Ten faculty members selected for Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program

Ten faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were recently selected for the sixth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES). These scholars will develop projects in partnership with community organizations like Historic Stagville in Durham to study the skills and expertise of enslaved laborers and The Farm at Penny Lane to improve housing and other community-based services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Anna Agbie-Davies field researchLeaders in their respective fields, these 10 faculty members will participate in the two-year program sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service. The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in an experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. The ten faculty members selected are:

  • Anna Agbe-Davies, associate professor, Department of Anthropology
  • Antoine Bailliard, assistant professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences
  • Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor, School of Government
  • Kimon Divaris, associate professor, School of Dentistry
  • Julia Haslett, assistant professor, Department of Communication
  • Coretta Jenerette, associate professor, School of Nursing
  • Alexandra Lightfoot, research assistant professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Enrique Neblett Jr. associate professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dana Thompson Dorsey, assistant professor, School of Education
  • Rachel Willis, professor, Department of American Studies

Every other year, eight to 10 faculty members are selected to participate in the program aimed at understanding and pursuing community engagement through scholarly endeavors. During the two-year program, scholars participate in sessions in community settings focused on exemplary University-community partnerships. While developing their own projects with community partners, scholars form a learning community with the course directors providing guidance and support. Dr. Ronald Strauss serves as faculty director and Melvin Jackson as community director.

In 2013, the Chancellor Holden Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Endowment was established at the Carolina Center for Public Service. The endowment was created with a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to name and support the Center’s Faculty Engaged Scholars program.

Since the program began in 2007, 53 faculty members have been selected from 11 schools and 21 departments to participate in the program. The growing network of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars reports outcomes including new interdisciplinary collaborations, successful grant applications and both traditional and non-traditional products of their scholarship. Through these efforts, the program continues to build strong university-community relationships.

About the Carolina Center for Public Service

The Carolina Center for Public Service connects the energy and expertise of both the University and the community to provide students, faculty and staff with deep and transformative experiences. Through engaged scholarship and service, we work together to create collaborative and interdisciplinary solutions to local and global challenges.

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Public Service News 6/13/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Communications/development internship with Club Nova
One Act peer educators needed

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers
Carolina Campus Community Garden needs volunteers
Summertime volunteer opportunities at The Arc
Special Olympics seeks volunteer summer swim coaches
July 4th volunteers needed
Fitness Breaks seeks volunteers
Volunteer drivers needed

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

COMMUNICATIONS/DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP WITH CLUB NOVA


Club Nova is an intentional community for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. A paid intern is needed to expand Club Nova’s web presence, fine-tune web and social media tools, and assist in development efforts. This is an opportunity to utilize and build skills in communications and nonprofit administration, and to have a formative impact on Club Nova’s communications methods. For details, visit Club Nova.

ONE ACT PEER EDUCATORS NEEDED


Are you passionate about sexual and interpersonal violence prevention? Do you want to educate Carolina students about bystander intervention? One Act is accepting applications for peer educators. Training is Aug. 15 – 19. After training, peer educators have the opportunity to receive pay for leading One Act trainings. Applications are available at Student Wellness and are due June 5.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

STOP HUNGER NOW SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

All incoming first-year students at UNC who attend orientation will engage in a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates food distribution and other life-saving aid around the world. Sign up for volunteer shifts at Stop Hunger Now.

Carolina Campus Community Garden needs volunteers

Do you love to garden or want to learn how to garden? Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) provides fresh produce to UNC housekeepers and needs summer volunteers to plant, weed, water, turn compost and harvest during garden workdays on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. CCCG is only a five-minute walk from the Old Well. For more information, visit Carolina Campus Community Garden or contact Claire Lorch.

Summertime volunteer opportunities at The Arc

The Arc advocates and supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all areas of their life. Several summertime volunteer opportunities are available: Make a Difference – Make a Friend Community Connections Partner Program that matches volunteers with an adult. Volunteers are also needed for cooking class on Tuesdays from 1 – 3 p.m., Petals with a Purpose class on Wednesdays 1 – 2:30 p.m. and spin class Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m. For details, contact Susan Chandler.

Special Olympics seeks volunteer summer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches to teach lessons to athletes ages 3 – 80. Athletes range from non-swimmers to advanced, so coaches may be of all swim abilities as well. Practices are Tuesday or Thursday 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., 6:25 – 7:25 p.m. at the outdoor pool, or at the indoor pool at 6:30 – 7:15 p.m., 7:25 – 8:25 p.m. Sessions are June 14 to Aug. 4. For more information, contact Colleen Lanigan or call or 919-968-2810.

