Public Service News 2/19/2018

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

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/19 – APPLES Course Development call for proposals 
3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications 

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Food for the Summer positions

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture
2/21 – Carolina Platelet Partners information meeting
2/22 – Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies
2/25 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement
3/2 – Inspiring Women to Local Government Careers
4/7 – Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center spring conference
4/14 – GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics
Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer tutors needed for refugees
Spanish-speaking volunteer needed for music program
Youth soccer coaches needed
Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Center for Latino Health volunteers
Be a counselor at Camp AmeriKids

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/19 – APPLES Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors across campus teaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students. APPLES awards up to seven $5,000 grants 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. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 19.

3/20 – 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 issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Students selected to participate enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course. Staff from partnering organization Volunteers for Youth match SMART mentors with mentees by early September and the mentoring commitment will continue through late April. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 20.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Feb. 24 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Food for the Summer positions

Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s Food for the Summer program is hiring a full-time summer program director as well as four part-time meal site coordinators. The program provides weekday meals and activities at walkable sites and summer camps throughout Chapel Hill-Carrboro to children under 18. More information and job descriptions are available online. To apply, email cover letter and resume to Kristin Lavergne by March 5.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture

The Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the 14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture, Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA, will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock room. Visit the Stone Center for more information.

2/21 – Carolina Platelet Partners information meeting

Carolina Platelet Partners will host an information meeting for new members 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Dey Hall, room 303. Officer position to be filled include vice president, secretary and more. Carolina Platelet Partners’ goal is to bridge the gap between the UNC Blood Donation Center and the student body to get people informed about platelets. Pizza will be served. RSVP on the UNC Blood Donation Center Facebook page. Email CarolinaPlatelets@gmail.com for more information.

2/22 – Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies

The 24th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies will feature Zia Haider Rahman, author of “Brexit: The Reckoning.” The lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in Hyde Hall’s University Room; a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

2/25 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Gospel singer, educator and historian Mary D. Williams will perform an aural history tour of the music from the civil rights movement 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Friday Center. The event is free to the public. Registration is requested. Call 919-962-3000, or email conferencecenter@unc.edu to register.

3/2 – Inspiring Women to Local Government Careers

Undergraduate women the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are invited to Inspiring Women to Local Government Careers a half-day symposium to learn about career options in local government. Participants will learn from area local government professionals, many who are UNC alumni, about the diverse career options in city and county government. This event is noon – 4 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the School of Government. The free event includes lunch, an afternoon of learning and networking, and a social hour. RSVP is required for attendance. From environmental science to urban affairs, from communications to land use planning, city and county jobs are diverse and appeal to people from every major or educational background. Speakers include representatives from the City of Durham; Orange Co Water & Sewer Authority; Aiken County, South Carolina; the Town of Chapel Hill; Chatham County, North Carolina; and the Town of Carrboro.

4/7 – Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference

The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center will host its 15th annual spring conference 8:30 – 4 p.m. April 7 at the FedEx Global Education Center. This year’s theme is Pieces of Peace – Our Commitments to Peacebuilding for a Plural World. Class XV Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research, share examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. Online registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, March 30.

4/14 – GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics

GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics is a free conference open to UNC-Chapel Hill students interested in learning more about global entrepreneurship. The orientation is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. Registration opens March 1 and the conference is 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 14 at the FedEx Global Education Center.

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

The winning photographs of the 18th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition are now on display in the FedEx Global Education Center until July 20, 2018. For more information about the exhibition, see the flier.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer tutors needed for refugees

Githens Middle School in Durham seeks volunteers to tutor Syrian refugees. Volunteers are needed daily 9:20 – 10:30 a.m. to tutor in reading and basic math. Arabic speaking is not needed. For more information, contact Catherine Neil.

Spanish-speaking volunteer needed for music program

The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center seeks a Spanish-speaking volunteer to serve as a liaison between the JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program coordinators and families of Spanish-speaking participants. Volunteer will translate written documents for students to take home, assist with student registration and make phone calls as needed. Email Julie My Amani if interested.

Youth soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer coaches for its youth teams for players ages 3 – 14. Coaching opportunities are for one, two and three hours per week. Some soccer experience or experience working with youth is preferred. The season is March 19 – May 12. Volunteers can coach with a friend. Register at Rainbow Soccer or contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

Help children with disabilities learn to swim

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities, ages 5 – 22 years old, during swim practice. Classes are 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 21 – Mar. 7 and Mar. 7 – April 11. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Volunteer for the Center for Latino Health

UNC’s Center for Latino Health (CELAH) needs bilingual volunteers to assist patients in navigating the UNC system in Latino health clinics, recruiting patients for research studies, assisting communication during registration and participating in community events as representatives of UNC CELAH. If interested, contact Claudia Rojas.

Be a counselor at Camp AmeriKids

Camp AmeriKids provides a traditional residential summer camp experience to children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease. Caring, responsible, energetic and fun volunteers are needed to serve as counselors Aug. 4-11. Camp is located in Warwick, New York and room and board is included. For more information, visit The Elm Project.

