Public Service News 5/27/2014

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/. Join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Community Empowerment Fund Americorps VISTA position

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches
Volunteer to help with first-year orientation
Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Volunteers needed for Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Compeer program
Micro-finance and Public Health Brigade winter break to Ghana
Volunteer opportunities with Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-learning Initiative

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Community Empowerment Fund Americorps VISTA position

Community Empowerment Fund will host one Americorps VISTA position through NC Campus Compact for its 2014-2015 AmeriCorps VISTA program. The VISTA position begins August 2014 and ends August 2015 with the option to renew. Rolling applications close June 1. Contact Sarah with questions. Details and position description are available at My AmeriCorps.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Special Olympics seeks volunteer swim coaches

Special Olympics Orange County seeks volunteer swim coaches from June 10 to July 31. Sessions are offered 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. and 6:25 – 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the A.D. Clark pool, and 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and 7:25 – 8:25 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Community Center. Swimmers are ages 5-75, novice through advanced. Coaches of all skill abilities are welcome and no life guard or prior coaching experience is necessary. For details, contact Colleen Lanigan  or visit Special Olympics Orange County online.

Volunteer to help with First-Year orientation

Current UNC students, Stop Hunger Now needs your help at events during first-year orientation. All events are conveniently held in the Student Union, Great Hall from 8:20-10:30 p.m. Help welcome new students and teach them the importance of service at Carolina. Join New Student & Carolina Parent Programs for one event or many throughout the summer. All dates are listed on the sign up form. Contact newstudents@unc.edu or call 919-962-8304 with any questions.

Help children with Disabilities Learn to Swim

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Adapted Aquatics program seeks volunteers ages 16 and older to help children with special needs learn to swim. Classes are held at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Parks Drive off Martin Luther King Boulevard. Classes are Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. from July 9 – August 13. Volunteers should commit to most or all weeks. Aquatics instructors teach each child/volunteer pair with volunteers helping the student practice. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky or call 919 968-2813.

Volunteers needed for Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Compeer program

Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Compeer program seeks volunteers to help adults overcome the devastating effects of mental illness, such as loneliness and low self-esteem through the power of friendship. Compeer serves as a complement to therapy and provides supportive friendships for people coping with mental illness–helping them along in their recovery journey. For questions or to volunteer, contact Shelley Danser at 919-942-8083.

Micro-finance and Public Health Brigade winter break to Ghana

Interested in business or public health and traveling abroad during winter break? This upcoming winter break, UNC will have both a Micro-finance and a Public Health/Water Hybrid brigades for those interested in an abroad experience and interacting with a Ghanaian community. Contact microfinance@uncgb.org for an application.

Volunteer opportunities with Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department needs volunteers for the annual 4th of July Celebration. Volunteers are also needed for the recurring Live & Local Music & Art series held every Friday until June 27. All events are free and volunteers are needed to assist with set up and break down, information booth staffing and event evaluations. For details, contact Amanda Fletcher or call 919-968-2878.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Tenth class of UNC Buckley Public Service Scholars honored at graduation event

 

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Two hundred and fifty-one members of the class of 2014 will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 9 at a ceremony in Memorial Hall, highlighting their years of service while at Carolina. All graduates will receive a Carolina blue and white cord to wear at commencement on May 11 to represent their achievement. To commemorate the ten years of graduates, former provost Richard J. Richardson will address the graduates.

The program, part of the Carolina Center for Public Service, supports and strengthens Carolina students’ commitment to service, connects them to others who care about similar issues and guides them through training and course work that make their service more effective. Launched in 2003, BPSS presently has 9 percent of Carolina undergraduates enrolled as participants. In 2011, the Center announced the establishment of the Walter White Buckley Jr. Endowment from an anonymous donor. This endowment ensures Buckley Public Service Scholars will graduate for generations to come.

To receive formal recognition, Buckley Public Service Scholar participants must have a minimum grade-point average, complete at least 300 hours of service, take one service-learning course and attend four skills-training workshops as well as complete a final refelction activity. Most of this year’s graduates exceeded these requirements, on average completing more than 450 hours of service. Fifteen students reported more than 1,000 hours each, and two students recorded more than 2,000. These students join the 1,365 past Buckley Public Service Scholars who have graduated since 2003.

“My experience in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program has been one of learning,” said graduating senior Emily Bushman. “I have learned that there is a deeper meaning of public service beyond simple volunteering. I have gained a strong sense of empowerment that comes from this deeper public service and have seen the communities and institutions I serve be empowered as well.”

Since the program’s inception, more than 5,635 students have participated, contributing 1.35 million hours of service. This year, participating students reported service with more than 1,000 organizations like UNC Hospitals, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, UNC Dance Marathon, Relay For Life and Student U. The 2014 graduating class of Buckley Public Service Scholars reported 113,400 hours of service as of March 2014. Of those hours, 85 percent primarily benefited North Carolina, 10 percent other states and five percent other countries. With this tenth graduating class, there are now 1,616 Buckley Public Service Scholar graduates.

“These exemplary students spent their years at Carolina strengthening the culture of public service and community engagement,” said Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service. “Through their dedicated participation, they fostered connections among the University, its students and North Carolina communities. We are excited to see these students continue their commitment to public service after graduation.”

Learn more about the graduating class in the 2014 BPSS graduation bulletin.

2014 Buckley Public Service Scholar graduates by county, state and country:

Alamance: Jesse Crayle and Lenzie Purcell

Buncombe: Sean Langberg, Ivy Palas, Nabila Ratani and Julie Uffelman

Cabarrus: Hannah Burris, Suzanne Jasmine, Elizabeth Rossitch and Lauren Silver

Camden: Lauren Forbes

Catawba: Kelly Boyd, Timothy McEachran and Georgia Titcomb

Chowan: Katelyn Blanchard

Cleveland: Alex Ledbetter

Craven: Phillip Healy

Cumberland: Kehinde Adeoti, Ann Atienza, Tanisha Edwards, Julia Hah, Alexis Leca, Rebecca Lee, Jessica Milbern, Britt Sikora and Sheila Spence

Davie: Elizabeth Davis and Taylor Moore

Durham: Amelia Ahern, Keia Faison, Daniel Jourdan and Emily Palmer

Forsyth: Samantha Bauer, Olivia Eskew, Stefan Hansen, Courtney Harriott, David Hill, Nicole Lawing, Jiwon Lim, Samantha Luu, Caroline Porter and Brynn Smith

Gaston: Yvonne Nguyen

Granville: Joseph Konstanzer and Sharessa Royster

Guilford: Obafunbi Abimbola, Gabriel Baylor, Madiha Bhatti, Leslie Blake, Schara Brooks, Joël Hage, Jessica Jenkins, Devyn McDonald, Logan Nail, Emily Pelehach, Katherine Simkins, Wendy Song and Laura Wert

Halifax: Hinson Neville

Harnett: Benjamin Blue

Haywood: Meredith Corn

Henderson: Ashley Roy

Hertford: Allen Jones

Iredell: Elizabeth Davis, Savan Kothadia and Mary-Claire Spencer

Johnston: Kathryn Cook

Lenoir: Juliana Saracino

Lincoln: Shelby Sugierski

Macon: Gaitry Aruwani

Mecklenburg: Laida Alarcon, Caroline Conner, Hope Davis, Neelesh Dewan, Holton James Dunville, Katherine Dyer, William Gerhard, Laura Grier, Grant Heskamp, Adriana Iturbide Rodriguez, Katherine Johnston, Avery Keese, Lauren Kowadlo, Conor O’Neill, Neal Patel, Vishalee Patel, Portia Polk, Claire Powers, Lauren Salvia, Megan Salvia, Zainab Shams, Anna Sturkey, Neha Vennekkat, Nicole Welsh, Caroline White, Devin White, Kate Wilson and Amberli Young

