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First-Year students immersed in service through SLI

In the days before classes began in the fall of 2003, 11 UNC first-year students gathered for a day of service work in the Chapel Hill community. Twelve years later, the Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) continues to make an impact on the community. Wi …

APPLES intern lobbies for farmworkers and undocumented students

By Leona Amosah From the green tobacco fields of North Carolina to the halls of the North Carolina General Assembly, José Cisneros ’17, a history and economics major from Snow Hill, North Carolina, has worked hard to not only understand the plight of r …

Summer of Service photo contest

UNC students do great things during the summer – and great things in service. In celebration of that work, the Carolina Center for Public Service would like to share what you did this summer in service. WHAT: Summer of Service photo contest. Did you wo …

APPLES intern works with community partner to share message and vision

By Elise Dilday A narrow pedestrian bridge stretches across Interstate 40, breaking up the monotony of green exit signs and asphalt. This bridge, part of the American Tobacco Trail that extends throughout the Triangle, is also part of the larger East C …

Students award funds to local nonprofits

By Laura Fisher Each spring, a group of UNC students gather in class to learn about philanthropy through the process of awarding $10,000 in grants to local nonprofits that promote health and quality of life in North Carolina communities. In the three-c …

Eleventh class of Buckley Public Service Scholars honored at graduation event

Three hundred and six members of the class of 2015 were honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 8 at a pre-graduation ceremony in Memorial Hall, recognizing the scholars for their years of service at Carolina during their undergraduate ca …

First Arts in Public Service fellow graduates

By Janell Smith Aditi Borde ‘15, like 306 other seniors, will graduate as a Buckley Public Service Scholars on May 8. But Borde is different from the other scholars — she’s the only scholar to graduate from the program’s new Arts in Public Service Fell …

Bryan Social Innovation Fellow continues to create community

By Carly Swain Reena Gupta, who will graduate Sunday with a degree in Public Policy from the College of Arts and Sciences, not only immersed herself in the Carolina community over the past four years, she helped create one — through Healthy Girls Save …

APPLES alum turned passion into career

From unc.edu When Shelley Gist was assigned as a sophomore to intern at the Carolina Women’s Center, she never knew how much the center and its mission to build gender equity would inspire her career. What began as a college internship of creating inno …

Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship FreshSpire awarded $10,000 for innovating social change

Shraddha Rathod, Hannah Sloan, Gabrielle Beaudry, Jennifer Wu, and Mona Amin (left to right), former students at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, developed a multifaceted notification system and mobile application to notify consume …