of communities across North Carolina. One program the outreach team delivers is a simulated laboratory experience in classrooms at schools that are not able to visit the planetarium because of distance and/or expenses. Another program is the free summer camp that services 10 North Carolina counties. Thomson’s personal favorites are doing chemistry experiments with third and eighth-grade classrooms like Elephant Toothpaste and coordinating the STEMville Science Symposium, a half-day science conference at MPSC for students in grades four to seven.

“You cannot bring science to the middle of North Carolina, if you have never been to the middle of North Carolina,” Thomson said. AFB engages participants in the community in such a way that makes their community service meaningful. Thomson added that AFB’s immersive experience taught her the importance of understanding and respecting the diversity that helps many community initiatives succeed. “My career is as unexpected as it is rewarding, and I appreciate the role that AFB played in helping me find my best way forward.”

Public Service News 3/6/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/10 – SMART Mentoring applications
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/10 – Hope Gardens summer internships
Orange County Partnership for Young Children internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/9 – Lecture: The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System
3/10 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship workshop
3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day
Serve on campus/community alcohol task force
Tutor with Habitat for Humanity
Carrboro Day volunteers needed
Spring break volunteer opportunity
Help with Carrboro Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer abroad in Peru this summer
PI+CH seeks motivated students
Local refugee project seeks interpreters
Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches
Join the Campus Y executive board

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/10 – SMART MENTORING APPLICATIONS

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on race, class and gender issues. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open for all undergraduate students with preference given to Buckley Public Service Scholars program participants. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by March 10. For questions, contact Kayla Campbell.

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

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

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

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

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/10 – Hope Gardens summer internships

Hope Gardens offers four summer internship positions. Two paid internships are for summer garden managers, one unpaid internship is for a nutrition director and one unpaid internship is for an outreach director. Visit Hope Gardens for more information on how to apply. Applications are due March 10.

ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN INTERNSHIP

Orange County Partnership for Young Children offers an internship for students interested in working with childcare centers. Interns initiate gardening projects, connect centers to local farms and teach children about nutrition via cooking classes. Flexible hours and a stipend are available. Contact Maria Hitt for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/9 – LECTURE: THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF THE ELECTION ON THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute presents the Gordon H. DeFriese Distinguished Lecture on Health Services Research and Health Policy Research The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Stuart Altman, Ph.D. Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, will present the lecture with a reception to follow.

3/10 – SKILLS AND PRACTICES IN ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium presents the workshop, Keeping the Ground Watered: Nourishing Community Engagement throughout the Research Continuum. The workshop is 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 10 at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, room 219. This workshop will highlight community-engaged projects and share approaches on maintaining connections throughout all phases of research. Light refreshments will be served. Register at UNC Event Registration.

3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training

Flourish Wellness Coaching will host a skills training 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 at Bondurant Hall, room G030. Dr. Carol Ripley-Moffitt, director of the Nicotine Dependence Program, and a nutrition expert will share motivational interviewing skills in nutrition counseling. Food will be served. Sign up on the Google Form.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day

Help clean the town of Carrboro and prevent trash from entering local streams. Bring work gloves and dress to be outside. Volunteers with meet at 9 a.m. April 22 at the Century Center. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Scout groups and youth groups are welcome to participate. For questions, contact John Cooper.

SERVE ON CAMPUS/COMMUNITY ALCOHOL TASK FORCE

The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High-Risk Drinking seeks student involvement in this Chapel Hill-wide effort. Student involvement is crucial to implement policies that will have a lasting impact on the community. Task force members sit on committees with high-level stakeholders from the town of Chapel Hill, UNC and other community members. If interested, contact Elinor Landess.

TUTOR WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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

CARRBORO DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for Carrboro Recreation and Parks 2017 Carrboro Day. Join neighbors and friends and celebrate the unique qualities that make Carrboro special. For more information, contact John Cooper.

SPRING BREAK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks volunteers to help during spring break. Duties include sorting donations, organizing the store and assisting customers. Shifts are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m. March 13 to March 16. For details, visit College Spring Break Volunteer Opportunity.

HELP WITH CARRBORO COMMUNITY EGG HUNT

Volunteers are needed for the Carrboro Community Egg Hunt. Duties include assisting with egg hunt games, activities and age-specific hunts. For more information, contact Kathleen Hansen. Apply online to volunteer.

Volunteer abroad in Peru this summer

Volunteer this summer for six weeks in Peru through AIESEC. The program Impacta Hoy empowers local communities to succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures, and Raise Your Voice empowers teenagers to shape their future through university and career assessment. The program fee is $500 and applicants can sign up by March 10. Contact vptm-chapehill@aiesecus.org for more details.

PI+CH seeks motivated students

PI+CH at UNC creates a space for students to implement solutions for public health issues. PI+CH seeks to team with students from pre-medical, public health, computer science, marketing, business and communications fields to develop innovative public health solutions. If interested, complete the Google Form.