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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-LearningBuckley 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 2/12/2018

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

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications 

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/16 – Jackson Center summer fellowship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/13 – Embody Carolina Training 
2/13 – Screening and panel discussion of “13th”
2/13 – Honors Carolina Healthcare’s Seven Dirty Words lecture
2/15 – Mental Health Ambassador training application
2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture
2/22 – Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies
2/25 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement
Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Enrich ELL seeks volunteers
Baseball and volleyball coaches needed
Center for Latino Health volunteers
Be a counselor at Camp AmeriKids

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/20 – 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 issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Students selected to participate enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course. Staff from partnering organization Volunteers for Youth match SMART mentors with mentees by early September and the mentoring commitment will continue through late April. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 20.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Feb. 24 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/16 – Jackson Center summer fellowship

The Jackson Center is offering up to four graduate and undergraduate student summer fellowship positions for 2018. Fellows will work on several projects and initiatives that service partners participate in every week. These fellowships are paid positions from late May to early August. Apply at the Jackson Center by Feb. 16.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/13 – EMBODY CAROLINA TRAINING

Embody Carolina educates Tar Heels on how to identify and support someone with an eating disorder. The organization is hosting its February training at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Register at Embody Carolina.

2/13 – SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF “13TH”

The Sonja Haynes Stones Center for Black Culture and History is hosting a screening of “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed documentary on incarceration and racial inequality, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Stone Center Auditorium. A post-screening discussion panel featuring experts from the Triangle area will follow. This event is free for all to attend. See the flier for more information.

2/13 – Honors Carolina Healthcare’s Seven Dirty Words lecture

Honors Carolina presents the Frank Porter Graham lecture, Healthcare’s Seven Dirty Words, with Elizabeth G. Taylor, executive director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). The lecture is at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the FedEx Global Education Center. NHeLP is a nationally recognized legal nonprofit dedicated to protecting and advancing the health rights of low income and under-served individuals.

2/15 – Mental Health Ambassador training application

UNC-Chapel Hill Mental Health Ambassadors (MHA) promote conversation around mental health, facilitate support networks and present educative programming on the UNC campus. MHA was formed in 2017 with a vision of helping students support students, and it partners with CAPS, the School of Social Work and Dean of Students. Ambassadors will be trained in Mental Health First Aid USA. Apply by Feb. 15 using the MHA form.

2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture

The Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the 14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture, Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA, will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock room. Visit the Stone Center for more information.

2/22 – Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies

The 24th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies will feature Zia Haider Rahman, author of “Brexit: The Reckoning.” The lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in Hyde Hall’s University Room; a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

2/25 – Voices of Freedom: Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Gospel singer, educator and historian Mary D. Williams will perform an aural history tour of the music from the civil rights movement 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Friday Center. The event is free to the public. Registration is requested. Call 919-962-3000, or email conferencecenter@unc.edu to register.

Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

The winning photographs of the 18th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition are now on display in the FedEx Global Education Center until July 20, 2018. For more information about the exhibition, see the flier.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Help children with disabilities learn to swim

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities, ages 5 – 22 years old, during swim practice. Classes are 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 21 – Mar. 7 and Mar. 7 – April 11. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky..

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

ENRICH ELL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Enrich ELL offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. on Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided and no prior experience is necessary. If interested, email Kaitlyn Lightfoot.

BASEBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players and their families is also important. Players vary in age from 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball. To apply, contact Craig Wolfe.

Volunteer for the Center for Latino Health

UNC’s Center for Latino Health (CELAH) needs bilingual volunteers to assist patients in navigating the UNC system in Latino health clinics, recruiting patients for research studies, assisting communication during registration and participating in community events as representatives of UNC CELAH. If interested, contact Claudia Rojas.

Be a counselor at Camp AmeriKids

Camp AmeriKids provides a traditional residential summer camp experience to children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease. Caring, responsible, energetic and fun volunteers are needed to serve as counselors Aug. 4-11. Camp is located in Warwick, New York and room and board is included. For more information, visit The Elm Project.

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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-LearningBuckley 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 2/5/2018

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

2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships 
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/11 – Chancellor’s Fellowship
Center for Community Capital internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/13 – Embody Carolina Training
2/13 – Screening and panel discussion of “13th”
2/19 – Rescheduled UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony
2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/24 – Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Enrich ELL seeks volunteers
Volunteer with TABLE
Baseball, volleyball and field hockey coaches needed
Rodeo on Rosemary needs volunteers
Carolina Cupboard needs basketball volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/5 – APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – OUTWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – NED BROOKS AWARD

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AWARDS

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – ROBERT E. BRYAN AWARDS

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

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

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. 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 the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Feb. 24 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/22 – Chancellor’s fellowship

The Office of the Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to apply for the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Fellowship. This opportunity allows recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of a higher education institution. This is a paid full-time, one-year appointment beginning in June 2018. For more information and to apply, visit Careers at Carolina. Applications are due Sunday, Feb. 11.

