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Public Service News 2/8/2016
February 8, 2016

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/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or 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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/8 – Deadline to apply for a Community Engagement Fellowship
2/8 – Last call for Sherpa Fellowship
2/8 – Deadline for Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award applications
2/22 – APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grants
2/23 – Ned Brooks Award nominations accepted
3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications
3/11 – Apply to be a SMART Mentor

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/10 – Apply for the Vimy Global Team Award
2/10 – Apply for the Carolina Global Initiative
2/15 – Proposals for graduate student research projects
2/21 – Chancellor’s Fellows
Apply for Prevention Partners’ 2016 summer internship
Compass Center court advocacy/community response intern

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/10 – Barakat Memorial Food Drive
2/9 – College Service Project general body meeting
2/12 – Deadline to register for 37th annual Minority Health Conference
2/19 – CAGAT Initiative Webinar Series
2/25 – Implementation Science: applying what works

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/9 – Peewee baseball coaches needed
2/21 – Volunteers needed for local art event
2/24 – Edible Campus planting day

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

 2/8 – DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students (individuals or teams) at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply with preference given to interdisciplinary teams of students. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, while fellows are responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8.

2/8 – LAST CALL FOR SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

Applications for the 2016 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship are being accepted. The fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are being accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Applications for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award are being accepted. The Hyatt Award is given annually in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” The award is sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club. Two awards will be given, one (up to $3,000) for an international project and one (up to $2,000) for a local project. If the local project involves members of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate and graduate students at the UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply, individually or in teams, as well as recognized UNC-Chapel Hill student organizations. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/22 – APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is soliciting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote service-learning pedagogy at UNC-Chapel Hill. For eligibility criteria and application information, visit APPLES Service-Learning Funding Opportunities. Applications are due Feb. 22 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

2/23 – NED BROOKS AWARD NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED

Nominations for the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service are being accepted. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 23 and are accepted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

3/8 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications for Class VI (2016-2018) should be submitted online at the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Tuesday, March 8.

3/11 – Apply to be a smart mentor

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open Feb. 8 and close March 11. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/10 – Apply for the Vimy Global Team Award


The Vimy Global Team Award provides support and $15,000 for a team of students to design a global research, service or documentary project and implement it over the summer. Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 10. Contact Tripp Tuttle for more information.

2/10 – Apply to the Carolina Global Initiative Award


The Carolina Global Initiative supports study, research, internship and other global opportunities for students with limited or no prior global experience. Supported by an endowment from the C.V. Starr Foundation and private gifts to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, awards are typically made from $1,500 to $6,000 each, but higher amounts will be considered. Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 10. Contact Jaclyn Gilstrap for more information.

2/15 – Proposals for graduate student research Projects


The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research invites proposals for graduate student research projects that will enhance research activity supporting its mission to: train graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges and motivations for carrying out research in equitable partnership with communities. Awards are intended to support expenses directly related to participatory research projects that graduate students are assessing as feasible, initiating, conducting or completing. For details, visit Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research. Send questions, proposals and letters to Dorothy Holland.

2/21 – Chancellor’s Fellows


The Office of the Chancellor is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to serve as Chancellor’s Fellows, starting June 2016. This is a unique career opportunity for recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of higher education administration. This is a full-time, salaried position. For details and to apply, visit Office of the Chancellor. Application deadline is Feb. 21.

Apply for Prevention Partners’ 2016 summer internship


Prevention Partners is seeking bright, motivated and hard-working students who are passionate about prevention health. Full-time volunteer internship positions are available for summer 2016. These internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. For more information, visit Prevention Partners or contact Lindsey Bickers Bock, strategic coaching senior manager and internship coordinator.

Compass Center court advocacy/community response intern


The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting to fill a new court advocacy and community response intern position. The intern will assist victims of domestic violence in court and complete work related to the Orange County Domestic Violence task force. Learn more and submit at Compass Center.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/10 – BARAKAT MEMORIAL FOOD DRIVE

The second Barakat Memorial Food Drive is underway at the UNC School of Dentistry to honor the legacies of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. Canned goods can be placed on the table and in boxes setup under the media podium in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Atrium. All collected food will again be donated to the Urban Ministries of Durham.

