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Public Service News 10/27/2014
October 27, 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

Why do you serve?

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/31 – Education, capacity building, and disaster preparedness and response grants
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation summer internship
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Human Rights Center internship
Become a Student U summer teacher
The Carolina College Advising Corps applications

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/22 – 23 - Hackathon event

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/1 – Prevention through Education event needs volunteers
11/2 – Alternative Spring Break trip leader applications due
11/2 – ISLA Spanish Festival volunteers needed
YMCA youth volleyball and basketball coaches needed
TABLE seeks volunteers for SnackChef program

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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

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.

z. smith Reynolds foundation summer internship 

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one internship each summer to an undergraduate or graduate student who desires experiences related to philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, public policy, advocacy and/or community service in North Carolina. Interns have the opportunity to assist staff in researching issues and projects related to the long-term goals of the Foundation as well as projects of personal interest. North Carolina natives, residents and/or students attending accredited colleges or universities in the state may apply. For more information or to apply, visit the website. The application deadline is Jan. 5, 2015.

Chapel Hill/carrboro human rights center internship

If you are a current work-study student and are passionate about social justice and community-based nonprofit initiatives, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Human Rights Center invites you to apply for its fundraising intern position. The hours can be anywhere between five to 15 hours per week depending upon your schedule with a pay of $12.50 per hour. Applicants must not be graduating in December or May 2015. To learn more, contact Nathan Hollister.

Become a student u summer teacher

Student U is looking for undergraduates who are interested in applying for the Middle School Teacher position. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans and teaching their own classes. Student U teachers teach one core and one elective class along with co-leading a reading group. Students can visit Student U for more information or to apply. Contact Jessica Cagle with questions.

The carolina college advising corps is now accepting applications

The Carolina College Advising Corps helps high school students find their way to colleges that will serve them well. This is completed by hiring recent graduates from UNC and providing them with the knowledge necessary to be well-trained, enthusiastic advisers. Applications are available now and must be submitted by Jan. 16, 2015. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Eric Smith.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/22 – 23 - Hackathon event

Lincoln Financial Group is hosting codeLinc 2014, a 24-hour hackathon event in which students from North Carolina universities will code real-world application solutions to solve today’s issues for education-based nonprofit organizations. The event will be held Nov. 22 and 23 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Contact Sol Kovach for more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/1 – prevention through education event needs volunteers

On Nov.1, UNC’s schools of medicine and dentistry will partner to organize Prevention through Education, a community event that aims to promote physical health and prevent oral diseases among foreign-born children living in Durham. The event will help Hispanic and refugee families. The program will be held at Vintage Church, 4310 Garrett Road. Sign up to volunteer or contact Kate Magee with questions.

11/2 – Alternative spring break trip leader applications due

Applications to lead a service trip through the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish have been released online and are due Nov. 2. There are four domestic service-immersion trip experiences to apply for and each trip has two leaders. The trips focus on strengthening participants in four areas: community, spirituality, simplicity and social justice. Contact Shannon Kirchmer with questions. Visit the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish to apply.

11/2 - ISLA Spanish festival volunteers needed

ISLA (Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition) School needs volunteers to help with food, games and craft booths at the Spanish Immersion Festival from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Thomas More School (920 Carmichael Street in Chapel Hill). For more information on how volunteer, contact Sarah Spaltenstein.

YMCA youth volleyball and basketball coaches needed

Youth volleyball and basketball volunteer coaches are needed at the Chapel Hill YMCA. Volleyball coaches are needed from October to December on Tuesday and Thursday nights to coach fourth through eighth-graders. Basketball coaches are needed from January to March of 2015 on weeknights and Saturdays to coach Pre-K through eighth-graders. Coaches can volunteer with friends or be teamed with others to lead teams. Contact Mike Meyen for additional information.

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.

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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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