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Public Service News 4/14/2014
April 14th, 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center for Women and Families internships
Marian Jackson Center VISTA position available

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/16- Stomp Out Genocide
4/22 – UNC FACE AIDS panel discussion and advocacy training
4/23 – Heavenly Groceries summer volunteer interest meeting

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/17 – Applications due for Campus Y Global Circle
5/3 – Volunteers needed for Cycle to Farm event
UNC Habitat for Humanity’s leadership committee
Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department seeks teenage baseball coaches

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Compass Center for Women and Families Internships

The Compass Center for Women and Families is searching for students to fill its information and referral, and domestic violence community education intern positions for the summer and fall. For more information about training requirements and how to apply, contact Linda. Detailed position descriptions are listed on the Compass Center website.

Marian Jackson center VISTA position available

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center, an oral history and organizing hub for civil rights education, youth development and housing justice in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, seeks a community action coordinator, an Americorps*VISTA position, hosted by the North Carolina Campus Compact. For more information, visit The Jackson Center online or contact Elizabeth McCain.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/16 – stomp out genocide

Stomp Out Genocide is a worldwide video collaborative to raise awareness for modern genocide through dance and film. On April 16, the Coalition for Human Rights (CHR) at UNC will bring Stomp Out Genocide to the UNC campus. Join CHR in the Pit at 3 p.m. for performances by some of Carolina’s finest dancers. Stomp Out Genocide will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and raise awareness for ongoing crimes against humanity worldwide.

4/22 – UNC FACE AIDS panel discussion and advocacy training

The mission of UNC FACE AIDS is to fight HIV/AIDS by building a movement of leaders dedicated to global health equity and social justice. UNC FACE AIDS will host a panel discussion 5 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22 in Murphey Hall, room 116 featuring speakers living with HIV/AIDS. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Ronald Strauss. Learn how to advocate for equal treatment and access to HIV/AIDS care. For details, contact Samantha Ty.

4/23 – Heavenly groceries summer volunteer interest meeting

Heavenly Groceries, a food distribution site within walking distance of UNC’s campus, will hold an interest meeting for potential summer volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for picking up, sorting and distributing food. The meeting is 5 – 6 p.m. April 23 in the Campus Y, room 103. For details, contact Khristian Curry.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/17 – Applications due for the campus y global circle

The Campus Y Global Circle is a space for student leaders to connect students with resources, initiate discussion about the ethics of civic engagement, and direct an overall approach for global efforts in the Campus Y. All UNC students who have experience abroad are invited to apply by downloading the application. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. For more information, contact Garrison Gordon.

5/3 – volunteers needed for cycle to farm event

Cycle to Farm is a 62-mile farm tour by bicycle coming to Chapel Hill for the first time Saturday, May 3. This event provides a cycling experience that supports local farms and the nonprofit Farmer Foodshare. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. To learn more and signup as a volunteer, visit Cycle To Farm. For more information, contact Jen Billstrom.

UNC Habitat for Humanity’s leadership committee

UNC Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for next year’s steering committee. Available positions include co-chair, volunteer coordinator, tutoring chair, fundraising chair, publicity chair, advocacy chair, transportation coordinator, community outreach chair and international trip leader. Applications are due Tuesday, April 15 by 11:59 p.m. Contact unchfh@gmail.com to request an application.

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department Seeks Baseball coach for teenage baseball team

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer applications to coach a teenage baseball team for players 13-15 years old during for the 2014 HECC baseball season. The season runs mid-April to early June. Coaches are responsible for one game and one practice per week. For more information, contact Craig Wolfe.

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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.

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 from this list, send an email to listserv@unc.edu with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).

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