July 4th volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with Carrboro’s annual July 4th event. Available shifts are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1 – 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jobs areas are the information table, pie-eating contest, recycling patrol, welcome wall, stage assistants and many more. Visit Carrboro July 4th to select a job preference and shift time. For more information, contact Caitlin Knepp.

Fitness Breaks seeks volunteers

Fitness Breaks, a student-run work site wellness program, seeks volunteers to provide wellness training to UNC grounds staff and housekeepers. Volunteers will work with employees two to three times a week for 10 – 15 minutes to plan and teach safe and effective workouts to prevent occupational injury and promote health. If interested, complete the online registration form.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to Durham County seniors who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver nutritious meals along with friendly, personal contact that enhances seniors’ quality of life. Deliveries can take as little as one hour. If interested, contact annette@mowdurham.org or to learn more, call 919-667-9424.

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 5/31/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship
Communications/development internship with Club Nova
One Act peer educators needed
Public relations/journalism internship
Paid internship with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation
Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers
Carolina Campus Community Garden needs volunteers
Girls on the Run fall coaches needed
Habitat helper needed for Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Rainbow Soccer volunteer needed for sponsorship support
Coach Girls on the Run at Ephesus Elementary
Volunteer drivers needed

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/31 – DANVILLE REGIONAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP


The Danville Regional Foundation is accepting fellowship applications for two young people with a background and/or interest in economic development, education, health and wellness, urban planning, community engagement and/or marketing/communications. This is a full-time paid fellowship with benefits that may last up to two years. For details, visit DRF Fellowship Program. Application deadline is May 31

Communications/development internship with Club Nova


Club Nova is an intentional community for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. A paid intern is needed to expand Club Nova’s web presence, fine-tune web and social media tools, and assist in development efforts. This is an opportunity to utilize and build skills in communications and nonprofit administration, and to have a formative impact on Club Nova’s communications methods. For details, visit Club Nova.

One Act peer educators needed


Are you passionate about sexual and interpersonal violence prevention? Do you want to educate Carolina students about bystander intervention? One Act is accepting applications for peer educators. Training is Aug. 15 – 19. After training, peer educators have the opportunity to receive pay for leading One Act trainings. Applications are available at Student Wellness and are due June 5.

PUBLIC RELATIONS/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP


The Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) office seeks a summer intern through July, 2016. The intern will provide support to three summer programs and all social media efforts, interview summer program participants for blogging/testimonial purposes, take photos of students across the three programs, design graduation programs, update the website and more. Free, on-campus housing and parking are available if needed. Hourly pay rate is $15. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.

PAID INTERNSHIP WITH FILL YOUR BUCKET LIST FOUNDATION


Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to adults with cancer who suffer from financial hardship, has an opening for a paid, summer internship. Responsibilities include assisting the executive director, researching wish logistics and drafting social media content. If interested, contact Marie Otto.

SERVE A YEAR AS AN SAGA FELLOW


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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

6/7 – CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE

UNC’s 28th annual Carolina Blood Drive is 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Join us as we strive to reach a goal of 830 units. Since 1988, the Carolina Blood Drive has collected nearly 25,000 units of blood, helping to save up to 75,000 lives. All presenting donors will receive a Carolina Blood Drive T-shirt and enjoy refreshments, and free parking is available at the Smith Center. This year, the Red Cross is offering RapidPass, a new way for donors to save time giving. Donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. After completing the RapidPass online, donors can either print the pass or send it to their smartphone to bring to the blood drive. Donors are encouraged to try the RapidPass to save up to 15 minutes off donation time. To learn more or to complete a RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. For eligibility requirements to donate blood, to make an appointment or to volunteer, visit unc.edu/blood or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers

All incoming first-year students at UNC who attend orientation will engage in a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates food distribution and other life-saving aid around the world. Sign up for volunteer shifts at Stop Hunger Now.

GIRLS ON THE RUN FALL COACHES NEEDED

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate in the program. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes for groups of 15-20 girls. The fall season runs from Sept. 19 – Dec. 15. Contact hannah@gotrtriangle.org with questions.

