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Public Service News 8/24/2015
August 24, 2015

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – Apply for First-Year Service Corps
9/9 – Governors’ film screening and conversation: The Toughest Job
9/14 – APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications open
9/30 – Enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program
11/2 – Apply to be an Arts in Public Service Fellow

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/14 – 2015 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities
Fall internships at Paws4ever
Ribbon of Hope webinars
Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship
Intern with Prevention Partners
Child sexual abuse prevention internship
Tutor reading with America Read & America Counts UNC
Compass Center seeks volunteers and interns

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/2 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research reception

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/3 – 15 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
9/8 – Volunteer with ISLA Saturday School
10/10 – Tar Heel Service Day
UNC Fitness Breaks volunteers needed
Volunteers needed for middle school media center
Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers
Fall baseball, youth basketball and girls volleyball coaches needed
Swim buddies for children with special needs
PITAP seeks undergraduate volunteers
Creative volunteers needed for media production

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/8 – Apply for First-Year Service Corps


The Carolina Center for Public Service offers the First-Year Service Corps as a unique opportunity for selected first-year students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. Program components include: an overnight, immersive orientation to the Buckley Public Service Scholars program and the First-Year Service Corps (Sept. 25-26), three capacity-building sessions led by faculty, staff, community partners and Carolina students; exposure to leaders in public service realms including social entrepreneurship, community-based participatory research, advocacy and more; participation in a learning community of first-years dedicated to deepening their understanding of service; and ongoing networking and leadership opportunities within BPSS after program completion. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Sept. 8.

9/9 – Governors’ film screening and conversation: The Toughest Job

Join us 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the FedEx Global Education Center for a film screening of The Toughest Job and conversation with former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Governor Winter was awarded the 2008 Profile in Courage award for his heroic efforts to sponsor, promote and sign into law Mississippi’s Education Reform Act of 1982. Among other reforms, the act mandated statewide public kindergarten, compulsory school attendance, higher standards for teacher and student performance, and the creation of a lay state board of education. The event is free and open to the public. For details, visit the Center for the Study of the American South.

 

9/14 – APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications open


Alternative Fall Break (AFB) programs provide an opportunity for students to learn and serve outside the UNC community over fall break, a four-day period when the university is closed during October. The learning begins before the break experience, as participants attend orientation sessions designed to prepare them for the challenges and issues they will confront. During the break, students collaborate with community service partners in various capacities, engaging in both direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. When applying, students may indicate a preference for Urban Communities, Latino Communities, Rural Communities, Environmental Issues, or Arts in Public Service. To be considered for the SLI Alternative Break, students must have previously been a part of the SLI program and should complete a separate SLI Alternative Break application in the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Application deadline is Sept. 14.

9/30 – Enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program


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 undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period of each semester. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. For details visit BPSS. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio by Sept. 30.

11/2 – Apply to be an Arts in Public Service Fellow


The Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) program and Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) partnered to create the Arts in Public Service Fellows, a program that encourages students to make a direct impact in their communities through the arts. Arts in Public Service Fellows fulfill the requirements of the BPSS program and build portfolios with a particular focus on the arts as instruments of social change. Fellows apply and enroll in AMST 398 (Service-Learning in America: the Arts and Social Change), a service-learning course that involves at least 30 hours of service with an arts-based project in the community in addition to providing a rigorous history of the arts and social change in American culture. Application deadline to take the spring 2016 service-learning course that introduces the program (AMST 398) is Monday, Nov. 2. After that deadline, interested candidates can still apply before Wednesday, Dec. 2 and have their applications considered as space permits. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Contact Aaron Shackelford for more information.

 

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/14 – 2015 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for the 2015 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities: Applied Innovation of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarly Expertise. This award recognizes exemplary faculty scholarship that reflects the University’s commitment to innovation. The 2015 competition is focused on innovative engagement and outreach. The $75,000 award will be given to the faculty member(s) whose proposed project best applies humanities and/or social sciences methods or approaches that directly and positively impact constituencies outside the University. Proposal deadline is Monday, Sept. 14. Visit C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities for details and the online application. For questions, contact Mark Meares or call 919-962-3420.

Fall internships at Paws4ever

Paws4ever, a guaranteed-adoption animal sanctuary in Mebane, seeks qualified interns for the fall semester. Duties may include managing and growing Paws4ever social media presence, adoptable animal promotion, outreach and communications, volunteer recruitment and management, event planning and coordination, development, administrative support, animal care and retail. Visit Paws4ever to learn more.

Ribbon of Hope Program webinars

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and McREL International will host four question and answer webinars about the Ribbon of Hope Program, eligibility, the application process and reporting requirements to prepare for Oct. 1 Ribbon of Hope Grants deadline. For details, visit McREL International.

Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship

Honors Carolina announces the new Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship. This fellowship will enable students to embark on a summer internship focused on learning and working in sports entrepreneurship abroad and provides up to $5,000 to support self-designed, international learning experiences. For details about information sessions and application deadlines, visit Honors Carolina.

