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APPLES service-learning class and volunteer doulas partner on better births

An APPLES service-learning class at Carolina partners with volunteer doulas at N.C. Women’s Hospital to enhance students’ educational experiences and better serve women delivering babies at UNC. From UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Joya B …

APPLES participant receives Campus Compact outstanding leadership and service award

By Janell Smith Nearly 100 students and staff from more than 20 campuses across North Carolina came together to celebrate the impact of 21 civically-engaged students. Among the 21 students honored was APPLES Service-Learning participant José Cisneros ‘ …

Inaugural MacDonald Community Service Scholars begin their work

By Janell Smith As the nation’s first public university, public service is part of UNC’s mission. Now a new scholarship is helping to make service an integral part of students’ academic experience, too. The MacDonald Community Service Scholarship provi …

Carolina receives commitment to launch new community service scholarships and fellowship program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today a commitment from alumnus Scott Douglas MacDonald of Del Mar, California, to support undergraduate students dedicated to public service. His gift has a dual purpose, creating the Scott D. …

APPLES alumnus makes service a career

By Janell Smith Most students at Carolina graduate with some type of public service having been part of their undergraduate experiences and nearly half of UNC-CH’s seniors (47 percent) reported participation in service-learning. Sometimes that service …

APPLES/BPSS alumna finds herself in service

By Janell Smith “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This famous quote from Mahatma Ghandi is one that the APPLES Service-Learning program cherishes. It’s quoted often, it’s read aloud during moments of reflecti …

APPLES students serve communities during fall break

By Janell Smith There’s a saying that goes, “If you want to make a difference, be different.” While most students went home, cheered on the Tar Heels at Kenan Memorial Stadium or enjoyed an assortment of fried foods at the North Carolina State Fair, a …

Faculty Engaged Scholar Cheryl Giscombe is dedicated to serving

By Janell Smith Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, is undertaking research to combat inequities in the healthcare system. “I am motivated by my desire to contribute to the elimination of …

Student leaders hone skills through Outward Bound

By Janell Smith Every year, the University’s student government brings together leaders from across campus to participate in an abbreviated wilderness experience through the North Carolina Outward Bound School. Supported through the Carolina Center for …

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 …