Moore: Emily Ott

Nash: Lein Soltan

New Hanover: Kaitlyn Brobst, Kathleen Hayes, Melanie Johnston, Abigail Terkeltoub and Lindsay Wright

Northampton: Kelsey Smith

Orange: Lisa Couper, Christopher Cunningham, Katherine Krantz, Hetali Lodaya, Robert Mook, Hoang My Huu Nguyen, Anneke Oppewal and Camille Sowder

Pender: Hannah Afify

Pitt: Jonathan Laprade and Lisa Owusu-Antwiwaah

Randolph: Rabiah Choudhary, Brooke Foster and Brittany Reeves

Richmond: Kiara Aranda

Rockingham: Lashawn Hart

Rowan: Mary Margaret Mills

Rutherford: Carsyn Butler

Stanly: Hope Wolf

Wake: Risikat Ademola, Natalie Allcott, Pooja Aphale, Swathi Ayyagari, Priya Balagopal, Minhaj Baqai, Ashley Beale, Mary Bitler, Sarah Broadwell, Shalini Chudasama, Jennifer Craven, Kenan Ender, Nora Fritz, Shyra Hall, Alexandra Hammer, Olivia Hart, Nariman Heikal, Anne Holmes, Nguyen Huynh An Le, Janice Lee, Meredith Lewis, Ceewin Louder, Alexandra Montaner, Renee Montpetit, Nikita Patel, Pooja Patel, Sheila Patel, Anna Perry, Grace Peter, Tyson Presnell, Sarah Pruteanu-Malinici, Julia Ramos, Christopher Rota, Matthew Ryan, Gautam Sanka, Farhana Shemna, Simone Trotman, Samantha Tulenko, Priscilla Tutu, Avani Uppalapati, Madhulika Vulimiri, Margrethe Williams, Caitlin Wood, Yiwen Wu, Linda Yang and Alekhya Yechoor

Washington: Sheev Patidar

Watauga: Aidan Berry, Emily Bushman, Kelsey Gustaveson and Emma Seagle

Arizona: Samantha Pfotenhauer

California: Carolyn Jeffries and Savita Senthil

Connecticut: Elise Hopkins, Molly Laux and Marisa Segarra

Florida: Elizabeth Ayers, Patricia Bajuelo, Michelle Bandklayder, Natalie Borrego, Paula Muñoz, Jennifer Neal, Julia Nething, Blake O’Connor, Myrna Perez and Shannon Steel

Georgia: Kelsey Aho, Sarah Barger, Mandy Eidson, Elizabeth Greenberg, Josephine Kooijman, Ellen McKnight, Matthew Meyers, Pooja Mohanty, Kelsey Pan and Courtney Sanford

Illinois: Kathleen Burch, Elizabeth Goslin, Anna Ollinger and Kyle Ann Sebastian

Kentucky: Raymond Barry

Maryland: Kristina Hsieh, Sara Robinson, Kristen Rosano and Margaret Vandeusen

Michigan: Kevin Claybren

New Hampshire: Kendall Nicosia-Rusin

New Jersey: Brittany Newman-Eckert, Kathleen Ughetta, Carlisle Uhlman and Rachel Uhlman

New York: Mykal Adams, Amanda Baldiga, Michelle Brant, Elke-Esmeralda Dikoume, Akilah Ffriend, Madeleine Hindenlang, Daranee Nasongkhla, Alexa Oyague and Rick Vavolizza

Ohio: Christopher Flesher and Hannah Smith

Pennsylvania: Christopher Felix and David Warner

Puerto Rico: Viviana Bonilla-Lopez

South Carolina: Kiaira Reed and Cheyenne Turner

Tennessee: Arthur Guyton and Anna Spickard

Texas: Niaisha Johnston, Ann Scavone and Zoe Wolszon

Utah: Zachary Alexander

Virginia: Samantha Halle, Kelly Mcdermott, Irene Newman, Katie Overbey, Taylor Price and Vishwajith Sridharan

Washington: Jasmine Kreig and Orlando Mendoza

Washington, D.C.: Lindsey Bargelt

Wisconsin: Liz Hawryluk

China: Chenxi Yu

Singapore: Gwen Hwarng

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Public Service News 4/21/2014

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/. Join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Apply for the 2014 Powerful Answers Award
RTI offers three summer internship opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/23 – Heavenly Groceries summer volunteer interest meeting
5/18 – UNC Health Care’s Walk to Cure HHT 5K

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22- Serve in the nation’s public schools with City Year
4/25 – Apply for Carolina Navigators fall 2014 service-learning experience
4/26 – Volunteers needed for Glenwood Elementary spring fair
5/3 – Cycle to Farm event seeks volunteers
5/4 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

apply for the 2014 powerful answers award

The 2014 Powerful Answers Award is a multi-million dollar challenge for the most innovative solutions in education, healthcare, sustainability and transportation. Millions of dollars are offered in prizes. Submissions are now being accepted. For more information, visit Powerful Answers.

RTI OFfers three summer internship opportunities

RTI offers three unpaid summer internships: a proposal development internship in which interns assist professionals supporting proposals at large international nonprofit organizations; a global health internship in the Philippines in which students gain experience with global health issues such as family planning; and a workforce development internship in Haiti in which interns conduct workforce analysis. For more information, visit RTI online. Email Stella Lam with additional questions.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/23 – HEAVENLY GROCERIES SUMMER VOLUNTEER INTEREST MEETING

Heavenly Groceries, a food distribution site within walking distance of UNC’s campus, will hold an interest meeting for potential summer volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for picking up, sorting and distributing food. The meeting is 5 – 6 p.m. April 23 in the Campus Y, room 103. For details, contact Khristian Curry.

5/18 – UNC health care’s walk to cure hht 5k 

UNC Health Care will co-host the first Walk to Cure HHT 5K walk/run at 1 p.m. May 18 at Chapel Hill’s Southern Community Park. HHT is an inherited disorder that causes abnormal blood vessel development. The most common feature is nosebleeds but patients can develop fragile blood vessels in the lungs, brain, GI system and liver. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years of age. Visit UNC’s htt page online to register or for more information. For questions, contact Laurie Birdsong.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Serve in the nation’s public schools with city year

Are you interested in serving as a full-time tutor, mentor and role model in an high-needs school system? City Year is hiring full-time tutors, mentors and role models for the 2014-2015 year in 25 cities across the country. Learn more from 5 -7 p.m. April 22 in the Student Union, room 3206A. Email David Steber with questions or for more information.

4/25 – Apply for carolina navigators fall 2014 service-learning experience

The Carolina Navigators fall 2014 service-learning experience is an opportunity to help middle-school students learn about the world and develop multimedia resources about intercultural topics for kids K-12. This opportunity also provides volunteers with leadership, technical and intercultural experience. If interested, apply online by April 25. For questions, email Carolina Navigators.

4/26 – volunteers needed for glenwood elementary spring fair

Volunteers are needed for the Glenwood Elementary spring fair on April 26. Volunteer hours are available from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and activities include setting up, working at the food table, performing science demos, running game booths, handing out prizes and cleaning up. This year’s event celebrates the school’s 60th anniversary. For more information or to sign up, contact Kate Underhill.

5/3 – cycle to farm event seeks volunteers

Cycle to Farm is a 62-mile farm tour by bicycle coming to Chapel Hill for the first time Saturday, May 3. This event provides a cycling experience that supports local farms and the nonprofit Farmer Foodshare. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. To learn more and signup as a volunteer, visit Cycle To Farm. For more information, contact Jen Billstrom.