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CAPITAL INTERNSHIP

The Center for Community Capital seeks a graphic design intern and communication interns for spring 2018. The Center for Community Capital, a non-partisan, multi-disciplinary research center at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a leading center for research and policy analysis on the power of financial capital to transform households and communities in the United States. Learn more at Community Capital internships.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/13 – Embody Carolina Training

Embody Carolina educates Tar Heels on how to identify and support someone with an eating disorder. The organization is hosting its February training at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Register at Embody Carolina.

2/13 – Screening and panel discussion of “13th”

The Sonja Haynes Stones Center for Black Culture and History is hosting a screening of “13th,” Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed documentary on incarceration and racial inequality, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Stone Center Auditorium. A post-screening discussion panel featuring experts from the Triangle area will follow. This event is free for all to attend. See the flier for more information.

2/19 – RESCHEDULED UNC MLK LECTURE AND AWARD CEREMONY

The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19 in Memorial Hall. All previous ticket arrangements will be honored. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.

2/21 – Annual African-American history month lecture

The Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the 14th annual African-American History Month Lecture at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture, “Why Black Lives Do Not Matter: Rethinking the Origins of the USA” will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Stone Center’s Hitchcock room. Visit the Stone Center for more information.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/24 – COMMUNITY EGG HUNT

Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Community Egg Hunt 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Southern Community Park. Volunteers will help with set up and guiding children and parents during this fun, family-friendly event. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.

Volunteer with challah for hunger

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

Enrich ELL seeks volunteers

Enrich ELL offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. on Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided and no prior experience is necessary. If interested, email Kaitlyn Lightfoot.

VOLUNTEER WITH TABLE

TABLE, a nonprofit organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, needs volunteers for its weekend meal backpack program. Volunteers will organize food, make weekend bags and deliver the bags. Volunteers are also needed to help with SnackChef, a program that teaches children nutrition lessons and how to make healthy snacks. To volunteer, contact Julia Baker.

BASEBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players and their families is also important. Players vary in age from 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball. To apply, contact Craig Wolfe.

RODEO ON ROSEMARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Rodeo on Rosemary noon – 4 p.m., April 22. Volunteers will help with recycling. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.

CAROLINA CUPBOARD NEEDS BASKETBALL VOLUNTEERS

Carolina Cupboard’s Community Food Pantry is the on-campus food pantry serving the UNC community. Volunteers are needed during the UNC basketball home games to work as a bag checker, ticket scanner or clean-up crew member. All volunteers will receive a food and drink voucher. To sign up, visit Carolina Cupboard’s Google sheet.

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 1/29/2018

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment deadline
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships 
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative
3/18 – Democracy Summer internship
Center for Community Capital internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 – Red Cross Biomedical Transportation open house
2/19 – Rescheduled UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony
UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/31 – Carolina Navigators service-learning experience
3/24 – Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer with TABLE
Baseball, volleyball and field hockey coaches needed
Rodeo on Rosemary needs volunteers
Carolina Cupboard needs basketball volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 1/31 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS SPRING ENROLLMENT deadline

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

2/5 – APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – OUTWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – NED BROOKS AWARD

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AWARDS

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – ROBERT E. BRYAN AWARDS

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

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

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. 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 the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Feb. 24 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative

The Southern Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI). SELI provides highly motivated and diverse upperclassmen and graduate students opportunities to develop as leaders, engage with valuable community stakeholders, acquire practical job skills and learn about contemporary education issues. Students spend the summer in trainings and working at an assigned leading nonprofit sector organization. During this experiential learning opportunity, they examine strategies for improving education, addressing community needs and putting theory into practice. Application deadline is March 5.

3/18 – DEMOCRACY SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Democracy Summer is an internship program that exposes young leaders to new ideas and political movements, teaching them how to organize people around a shared vision for a better democracy in our state. Every summer, Democracy NC, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to increase voter participation, hires undergraduate students to work as paid student organizers for nine weeks under the guidance of an experienced Democracy NC organizer. Students work in organizing teams of two in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston-Salem and Asheville. Student organizers work full time (including some evenings and weekends) from late May to late July and earn a $3,000 stipend. Apply by March 18.

Center for Community Capital internship

The Center for Community Capital seeks a graphic design intern and communication interns for spring 2018. The Center for Community Capital, a non-partisan, multi-disciplinary research center at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a leading center for research and policy analysis on the power of financial capital to transform households and communities in the United States. Learn more at Community Capital internships.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 – Red Cross Biomedical Transportation open house

The American Red Cross is hosting an informal open house about its Biomedical Transportation program 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Feb. 1 in Durham at 4737 University Drive. Volunteers are needed to assist with the Biomedical Transportation program by transporting boxes of blood to area hospitals using Red Cross vehicles. Flexible shifts are available on weekdays. Learn more at the American Red Cross.

