Public Service News 4/11/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/13 – APPLES general body meeting
5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

4/18 – Carolina Navigators seeks summer interns
8/1 – Carolina Navigators fall 2016 service-learning experience
Compass Center recruits summer intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/11 – International Cooperation and Climate Change
4/14 – Difference Without Domination
2016 UNC American Mock World Health Organization registration

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/23 – Volunteers needed for Bucket Bash
5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro Day celebration
5/7 – Help at bike clinic for children with special needs
Electronics tester needed
Amigas en Salud seeks volunteers
Volunteer baseball and volleyball coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/13 – APPLES General body meeting

The APPLES general body meeting gives students the opportunity to start or continue their work with APPLES and service-learning. Participation is open to all students and no prior experience with APPLES is needed. The next APPLES general body, 7 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in Gardner Hall, room 105, will explore community organizing. George Barrett, associate director of organizing and advocacy at the Jackson Center will speak about the work the Jackson Center does and the context and history behind their upcoming annual May Day festival. Join APPLES for the last meeting of the semester. We hope to see you there.

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning

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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

4/18 – Carolina Navigators seeks Spanish interns


Carolina Navigators, a service-learning program that works with UNC students who have international expertise to create free global resources for teachers and students across the state, is looking to hire media center interns and a communications coordinator intern for the 2016 summer. To apply, email resume and a cover letter to Liz Bucrek by Monday, April 18.

8/1 – Carolina Navigators Fall 2016 service-learning experience


Apply to participate in the Carolina Navigators Service-Learning Experience during the 2016 fall semester. This service-learning program works with UNC students who have had international experiences and expertise in order to develop free global resources for educators and students throughout the state. Participants create culture kits, digital resources and virtual presentations, while improving their own intercultural, technological and leadership skills. Interested students should apply by August 1. For questions or concerns, contact Carolina Navigators.

Compass Center recruits summer intern


The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting a summer intern to work with its support group program. The intern will help plan and facilitate support groups for survivors of domestic violence. The intern will also help develop curricular for LGBT survivors. For more information, contact Bridget McEnaney.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/11 – International Cooperationa nd Climate Change

The UNC Institute for the Environment and the Center for European Studies will host a panel discussion, International Cooperation and Climate Change, to discuss the UN Climate Conference, COP 21: The Paris Accord and the Future of Climate Action, 6 p.m. April 11 in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium. For details and speakers, visit the Institute for the Environment.

4/14 – Difference with Domination

Professor Danielle Allen, a political theorist and director of Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, will give a free public lecture 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the Stone Center. The lecture, Difference without Domination: Reconciling Free Speech and Social Equality on College Campuses, will focus on the current challenges on college campuses to honor both free speech and the need for “safe space.”

2016 UNC American Mock World Health Organization registration

Registration for the 2016 American Mock World Health Organization at UNC Regional Conference is open. The conference will take place the weekend of Sept. 9. Undergraduate and graduate students who attend colleges in North Carolina are welcome to attend and can apply online.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/23 – Volunteers need for Bucket Bash

The Fill Your Bucket List Foundation needs volunteers for the second annual Bucket Bash, a fundraiser to support adult cancer patients Saturday, April 23 at The Chef’s Academy in Morrisville, North Carolina. To volunteer, register online or contact the foundation for more information.

5/1 – Volunteers needed for Carrboro day celebration

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

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


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

Amigas en Salud Seeks volunteers

Amigas en Salud is an organization that promotes health education and exercise in the Latina community. The organization offers free Zumba classes 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. every Saturday and bi-monthly talks on topics including nutrition, immigration and self-defense. Volunteers are needed to help with childcare offered during Zumba classes. To volunteer, contact Claudia Ortiz or visit Amigas en Salud online.

Electronics tester needed

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

Volunteer baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting applications for girls volleyball coaches and spring baseball coaches. Coaches for both sports must teach playing skills and fundamentals, attend pre-season meetings and clinics, team placement evaluations, take part in a player draft and exhibit an ability to organize practices. Visit Carrboro Recreation and Parks for an online application, or contact Caitlin Knepp for more information.

CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 2/22/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grants
2/23 – Ned Brooks Award nominations accepted
3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/11 – Apply to be a SMART Mentor

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/25 – Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation summer fellowship
2/26 – Triangle Community Foundation fellowship
2/28 – Y-Fund Seed Contest
3/3 – Book Harvest summer internship
3/11 – Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge
3/11 – Generous U Contest
AmeriCorps Vista program
American Red Cross summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/22 – Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture by Ben Shneiderman
2/25 – Implementation Science: applying what works
3/3 – NC Open Pass
3/8 – Third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/28 – Campus Y executive board
3/19 – Carrboro Egg Hunt volunteers needed
Amigas en salud seeks volunteers
Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp needs counselors

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/22 – APPLES SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

APPLES Service-Learning is soliciting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote service-learning pedagogy at UNC-Chapel Hill. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit APPLES Service-Learning Funding Opportunities. Applications are due Feb. 22 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

2/23 – NED BROOKS AWARD NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED

Nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service are being accepted. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 23 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

3/8 – THORP FACULTY ENGAGED SCHOLARS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications for Class VI (2016-2018) should be submitted online at the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Tuesday, March 8.

3/11 – APPLY TO BE A SMART MENTOR

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open Feb. 8 and close March 11. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/25 – Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation summer fellowship


The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship Program is a paid, immersive, three-month opportunity combining collaborative project development with partner organizations, leadership and skill-building workshops, internal group development and access to the many talented mentors. Fellows are empowered to lead and explore their passions. Applications are due at noon, Thursday, Feb. 25. For more information, contact Emma Adelman.

2/26 – Triangle Community Foundation fellowship


The Triangle Community Foundation (TCF) is accepting applications for the Shannon St. John Fellowship, a 10 week, paid, summer fellowship that provides project-based experience working closely with the TCF Community engagement team. Successful candidates will have demonstrated interest in the social sector of the Triangle. For more information, visit Triangle Community Foundation. To apply, send cover letter, resume and one to three writing samples to Fran Wescott by Friday, Feb. 26.

2/28 – Y-Fund Seed Contest


The Y-Fund furthers the mission of the Campus Y by providing seed funding for social justice initiatives within the Campus Y. The Y-Fund Seed Contest awards officially recognized student groups with seed funding to begin their own venture, organization or event that benefits the Carolina community. Y-Fund goals are to maintain a double bottom line of fiscal value and social justice impact, teach important skills to student applicants and students involved in the selection process, and ensure fiscal responsibility within the Y. Apply by midnight Sunday, Feb. 28 to Y-Fund Seed Contest. For questions, contact Campus Y development committee. The selected candidate will receive $500 as well as support from the Campus Y development committee to start their venture.

3/3 – Book Harvest Summer Internship


Book Harvest is a Durham-based nonprofit that provides books to Triangle children who need them. An intern is needed for summer 2016 to help Book Harvest’s staff with a wide range of organizational projects and day-to-day activities. The intern will also gain valuable experience in nonprofit operations and receive a small stipend. Priority deadline is March 3. For details, visit Book Harvest.

3/11 – Service year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge


Service Year Alliance challenges higher education institutions to creatively integrate learning with service years into the college experience. All post-secondary education institutions are invited to compete for one of three $30,000 prizes and an additional $10,000 Audience Choice Award. Application deadline is March 11.

3/11 – Generous U Contest


Generous U awards a $10,000 Prize (and a runner-up prize) to college students who propose ways of increasing philanthropy on their campus. Eligible student groups should submit an intent to apply and then prepare a proposal and short video, demonstrating how the group increases philanthropy and/or philanthropic values on campus. For more information, visit Generous U.

AmeriCorps Vista program


North Carolina Campus Compact is recruiting candidates for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The program places VISTA members at community and campus host sites to create or expand programs that leverage higher education resources to assist low-income communities. While the specific nature and objectives of projects vary depending on the host site, each VISTA placement will help address local needs in one of three ways: improving education, creating economic opportunity or advancing food security. For more information, visit North Carolina Campus Compact or contact VISTA leader Carolyn Rifkin. Applications for the 2016-17 cohort are available and have a rolling deadline.

American Red Cross Summer Internship


The American Red Cross of Central North Carolina is looking for motivated, independent students to serve as summer interns. Tasks may include driving passengers to medical appointments, greeting donors at blood drives, data entry and installing smoke alarms in at-risk neighborhoods (not direct medical care). The internship schedule is flexible within business hours. For more information, contact Jeffrey Isaacson.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/22 – Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture by Ben Shneiderman

Human-computer interaction and information visualization pioneer Ben Shneiderman will deliver the 2016 OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22 in Wilson Library, Pleasant’s Family Room. Shneiderman will share insights from his latest book, The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations. The lecture is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.