5/4 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR Carrboro day

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the Carrboro Day event. A variety of positions available with shifts from noon – 6 p.m. Visit Carrboro Day online for more information. For questions, contact Rah Trost.

UNC Habitat for Humanity’s leadership committee

UNC Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for next year’s steering committee. Available positions include co-chair, volunteer coordinator, tutoring chair, fundraising chair, publicity chair, advocacy chair, transportation coordinator, community outreach chair and international trip leader. Applications are due Tuesday, April 15 by 11:59 p.m. Contact unchfh@gmail.com to request an application.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

Thank you.

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Public Service News 4/14/2014

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/. Join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center for Women and Families internships
Marian Jackson Center VISTA position available

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/16- Stomp Out Genocide
4/22 – UNC FACE AIDS panel discussion and advocacy training
4/23 – Heavenly Groceries summer volunteer interest meeting

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/17 – Applications due for Campus Y Global Circle
5/3 – Volunteers needed for Cycle to Farm event
UNC Habitat for Humanity’s leadership committee
Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks teenage baseball coaches

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center for Women and Families Internships

The Compass Center for Women and Families is searching for students to fill its information and referral, and domestic violence community education intern positions for the summer and fall. For more information about training requirements and how to apply, contact Linda. Detailed position descriptions are listed on the Compass Center website.

Marian Jackson center VISTA position available

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center, an oral history and organizing hub for civil rights education, youth development and housing justice in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, seeks a community action coordinator, an Americorps*VISTA position, hosted by the North Carolina Campus Compact. For more information, visit The Jackson Center online or contact Elizabeth McCain.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/16 – stomp out genocide

Stomp Out Genocide is a worldwide video collaborative to raise awareness for modern genocide through dance and film. On April 16, the Coalition for Human Rights (CHR) at UNC will bring Stomp Out Genocide to the UNC campus. Join CHR in the Pit at 3 p.m. for performances by some of Carolina’s finest dancers. Stomp Out Genocide will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and raise awareness for ongoing crimes against humanity worldwide.

4/22 – UNC FACE AIDS panel discussion and advocacy training

The mission of UNC FACE AIDS is to fight HIV/AIDS by building a movement of leaders dedicated to global health equity and social justice. UNC FACE AIDS will host a panel discussion 5 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22 in Murphey Hall, room 116 featuring speakers living with HIV/AIDS. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ronald Strauss. Learn how to advocate for equal treatment and access to HIV/AIDS care. For details, contact Samantha Ty.

4/23 – Heavenly groceries summer volunteer interest meeting

Heavenly Groceries, a food distribution site within walking distance of UNC’s campus, will hold an interest meeting for potential summer volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for picking up, sorting and distributing food. The meeting is 5 – 6 p.m. April 23 in the Campus Y, room 103. For details, contact Khristian Curry.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/17 – Applications due for the campus y global circle

The Campus Y Global Circle is a space for student leaders to connect students with resources, initiate discussion about the ethics of civic engagement, and direct an overall approach for global efforts in the Campus Y. All UNC students who have experience abroad are invited to apply by downloading the application. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. For more information, contact Garrison Gordon.

5/3 – volunteers needed for cycle to farm event

Cycle to Farm is a 62-mile farm tour by bicycle coming to Chapel Hill for the first time Saturday, May 3. This event provides a cycling experience that supports local farms and the nonprofit Farmer Foodshare. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. To learn more and signup as a volunteer, visit Cycle To Farm. For more information, contact Jen Billstrom.

UNC Habitat for Humanity’s leadership committee

UNC Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for next year’s steering committee. Available positions include co-chair, volunteer coordinator, tutoring chair, fundraising chair, publicity chair, advocacy chair, transportation coordinator, community outreach chair and international trip leader. Applications are due Tuesday, April 15 by 11:59 p.m. Contact unchfh@gmail.com to request an application.

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department Seeks Baseball coach for teenage baseball team

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer applications to coach a teenage baseball team for players 13-15 years old during for the 2014 HECC baseball season. The season runs mid-April to early June. Coaches are responsible for one game and one practice per week. For more information, contact Craig Wolfe.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

Thank you.

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Public Service News 4/7/2014

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/. 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

4/9 – APPLES Alternative Breaks rural communities talk with Kim Pevia

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center for Women and Families internships
Marian Jackson Center VISTA position available

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/9 – One Act hosts bystanders skills training on identity-based and sexual harassment
4/16 – UNC FACE AIDS panel discussion and advocacy training
Join Activate Good for National Volunteer Week

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/6-12 – National Volunteer Week
4/9 – Summer break trip leader applications
4/12 – Volunteer for the spring Durham Art walk
4/26 – Volunteers needed for Healthy Kids Day
4/28 – Planned Parenthood volunteer orientation
5/17- Volunteer for HopeLine’s Skate for Life event
Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks teenage baseball coaches
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation volunteer opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/9 – APPLES Alternative Breaks rural communities talk with Kim Previa

The APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Breaks – Rural Communities program will host guest speaker Kim Pevia 6 – 7 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union, room 3408. As head of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lumbee Native American tribe and a certified life coach, Kim Pevia will share her experience growing up and engaging in community development in a low-income, rural county in North Carolina. Come to gain insight into challenges and assets of rural communities and how to be involved.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center for Women and Families Internships

The Compass Center for Women and Families is searching for students to fill its information and referral, and domestic violence community education intern positions for the summer and fall. For more information about training requirements and how to apply, contact Linda. Detailed position descriptions are listed on the Compass Center website.

Marian Jackson center VISTA position available

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center, an oral history and organizing hub for civil rights education, youth development and housing justice in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, seeks a community action coordinator, an Americorps*VISTA position, hosted by the North Carolina Campus Compact. For more information, visit The Jackson Center online or contact Elizabeth McCain.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/9 – ONE ACT hosts bystander skills training on identity-based and sexual harassment

One Act will host a two-hour follow-up program to its bystander skills training called Beyond Bullying: How Bystanders Can Prevent Identity-Based and Sexual Harassment. The next training is scheduled for 5 -7 p.m. April 16, in the Student Union, room 2422. Food will be provided. RSVP to oneact@unc.edu by April 9.

4/16 – UNC FACE AIDS panel discussion and advocacy training

The mission of UNC FACE AIDS is to fight HIV/AIDS by building a movement of leaders dedicated to global health equity and social justice. UNC FACE AIDS will host a panel discussion 5 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 16 in Murphey Hall, room 116 with speakers living with HIV/AIDS. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ronald Strauss. Learn how to advocate for equal treatment and access to HIV/AIDS care. For details, contact Samantha Ty.

Join activate good this week for national volunteer week

Join Activate Good for National Volunteer Week 2014, April 6 -13. This week-long celebration of service has daily opportunities to do good in the community. Visit Activate Good for more information or to volunteer. Contact Rose Thompson with any additional questions.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/6- 12 – National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 6-12. A program of Points of Light, National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions. Learn more at Points of Light.

4/9 - Summer break trip leader applications

UNC Extended Disaster Relief is looking for spring break trip leaders. The trip will be from May 10-17 to New Orleans. Trip leaders are expected to contact organizations to secure housing, find volunteering opportunities and attend the trip. If interested or for questions, contact Brittani Jones. Trip leader application is due by April 9 at 11:59 p.m.

4/12 – Volunteer for the spring art walk in Durham

The Durham Art Walk is a cultural celebration of visual arts and fine crafts held in downtown Durham, featuring the work of numerous talented artists. Volunteers are needed for the spring Art Walk Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13. To volunteer, visit Durham Art Walk. For more information, contact Catherine Howard.