Intern with Prevention Partners

Prevention Partners focuses on decreasing tobacco use, increasing physical activity and promoting good nutrition. A variety of part-time and full-time internships for the 2015-2016 school year are open to undergraduates, graduates and recent graduates interested in a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit Prevention Partners. Apply early; openings fill quickly on a rolling basis.

Child sexual abuse prevention internship

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks a motivated and personable intern to assist with preparation and delivery of the evidence-informed SafeTouch child empowerment program to local elementary schools. The internship requires a minimum of 10-12 hours of daytime availability per week, preferably with two to three days regularly available between Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The internship begins in late August and runs through mid-December. For details and to apply, contact Rachel Valentine.

Tutor reading with America Read & America Counts UNC

If you are a UNC undergraduate student with a work-study award and you enjoy working with children, apply to be an America Reads or America Counts tutor. This is a paid work-study community service position. Visit UNC’s America Reads & America Counts for more information. Apply online. For questions or more information, contact America Reads.

Compass Center seeks volunteers and interns

Compass Center for Women and Families seeks volunteer domestic violence hotline advocates, court advocates, first response volunteers, community educators and Spanish interpreters. Several interns are also needed for this academic year. Visit Compass Center for more information and a list of internship positions. Contact Bridget for more information about September training.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/2 – Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research reception

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research is an interdisciplinary certificate program for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill seeking training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivations for carrying out research in equitable partnership with communities, instead of on communities. Graduate students are invited to the fall reception 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Global Education Center, fourth floor. For details, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/3 – 15 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools seeks volunteers one to two hours a week this fall semester to help preK to 12th-grade students during the school day or after school. Learn more and sign up to volunteer 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 3, 8, 9 or 15 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. For questions, contact George Ann McCay or call 919-967-8211 extension 28281.

9/8 – Volunteer with ISLA Saturday School

ISLA, a nonprofit Spanish Immersion program, is recruiting Spanish-speaking volunteers who are able to commit to regular hours throughout the school year at its weekly Saturday morning school program. Volunteer responsibilities include tutoring and assisting children ages 4-13 in the classrooms. Contact Sarah Spaltenstein for an application. Applications are due Sept. 8.

10/10 – Tar Heel Service Day

Unite to serve your community in celebration of UNC’s University Day. Show the world the incredible impact Tar Heels can make in just one day. Save the date for Oct. 10 to get involved with your local Carolina Club’s project or volunteer on your own. Visit UNC General Alumni Association to learn more and see last year’s gallery of photos. Registration will go live Sept. 10.

UNC Fitness Breaks volunteers needed

UNC Fitness Breaks, a worksite wellness program for housekeeping staff, needs enthusiastic volunteers for the fall semester. This opportunity can build leadership skills and experience in work-site wellness and public health. Through student volunteers, UNC Fitness Breaks delivers a much needed service to the facilities staff by providing 10 – 15 minute fitness sessions for employees. No experience required. For questions, contact Lindsay Bailey.

Volunteers needed for middle school media center

Githens Middle School needs media center volunteers. The media center is open 7:20 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. Monday through Friday and volunteer opportunities are flexible and tailored to volunteer’s schedule and areas of interest. For details, contact Barbara Berry.

Orange County Rape Crisis Center seeks volunteers

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center needs volunteers for its Community Education Team. Community educators prevent sexual violence in our community by presenting educational programs to students in local schools. Volunteers choose one of two program tracks: Safe Touch educators teach one-time workshops to students in local kindergarten to fifth-grade classrooms; Start Strong educators deliver multi-session prevention trainings to middle and high schoolers. For details, visit the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Applications are also being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that will begin in Aug/Sept 2015. Dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds are needed to volunteer as crisis companions and office volunteers. For information, training schedules and how to apply, visit Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Fall baseball, youth basketball and girls volleyball coaches needed

The Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach’s applications for the 2015 youth fall baseball, youth basketball and fall girls volleyball programs. Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize team practices, prepare the team for games and communicate effectively with players 6-10 years old), parents and recreation department staff. For more information and an application, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

Swim buddies for children with special needs

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation seeks volunteers to teach swimming to children and teens with disabilities in its adapted aquatics class. Volunteers help students practice and play water games. Most students are on the autism spectrum. Male buddies are especially needed. Two classes are offered each Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Volunteers must commit to all dates from Sept. 9 to Oct. 7 (five weeks). Classes are held at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. For questions and to apply to volunteer, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

PITAP seeks undergraduate volunteers

Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) is a series of courses that assist international graduate students with cross-cultural communication skills, English proficiency, and teaching skills before and during the time they are TAs. Undergraduate students are needed as classroom consultants and conversation partners for the ITAs. The total expected commitment is 10-15 hours during the semester and training is provided. For details, contact Brian Rybarczyk.

Creative volunteers needed for media production

Bipolar Girl Rules the World & Other Stories is a women-owned and operated media production company promoting mental health awareness through a series of short animated films called Bipolar Girl Rules the World & Other Stories. Volunteers are needed to assist up to five hours per week beginning this fall with blogging, research, social media and a crowd funding campaign. To get involved, contact Jasmine Bowles.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

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