2/19 – Rescheduled UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19 in Memorial Hall. All previous ticket arrangements will be honored. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.

UNC FOOD FOR ALL CAMPUS-WIDE FOOD DRIVE

UNC’s Employee Forum is hosting its Food For All campus-wide, year-long food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Carolina Cupboard. This drive also contributes to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Donation booths will be set up at several special events and bins will be placed in strategic locations on campus. Donations will be accepted through March 9.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/31 – Carolina Navigators service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a selective academic service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural knowledge by creating global education resources for students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Jan. 31 through the Carolina Navigators Google doc.

3/24 – Community Egg Hunt

Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Community Egg Hunt 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Southern Community Park. Volunteers will help with set up and guiding children and parents during this fun, family-friendly event. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.

Volunteer with TABLE

TABLE, a nonprofit organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, needs volunteers for its weekend meal backpack program. Volunteers will organize food, make weekend bags and deliver the bags. Volunteers are also needed to help with SnackChef, a program that teaches children nutrition lessons and how to make healthy snacks. To volunteer, contact Julia Baker.

Baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players and their families is also important. Players vary in age from 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball. To apply, contact Craig Wolfe.

Rodeo on Rosemary needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the town of Chapel Hill’s Rodeo on Rosemary noon – 4 p.m., April 22. Volunteers will help with recycling. Sign up using the special events volunteer form.

Carolina Cupboard needs basketball volunteers

Carolina Cupboard’s Community Food Pantry is the on-campus food pantry serving the UNC community. Volunteers are needed during the UNC basketball home games to work as a bag checker, ticket scanner or clean-up crew member. All volunteers will receive a food and drink voucher. To sign up, visit Carolina Cupboard’s Google sheet.

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 1/22/2018

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

1/22 – Deadline to apply for Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/24 – Deadline to apply for APPLES Service-Learning summer internship
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships 
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative
3/18 – Democracy Summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/24 – Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity interest meeting
1/24 – Bone marrow donation/registry interest meeting
UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/23 & 24 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools volunteer recruitment
1/24 – Hillel’s NYC alternative spring break trip
1/24 – Poverty Simulation volunteers needed
SOAR literacy tutors needed
Volunteer teaching assistants needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/22 – Deadline to apply for DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace Award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 24.

1/24 – APPLES SERVICE-LEARNING SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for its summer internship program. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive a $2,500 stipend, and earn one hour of academic credit through the School of Social Work. Partial, need-based financial assistance is available to selected interns who qualify. Students are responsible for summer housing and travel arrangements unless otherwise noted. Apply through the APPLES Partner Portal by Jan. 24. For questions, contact APPLES Service-Learning.

1/31 – BUCKLEY PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARS SPRING ENROLLMENT

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

2/5 – APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – OUTWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – NED BROOKS AWARD

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AWARDS

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – ROBERT E. BRYAN AWARDS

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

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

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. 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 the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

DISASTER RELIEF TRIPs

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hurricane Matthew relief day trips will be Jan. 26 (hosted by APPLES Service-Learning), March 2 and April 20. All trips will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative

.The Southern Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI). SELI provides highly motivated and diverse upperclassmen and graduate students opportunities to develop as leaders, engage with valuable community stakeholders, acquire practical job skills and learn about contemporary education issues. Students spend the summer in trainings and working at an assigned leading nonprofit sector organization. During this experiential learning opportunity, they examine strategies for improving education, addressing community needs and putting theory into practice. Application deadline is March 5.

3/18 – Democracy Summer internship

Democracy Summer is an internship program that exposes young leaders to new ideas and political movements, teaching them how to organize people around a shared vision for a better democracy in our state. Every summer, Democracy NC, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to increase voter participation, hires undergraduate students to work as paid student organizers for nine weeks under the guidance of an experienced Democracy NC organizer. Students work in organizing teams of two in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston-Salem and Asheville. Student organizers work full time (including some evenings and weekends) from late May to late July and earn a $3,000 stipend. Apply by March 18.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/24 – Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity interest meeting

Alpha Phi Omega, the largest coed service fraternity in the nation, has core values that include leadership, friendship and service. If you have at least three remaining semesters at UNC, join us at an interest meeting. Sessions are 9 p.m., Jan. 24 in the Student Union, room 3209; and 8 p.m., Jan. 26 in the Student Union, room 2423. For more information, contact Olivia Huckel.

1/24 – BONE MARROW DONATION/REGISTRY INTEREST MEETING

Learn more about Be the Match bone marrow donation and registry 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the UNC Blood Donation Center at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. The session will debunk fears about bone marrow transplants and participants can be swabbed to join the bone marrow registry. To make a platelet donation appointment, visit UNC Health Care Blood Donation Center or email platelet@unchealth.unc.edu.