4/26- volunteers needed for healthy kids day

Volunteers are needed to organize and oversee nature play at the Healthy Kids Day event 1 – 4 p.m. April 26 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Volunteers are needed starting at noon for set-up and ending at 5 p.m. for clean-up. If interested, contact Maria Hitt by April 21.

4/28 - Planned Parenthood volunteer orientation

Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina invites volunteers to attend an orientation for a series of upcoming fundraising events. From pit stop bike crews to silent auction helpers, this orientation is a chance to learn more about the events at Planned Parenthood. Meet other passionate supporters and get to know the Planned Parenthood staff at the orientation, scheduled for 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. For details and to RSVP, contact Liz.

5/17 – Volunteer For HopeLine’s Skate for life event

The fourth annual Skate for Life competition will be held May 17 at Marsh Creek Skate Park. This is HopeLine’s annual fundraiser that focuses on celebrating teens and their families while educating them and giving resources they can turn to in times of trouble. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to assist with entertainment, set up and registration. For details or to volunteer, visit HopeLine or contact Margaux Austin.

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department Seeks Baseball coach for teenage baseball team

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer applications to coach a teenage baseball team for players 13-15 years old during for the 2014 HECC baseball season. The season runs mid-April to early June. Coaches are responsible for one game and one practice per week. For more information, contact Craig Wolfe.

town of chapel hill parks & recreation VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers for the several upcoming events: Get Up and Dance on April 26 and Summer Fest on June 21. Volunteers are also needed for the recurring Live and Local Music and Art series held every Friday beginning April 25. All events are free and volunteers are needed to assist with set up and break down, information booth staffing and event evaluations. Register online. For more information, contact Sarah Larson.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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UNC students, faculty, staff and organizations honored with public service awards

 

 

Neighborhood engagement, promoting health literacy in the Latino community and expanding interpersonal violence prevention at UNC are some of the projects the University will recognize with 2014 Public Service Awards.

Eleven individuals and organizations representing students, faculty, staff and community partners will be honored Wednesday afternoon at the annual Public Service Awards celebration, sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service.

“Since its founding, UNC has been a university dedicated to public service,” said Lynn Blanchard, director of the center. “Through a variety of efforts, the work of these 11 individuals and organizations embodies this commitment, and we are proud to honor them as outstanding examples of Carolina’s engagement with the community.”

William Gentry, assistant director and executive programs director for the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management program in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will receive the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honoring his decades-long commitment to disaster preparedness and his impact in the field of emergency management. The award is named for Brooks, a Carolina faculty member and administrator for 40 years, in recognition of a sustained record of community service.

Three Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards will honor individuals and campus units:

  • Richard Goldberg, research associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will be honored for engaged teaching. His students work with community organizations, health-care providers, teachers and job coaches to develop assistive devices for individuals with disabilities that will allow them to become more independent at work, at school, in their homes or int he community.
  • Kathryn Hunter-Williams, a lecturer in the Department of Dramatic Art, will be honored for engaged research for her work on the school-to-prison pipeline. Her project, None of the Above, explores the intersection of race, poverty, educational policies and incarceration through many different voices, including juvenile justice officials and the incarcerated.
  • The Supporting Change and Reform in Preservice Teaching in North Carolina (SCRIPT-NC), an effort of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center will be honored for community partnership with four community college early-childhood programs designed to meet the needs of all children in their communities, including those with disabilities and those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Four individuals and one organization will receive the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award, recognizing exemplary public service efforts:

  • Zack Kaplan, an American studies and political science double major, works with the advocacy and outreach team at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill’s historic Northside neighborhood. His goal is to help unify the neighborhood and alleviate the disconnect between students and permanent residents there.
  • Sarah van der Horst, a physical therapy doctoral student, works with Amigas en Salud to provide health literacy and other tools, ranging from exercise classes to nutrition information, to advance the health and independence of underserved Latinas in the Triangle area.
  • Robert Pleasants, interpersonal violence prevention coordinator and adjunct assistant professor of health behavior in the Gillings School, teaches the Leadership and Violence Prevention service-learning course, and he has created the related One Act education program for violence prevention. Each semester, Pleasants places students with community and campus organizations.
  • Kelly Hogan, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biology, teaches a service-learning course geared to increase blood platelet donation awareness. Through work with the UNC Blood Donation Center, Hogan’s students focus marketing and education efforts on diverse student groups and the local community.
  • Enrich ESL, a Campus Y committee, provides English tutoring to Chapel Hill’s Latino community, fostering connections and understanding to help address injustices and build stronger communities.

The inaugural Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship will be presented to senior biology major William Gerhard, for his work evaluating the effectiveness of new drinking water infrastructure systems on the Galapagos Island of San Cristobal. He also plans to work with local scientists to create a lab that can assess the effectiveness of water treatment and distribution systems on the island for years to come.

The Davis Projects for Peace Award will be presented to Multilateral Dialogue in the Prokletije/Bjeshkët e Namuna (Accursed Mountains), providing funding for senior geography major Kelsey Aho’s project to foster a multicultural dialogue promoting regional trust and stability.

Five Bryan Social Innovation Fellowships, eight Community Engagement Fellows and 12 North Carolina Outward Bound scholarship recipients will also be recognized during Wednesday’s event.

By Rhonda Beatty, Carolina Center for Public Service.

Public Service News 3/31/2014

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/. Join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/9 – APPLES Alternative Breaks rural communities talk with Kim Pevia

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Marian Jackson Center job openings for 2014-2015 year
TABLE seeks summer interns
Join the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Program

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/31 – Advocacy for Social Change: How Students Shape Public Policy
4/4 – Thanksgiv(spr)ing community family-style lunch
4/4 – Research collaborations with Ackland Art Museum
4/5 – Register for GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics
4/11 – Glow Stick Games fundraiser for the N.C. Women’s Hospital
4/16 – One Act hosts bystanders skills training on identity-based and sexual harassment

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/1 – Leadership opportunity at A Drink For Tomorrow
4/2 – TABLE seeks volunteers for spring fundraiser
4/6- Apply to teach art history to local high school students
4/6 – 2014-2015 in-school volunteer opportunity with Launch
4/12 – Volunteer for the spring Durham Art walk
4/26 – Volunteers needed for Healthy Kids Day
4/28 – Planned Parenthood volunteer orientation
5/17- Volunteer for HopeLine’s Skate for Life event
Sponsor a family at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation volunteer opportunities

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/9 – APPLES Alternative Breaks rural communities talk with Kim Previa

The APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Breaks – Rural Communities program will host guest speaker Kim Pevia 6 – 7 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union, room 3408. As head of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lumbee Native American tribe and a certified life coach, Kim Pevia will share her experience growing up and engaging in community development in a low-income, rural county in North Carolina. Come to gain insight into challenges and assets of rural communities and how to be involved.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Marian Jackson center job openings for 2014-2015 year

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center, an oral history and organizing hub for civil rights education, youth development and housing justice in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, seeks a civic literacy and education coordinator, a N.C. LiteracyCorps position hosted by SCALE. Also needed is a community action coordinator, an Americorps*VISTA position, hosted by the North Carolina Campus Compact. For more information, visit the The Jackson Center online or contact Elizabeth McCain.

TABLE SEEKS summer INTERNS 

TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy food to local, food-insecure children, seeks two summer interns. The public relations intern tasks include assisting the PR team with social media, press releases, event planning and Google Analytics. The pr intern should have experience in public relations and event planning, as well as organization and communication skills. Tasks for the projects intern include planning and participating in TABLE’s summer program, including planning volunteer activities and assisting the program director. Both internships require approximately eight to 10 hours per week. For more information, contact TABLE or visit TABLE online.