LOCAL REFUGEE PROJECT SEEKS INTERPRETERS

Linguistic volunteers are needed to pioneer a local biweekly gathering using simple songs from the United States and from home countries of refugees and immigrants. The collected songs will be used to stimulate English-language learning and allow people from a variety of backgrounds to build connections across differences. Volunteers skilled in Burmese, Karen or African languages are especially needed. For more information, contact Claire Bates.

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches

Rainbow Soccer is looking for a few more soccer coaches for its Friday evening Intro to Soccer program. Volunteers who have played soccer are needed 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday evenings to introduce soccer to a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-olds. A couple more volunteer coaches or assistants are also needed for practice with youth teams. For details, contact Karen Aldridge.

JOIN THE CAMPUS Y EXECUTIVE BOARD

Apply to join the Campus Y executive board. The executive board is an opportunity to guide the direction of UNC’s Center for Social Justice as well as come up with new projects to help the center. The time commitment is approximately 15 hours each week.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 2/27/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage
3/10 – SMART Mentoring applications
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Orange County Partnership for Young Children internship
Apply to be a MedServe Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/1 – Design Thinking and Food in North Carolina workshop
3/4 – Annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow-Wow
3/9 – Lecture: The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System
3/10 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship workshop
4/1 – Rotary Peace Center spring conference
4/8 – GO! Global Orientation

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/8 – Town of Chapel Hill egg hunt
Serve on campus/community alcohol task force
Tutor with Habitat for Humanity
Carrboro Day volunteers needed
Spring break volunteer opportunity
Help with Carrboro Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer with WellBaby
Youth girls’ volleyball coaches needed
Local refugee project seeks interpreters
Volunteer with Science Expo
Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks customer service volunteer
Join the Campus Y executive board

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/3 – APPLY FOR APPLES’ SLI ENGAGE

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

3/10 – SMART MENTORING APPLICATIONS

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on race, class and gender issues. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open for all undergraduate students with preference given to Buckley Public Service Scholars program participants. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by March 10. For questions, contact Kayla Campbell.

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

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

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

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

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Orange County Partnership for Young Children internship

Orange County Partnership for Young Children offers an internship for students interested in working with childcare centers. Interns initiate gardening projects, connect centers to local farms and teach children about nutrition via cooking classes. Flexible hours and a stipend are available. Contact Maria Hitt for more information.

Apply to be a MedServe Fellow

MedServe is recruiting UNC students interested in healthcare for its second class of fellows. The fellowship connects future medical students with innovative, community-oriented primary care practices across North Carolina. Fellows receive ongoing training and support, become active members of a healthcare team, impact local health issues and work in both a clinical role (e.g. as a medical assistant) and community role (e.g. as a health coach). Application deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Patrick O’Shea.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/1 – DESIGN THINKING AND FOOD IN NORTH CAROLINA WORKSHOP

The UNC Institute for the Environment and CUBE will host a workshop 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 1 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. This hands-on workshop in design thinking will go through a complete design cycle and leverage user studies to create a low-resolution prototype. The focus will be on North Carolina food systems in celebration of UNC’s campus-wide Food for All theme. Register at the Institute for the Environment.

3/4 – ANNUAL CAROLINA INDIAN CIRCLE POW-WOW

The American Indian Center will host its 30th annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow-Wow 11 a.m. March 4 in Fetzer Gym A. There will be Native dance exhibitions, traditional arts and crafts displays, and traditional food tasting. General admission is $4; student admission is $2 with an ID. Free parking is available at Cobb Parking Deck on South Road. For more information, contact Elena Jacobs Polanco at 336-455-1304 or Joseph Locklear at 910-691-4856.

3/9 – Lecture: The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System

The Gordon H. DeFriese Distinguished Lecture on Health Services Research and Health policy presents a lecture, The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System, at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Stuart Altman, Ph.D. Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, will present the lecture with a reception to follow.

3/10 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship workshop

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium presents the workshop, Keeping the Ground Watered: Nourishing Community Engagement throughout the Research Continuum. The workshop is 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 10 at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, room 219. This workshop will highlight community-engaged projects and share approaches on maintaining connections throughout all phases of research. Light refreshments will be served. Register at UNC Event Registration.

4/1 – ROTARY PEACE CENTER SPRING CONFERENCE

The 14th annual Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at the FedEx Global Education Center with the theme Bridging Divides. Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research and sharing examples of hope, peacemaking and positive change. Free parking is available in the McCauley Parking Deck located underneath the FedEx Global Education building. Register through Eventbrite.

4/8 – GO! GLOBAL ORIENTATION

UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center. GO! is a free conference that helps students who are undertaking a global opportunity set expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. The conference covers interdisciplinary topics for undergraduate and graduate students. GO! targets students who either have plans to travel globally or locally and research, intern, volunteer or study, or who are considering a future global opportunity. Registration opens on March 1 and students must register to attend. See the GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Facebook page for event updates. For questions, contact Niklaus Steiner.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 4/8 – TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL EGG HUNT

The town of Chapel Hill will host its egg hunt 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Southern Community Park, 1000 Sumac Road in Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to distribute eggs, assist the bunny and monitor the hunt areas prior to start time. Sign up to volunteer or contact Amanda Fletcher for questions.