HABITAT HELPER NEEDED FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties seeks a habitat helper to serve as a one-time, short-term or episodic volunteer who helps with tasks on a given day. Tasks include processing donations, arranging sales items, performing special projects, cleaning, data entry or filing, and assisting customers. After an orientation and training session, volunteers work full shifts during store hours. To volunteer for an orientation, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

RAINBOW SOCCER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT

Rainbow Soccer seeks a student volunteer to help with sponsorship support. The volunteer will contact established Rainbow sponsors across the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as meet with potential new sponsors to explore interest and review sponsorship levels. The volunteer will also create and suggest new sponsorship levels. The schedule is flexible during the week, Monday through Friday. No evening or weekend work is required. The student may be able to work from home and come into the office to meet with the director for updates. For details, contact karen@rainbowsoccer.org.

COACH GIRLS ON THE RUN AT EPHESUS ELEMENTARY

Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill (on the F bus line) needs women to serve as Girls on the Run (GOTR) coaches for third to fifth-grade girls. The season runs from Sept. 12 to Dec. 8, Monday and Wednesday from 2:45 – 4 p.m. Training and materials will be provided. GOTR uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their futures. Those interested should complete a coach application.

Volunteer drivers needed

Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers meals to Durham County seniors who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver nutritious meals along with friendly, personal contact that enhances seniors’ quality of life. Deliveries can take as little as one hour. If interested, contact annette@mowdurham.org or to learn more, call 919-667-9424.

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 5/16/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/27 – United Way Community Engagement Fellowships
5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship
Public relations/journalism internship
Paid internship with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation
Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/19 – Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide
6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Girls on the Run fall coaches needed
Habitat helper needed for Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Rainbow Soccer volunteer needed for sponsorship support
Coach Girls on the Run at Ephesus Elementary
WOW and move-in volunteer sign-ups
Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/27 – United Way Community Engagement Fellowships


United Way of the Greater Triangle is accepting applications for Community Engagement Fellowship positions. The program will begin July 6 and conclude Nov. 18. Fellows will receive high-quality, intensive training, exposure to the nonprofit/resource development sector, and networking with area businesses and corporations. For more information and an application, visit Triangle United Way. Application deadline is May 27.

5/31 – Danville Regional Foundation fellowship


The Danville Regional Foundation is accepting fellowship applications for two young people with a background and/or interest in economic development, education, health and wellness, urban planning, community engagement and/or marketing/communications. This is a full-time paid fellowship with benefits that may last up to two years. For details, visit DRF Fellowship Program. Application deadline is May 31

Public relations/journalism internship


The Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) office seeks a summer intern from May – July, 2016. The intern will provide support to three summer programs and all social media efforts, interview summer program participants for blogging/testimonial purposes, take photos of students across the three programs, design graduation programs, update the website and more. Free, on-campus housing and parking are available if needed. Hourly pay rate is $15. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.

Paid internship with Fill Your Bucket List Foundation


Fill Your Bucket List Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to adults with cancer suffering from financial hardship, has an opening for a paid, summer internship. Responsibilities include assisting the executive director, researching wish logistics and drafting social media content. If interested, contact Marie Otto.

SERVE A YEAR AS AN SAGA FELLOW


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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

5/19 – Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide

NC TraCS will continue its Community Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) Initiative Webinar Series noon – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 in Rosenau Hall, room 230. CAGAT is designed to improve grants management. This webinar will provide an introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide, a resource for academic researchers and their project managers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the pre- and post-award process when conducting federally-funded, community-engaged research. To register, visit UNC Event Registration.

6/7 – Carolina Blood Drive

UNC’s 28th annual Carolina Blood Drive is 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Join us as we strive to reach a goal of 830 units. Since 1988, the Carolina Blood Drive has collected nearly 25,000 units of blood, helping to save up to 75,000 lives. All presenting donors will receive a Carolina Blood Drive T-shirt and enjoy refreshments, and free parking is available at the Smith Center. This year, the Red Cross is offering RapidPass, a new way for donors to save time giving. Donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. After completing the RapidPass online, donors can either print the pass or send it to their smartphone to bring to the blood drive. Donors are encouraged to try the RapidPass to save up to 15 minutes off donation time. To learn more or to complete a RapidPass, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. For eligibility requirements to donate blood, to make an appointment or to volunteer, visit unc.edu/blood or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Girls on the Run fall coaches needed

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate in the program. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes for groups of 15-20 girls. The fall season runs from Sept. 19 – Dec. 15. Contact hannah@gotrtriangle.org with questions.