Join the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Program

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research (GCPR) is an interdisciplinary certificate program for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill seeking training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivations for carrying out research in equitable partnership with communities, instead of on communities. The certificate is available to all graduate students across the University, requires 10 hours of course credit over the student’s career and is meant to complement the student’s degree program. For more information, visit the GCPR online or contact Dottie Holland.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/31 – Advocacy for social change: how students can shape public policy

Interested in public policy? Join U.S. Representative David Price of North Carolina’s 4th District for an informative discussion on the role of student voices in shaping public policy. This event is 5 – 5:45 p.m. March 31 in the Campus Y’s Anne Queen Lounge. Check online for more information or to get a ticket.

4/4 - THANKSGIV(SPR)ING COMMUNITY FAMILY-STYLE LUNCH

The Executive Branch of UNC’s student government will host Thanksgiv(spr)ing’s for UNC students, staff and faculty, and residents of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro areas to bridge the gaps between UNC and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community, increase awareness and outreach for the local homeless populations, celebrate community and give thanks. The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, April 4 includes a community family-style lunch on UNC’s campus at McCorkle Place beside the Old Well. Catering will be provided by Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Noodles & Company, Carolina Dining Services, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and more! Enjoy live, local musical entertainers all afternoon, including Braden & Brother and Matt Phillips of Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic. Community outreach organizations will also be available to connect to students, the local homeless and others interested in getting involved. For more information, visit Executive Branch of Student Government. To help with the event or buy tickets, contact Atima Huria.

4/4 - Research collaborations with Ackland Art Museum

Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium continues its seminar series 9 -10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4 in Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room with the seminar Research Collaborations with Ackland Art Museum. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Presenter is Carolyn Allmendinger, director of Academic Programs Ackland Art Museum. Register online.

4/5 – REgister for Go! global orientation on culture and ethics

Registration for GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics is free and now open online. GO! will help you learn about the challenges faced by other students who completed service projects abroad, network with country hosts and experts over lunch and gain hands-on skills from the ethics of photography to the basics of intercultural communication. GO! will take place April 5 at the FedEx Global Education Center. Breakfast and lunch provided. For more information, visit GO! or contact Ryan Nilsen.

4/11 – GLOW STICK GAMES FUNDRAISER FOR THE N.C. WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

Student United Way of UNC-Chapel Hill will host Glow Stick Games, its fundraising event for the N.C. Women’s Hospital at 9:30 p.m. April 11 at Rams Head Recreation Center. The event will feature music, food, glow in the dark themed games and sports, prize giveaways and performances by the UNC Achordants. The $10 registration fee includes a T-shirt. Register online. For details, visit Student United Way of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Facebook page or contact Katelyn McIntosh for more information.

4/16 – ONE ACT hosts bystander skills training on identity-based and sexual harassment

One Act will host a two-hour follow-up program to its bystander skills training called Beyond Bullying: How Bystanders Can Prevent Identity-Based and Sexual Harassment. The next training is scheduled for 5 -7 p.m. April 16, in the Student Union, room 2422. Food will be provided. RSVP to oneact@unc.edu by April 9.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/1 – leadership position at a drink for tomorrow

Looking for an on-campus leadership opportunity? A Drink For Tomorrow, a student-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises money and awareness for the water crisis both locally and abroad, offers leadership positions. A Drink For Tomorrow ties in with UNC’s water theme and is making an impact on issues concerning access to clean water in a multitude of ways. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 1 and are available online. For more information, contact Sarah McCullough.

4/2 – TABLE seeks volunteers for spring fundraiser


TABLE, a local nonprofit that provides weekly emergency food aid to hungry children, will host its spring foodraiser to collect nonperishable foods in preparation for its summer program. On April 2, volunteers will drop off grocery bags with attached lists of the most needed items at houses in local neighborhoods; on April 9, volunteers will pick up the filled bags. If interested, sign up online or contact Julia Baker.

4/6 – Apply to teach art history to local high school students

Art&Life, a new organization funded by the Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship, teaches art history classes to high school students in Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed to teach art history to local high school students. Volunteers do not need to be an art history major, but should have a demonstrated interest in art and art history. Application for fall 2014 are due by 5 p.m. April 6. Contact Sarah Molina for an application or questions.

4/6  - 2014-2015 in-school volunteer opportunity with Launch

Launch helps first-generation and underrepresented students in their transition to higher education. Apply online by Sunday, April 6 to be a Launch counselor for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, contact Manhas Narra.

4/12 – Volunteer for the spring art walk in Durham

The Durham Art Walk is a cultural celebration of visual arts and fine crafts held in downtown Durham, featuring the work of numerous talented artists. Volunteers are needed for the spring Art Walk Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13. To volunteer, visit Durham Art Walk. For more information, contact Catherine Howard.

4/26- volunteers needed for healthy kids day

Volunteers are needed to organize and oversee nature play at the Healthy Kids Day event 1 – 4 p.m. April 26 at the Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Volunteers are needed starting at noon for set-up and ending at 5 p.m. for clean-up. If interested, contact Maria Hitt by April 21.

4/28 - Planned Parenthood volunteer orientation

Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina invites volunteers to attend an orientation for a series of upcoming fundraising events. From pit stop bike crews to silent auction helpers, this orientation is a chance to learn more about the events at Planned Parenthood. Meet other passionate supporters and get to know the Planned Parenthood staff at the orientation, scheduled for 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. For details and to RSVP, contact Liz.

5/17 – Volunteer For HopeLine’s Skate for life event

The fourth annual Skate for Life competition will be held May 17 at Marsh Creek Skate Park. This is HopeLine’s annual fundraiser that focuses on celebrating teens and their families while educating them and giving resources they can turn to in times of trouble. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to assist with entertainment, set up and registration. For details or to volunteer, visit HopeLine or contact Margaux Austin.

Sponsor a family at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is offering the opportunity to sponsor families for only $10. Each $10 Sport a Shirt, Share a Night T-Shirt sold will sponsor a family with a critically ill or injured child for the night so that they have somewhere to stay close to the hospital. This is a fun and easy fundraiser perfect for groups of any size. Visit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill or contact Chase McBride for more information.

town of chapel hill parks & recreation VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers for the several upcoming events: Get Up and Dance on April 26 and Summer Fest on June 21. Volunteers are also needed for the recurring Live and Local Music and Art series held every Friday beginning April 25. All events are free and volunteers are needed to assist with set up and break down, information booth staffing and event evaluations. Register online. For more information, contact Sarah Larson.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Public Service News 3/24/2014

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/. Join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/9 – APPLES Alternative Breaks rural communities talk with Kim Pevia

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

4/11 – Summer 2014 Pre-health Service Learning Internship
TABLE seeks summer interns
Join the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Program
Train to be a teaching fellow in Charlotte
Moche-Siniscap service-learning in Peru

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Research collaborations with Ackland Art Museum
4/11 – Glow Stick Games fundraiser for the NC Women’s Hospital

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/2 – TABLE seeks volunteers for spring fundraiser
4/6 – Volunteers needed for Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention
4/6 – 2014-2015 in-school volunteer opportunity with Launch
Sponsor a family at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
Kidzu seeks volunteers
Childcare volunteers needed during support group meetings
Global open idea challenge to empower women and girls
Volunteer tutors needed for refugee evening tutoring program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/9 – APPLES Alternative Breaks rural communities talk with Kim Pevia

The APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Breaks – Rural Communities program will host guest speaker Kim Pevia 6 – 7 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union, room 3408. As head of the Pembroke Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lumbee Native American tribe and a certified life coach, Kim Pevia will share her experience growing up and engaging in community development in a low-income, rural county in North Carolina. Come to gain insight into challenges and assets of rural communities and how to be involved.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

4/11 – Summer 2014 Pre-health Service Learning Internship 

A Helping Hand offers its Pre-Health Internship Program to future healthcare providers to work one-on-one with older adults through a minimum of 120 hours of volunteerism. Interns also receive 30 hours of training on topics related to aging. For details and to apply, visit A Helping Hand. Application deadline is April 11.