2/25 – IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: APPLYING WHAT WORKS

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship series continues with the seminar, Implementation Science: applying what works, 1 – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt, room 219. Implementation Science is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based approaches and the systematic study of specified activities designed to put into practice activities or programs of known dimensions. This workshop will introduce resources and current projects to guide research interventions. Light refreshments will be served. For details on speakers and to register, visit UNC Event Registration.

3/3 – NC Open Pass

Interested in participating in the open government and open data scenes here in the Triangle? Be sure to check out NC Open Pass, your ticket to four innovative events around the Triangle focused on collaboration, citizen participation, and government transparency. For details, visit NC Open Pass.

3/8 – Third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

The School of Social Work will host the third annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the UNC School of Social Work, in the auditorium of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt building. This event is free and open to the public. Carol Wilson Spigner, D.S.W., will speak on Social Policy and Social Change: Lessons Learned From Integrating Policy and Practice in the Real World. RSVP online.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/28 – Campus Y executive board

The Campus Y is accepting applications for its executive board. Are you interested in maximizing the Y’s impact? Do you love working with people and taking the initiative to create new projects? Do you want to engage in critical discussions about social justice issues? Apply for the executive board. Applications are due 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. For questions, contact the Campus Y. To apply, visit Campus Y Executive Board application.

3/19 – Carrboro Egg Hunt volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for Carrboro’s Annual Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Hank Anderson Park. Volunteers will be needed to assist with parking, games and the Egg Hunt as well as set-up and clean up. Apply online or contact Caitlin Knepp for more details.

Amigas en salud seeks volunteers

Amigas en Salud seeks volunteers to lead recreational and health education activities with bilingual children ages 5-15. The program is 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on alternating weeks) every Saturday at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. This is a flexible opportunity; volunteers are welcome to participate as often as they can. Spanish skills are not necessary. Contact Kelsey White for more information.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SUMMER CAMP NEEDS COUNSELORS

The Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp is an ideal opportunity for students who are interested in physical or respiratory therapy, physical education, the medical field or want to be part of an amazing week for children. The camp provides hands-on experience and 140 volunteer hours. For more information or an application, contact Lindsey Dolan.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Public Service News 2/8/2016

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/8 – Deadline to apply for a Community Engagement Fellowship
2/8 – Last call for Sherpa Fellowship
2/8 – Deadline for Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award applications
2/22 – APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grants
2/23 – Ned Brooks Award nominations accepted
3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/11 – Apply to be a SMART Mentor

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/10 – Apply for the Vimy Global Team Award
2/10 – Apply for the Carolina Global Initiative
2/15 – Proposals for graduate student research projects
2/21 – Chancellor’s Fellows
Apply for Prevention Partners’ 2016 summer internship
Compass Center court advocacy/community response intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/10 – Barakat Memorial Food Drive
2/9 – College Service Project general body meeting
2/12 – Deadline to register for 37th annual Minority Health Conference
2/19 – CAGAT Initiative Webinar Series
2/25 – Implementation Science: applying what works

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/9 – Peewee baseball coaches needed
2/21 – Volunteers needed for local art event
2/24 – Edible Campus planting day

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 2/8 – DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students (individuals or teams) at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8.

2/8 – LAST CALL FOR SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

Applications for the 2016 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship are being accepted. The fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are being accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

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

2/22 – APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is soliciting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote service-learning pedagogy at UNC-Chapel Hill. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit APPLES Service-Learning Funding Opportunities. Applications are due Feb. 22 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

2/23 – NED BROOKS AWARD NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED

Nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service are being accepted. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 23 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications for Class VI (2016-2018) should be submitted online at the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Tuesday, March 8.

3/11 – Apply to be a smart mentor

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open Feb. 8 and close March 11. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/10 – Apply for the Vimy Global Team Award


The Vimy Global Team Award provides support and $15,000 for a team of students to design a global research, service or documentary project and implement it over the summer. Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 10. Contact Tripp Tuttle for more information.

2/10 – Apply to the Carolina Global Initiative Award


The Carolina Global Initiative supports study, research, internship and other global opportunities for students with limited or no prior global experience. Supported by an endowment from the C.V. Starr Foundation and private gifts to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, awards are typically made from $1,500 to $6,000 each, but higher amounts will be considered. Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 10. Contact Jaclyn Gilstrap for more information.