Habitat helper needed for Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties seeks a habitat helper to serve as a one-time, short-term or episodic volunteer who helps with tasks on a given day. Tasks include processing donations, arranging sales items, performing special projects, cleaning, data entry or filing, and assisting customers. After an orientation and training session, volunteers work full shifts during store hours. To volunteer for an orientation, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Rainbow Soccer volunteer needed for sponsorship support

Rainbow Soccer seeks a student volunteer to help with sponsorship support. The volunteer will contact established Rainbow sponsors across the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as meet with potential new sponsors to explore interest and review sponsorship levels. The volunteer will also create and suggest new sponsorship levels. The schedule is flexible during the week, Monday through Friday. No evening or weekend work is required. The student may be able to work from home and come into the office to meet with the director for updates. For details, contact karen@rainbowsoccer.org.

Coach Girls on the Run at Ephesus Elementary

Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill (on the F bus line) needs women to serve as Girls on the Run (GOTR) coaches for third to fifth-grade girls. The season runs from Sept. 12 to Dec. 8, Monday and Wednesday from 2:45 – 4 p.m. Training and materials will be provided. GOTR uses the power of running to change the way girls see themselves and their futures. Those interested should complete a coach application.

5/1 – WOW AND MOVE-IN VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS

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

HERBAN GARDEN CALL FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

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

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Twelfth class of Buckley Public Service Scholars honored at graduation event


Two hundred and seventeen seniors, all who dedicated themselves to service during their time at UNC, will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 6 at a pre-graduation ceremony in Memorial Hall. All graduates will receive a Carolina blue and white cord to wear at commencement on May 8 to represent their achievement.

The program, part of the Carolina Center for Public Service, supports and strengthens Carolina students’ commitment to service by providing a framework to make a positive impact through service. BPSS participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world; connect to others who care about similar issues; and are involved in training and course work that make their service more effective. Launched in 2003, more than 10 percent of Carolina undergraduates are currently enrolled as BPSS participants, representing approximately 80 percent of majors on campus. The 2016 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars represent 45 North Carolina counties as well as 20 other states and China. The students being honored join the 1,941 past Buckley Public Service Scholars who have graduated since 2004, bringing the total number of scholars to 2,158.

“The Buckley Public Service Scholars program has been one of the highlights of my Carolina experience,” said Janell Smith, a member of the 2016 graduating class. “It has encouraged me to be an active member of the Carolina community, to intentionally reflect on my impact on the community, and to be grateful for the community’s impact on me.”

The 217 students graduating in the 2016 class of Buckley Public Service Scholars reported more than 98,000 hours of service as of April 2016. To receive formal recognition, BPSS participants must have a minimum grade-point average, document at least 300 hours of service, take one service-learning course, attend four skills-training workshops and complete a final reflection activity. Many of this year’s graduates surpassed these requirements, completing more than 450 hours of service on average. Five students reported more than 1,000 hours each, and one submitted more than 2,000 hours.

Since its inception, 7,984 students have participated in the BPSS program, contributing 1.5 million hours of service. This year, participating students reported service with more than 1,000 organizations like Student United Way, Refugee Support Center, Farmer FoodShare, Global Health Connections International and Relay For Life. Of the hours reported by this year’s graduates, 74 percent primarily benefited North Carolina, 12 percent other states and 14 percent other countries.

“A highlight of the work at the Carolina Center for Public Service is recognizing students who have dedicated themselves to making an impact, and this year is no exception,” said Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service. “These seniors have been affiliated with a variety of campus and community organizations, demonstrating their commitment to others while building their own skills and gaining valuable experience. We congratulate them for making public service an integral part of their Carolina experience.”

BPSS is supported through the Walter White Buckley Jr. Endowment. For more information about each Buckley Public Service Scholar, visit https://ccps.unc.edu/files/2016/05/2016-BPSS_Grad_Bulletin.pdf.

