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Public Service News 10/20/2014
October 20, 2014

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

10/20 – Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship application deadline
10/22 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break informational open house
Share photos of why you serve

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – Education, capacity building, and disaster preparedness and response grants
10/31 – Public Administration Leadership Challenge
11/3 – The Carolina Parents Council grant applications
11/16 – 2015 Data Fellows program

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/25 – Haunted H.A.C. and Trunk-or-Treat
TABLE seeks volunteers for SnackChef program
Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer assistant coaches
CEF-Latin@ looking for Spanish speaking volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/20 – Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship application deadline

Are you interested in developing a project that addresses a community need? Would you like help getting started? Apply for the Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship. Selected applicants will enroll together in a public policy service-learning course on project management, receive $1,500 – $2,500 to launch their project, get support from APPLES students and staff, connect with a larger community of social innovators and gain invaluable experience in social innovation. Transfer students are also eligible. Apply by Oct. 20 online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

10/22 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break informational open house

The APPLES Service-Learning program offers five alternative spring break experiences for undergraduate students during the university’s spring break, March 6 -16. To complement the immersive break experience, the Alternative Spring Break program includes a two-credit hour, pass/fail course component, HBEH 610: Critical Approaches to Service-Learning. In this course, students examine service, theories and experiences related to community development and social change. Students apply what they learn from this course to the break experience and reflect on the experience upon their return. Join ASB leaders for a casual informational open house at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Suite 3514. Drop by to meet co-chairs and break leaders, learn more about ASB program focus areas and ask questions about the application and interview process. For details, contact the ASB co-chairs, Joshua Bradley or Olivia Perry. Interested students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Oct. 27.

Share photos of why you serve

The I Serve campaign, launched by the Carolina Center for Public Service, is a simple way to celebrate the vast amount of public service undertaken by Carolina students, staff, faculty and alumni. The campaign honors the 15-year anniversary of the Carolina Center for Public Service and the 25-year anniversary of the APPLES Service-Learning program, which both have facilitated service opportunities on Carolina’s campus for decades. I Serve campaign photos will be featured throughout the school year on the Carolina Center for Public Service website, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #uncserves. To join the campaign, post your photos on one of the listed social media pages or send them to ccps@unc.edu. The I Serve campaign celebrates all of the ways UNC serves and to inspire more people on campus to serve and provide them with examples of how and where.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – Education, capacity building, and disaster preparedness and response grants

Office Depot Foundation offers grants for education, capacity building, and disaster preparedness and response. The Foundation provides grants averaging $1,000 in three distinct categories: Giving Children Tools for Success supports activities that give young people tools to succeed in school and in life through education and inspiration. Building Capacity to Serve Communities targets programs that help nonprofit organizations to serve the needs of their communities efficiently through innovation and collaboration. Disaster Preparedness, Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding supports efforts that help people and communities prepare for disasters and rebuild and recover when disasters occur.
Application deadline is Oct. 31. For details, visit Office Depot Foundation.

10/31- Public Administration Leadership council

Sign up for the third annual Public Administration Leadership Challenge (PALC), a case study competition that gives UNC undergraduate students an opportunity to propose solutions to real public service issues. Play the role of a local leader and propose your innovative solutions to a dynamic public issue. Each team of three to five participants will receive a scenario involving a real, multifaceted community problem. Teams will be asked to manage various resources like time, money, human capital and other constraints to propose a creative solution to a public administration problem. Teams will have limited time to research and plan a response to the issue, and will then present their solutions to a panel of local leaders, graduate school faculty members and other public service professionals. This panel will choose the winning team which will receive a certificate and $1,000 cash prize. For details, visit UNC PAL Challenge. Apply by midnight on Oct. 31. Join PAL for an opening session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, where teams will receive the case and meet current MPA graduate students, who will be available to answer any questions. The competition will take place 1 – 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Both events will be held at the UNC School of Government.

11/3- The Carolina Parents Council grant application deadline

Each year, the Carolina Parents Council selects new and innovative programs/events for funding through the Parents Council Grant Fund. The Parents Council has granted substantial funding to several academic and student affairs departments for programs/events that contribute to the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina. While grant awards from the Council can be given in varying amounts, the maximum amount for an award is $15,000. All grant applications must be submitted in full to the Parents Council by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. For more information and to apply, visit Carolina Parents Council Grant Program.

11/16 – data science issues call for 2014 data fellows program

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and capitalize on the opportunities of big data, seeks participants for its 2015 Data Fellows Program. Fellowships are open to all faculty members at NCDS member institutions, although preference will be given to those with five years of service or less. Three faculty researchers whose work supports the NCDS mission of advancing data science, finding solutions to data-related problems and taking advantage of the many research, business and social opportunities related to big data will be awarded up to $50,000. For more information and a submission form, visit NCDS. Application deadline is Nov. 16.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/25 – Haunted h.a.c. and Trunk-or-treat

The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department will host Haunted H.A.C. at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Homestead Aquatics Center (300 N. Park Drive). Organizations, businesses and individuals are needed to volunteer to decorate their vehicles trunk and provide pre-packaged candy for an expected 200 participants. For event details, contact Lizzie Burrill or call 919-968-2798.

TABLE seeks volunteers for SnackChef program

SnackChef is a TABLE program that teaches children at local afterschool programs how to make healthy snacks to share with their families. Volunteers are needed to prepare ingredients, make to-go bags and go to the after school centers to show the children how to make the snack. To volunteer, visit Volunteer Spot. For details, contact Julia Baker.

rainbow soccer needs volunteer assistant coaches

Rainbow Soccer needs volunteer coaches for its Kick Start program. This program, which meets once a week from 5 – 6 p.m. on Fridays, is for the program’s youngest players, ages 3 – 6. Training curriculum with suggested activities is available. Those interested in working with an older age group are asked to join head coaches that need assistants. Contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

CEF-Latin@ looking for Spanish speaking volunteers

CEF-Latin@ engages in one-on-one work with Latino community members to help them attain financial and employment goals. This year our group is focusing on building a partnership with the Latino Community Credit Union in an effort to ensure the expansion of savings opportunities for community members experiencing poverty. We will be creating various promotional materials and serving dozens of Spanish speaking savers. Contact Victoria Castillo for more information.

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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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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 info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you. Back to top


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