Serve on campus/community alcohol task force

The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High-Risk Drinking seeks student involvement in this Chapel Hill-wide effort. Student involvement is crucial to implement policies that will have a lasting impact on the community. Task force members sit on committees with high-level stakeholders from the town of Chapel Hill, UNC and other community members. If interested, contact Elinor Landess.

Tutor with Habitat for Humanity

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

Carrboro Day volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for Carrboro Recreation and Parks 2017 Carrboro Day. Join neighbors and friends and celebrate the unique qualities that make Carrboro special. For more information, contact Kathleen Hansen. Apply online to volunteer.

Spring break volunteer opportunity

Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks volunteers to help during spring break. Duties include sorting donations, organizing the store and assisting customers. Shifts are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m. March 13 to March 16. For details, visit College Spring Break Volunteer Opportunity.

Help with Carrboro Community Egg Hunt

Volunteers are needed for the Carrboro Community Egg Hunt. Duties include assisting with egg hunt games, activities and age specific hunts. For more information, contact Kathleen Hansen. Apply online to volunteer.

VOLUNTEER WITH WELLBABY

WellBaby seeks volunteers for a class series that meets Tuesday nights until May 19. Volunteers supervise children 5 to 10 years old and help with reading or homework. It is not necessary to volunteer each Tuesday. Volunteers must complete an application and pass a background check. For more information, contact Mae McLendon.

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks needs coaches who can organize practices and communicate effectively with players 10 to 13 years old, parents and recreation department staff. Coaches must also teach proper playing skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Local refugee project seeks interpreters

Linguistic volunteers are needed to pioneer a local biweekly gathering using simple songs from the United States and from home countries of refugees and immigrants. The collected songs will be used to stimulate English-language learning and allow people from a variety of backgrounds to build connections across differences. Volunteers skilled in Burmese, Karen or African languages are especially needed. For more information, contact Claire Bates.

VOLUNTEER WITH SCIENCE EXPO

The UNC Science Expo is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 on Cameron Avenue on UNC’s campus. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. to assist with set up, exhibitors, information and break down. Complete the special events volunteer registration form to volunteer or contact Amanda Fletcher with questions.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE SEEKS CUSTOMER SERVICE VOLUNTEER

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs a friendly and energetic volunteer to help run the customer service desk at least one day a week. ours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A three-month commitment is preferred. If interested, contact Amanda Casella.

Join the Campus Y executive board

Apply to join the Campus Y executive board. The executive board is an opportunity to guide the direction of UNC’s Center for Social Justice as well as come up with new projects to help the center. The time commitment is approximately 15 hours each week.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 2/13/2017

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

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

2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

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

3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage

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

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

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

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants

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

APPLES Partnership Grants

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – CAROLINA GLOBAL FOOD PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP

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

3/31 – PREVENTION PARTNERS OFFERS summer INTERNSHIPS

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

APPLY TO BE AN SAGA FELLOW

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

SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/15- EDIBLE CAMPUS VOLUNTEER INTEREST MEETING

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

HERBAN SOAPBOX LECTURE SERIES

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – VOLUNTEER WITH TRANSPLANTING TRADITIONS COMMUNITY FARM

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

CHALLAH FOR HUNGER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

WATER COLLECTION FOR DONATION

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

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COACHES NEEDED

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

PREP STUDENTS FOR THE SAT WITH BLUE RIBBON MENTOR-ADVOCATE

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

CARRBORO OPEN STREETS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

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

TAR HEEL OUTREACH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 2/6/2016

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Herban SOAPbox lecture series
One Act Bystander Intervention training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

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

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

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

2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship application deadline

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

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

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

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship deadline

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

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

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

2/24 – SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – NORTH CAROLINA FELLOWS PROGRAM

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

2/17 – INTERN WITH BOOK HARVEST

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

4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize

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

Apply to be an SAGA Fellow

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

Social Justice Service-year Fellowship

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

RED CROSS INTERNSHIP

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

EMBARK FUNDING FOR GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

Herban SOAPbox lecture series

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

One Act Bystander Intervention training

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/6 -Tutor with Habitat for Humanity

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

3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

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

Prep students for the SAT with Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate

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

Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed

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

CAROLINA CUPBOARD ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS

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

Youth girls’ volleyball coaches needed

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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UNC students and staff partner with communities for hurricane relief

By Becca Bender

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Service News 1/30/2017

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

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment

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

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

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

2/6 – Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award

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

2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship deadline

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

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

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

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

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

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

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

2/24 – SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program

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

2/15 – APPLY FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

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

2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest

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

4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize

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

Red Cross internship

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

Embark funding for global opportunities

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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 -Apply for Deloitte undergraduate case competition

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

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

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

2/10 – ENGAGEMENT UNITS SUMMIT

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

2/24 – UNC MINORITY HEALTH CONFERENCE

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

One Act Bystander Intervention training

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Tutor UNC employees with Carolina Language Partnership

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

2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center

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

2/11 – FREEDOM HOUSE RECOVERY CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

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

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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

Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers

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

HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES LEARN TO SWIM

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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