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August 2016

Apply for a Service-Learning Course Partnership Grant

August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

Students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning  course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. These grants are intended to benefit the community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for a student. APPLES is offering up to 10 partnership grants of up to $100 each for the current semester. These grants fund supplementary materials for enhancement projects relating to a community partner. These grants must be submitted with both a student and community partner signature. Past partnership grants…

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Apply for a Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant

August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 11:55 pm

APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. These grants can fund course development, materials or support required to teaching a APPLES service-learning courses. Applications are received and accepted on a rolling basis and require a statement on how the funds will deepen the learning within the course. Past course enhancement grants provided additional funds for a local radio program connected to a course, funding for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and support to…

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Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment open

August 19 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Fall semester enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is Aug. 1 - Sept. 30. The Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. BPSS challenges participants to expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. While completing the program components, participants build portfolios reflecting their learning and unique experiences throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world. All…

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Apply for a 2017 Bryan Fellowship

August 19 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

APPLES Service-Learning Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship: Provides practical support and mentorship to students in developing their projects, Contributes to addressing community-identified needs by supporting innovative projects, and Develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester…

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Apply for Bryan Fellowship enhancement funding

August 23 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 11:55 pm

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December) with applications due in mid-October. Current Bryan Fellowship teams are eligible to apply for a second year of funding of up to $1,000. Applications are accepted through the Carolina…

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September 2016

2017 APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications

September 14 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 11:55 pm

APPLES Service-Learning Internships are unique, intense experiences in service for either the spring semester or summer. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive funding ($1,250 for spring and $2,500 for summer) and academic course credit through a course hosted by the School of Social Work. APPLES interns are considered staff in their organizations and have a great deal of responsibility as well as professional growth opportunities. Interns also receive individualized academic instruction from a faculty member and…

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2016 APPLES Alternative Winter Break applications

September 26 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 11:55 pm

APPLES Alternative Winter Break (AWB) typically lasts six days while the university is closed between the fall and spring semesters. This year, the APPLES Service-Learning program will offer four unique alternative winter break opportunities for UNC undergraduates. Students spend six days working with experienced community partners and reflecting upon their learning experiences. The learning begins before the break experience, as participants attend an orientation session designed to prepare them for the challenges and issues they will confront. Break leaders also host…

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October 2016

APPLES Community Partner Orientation

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Chapel Hill – Carrboro Chamber of Commerce,
104 South Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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All organizations and staff new to APPLES Service-Learning are invited to attend the community partner orientation. Information will include an overview of service-learning, details about APPLES courses and internship programs, process and expectations of becoming a new community partner and how to use the APPLES Partner Portal. There is also an opportunity to connect with other organizations working in the community, so feel free to bring information to share. For those who need a refresher on working with APPLES, this…

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2017 APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications

October 11 @ 8:00 am - November 7 @ 11:55 pm

APPLES Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. The learning begins before spring break as participants attend classroom sessions designed to prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area. In this two-credit hour, pass/fail course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and…

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2017 APPLES community partner summer internship applications

October 27 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 11:55 pm

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in APPLES' Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are proposed by community partners and publicized by the APPLES program. Open to full-time undergraduates, these internships offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Summer interns agree to work 35-40 hours a week for eight to 10 weeks (320 hours total) and are compensated with…

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