TABLE SEEKS INTERNS 

TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy food to local, food-insecure children, seeks two summer interns. The public relations intern tasks include assisting the PR team with social media, press releases, event planning and Google Analytics. The pr intern should have experience in public relations and event planning, as well as organization and communication skills. Tasks for the projects intern include planning and participating in TABLE’s summer program, including planning volunteer activities and assisting the program director. Both internships require approximately eight to 10 hours per week. For more information, contact TABLE or visit TABLE online.

Join the Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Program

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research (GCPR) is an interdisciplinary certificate program for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill seeking training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivations for carrying out research in equitable partnership with communities, instead of on communities. The Certificate is available to all graduate students across the University, requires 10 hours of course credit over the student’s career and is meant to complement the student’s degree program. For more information, visit the GCPR online or contact Dottie Holland.

TRAIN TO BE A TEACHING FELLOW IN CHARLOTTE 

TEACH Charlotte provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who are NOT yet licensed as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Charlotte’s highest-need schools. TEACH Charlotte seeks outstanding candidates to teach science, math, Spanish and special education, among other subjects. Teachers in these subject areas are in high demand. For details, contact Anh-Thi Mouradov.

Moche-Siniscap service-learning in Peru 

Interested in public health, development and ethnography? The Moche-Siniscap service-learning program provides students and volunteers training and practical experience in community organizing, ethnographic methods and community-based development as well as instruction in contemporary Peru. Work with the Comunidad Camposina de Collambay to map community lands and resources, organize a community health fair and explore the Andes. For details, contact Claire Novotny.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 - Research collaborations with Ackland Art Museum

Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium continues its seminar series 9 -10:30 a.m. Friday, April 4 in Wilson Library, Pleasants room with Research Collaborations with Ackland Art Museum. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Presenter is Carolyn Allmendinger, director of Academic Programs Ackland Art Museum. Register online.

4/11 – GLOW stick games fundraiser for the nc women’s hospital

Student United Way of UNC-Chapel Hill is hosting a fundraising event for the NC Women’s Hospital at 9:30 p.m. April 11 at Rams Head Recreation Center. The event will feature music, food, glow in the dark themed games and sports, prize giveaways and performances by the UNC Achordants. The $10 registration fee includes a T-shirt. Register online. For details, visit Student United Way of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Facebook page or contact Katelyn McIntosh for more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/2 – TABLE seeks volunteers for spring fundraiser


TABLE provides weekly emergency food aid to hungry children and will host its spring foodraiser to collect nonperishable foods in preparation for its summer program. On April 2, volunteers will drop off grocery bags with attached lists of the most needed items at houses in local neighborhoods; on April 9, volunteers will pick up the filled bags. If interested, sign up  online contact Julia Baker.

4/6 – Volunteers needed for PinWheels for Child Abuse Prevention

The Exchange Clubs’ Child Abuse Prevention Center in Durham will host its PinWheels for Prevention fundraiser Sunday, April 6 at Wheels Fun Park in Durham. Volunteers are needed from noon – 6 p.m. to help with set-up, registration and run activities like go-karts, putt putt golf, roller skating, play gym, skateboarding, batting cages and more. To volunteer, visit the Exchange Family Center online.

4/6  - 2014-2015 in-school volunteer opportunity with Launch

Launch aims to help first-generation and underrepresented students in their transition to higher education. Apply today to be a Launch counselor for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are due Sunday, April 6 and can be found online. For more information, contact Manhas Narra.

Sponsor a family at the Ronald mcdonald house of chapel hill

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is offering the opportunity to sponsor families for only $10. Each $10 Sport a Shirt, Share a Night T-Shirt sold will sponsor a family with a critically ill or injured child for the night so that they have somewhere to stay close to the hospital. This is a fun and easy fundraiser perfect for groups of any size. Visit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill or contact Chase McBride for more information.

KIDZU SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Are you looking for a chance to share your experience and talents with others? Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers to support Kidzu’s efforts to bring creative learning to the community by assisting with programs, events and helping with educational exhibits. Kidzu Children’s Museum is a creative hands-on museum (located in University Mall) geared to children up to 10 years of age. For more information, contact Tina Clossick.

CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Compass Center is urgently looking for kid-friendly volunteers to provide safe, supportive play for children of all ages while their parents attend support group meetings. Volunteer shifts are typically 6 – 7:30 p.m. or 6 – 8 p.m. and group locations are within walking distance of UNC’s main campus. Childcare can be a huge barrier for many parents, so this service makes a difference in the lives of Compass Center clients. Volunteer opportunities are ongoing. For details, contact the Compass Center.

GLOBAL OPEN IDEA CHALLENGE TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS

The OpenIDEO is dedicated to helping women and girls living in low-income urban communities across the world achieve personal safety. The OpenIDEO Challenge asks the OpenIDEO community to think collaboratively and, design solutions and share ideas that enable women to feel safe and empowered, by contributing research, sharing ideas and collaborating with others during the challenge. Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate, spread the word and submit your ideas. To learn more and get involved, visit OpenIDEO.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED FOR REFUGEE EVENING TUTORING PROGRAM

The Refugee Community Partnership offers a weekly tutoring program designed for refugee middle and high school students and their families. Students are primarily from Burma and seek help with homework. Parents attend for English as a Second Language classes as well. Volunteer tutors are needed to work with both students and parents on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tutoring takes places at the Family Resource Center at the South Estes apartment complex. For details, contact Meg Van Voorhis.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Public Service News 3/17/2014

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/. 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

3/17 – Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service data collection

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/17- Public Administration Leadership Challenge
3/17- Peace First Prize
3/18- Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service summer internships
3/23- Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards nominations
3/30- Lend for America fellowships
4/1- World of Children Award
4/11- Summer 2014 per-health service-learning internship
5/16- Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
6/30- True Hero, Inc. grants
Train to be a teaching fellow in Charlotte
Moche-Siniscap service-learning in Peru
Proposal development internship with RTI
Global Leadership summer program with Leadership exCHANGE

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/18 & 19- UNC Global passport drive
3/19- The state of domestic and global affairs: a conversation with Senator James Sasser
3/21- Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship spring seminar

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/6- Volunteers needed for Pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention
4/12- Carrboro Open Streets volunteer opportunities
Kidzu seeks volunteers
Childcare volunteers needed during support group meetings
Global open idea challenge to empower women and girls
Volunteer tutors needed for refugee evening tutoring program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/17 – Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service data collection

The Carolina Center for Public Service is collecting campus-wide data for the 2014 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service on behalf of UNC, and we need your help. Last year UNC-Chapel Hill was named to the national 2013 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service honoring Carolina students who contributed more than 952,170 service hours in 2011-2012. Even more impressive, we were one of the few institutions named to the Honor Roll with distinction. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. It is the highest recognition an institution can receive in this field. Recognition for the 2014 Honor Roll will be based on the community service and service-learning activities that began or remained ongoing during the 2012-2013 academic year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). We need your assistance to help demonstrate UNC’s campus-wide commitment to community engagement. If your program or organization has data to report, please complete this short survey by Monday, March 17 to provide us with estimates on involvement from undergraduate and/or graduate students in your programs. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/17- Public Administration Leadership Challenge 

The Public Administration Leadership (PAL) Challenge is a case study competition for UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates that offers the chance to compete for a $1,000 cash prize for solving a unique public administration problem. Organized by School of Government MPA program, the PAL Challenge aims to engage undergraduates in public service leadership. For details, visit PAL online. Application deadline is March 17.