 

2016 Buckley Public Service Scholar graduates by county, state and country: Photos available by request.

Alamance County – Julianne Blackburn, Rebecca McKee Jordan, Sara Ali Khan

Brunswick County – Elyse Marie Sulkey

Buncombe County – Katherine Cavagnini

Burke County – Jacob Anderson Ford

Cabarrus County – Noopur Doshi, Nicole Frey, Jade Hinsdale

Camden County – Miranda Kalbach, René Marcella Kronlage

Carteret County –  Hailey Louise Gosnell, Laura Amber Thomason

Caswell County – Keadija C. Wiley

Catawba County – Joy-Lynn Dawn Rhoton

Chatham County – Ashley Logan Andrews, Leslie Morales

Cleveland County – Spencer Gregory Byers *, Christiana Taylor

Columbus County – Kimberly Danielle Clarida

Craven County – Kayla Ann Schliewe, Katherinne Shannier Wawrzonek

Cumberland County – Courtney Elisabeth Bain, Leslie Samuel Bright III, Mercallis Edmund, Anika Hannan, Hanha L. Hobson, Reghan Katherine Horman, Sumanjit Mehmi, Shelby Elizabeth Miller, Conor Addison Winters

Davidson County – Rachel Nicole Woolridge

Duplin County – Virnaliz Jimenez

Durham County – Claire Louise Hannapel, Diane Nicole Leadbetter, Vianey Lemus Martinez, Danielle Luffman, Megan Nicole Stanley

Forsyth County – Carrie Lorraine Barlow, Emily Walker Hodgin, Ying Lin, Nastassja Ortiz

Gaston County – Ivana Chan,Amber Pritchard

Guilford County – Paris Caitlin Alston, Kierra Larue Campbell, Halah Flynn, Evelyn Alexandra Ford, James Thomas Gooding III, Morgan Lynn Herman, Lauren Hubner Howland, Ashley Karoline Joyce, Amanda Marie Kubic, Mridula Manoj, Temitope Olofintuyi, Caila Prendergast, Dasha Shaw, Brittany Nicole Simpson

Halifax County – Briana Nicole Macon

Harnett County – Haley Barefoot

Henderson County – Catherine Louise Swift

Iredell County – Molly Mason Bruce, Caroline Laurens deSaussure, Megan Seema Gurjar, Anissa Nicole Neal

Lee County – Anita Gandhi, Renisha Harris

Lenoir County – Daniel James Irvin, Angel Hannah Washington

Mecklenburg County – Callie Ann Bader, Sophie Grace Bergmann, Amber Marie Cassady, Connor Michael Choka, Casey Daniel Collins, Thalita Maria Cortes, Olivia DeSena, Rachel Virginia Hagerman, Emma Lee Hanmer, Nicole Lane Huntley, Catherine Jackson-Jordan, Mitchell Prescot Jester, Lara Liszka, Morgan Elizabeth Marin, Anna Meade, Merrick Robinson Osborne, Pranati Laxmi Panuganti, Gunjan Patel, Preeya Atul Patel, Gayatri Rathod, Destiny Rogers, Shauna Marie Rust, Hayden Elizabeth Schober, Erica Nicole Silvestri, Cecilia Maria Smetana, Jessica Wendy Stickel, Charlotte McIlwaine Story

Moore County – Hannah Suzanne Webster

New Hanover County – Alexis Danielle Akeyson

Northampton County – Kimberly Abigail Lassiter

Onslow County – Michael Glenn Morrison ll

Orange County – Shad Albarazanji, Emma Louise Armstrong-Carter, Erika Marie Clary, Michelle Nicole Gay, Lama Khalil Haidar, Cassandra Karlsson, Sarah Molina, Katherine Hannah Mulligan, Andrea Nicole Stewart, Grace Millard, McCollum Ware

Pitt County – Jerome M. Allen, Caroline Basnight Collier, Courtney Marie Hardy, Danielle Elizabeth McLaughlin, Kaitlyn Oakley

Polk County – Madison Murphy Alexander, Allison Clayton, Cade Warner Underwood, 

Randolph County – Ryan Jacob O’Hara, Ifra Rehman, Addie Schoenberger

Richmond County – Jamilah Dawkins

Rockingham County – Mary Katherine Ward

Rutherford County – Marie Claire O’Leary

Sampson County – Troy Kay Royal

Stokes County – Austin Chapman-Lovette Cromer

Surry County – Cory Eaton

Union County – Adeline Elise Dorough, Ariana Cecilia Gavin, Chisimdi Onwuteaka, Pooja Patel, Mary-Katherine Scheppegrell