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UNC FOOD FOR ALL CAMPUS-WIDE FOOD DRIVE

UNC’s Employee Forum is hosting its Food For All campus-wide, year-long food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Carolina Cupboard. This drive also contributes to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Donation booths will be set up at several special events and bins will be placed in strategic locations on campus. Donations will be accepted through March 9.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/23 & 24 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools volunteer recruitment

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) will be on the UNC campus to recruit volunteers 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jan. 23 and 24 in the Student Union, room 3102. CHCCS staff will answer questions about volunteer opportunities and those interested can receive a placement and complete all paperwork that day to start volunteering sooner.

1/24 – Hillel’s NYC alternative spring break trip

North Carolina Hillel UNC-Chapel Hill will offer an intensive seminar March 11 – 18 that explores education justice, food justice, and racial justice learning and service in New York City. The cost is $200 and includes housing, most meals, on-the-ground transportation and program costs. Visit Hillel’s alternative spring break for details.

1/24 – Poverty Simulation volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to participate in a poverty simulation 1 – 4 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Poverty Simulation provides people from all backgrounds an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a low-income family and be exposed to the realities of poverty. Participants receive an assigned identity and family profile. They are provided the opportunity to experience one month of poverty compressed into real time of the simulation. Afterward, participants will debrief and share insights of their experience. Participants will encounter some unique circumstances that may cause them to think differently about poverty. The simulation is free, however registration is required. Lunch and a break will be provided. Participants must be willing to stay for the entire simulation.

SOAR literacy tutors needed

SOAR seeks volunteers to tutor children one-on-one twice a week for a 45-minute session between 3 – 5 p.m. SOAR serves second-graders at North Chatham Elementary School in Chapel Hill and first-graders at Virginia Cross Elementary in Siler City. The students served have been identified as not meeting the North Carolina literacy benchmarks. A free five-day training is provided. Sign up through SOAR’s Google Form or call 919-533-9037.

Volunteer teaching assistants needed

Each year, The Power of the Dream holds a weekend class series to teach unemployed and underemployed adults with autism/IDD how to create their own very small business or micro-enterprise. Volunteers are needed to assist the class. No knowledge of disability or business is required, just the willingness to learn and help others. For more information and to sign up, see the online registration form.

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 1/16/2018

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience
1/21 – Community Empowerment Fund Advocate Fellowship
2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/18- UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony
1/24 – Bone marrow donation/registry interest meeting
UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

SOAR literacy tutors needed
Volunteer teaching assistants needed
Join Enrich ELL
Alternative spring break opportunity
Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace Award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20.

1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for its summer internship program. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive a $2,500 stipend, and earn one hour of academic credit through the School of Social Work. Partial, need-based financial assistance is available to selected interns who qualify. Students are responsible for summer housing and travel arrangements unless otherwise noted. Apply through the APPLES Partner Portal by Jan. 24. For questions, contact APPLES Service-Learning.

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment

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

2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

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

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. 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 the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a highly selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their own intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by creating global education resources for K – 14 students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Jan. 17.

1/21 – Community Empowerment Fund Advocate Fellowship

The Community Empowerment Fund is a local nonprofit that combines relationship-based support with targeted financial services to assist homeless and near-homeless members of the community in gaining and sustaining jobs, housing and savings. Applications are open for the Community Empowerment Fund Advocate Fellowship. Apply by Jan. 21.

2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

Are you interested in education, teaching and leadership? Consider applying to Breakthrough Collaborative. Breakthrough tackles the opportunity gap with middle-school students across the country. Through nine-week summer residencies, fellows gain more than 100 hours of leadership and teaching training. Fellows receive a living stipend and housing may be available for its 25 programs in cities across the country and in Hong Kong. The summer 2018 application deadline is Feb. 22.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/18 – UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

UNC will host its 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 in Memorial Hall. United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch will deliver the lecture. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.

1/24 – Bone marrow donation/registry interest meeting

Learn more about the Be the Match bone marrow donation 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the UNC Blood Donation Center at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. The session will debunk fears about bone marrow transplants and participants can be swabbed to join the bone marrow registry. To make a platelet donation appointment, visit UNC Health Care Blood Donation Center or email platelet@unchealth.unc.edu.

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UNC Food for All campus-wide food drive

UNC’s Employee Forum is hosting its Food For All campus-wide, year-long food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Carolina Cupboard. This drive also contributes to Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge. Donation booths will be set up at several special events and bins will be placed in strategic locations on campus. Donations will be accepted through March 9.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

SOAR literacy tutors needed

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needsontact Marian Kaslovsky.

Volunteer teaching assistants needed

Each year, The Power of the Dream holds a weekend class series to teach un(der)employed adults with autism/IDD how to create their own very small business, or micro-enterprise. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist. No knowledge of disability or business is required, just the willingness to learn and help others. For more information and to sign up, see the online registration form.

Join Enrich ELL

Are you Interested in teaching English? Join Enrich ELL. Enrich offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided. If interested, visit Enrich ELL or email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com to get involved. No experience required.