2/9 – College Service Project general body meeting

The College Service Project’s next general body meeting starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Student Union, room 3503. College Service Project works locally in Orange County to offer free home repair to reduce substandard housing. There are many opportunities to get involved, as well as a spring break trip to volunteer with the parent organization, Appalachia Service Project. Email College Service Project for more information or to reserve a spot on the spring break service trip.

2/12 – Deadline to register for 37th annual Minority Health Conference

Friday, Feb. 12, is the last day to register for the 37th Annual Minority Health Conference, In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice. This year’s conference will be held Friday, Feb. 26, in Chapel Hill. Keynote speakers include Dr. Crystallee Crain and Miriam Zoila Perez. Register online or contact Giuliana Morales and Anna Dardick for more information.

2/19 – CAGAT Initiative Webinar Series

UNC’s Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) is an initiative designed to improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development of guides and webinars. The first webinar, Introduction to the Academic Researcher’s Guide: Tips for Navigating the Pre-Award Process, is 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, room 219. Register at UNC Event Registration or contact Donna Polat for more information.

2/25 – IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: APPLYING WHAT WORKS

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship series continues with the seminar, Implementation Science: applying what works, 1 – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25. at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt, room 219. Implementation Science is the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based approaches and the systematic study of specified activities designed to put into practice activities or programs of known dimensions. This workshop will introduce resources and current projects to guide research interventions. Light refreshments will be served. For details on speakers and to register, visit UNC Event Registration.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/9 – PEEWEE BASEBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department needs a few more peewee baseball coaches (children age 6-8) for the spring season. Coaches must have the knowledge and ability to teach baseball related playing skills and fundamentals, exhibit good sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and in games. Apply online before Feb. 9. Contact Caitlin Knepp for more information or for a paper application.

2/12 – Volunteers Needed for Local Art Event

Love art and service? Volunteer with SHIMMER: The Art of Light, an outdoor art event 6 – 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 featuring more than 20 outdoor installations and projections in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Register at VolunteerSpot. For more information, visit SHIMMER: The Art of Light’s Facebook page or SHIMMER: The Art of Light online.

2/24 – Edible Campus Planting Day

Plant persimmons, pomegranates, blueberries and more with Edible Campus. Volunteers will participate in a cross-campus planting day 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will meet at the Pit. Volunteer at The Edible Campus.
In the event of inclement weather, the planting day will go from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Pit. For more information, contact Emily Auerbach.

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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, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes 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.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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.

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Public Service News 10/19/2015
October 19, 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/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or 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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/20 – Final call to apply for APPLES Global Guanajuato course
10/20 – Final call to apply for a Bryan Fellowship
11/2 – Arts in Public Service Fellow applications accepted

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Challenge
11/2 – 2015-2016 Parents Council Grant Application
UNC Social Innovation Challenge
2016 UNC MLK Student Scholarship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/24 – CUBE Workshop: Impact Evaluation 101
11/17 & 18 – UNC Global Passport Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/24 – Trunk-or-Treat volunteers needed
10/30 – Volunteers needed for Halloween Carnival

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/20 – final Call to APPLY FOR APPLES GLOBAL GUANAJUATO COURSE

Applications for students interested in participating in GLBL 390: Latin American Migrant Perspectives close at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. This three-credit hour spring course is interdisciplinary, combining qualitative methods, migration theory and service-learning while examining Latin American immigrant perspectives. Students will research and work with immigrants in receiving communities in North Carolina and spend spring break in immigrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico. For details, contact Hannah Gill.