2/15 – Proposals for graduate student research Projects


The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research invites proposals for graduate student research projects that will enhance research activity supporting its mission to: train graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivations for carrying out research in equitable partnership with communities. Awards are intended to support expenses directly related to participatory research projects that graduate students are assessing as feasible, initiating, conducting or completing. For details, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research. Send questions, proposals and letters to Dorothy Holland.

2/21 – Chancellor’s Fellows


The Office of the Chancellor is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to serve as Chancellor’s Fellows, starting June 2016. This is a unique career opportunity for recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of higher education administration. This is a full-time, salaried position. For details and to apply, visit Office of the Chancellor. Application deadline is Feb. 21.

Apply for Prevention Partners’ 2016 summer internship


Prevention Partners is seeking bright, motivated and hard-working students who are passionate about prevention health. Full-time volunteer internship positions are available for summer 2016. These internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. For more information, visit Prevention Partners or contact Lindsey Bickers Bock, strategic coaching senior manager and internship coordinator.

Compass Center court advocacy/community response intern


The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting to fill a new court advocacy and community response intern position. The intern will assist victims of domestic violence in court and complete work related to the Orange County Domestic Violence task force. Learn more and submit at Compass Center.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/10 – BARAKAT MEMORIAL FOOD DRIVE

The second Barakat Memorial Food Drive is underway at the UNC School of Dentistry to honor the legacies of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. Canned goods can be placed on the table and in boxes setup under the media podium in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Atrium. All collected food will again be donated to the Urban Ministries of Durham.

2/9 – College Service Project general body meeting

The College Service Project’s next general body meeting starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Student Union, room 3503. College Service Project works locally in Orange County to offer free home repair to reduce substandard housing. There are many opportunities to get involved, as well as a spring break trip to volunteer with the parent organization, Appalachia Service Project. Email College Service Project for more information or to reserve a spot on the spring break service trip.

2/12 – Deadline to register for 37th annual Minority Health Conference

Friday, Feb. 12, is the last day to register for the 37th Annual Minority Health Conference, In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice. This year’s conference will be held Friday, Feb. 26, in Chapel Hill. Keynote speakers include Dr. Crystallee Crain and Miriam Zoila Perez. Register online or contact Giuliana Morales and Anna Dardick for more information.

2/19 – CAGAT Initiative Webinar Series

UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) is an initiative designed to improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development of guides and webinars. The first webinar, Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide: Tips for Navigating the Pre-Award Process, is 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, room 219. Register at UNC Event Registration or contact Donna Polat for more information.

2/25 – IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: APPLYING WHAT WORKS

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship series continues with the seminar, Implementation Science: applying what works, 1 – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25. at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt, room 219. Implementation Science is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based approaches and the systematic study of specified activities designed to put into practice activities or programs of known dimensions. This workshop will introduce resources and current projects to guide research interventions. Light refreshments will be served. For details on speakers and to register, visit UNC Event Registration.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/9 – PEEWEE BASEBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department needs a few more peewee baseball coaches (children age 6-8) for the spring season. Coaches must have the knowledge and ability to teach baseball related playing skills and fundamentals, exhibit good sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Apply online before Feb. 9. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or for a paper application.

2/12 – Volunteers Needed for Local Art Event

Love art and service? Volunteer with SHIMMER: The Art of Light, an outdoor art event 6 – 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 featuring more than 20 outdoor installations and projections in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Register at VolunteerSpot. For more information, visit SHIMMER: The Art of Light’s Facebook page or SHIMMER: The Art of Light online.

2/24 – Edible Campus Planting Day

Plant persimmons, pomegranates, blueberries and more with Edible Campus. Volunteers will participate in a cross-campus planting day 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will meet at the Pit. Volunteer at The Edible Campus.
In the event of inclement weather, the planting day will go from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Pit. For more information, contact Emily Auerbach.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

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

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

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

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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

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Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship: Making the Case for Community- Engaged Scholarship

The first seminar of the Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship: Making the Case for Community- Engaged Scholarship will be held 9 – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19 in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. During this interactive presentation, participants will explore aspects of developing, documenting and presenting their work in ways that promote greater understanding of the scholarly nature and potential impact of community-engaged scholarship. Sign in and refreshments are at 8:45 a.m. Register online.

The Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship is sponsored by the Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium (Carolina Center for Public Service, Center for Faculty Excellence, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and NC TraCS Institute). This series consists of four annual one and a half-hour sessions to promote community engagement and engaged scholarship being done at UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

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).

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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).

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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.