Alternative spring break opportunity

Every year, Appalachia Service Project at UNC offers an alternative spring break trip into central Appalachia. Fourteen spots are available for students who would like to spend a week immersing themselves in Appalachian culture and providing critical home repair to a family in need. No construction experience is required. The all-inclusive cost is $200, and scholarships are available. Contact Appalachia Service Project for more information.

Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for the spring baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches must organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players ages 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball, parents and recreation department staff is also important. If interested, email Craig Wolfe.

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 1/8/2018

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience
2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/15 – UNC-MLK 5K
1/18- UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/10 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim
United Way day of service project opportunities
1/10/18 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Join Enrich ELL
Rainbow Soccer needs spring coaches
Alternative spring break opportunity
Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace Award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20.

1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for its summer internship program. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive a $2,500 stipend, and earn one hour of academic credit through the School of Social Work. Partial, need-based financial assistance is available to selected interns who qualify. Students are responsible for summer housing and travel arrangements unless otherwise noted. Apply through the APPLES Partner Portal by Jan. 26. For questions, contact APPLES Service-Learning.

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment

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

2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

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

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. 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 the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a highly selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their own intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by creating global education resources for K – 14 students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Jan. 17.

2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

Are you interested in education, teaching and leadership? Consider applying to Breakthrough Collaborative. Breakthrough tackles the opportunity gap with middle-school students across the country. Through nine-week summer residencies, fellows gain more than 100 hours of leadership and teaching training. Fellows receive a living stipend and housing may be available for its 25 programs in cities across the country and in Hong Kong. The summer 2018 application deadline is Feb. 22.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/15 – UNC-MLK 5K

Carolina R.O.C.T.S. (Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service) will sponsor its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 5K run Monday, Jan. 15. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the run begins at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Rum of the Triangle and UNC’s Healthy Girls Save the World.

1/18 – UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

UNC will host its 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 in Memorial Hall. United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch will deliver the lecture. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/10 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities, ages 5 – 22 years old, during swim practice. Classes are 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 10 – Feb. 7. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

United Way day of service project opportunities

Each year, United Way of the Greater Triangle hosts more than 2,000 volunteers for more than 35 projects across the four counties during its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Projects range from packing meals to landscaping to one-on-one reading with students. New partners have been added this year, as well as opportunities to volunteer during the weekend before MLK Day. A full list of volunteer projects are available on a first come, first basis.

Volunteer teaching assistants needed

Each year, The Power of the Dream holds a weekend class series to teach un(der)employed adults with autism/IDD how to create their own very small business, or micro-enterprise. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist. No knowledge of disability or business is required, just the willingness to learn and help others. For more information and to sign up, see the online registration form.

Join Enrich ELL

Are you Interested in teaching English? Join Enrich ELL. Enrich offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided. If interested, visit Enrich ELL or email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com to get involved. No experience required.

RAINBOW SOCCER NEEDS SPRING COACHES

Rainbow Soccer is recruiting coaches for co-ed and all-girls teams. The spring season runs from March 19 – May 12, and players range from 3 – 15 years old. Teams meet once or twice during the week, and games are held on the weekend. Soccer knowledge and previous experience working with youth is helpful but not required, and you can coach with a friend. Contact Karen Aldridge for more info.

Alternative spring break opportunity

Every year Appalachia Service Project at UNC offers an alternative spring break trip into central Appalachia. We have 14 spots left to fill and are looking for students that would like to spend a week immersing themselves in Appalachian culture and providing critical home repair to a family in need. No construction experience required! All-inclusive cost of $200, scholarships available. Contact asp.unc@gmail.com for more information.

Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for the spring baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches must organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players ages 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball, parents and recreation department staff is also important. If interested, email Craig Wolfe.

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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-LearningBuckley 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 12/4/2017

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.

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?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC disaster relief. If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Davis Projects for Peace award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award
Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards
Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 – Embody Carolina training
12/4-15 – UNC Employee Forum toy drive
12/4 -“Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion
12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Mental Health First Aid training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/6 – Volunteer at Hargraves Community Center game night
1/5/18 – Chapel Hill Community Center seeks volunteers
1/10/18 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Challah for Hunger seeks bakers
Rainbow Soccer needs spring coaches
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. For more information, visit Davis Projects for Peace. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2018.

Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs, and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s) and a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and another from a community partner by Feb. 5, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

Robert E. Bryan Public Service awards

Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to North Carolina that is characterized by working in partnership with community members; inspiring and involving others, and/or helping others to serve; responding to a practical problem, issue or concern of the state; and working to assure the impact in the community is lasting. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding  undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, and officially recognized student organization. For more information, visit Robert E. Bryan Awards. Apply by Feb. 7, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards

The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards will be given to faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to North Carolina. The service should be an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three Provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research, and engaged partnership. For more information, visit Office of the Provost Award. Apply by Feb. 7, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

Ned Brooks Award for Public Service

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service recognizes a staff or faculty member who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the community. For more information, visit Ned Brooks Award. Apply by Feb. 7, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 – Embody Carolina training

Embody Carolina, a campus organization that aims to educate students on how to identify and support someone with an eating disorder, will be hosting a training at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in Peabody 218. Attending this training can count as a Buckley Public Service Scholars skills training. Register here.