10/20 – Final Call to APPLY FOR A BRYAN FELLOWSHIP

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program application closes by midgnight Tuesday, Oct. 20. This program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally by creating an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. The fellowship provides practical support and mentorship to students and develops a supportive cohort of students working together to create positive social impact. Fellowship recipients enroll in a service-learning course on project management during the spring semester of the fellowship year and receive up to $1,500 to help launch their project. They also receive professional development funds, support from APPLES students and staff and invaluable leadership training and personal development. Up to six team fellowships are awarded each fall for the following calendar year (January – December). Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For more information, visit Bryan Fellowship.

11/2 – ARTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOW APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

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 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.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – MLK Day Of Service Community Partnership Project Challenge

North Carolina Campus Compact is accepting proposals for the MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project Challenge. The MLK Day Community Partnership Project mobilizes college students, community members and community organizations to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday not as “day off” but a “day on.” All national and state Campus Compact members are eligible to apply for mini-grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support MLK Day of Service projects focused on supporting service that alleviates hunger and supports veterans. For details and an application, visit MLK Day Grants. Applications are due by 1 a.m. (CST) Saturday, Oct. 31.

11/2 – 2015-2016 PARENTS COUNCIL GRANT APPLICATION

Each year, the Carolina Parents Council selects new and innovative programs and events to fund through the Parents Council Grant Program. The Parents Council has granted substantial funding to several academic and student affairs departments for programs and events that contribute to the quality of undergraduate student life and learning at Carolina. Grant awards can be given in varying amounts with no maximum award amount. Email grant applications to the Parents Council by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

UNC Social Innovation Challenge

UNC’s Social Innovation Initiative holds a pan-university Social Innovation Challenge open to all UNC students, faculty and staff who are launching social ventures, whether they be nonprofit or for-profit models. Ten ventures are selected for a two-year residency at CUBE, UNC’s Social Innovation Incubator, and can receive up to $5,000 in seed funding over the two-year residency upon meeting benchmarks. They also receive business feedback, guidance from mentors in residence, legal support, access to their own office space and whiteboards offered 24/7 in the incubator. Application deadline is Dec. 27, 2015. For details and to apply, visit Social Innovation Challenge.

2016 UNC MLK Student Scholarship

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship applications are open and available to juniors. All juniors who demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of life on campus and in the community are welcomed to apply. The awards are given annually to students who, as judged by the MLK Jr. Scholarship committee, best exemplify Dr. King’s commitment to our society. Nominees are also judged on the ability to achieve and excel academically. One first place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and two runner-up candidates will receive $1,000 scholarships. Application guidelines and form are through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/24 – CUBE Workshop: Impact Evaluation 101

UNC’s CUBE: The Hub for Social Innovation will host a workshop, Impact Evaluation, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in the 1789 Venture Lab located at 173 1/2 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn both the framework and tools to use for impact evaluation in social entrepreneurship and how to create an impact evaluation for social enterprise. The workshop will also cover thinking through the impact spectrum of your work and identifying intended and unintended results. UNC students, faculty and staff, and members of the Triangle community are welcome to attend. Register for this free event online.

11/17 & 18 – UNC Global Passport drive

UNC Global is sponsoring UNC’s annual Passport Drive 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18 on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. UNC Global hosts officials from the U.S. Department of State and a photographer to make first-time passport applications and renewals easy. This event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as their families. In the past 10 drives, more than 2,000 people have applied or renewed their passports. For details about required materials and payment, visit UNC Global.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/24 – TRUNK-OR-TREAT volunteers needed

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is looking for organizations, businesses and individuals to volunteer to participate in Trunk-or-Treat Saturday, Oct. 24. Trunk-or-Treat provides a fun and safe form of trick-or-treating. Participants are asked to decorate their vehicle’s trunk and provide pre-packaged candy for approximately 150 participating youth. For more information and registration, contact Lizzie Burrill.

10/30 – Volunteers Needed for Halloween carnival

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department needs volunteers to work its Halloween Carnival 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. Volunteers will run the carnival games (instructions will be provided). If interested, complete the volunteer application and send it to Caitlin Knepp or call 919-918-7370 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, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes 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.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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.

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