3/17- Peace First Prize

The Peace First Prize grants young people between the ages of 8-22 with a two-year $25,000 Peace First Fellowship recognizing compassion, courage and the ability to create collaborative change. For more information and to apply, visit Peace First Prize. Application deadline is March 17.

3/18- Institue on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service summer internships

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is an eight-week academic internship program held in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. The Institute combines hands-on professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience worth up to nine credit hours from George Mason University. For more information or to apply, visit DC Internships.org. Application deadline is March 18.

3/23- Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards nominations 

The Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards (SUTASA) are the only teaching and staff awards funded entirely by student fees. They made a difference in your life and education – now is your chance to make a difference in theirs. Nominate an outstanding professor, TA or staff member today. Nominations are due March 23 and can be submitted online at bit.ly/1ja5ocS. For questions, contact uncsutasa@gmail.com.

3/30- Lend for America Fellowships

Lend for America trains students who are seeking to start microfinance organizations at their college campuses. Fellows receive a crash course in microfinance in North Carolina, a full-time paid summer internship with an existing microfinance group at one of three locations (North Carolina, New Jersey or Rhode Island), and year-round support from Lend for America as they start their organizations on campus. Undergraduates and graduates of all majors are encouraged to apply. Visit Lend for American for more information or to apply. Application deadline is March 30.

4/1- World of Children Award

The World of Children Award recognizes a young hero, under the age of 21, who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. The award offers cash grants up to $25,000 to proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2014 honorees. For more information or to apply, visit World of Children Award. Application deadline is April 1.

4/11- Summer 2014 Pre-health Service Learning Internship 

A Helping Hand offers its Pre-Health Internship Program to future healthcare providers to work one-on-one with older adults through a minimum of 120 hours of volunteerism. Interns also receive 30 hours of training on topics related to aging. For details and to apply, visit A Helping Hand. Application deadline is April 11.

5/16- Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

The Ernest A. Lynton Award recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early-career at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research and service to community engagement. The award is sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College. For more information about eligibility or to apply, visit the 2014 Lyton Award. Application deadline is May 16.

6/30- True Hero, Inc. grants

True Hero Inc. is a nonprofit organization that rewards students and schools for doing good work in their communities. A total of $15,000 will be awarded to fund projects at the high school and collegiate levels. For more information about the award or to apply, visit True Hero. Application deadline is June 30.

TRAIN TO BE A TEACHING FELLOW IN CHARLOTTE 

TEACH Charlotte provides an accelerated pathway into teaching for accomplished professionals and recent college graduates who are NOT yet licensed as educators, but who possess the dedication and content knowledge to teach in some of Charlotte’s highest-need schools. TEACH Charlotte seeks outstanding candidates to teach science, math, Spanish and special education, among other subjects. Teachers in these subject areas are in high demand. For details, contact Anh-Thi Mouradov.

Moche-Siniscap service-learning in Peru 

Interested in public health, development and ethnography? The Moche-Siniscap service-learning program provides students and volunteers training and practical experience in community organizing, ethnographic methods and community-based development as well as instruction in contemporary Peru. Work with the Comunidad Camposina de Collambay to map community lands and resources, organize a community health fair and explore the Andes. For details, contact Claire Novotny.

Proposal development internship with RTI 

RTI International offers an internship for students to gain experience at an international nonprofit research institute. Interns learn about the contracting industry from a proposal development perspective and gain knowledge about subcontracting requirements, government compliance, contract and grant types, and working in a team environment. To apply, see current internship opportunities at RTI.

global leadership summer program with leadership exchange

Leadership exCHANGE  announces its 15th annual Global Leadership Program. Join students from around the world for award winning Global Leadership Programs in Prague, Rome, Panama or North Carolina. Two six-week summer programs are available. Earn three to nine semester credits, develop your social entrepreneurship skills, learn theories and models for effective and innovative change, and participate in community service projects. For more information, visit Leadership exCHANGE or contact Heather McDougall.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/18 & 19 - UNC Global Passport Drive

UNC Global will host its ninth annual passport drive 10 a.m. –  3 p.m. March 18 and 19 at the FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street, in room 4003. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will accept applications and answer any questions. While it is recommended to have passport photos taken prior to the drive, a photographer from the UNC One Card Office will be on site to take passport photos if needed. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and their families. Payment information and details about required materials for applications and renewals can be found online at UNC Global.

3/19 - The state of domestic and global affairs: a conversation with Senator James Sasser

James Sasser, who spent more than a quarter-century in public life as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and as a leading commentator on Sino-U.S. relations and the inner workings of the U.S. Senate, is currently serving as the Morehead-Cain Alumni Visiting Distinguished Professor and Visiting Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute. Susan King, Dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor, will facilitate a conversation with Senator Sasser about domestic and global affairs 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 in Graham Memorial, room 039. UNC President Tom Ross will introduce Senator Sasser. For details, visit Honors Carolina.

3/21 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship spring seminar

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium continues its seminar series Friday, March 21 with The 4 P’s: Guidelines for Publishing Peer-reviewed Publications with Community Partners. Presenters are Alexandra Lightfoot, director of the CBPR Core at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Eugenia Eng, professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Molly DeMarco, project director and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Jennifer Schaal, board member of The Partnership Project in Greensboro, N.C. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the seminar from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/p9saaz8.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/6 – Volunteers needed for PinWheels for Child Abuse Prevention

The Exchange Clubs’ Child Abuse Prevention Center in Durham will host its PinWheels for Prevention fundraiser Sunday, April 6 at Wheels Fun Park in Durham. Volunteers are needed from noon – 6 p.m. to help with set-up, registration and run activities like go-karts, putt putt golf, roller skating, play gym, skateboarding, batting cages and more. To volunteer, visit the Exchange Family Center online.

4/12 – carrboro open streets opportunity 

Open Street events are held in cities around the world to build community, promote health and well-being, and raise awareness of transportation options. Bike, walk, skate, dance and play in a traffic-free public space on East and West Weaver Street. These streets will be closed to cars that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit Open Streets or contact Julie Collins.

KIDZU SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Are you looking for a chance to share your experience and talents with others? Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers to support Kidzu’s efforts to bring creative learning to the community by assisting with programs, events and helping with educational exhibits. Kidzu Children’s Museum is a creative hands-on museum (located in University Mall) geared to children up to 10 years of age. For more information, contact Tina Clossick.

CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS

Compass Center is urgently looking for kid-friendly volunteers to provide safe, supportive play for children of all ages while their parents attend support group meetings. Volunteer shifts are typically 6 – 7:30 p.m. or 6 – 8 p.m. and group locations are within walking distance of UNC’s main campus. Childcare can be a huge barrier for many parents, so this service makes a difference in the lives of Compass Center clients. Volunteer opportunities are ongoing. For details, contact the Compass Center.

