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Public Service News 12/01/2014
December 1, 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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2015 Community Engagement Fellowship applications open
APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grant RFP
Why do you serve?

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/31 – Department of Justice summer internship
A Helping Hand offers pre-health internship opportunity
Peer-Network Engagement internship with Hillel

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/2 - World Aids Day in the Pit

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/4 – Campus Y winter service trip
12/5 - Musical Empowerment book drive
12/15 – Carolina Navigators service-learning experience
12/31 – Morehead Planetarium seeks volunteers
Volunteer with Heavenly Groceries
One-on-One tutors needed for teens and young adults

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2015 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the Community Engagement Fellowship program. A maximum of five fellowships of up to $2,000 each are awarded in the spring to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and have an academic connection. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 9. Contact Ryan Nilsen for more information.

APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grant RFP

APPLES is soliciting proposals for $3,500 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven $3,500 grants will be awarded to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. For eligibility criteria and application information, see course development grants. Applications are available online at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application Portal.

why do 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

12/31 – Department of Justice summer internship

The United States Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for its summer internship program. The summer program runs from June through August. Volunteer and academic credit internships are offered to undergraduates, graduate students and to law students with a 3.0 GPA. For details, visit the United State Department of Justice. Application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 31.

a helping hand offers pre-health internship opportunity

A Helping Hand, a local nonprofit, is currently recruiting pre-health interns to join the organization in the spring of 2015. The Pre-Health Internship Program offers future healthcare providers an opportunity to gain direct healthcare experience. Interns are paired will older adults and will complete 90 hours of volunteerism through these one-on-one sessions. Interns will complete 30 hours of training on specific topics, including mobility, sensitivity, patient advocacy, dementia and more.
For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley.

Peer-network Engagement internship with Hillel

Hillel’s Peer-Network Engagement Internship is an initiative designed to meet Jewish students currently uninvolved with Hillel at a place where they are comfortable being Jewish. The goal of this internship is to allow students on all parts of campus to be able to express their Judaism in a manner that feels right to them as an individual. For more information about this opportunity, contact Michelle Horowitz.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/2 – world AIDS Day in the pit

Join Partners in Health Engage, Healthy Heels, Campus Health, LGBTQ Center and CPMA between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Pit. Visit their booth to learn about HIV/AIDS, participate in the Wheel of Knowledge game and advocate for AIDS awareness by making your own quilt square. Following this event, visit the Great Hall between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a free HIV/AIDS screening. For questions, contact Partners in Health Engage.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/4 - Campus Y winter service trip

Join the Campus Y’s Extended Disaster Relief trip from Dec. 12 – 19. Participants will work on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans, La. Participant applications are currently being accepted and are due Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. For questions, contact Franck Azobou.

12/5 – Musical empowerment book drive

Do you have old or unused music books sitting at home collecting dust? If so, consider donating them to Musical Empowerment. Music books are a valuable resource to music students and teachers. Books for any level and any instrument are accepted. Drop off old or unused music books in the labeled boxes in the Campus Y or UNC bands office in Hill Hall 106 from Dec. 1 to 5. For more information, contact Lee Landess.

12/15 – Carolina Navigators service-learning experience

Do you want to create a culture kit? Would you like to help middle school students learn about the world? Are you interested in developing multimedia resources about intercultural topics for K-12 students all while improving your own intercultural, technology and leadership skills? Carolina Navigators is a highly selective academic service-learning program at UNC. To learn more or to apply, visit Carolina Navigators. Application deadline is Dec. 15. For questions, contact navigators@unc.edu.

12/31 – Morehead planetarium seeks volunteers

Night Lights: A Family New Year’s Eve will happen on Dec. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. It is co-presented by Morehead Planetarium, Kidzu Children’s Museum, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and smArts creative programs & events. It will feature family-friendly activities, performances, interactive games, refreshments and a kids’ countdown under the stars. Contact Sarah Wolfe with questions.

volunteer with heavenly groceries

Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial is a certified food bank and ministry of St. Joseph CME Church, dedicated to providing quality produce and grocery items to the underserved communities in and around Chapel Hill. The organization is looking for volunteers to help pick up food from local grocery stores and help with daily distribution during both Thanksgiving and Winter Break. There are three daily shifts: 9:30-10:30 a.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact Ayat Soufan.

volunteer one-on-one tutors needed for teens and young adults

The Teen Career Academy at the Durham Literacy Center is looking for part-time volunteers to work with teens and young adults who are working toward taking their GED tests. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers can work as many or as few days as their schedules allow. Please contact Meghan McLaughlin to learn more.

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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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