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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 …

UNC honors 15 individuals and groups for public service

Public Service Award winners, from left, Hana Haidar, Kathleen Gray and Mike Smith at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, N.C. – Clean drinking water initiatives, cancer research programs and domestic violence prevention are s …

Community Engagement Fellow takes social venture to next level

From classroom to freezer by Melanie Busbee Carolina students Will Chapman and Patrick Mateer hope to transform the local food market when they launch their line of flash frozen local produce, Seal the Seasons, later this spring. With the help of Danie …

2015 APPLES Service-Learning Awards

By Janell Smith The APPLES Service-Learning program honored deserving UNC students, alumni, faculty and local community partners for their demonstrated desire to serve the public and make a difference throughout North Carolina communities and beyond. I …