12/4-15 – UNC Employee Forum Toy Drive for UNC Children’s Hospital

The Employee Forum is sponsoring a holiday toy drive for the patients and families at UNC Children’s Hospital. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 15. All items must be new, no gift wrapping is allowed and food, drinks, candy or items with a religious origin cannot be accepted. For a list of donation bin locations, suggested donations and other information about the drive, visit the Employee Forum.

12/4 – “Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research will host a screening of “Raising Bertie,” a documentary that tells the story of three youth growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. The screening is 1 – 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at the Morehead Planetarium Science Stage. A discussion with the film’s producer and a panel of Sheps Center researchers will follow the screening. Register through UNC Event Registration.

12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”

In the Shadow of Ferguson,” a multimedia performance that brings to life a 100-year history of housing and urban policy, and documents how separate has never been equal, will be shown 7 – 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Swain Hall, studio 6. The performance by St. Louis artists and activists includes imagery, song, spoken word and acting. A discussion will follow this performance. A $5 ticket donation is suggested, and all proceeds will go to Chosen for Change, a 501(c)3 organization that save lives through youth empowerment, strengthening families and giving back.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road, and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code “UNC” or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid is offered at no cost to UNC Chapel Hill faculty and staff. This eight-hour course teaches participants the common warning signs of anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It also teaches participants how to offer help in a mental health or substance use crisis through a five-step action plan, with the goal to connect persons to appropriate professional care, social support and self-help. New sessions are available for December and January and are scheduled at varying times and locations throughout campus. Training options include full-day, two half-days or Saturdays. Register through the UNC School of Social Work.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/6 – Volunteer at Teen and Young Adult Game Night

College-aged volunteers are needed to engage with teens and young adults with developmental disabilities during game night at the Hargraves Community Center. Upcoming dates include Dec. 16, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

1/5/18 – Chapel Hill Community Center seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Community Center’s Play Program for children and adults with disabilities. Duties include setting up and breaking down the event as well as helping participants with board games, crafts and other activities. Volunteers are needed from 6 – 8:45 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, starting Jan. 5. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

1/10/18 – Help Children with disabilities learn to swim

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities, ages 5 – 22 years old, during swim practice. Classes are 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 10 – Feb. 7. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

Challah for Hunger seeks bakers

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

Rainbow Soccer needs spring coaches

Rainbow Soccer is recruiting coaches for co-ed and all-girls teams. The spring season runs from March 19 – May 12, and players range from 3 – 15 years old. Teams meet once or twice during the week, and games are held on the weekend. Soccer knowledge and previous experience working with youth is helpful but not required, and you can coach with a friend. Contact Karen Aldridge for more info.

Girls on the Run seeks coaches

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, but they must be passionate about the Girls on the Run mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for 1.5 hours for groups of 15 – 20 girls. The spring season runs Feb. 5 – May 3. Contact Hannah Robinson for more details.

Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry located in the Avery Residence Hall basement. Volunteers are needed to serve as basketball game volunteer ticket scanners and clean-up crew. Verification of volunteer hours is provided. Sign up online to volunteer, or contact Carolina Cupboard with questions.

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 11/27/2017

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.

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?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC disaster relief. If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/1 – APPLES Award nominations
Davis Projects for Peace award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/27 – Disaster relief trip registration deadline

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/29 – Clinical Scholars program webinar

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 -“Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion
12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Mental Health First Aid training for UNC faculty and staff

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/27 – Camp Kesem applications due
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/1 – APPLES AWARD NOMINATIONS

APPLES is accepting nominations for its APPLES Service-Learning Awards. Five APPLES Awards recognize outstanding students, faculty members and community partners who have made significant contributions to their communities through service-learning. Each award recipient will be recognized at the APPLES Service-Learning Awards on Feb. 23, 2018. Students, faculty members and community partners can submit a nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. For details, visit APPLES Service-Learning Awards.

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. For more information, visit Davis Projects for Peace. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2018.

Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs, and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s) and a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and another from a community partner by Feb. 5, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/29 – Clinical Scholars program webinar

The Carolina Chiron Award recognizes an educator for remarkable character and service to undergraduates at the University. Nominations are submitted and reviewed solely by UNC students. The selected professor will host a guest lecture, speaking as though it is the last lecture of their life, sharing what they consider most vital to students seeking to live life to the fullest. Nominations are due on Monday, Nov. 13 by 7:30 p.m. Complete the Google Form to nominate a professor.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 – “Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research will host a screening of “Raising Bertie,” a documentary that tells the story of three youth growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. The screening is 1 – 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at the Morehead Planetarium Science Stage. A discussion with the film’s producer and a panel of Sheps Center researchers will follow the screening. Register through UNC Event Registration.