Wake County – Saima A. Akbar, Kendall Adrianne Bagley, Marissa Bane, Michelle Brint, Caylin Rachel Bullock, Alia Brielle Capone, Sarah D. Chen, Nainisha Chintalapudi, Yasemin Canan Cole, Lorelei Claudette Feeny *, Chamara Anthony Fernando, Lauren Elizabeth Fulcher, Brianna Diane Gaddy, Lindsay Gorman, Apoorva Gupta *, Chelsea Gustafson, Atima Huria, Alexandra Eva Isaacs, Sloan Yvette Johnson, Laurel Ann Keefer, Yasmin Singh Khera, Tirumala Devi Kodavanti, Szu-Aun Lim, Christine Elizabeth Malarkey, Sara Kathryn Mayson, Sa’a Mohammed, Sarah Morton, Daniel Stuart Parker, Meredith Grace Parker, Scott Benjamin Parker, Radha Atul Patel *, Richa B. Patel, Chandler Rock, Sean Nicholas Ryan, Anushree Kristie Singh, Claire Smith, Jessica Faith Smith *, Julia D. Stroup, Kelly Rebecca Tan

Watauga County – Olivia Horton

Wayne County – David B. Joyner, Holly Pittard

Florida – Jourdan Jillian Black, Jacob Rhys Higdon, Yushan Wang

Georgia – Radha Piyush Patel, Hannah Christine Single, Melissa Swope, Courtney Elizabeth Turner

Illinois – Mia Lei, Katelyn Leigh McIntosh

Maine – Sean Kevin McClung

Maryland – Kimberly Ann Blasey *, Phanna Iamlek, Kamaara Jordan Lucas, Nia Chantelle Rush, Janell Kae Smith, Rhea Wyse

Michigan – Ajene Robinson-Burris

Mississippi – Helen Sophie Kyriakoudes

New Hampshire – Ian Michael Gallager

New Jersey – Emma Leigh Berry, Danny Rahal, Pallavi Surana

New York – Samantha Asofsky, Lynn-Indora Edmond, Victoria Lee Lai

Ohio – Katherine Wiley

Oklahoma – Alexander Dean Sherry

Pennsylvania – Julia Demarest, Jessica Lindsay Smith *

South Carolina – Olivia Sawh

Tennessee – Daniel Peters

Texas – Julia Katharine Baker, Jessye Lemley Halvorson, Hilda Isabel Santiago

Vermont – Daniel Peter Hogenkamp

Virginia – Elizabeth Stuart Agnew, Marnie Lalon Blalock, Katherine Anne Cordova, Jennifer Loraine Heyward, Geneva Sara Melquist Jost, Chloe Alistair Karlovich, Sarah R. McShane, Mihir Pershad

Washington, D.C. – Milan Noel Flanagan

Wisconsin – Dana Mansfield, Amandla Kesi Stanley

China – Le Feng

* Indicates December 2015 graduates.

Public Service News 4/25/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 5/10 – COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ON SERVICE-LEARNING

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Serve a year as an SAGA Fellow


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

Intern with Compass Center this summer


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

North Carolina Folklife Institute seeks summer intern


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

Summer internship with A Helping Hand


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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 4/25 – CAMPUS STREAM CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

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

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

HERBAN GARDEN CALL FOR SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

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

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 4/18/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Summer internship with A Helping Hand

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/10 – COURSE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE ON SERVICE-LEARNING

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Summer internship with A Helping Hand


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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Volunteer with Edible Campus

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

4/25 – Campus stream clean-up volunteers needed

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

5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day celebration


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

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

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

ELECTRONICS TESTER NEEDED

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

Herban Garden call for summer volunteers

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

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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UNC honors 10 individuals and organizations for public service

2016 PSA group - SpannBy Janell Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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An alternative spring break

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Service News 3/21/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/4 – Apply to be a BPSS graduate assistant

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

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

EVENTS & MEETINGS

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

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/4 – APPLY TO BE A BPSS GRADUATE ASSISTANT

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

 3/21 -HARVEY BEECH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OPEN


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

4/24 – Sean Douglas Leadership Fellowship Application


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

Red Cross summer internship in Raleigh


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

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/21 – Local Community Renewal and Environmental Racism

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

3/23 – Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series

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

3/23 – Community nutrition education information meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

3/29 – Career Peers needed

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

4/2-3 – Volunteer with Pearl Hacks

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

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

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

Enrich English Language Learning seeks volunteers

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

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FUND SEEKS YOUTH INTERN

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

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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