GLOBAL OPEN IDEA CHALLENGE TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS

The OpenIDEO is dedicated to helping women and girls living in low-income urban communities across the world achieve personal safety. The OpenIDEO Challenge asks the OpenIDEO community to think collaboratively and, design solutions and share ideas that enable women to feel safe and empowered, by contributing research, sharing ideas and collaborating with others during the challenge. Carolina students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate, spread the word and submit your ideas. To learn more and get involved, visit OpenIDEO.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED FOR REFUGEE EVENING TUTORING PROGRAM

The Refugee Community Partnership offers a weekly tutoring program designed for refugee middle and high school students and their families. Students are primarily from Burma and seek help with homework. Parents attend for English as a Second Language classes as well. Volunteer tutors are needed to work with both students and parents on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tutoring takes places at the Family Resource Center at the South Estes apartment complex. For details, contact Meg Van Voorhis.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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Public Service News 3/3/2014

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/. 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

3/3 – SMART Mentoring information session
3/5 – Deadline extended for Faculty Engaged Scholars applications
3/17 – Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service data collection

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/7- Student enrichment fund opportunity for water-related summer projects
3/16- Youth Action Net Global Fellowship
3/17- Peace First Prize
3/18- Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service summer internships
3/30- Lend for America fellowships
4/1- World of Children Award
5/16- Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
6/30- True Hero, Inc. grants
Proposal development internship with RTI
Global Leadership summer program with Leadership exCHANGE

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/5- Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy conference
3/21- Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship spring seminar

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/6- Volunteers needed for International Women’s Day conference
3/15- Village Education Project seeks volunteer teachers
4/12- Carrboro Open Streets volunteer opportunities
Extended Disaster Relief spring break service trip

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/3 – SMART Mentoring information session

SMART Mentoring, a program that pairs UNC student mentors with disadvantaged middle school students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School System, is accepting applications for mentors. SMART Mentoring involves a service-learning class in which students are taught about the social constructions and challenges many youth face, while weekly mentoring a middle school student. A walk-in style information session will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. March 3 in the Student Union, suite 3514. To be a SMART Mentor, apply online through the CCPS Application and nomination Portal. Applications are due March 9.

3/5 – Deadline extended for Faculty Engaged Scholars applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). This program is designed to advance the engaged scholarship of Carolina faculty by bringing together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Scholars participate in sessions in community settings to learn from Carolina faculty and their community partners. Up to 10 faculty members will be selected to participate in this two–year program aimed at learning about and pursuing community engagement through scholarly endeavor. For details, visit FES online. Applications for Class V (2014 -2016) should be submitted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by March 5.

3/17 – Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service data collection

The Carolina Center for Public Service is collecting campus-wide data for the 2014 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service on behalf of UNC, and we need your help. Last year UNC-Chapel Hill was named to the national 2013 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service honoring Carolina students who contributed more than 952,170 service hours in 2011-2012. Even more impressive, we were one of the few institutions named to the Honor Roll with distinction. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. It is the highest recognition an institution can receive in this field. Recognition for the 2014 Honor Roll will be based on the community service and service-learning activities that began or remained ongoing during the 2012-2013 academic year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). We need your assistance to help demonstrate UNC’s campus-wide commitment to community engagement. If your program or organization has data to report, please complete this short survey by Monday, March 17 to provide us with estimates on involvement from undergraduate and/or graduate students in your programs. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/7- Student enrichment fund opportunity for water-related summer projects 

The Jon Curtis Student Enrichment Fund offers two to four stipends of $3,000-$4,000 each to fund undergraduate student summer projects related to water. These grants are awarded without any year or major restrictions and all types of summer experiences (internships, research, service trips, etc.) will be considered. Apply online by March 7 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Sakib Huq for more information.

3/16- Youth Action Net Global Fellowship

The Laureate Global Fellowship, sponsored by the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, recognizes young leaders ages 18-29 who have pioneered solutions to urgent challenges in their communities and beyond. For more information and to apply, visit YouthActionNet. Application deadline is March 16.

3/17- Peace First Prize

The Peace First Prize grants young people between the ages of 8-22 with a two-year $25,000 Peace First Fellowship recognizing compassion, courage and the ability to create collaborative change. For more information and to apply, visit Peace First Prize. Application deadline is March 17.

3/18- Institue on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service summer internships

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is an eight-week academic internship program held in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. The Institute combines hands-on professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience worth up to nine credit hours from George Mason University. For more information or to apply, visit DC Internships.org. Application deadline is March 18.

3/30- Lend for America Fellowships

Lend for America trains students who are seeking to start microfinance organizations at their college campuses. Fellows receive a crash course in microfinance in North Carolina, a full-time paid summer internship with an existing microfinance group at one of three locations (North Carolina, New Jersey or Rhode Island), and year-round support from Lend for America as they start their organizations on campus. Undergraduates and graduates of all majors are encouraged to apply. Visit Lend for American for more information or to apply. Application deadline in March 30.

4/1- World of Children Award

The World of Children Award recognizes a young hero, under the age of 21, who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. The award offers cash grants up to $25,000 to proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2014 honorees. For more information or to apply, visit World of Children Award. Application deadline is April 1.

5/16- Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

The Ernest A. Lynton Award recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early-career at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research and service to community engagement. The award is sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College. For more information about eligibility or to apply, visit the 2014 Lyton Award. Application deadline is May 16.

6/30- True Hero, Inc. grants

True Hero Inc. is a nonprofit organization that rewards students and schools for doing good work in their communities. A total of $15,000 will be awarded to fund projects at the high school and collegiate levels. For more information about the award or to apply, visit True Hero. Application deadline is June 30.

Proposal development internship with RTI 

RTI International offers an internship for students to gain experience at an international nonprofit research institute. Interns learn about the contracting industry from a proposal development perspective and gain knowledge about subcontracting requirements, government compliance, contract and grant types, and working in a team environment. To apply, see current internship opportunities at RTI.

global leadership summer program with leadership exchange

Leadership exCHANGE  announces its 15th annual Global Leadership Program. Join students from around the world for award winning Global Leadership Programs in Prague, Rome, Panama or North Carolina. Two six-week summer programs are available. Earn three to nine semester credits, develop your social entrepreneurship skills, learn theories and models for effective and innovative change, and participate in community service projects. For more information, visit Leadership exCHANGE or contact Heather McDougall.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/5 – NEXUS 2014: Water, food, climate and energy conference

The Water Institute will host the Nexus Conference March 5 to 8. Speakers from around the world will discuss sustainable solutions to the world’s growing demand for energy, food and water in a changing climate. Register online.

3/21 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship spring seminar

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium continues its seminar series Friday, March 21 with The 4 P’s: Guidelines for Publishing Peer-reviewed Publications with Community Partners. Presenters are Alexandra Lightfoot, director of the CBPR Core at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Eugenia Eng, professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Molly DeMarco, project director and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Jennifer Schaal, board member of The Partnership Project in Greensboro, N.C. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the seminar from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/p9saaz8.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/6 – volunteers needed for international women’s day conferencE

Durham nonprofit InStepp will host its third annual International Women’s Day Conference for immigrant women and the community 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 6. Instepp seeks one English speaking and one English-Spanish bilingual volunteer to help steer the conference and learn about the Durham immigrant community. Lunch is provided. For details, visit the Instepp online or contact Amelia Reily for more information.

3/15 – Village Education project seeks volunteer teachers

The Village Education Project summer volunteer program seeks motivated college students to teach in rural Ecuador this summer. Volunteers teach underprivileged students who cannot afford to pay for high school. For more information and the online application, visit Village Education Project. Applications are due March 15. For questions, contact Andrew Dorrance.

4/12 – carrboro open streets opportunity 

Open Street events are held in cities around the world to build community, promote health and well-being, and raise awareness of transportation options. Bike, walk, skate, dance and play in a traffic-free public space on East and West Weaver Street. These streets will be closed to cars that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit Open Streets or contact Julie Collins.

Extended Disaster relief seeks participants for spring break service trip

Extended Disaster Relief is looking for participants to go on a service spring break trip to New Orleans. The group will work with the St. Bernard’s Project to serve the community of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Trip dates are March 8 to 16 and the total cost will be approximately $185. For more information, contact Brittani Jones. To sign up for the trip, visit UNC EDR SPring Break Trip 2014.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, 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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

Thank you.

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