12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”

In the Shadow of Ferguson, a multimedia performance that brings to life a 100-year history of housing and urban policy, and documents how separate has never been equal, will be shown 7 – 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Swain Hall, studio 6. The performance by St. Louis artists and activists includes imagery, song, spoken word and acting. A discussion will follow this performance. A $5 ticket donation is suggested, and all proceeds will go to Chosen for Change, a 502(c)3 organization that save lives through youth empowerment, strengthening families and giving back.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road, and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mental Health First Aid training for UNC faculty and staff

Mental Health First Aid is offered at no cost to UNC Chapel Hill faculty and staff. This eight-hour course teaches participants the common warning signs of anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It also teaches participants how to offer help in a mental health or substance use crisis through a five-step action plan, with the goal to connect persons to appropriate professional care, social support and self-help. New sessions are available for December and January and are scheduled at varying times and locations throughout campus. Training options include full-day, two half-days or Saturdays. Register through the UNC School of Social Work.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/27 – Camp Kesem applications due

Camp Kesem UNC is a group of passionate college students who plan, fundraise and organize a fun-filled week of summer camp for children whose parents have battled or currently have cancer. Counselor applications close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Nov. 27. For questions, contact uncchapelhill.volunteer@campkesem.org. To apply, visit Kesem Central.

Girls on the Run seeks coaches

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, but they must be passionate about the Girls on the Run mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for 1.5 hours for groups of 15-20 girls. The spring season runs Feb. 5 – May 3. Contact Hannah Robinson for more details.

Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry located in the Avery Residence Hall basement. Volunteers are needed to serve as basketball game volunteer ticket scanners and clean-up crew. Verification of volunteer hours is provided. Sign up online to volunteer, or contact Carolina Cupboard with questions.

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 11/20/2017

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.

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?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC disaster relief. If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/1 – APPLES Award nominations
Davis Projects for Peace award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Peacock Fellowship Application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions
12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/20 – Apply to be a Camp Kesem counselor
Healthy Smiles Drive
Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/1 – APPLES AWARD NOMINATIONS

APPLES is accepting nominations for its APPLES Service-Learning Awards. Five APPLES Awards recognize outstanding students, faculty members and community partners who have made significant contributions to their communities through service-learning. Each award recipient will be recognized at the APPLES Service-Learning Awards on Feb. 23, 2018. Students, faculty members and community partners can submit a nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. For details, visit APPLES Service-Learning Awards.

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. For more information, visit Davis Projects for Peace. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2018.

APPLY TO BE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs, and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s) and a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and another from a community partner by Feb. 5, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Peacock Fellowship Applications

Applications are open for Carolina for Kibera’s James and Florence Peacock Fellowship. This volunteer experience brings UNC students to a collaborative environment alongside Kibera staff, allowing students to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots development in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship is fully funded and open to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, join the information session, 4 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Global Education Center, room 3303. To apply, visit Carolina for Kibera.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions

UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) seeks returning and new volunteers for the 2018 tax season. UNC VITA is an IRS program that helps low-to-moderate income Chapel Hill and Carrboro taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost. Volunteers do not need to have tax experience. UNC VITA will host information sessions at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Student Union, room 2420 and Nov. 20 in the Student Union, room 3409. To learn more, visit UNC VITA.

12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”

In the Shadow of Ferguson, a multimedia performance that brings to life a 100-year history of housing and urban policy, and documents how separate has never been equal, will be held 7 – 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Swain Hall, studio 6. The performance by St. Louis artists and activists includes imagery, song, spoken word and acting. A discussion will follow this performance. A $5 ticket donation is suggested, and all proceeds will go to Chosen for Change, a 502(c)3 organization that save lives through youth empowerment, strengthening families and giving back.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/20 – Apply to be a Camp Kesem counselor

Camp Kesem UNC is a group of passionate college students who plan, fundraise and organize a fun-filled week of summer camp for children whose parents have battled or currently have cancer. The last information session to recruit new student counselors is 7 – 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20 in Carroll Hall room 111. Visit Kesem Central to apply. For questions, email uncchapelhill.volunteer@campkesem.org.

Healthy Smiles Drive

Help provide dental relief to the heavily affected areas of Puerto Rico by donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss. Donations can be dropped off at the donation box on the first floor of the Campus Y or at the Rogers Road Community Center. Monetary donations, accepted through a GoFundMe page, are also accepted and will be used to purchase dental supplies. Check out the Healthy Smiles flier for more information.

Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry located in the Avery Residence Hall basement. Volunteers are needed to serve as basketball game volunteer ticket scanners and clean-up crew. Verification of volunteer hours is provided. Sign up online to volunteer, and contact Carolina Cupboard with questions.

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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-LearningBuckley 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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