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Carolina Bucket Brigade

By Davis McKinney By definition, a bucket brigade is a chain of persons acting to put out a fire by passing buckets of water from hand to hand. On Friday, Nov. 10, more than 100 students and student-athletes responded to the call to aid those affected …

APPLES alternative breaks launches new break experience

By Becca Kronebusch A record number 82 UNC students participated in APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Fall Break, providing direct and indirect service to communities across North Carolina and the southeast. The seven break trips focused on each comm …

Water Over the Bridge

By Alyssa LaFaro, Endeavors From the competitive ports of China, to the innovative flood gates of the Netherlands, to the shifting sands of the Outer Banks, the sea creeps farther up the coastline every single day, and the distance between the top of t …

APPLES gives fall break a purpose for UNC students

Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez The Daily Tar Heel While most students are relaxing during their time off this fall break, the students participating in the APPLES alternative fall break will be helping communities in need all over North Carolina. Since it was …

APPLES service-learning course is CURE-ious Chemistry

By Alyssa LaFaro, Endeavors Magazine Madeline Cooke squats in the dirt and leans over the stacked, wooden two-by-fours supporting a raised garden. Scissors at the ready, she trims away weeds and checks the health of rows of red-stemmed succulents. Alth …

One year after Hurricane Matthew, UNC’s work in the community continues

One of the most destructive hurricanes in the past decade, Hurricane Matthew delivered more than 13 inches of rain in North Carolina over the course of 24 hours. It caused $1.5 billion in flood damage to 100,000 houses, businesses and government buildi …

Public service trainings connect students to community organizations

By Becca Kronebusch The Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) strives to provide students with various diverse, specialized training opportunities within the community. One recent training partnership between BPSS and the YMCA of the Triangle …

Public Service Fair connects campus to community

By Becca Kronebusch Finding and connecting with local organizations is the first step in making a meaningful difference in the community. The 18th annual Public Service Fair, set for 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit, will help the UNC co …

First-year students launch into community service

As the heat of summer is in full swing and UNC students begin to fill the quad, many ambitious first-years stepped into the local community for three days of service through the APPLES Service-Learning Initiative: Launch, or SLI.

Impact through Upward Bound

Griffin Smith is a rising senior majoring in mathematics and history and is considering a career in education. This summer, he has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College. Upward Bo …