Public Service News 12/2/2013
November 26th, 2013
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
OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIPS, fellowships & AWARDS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
The Carolina Center for Public Service is now accepting applications for opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Davis Projects for Peace provides $10,000 to returning, full-time undergraduate students, and the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award offers up to $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students. Both provide support to develop local or international community-based projects during the summer of 2014. The inaugural Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship provides $1,250 to support undergraduate or graduate field study and engaged research in environmental areas, preferably abroad. Preference will be given to students in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program who are majoring in business, environmental or economics disciplines.
Applications for the Davis Projects for Peace Award are due Jan. 13 by 11:59 p.m. Applications for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award and the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship are due Feb. 3 by 11:59 p.m. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact email@example.com.
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
CUBE at the Campus Y is accepting applications from all UNC social innovators who are launching a venture to solve social and/or environmental problems. The Social Innovation Challenge is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and accepts new ideas and early-stage social ventures (both nonprofit and for-profit models). Submissions can be in one or more of the following tracks: health, environment, education, arts and sports, and socio-economic development. Up to 10 social ventures will be accepted and recipients receive co-working space in the CUBE social innovation incubator, mentorship, individualized support, seed capital, access to pro-bono technical support and expert feedback to take ideas to scale. Apply online by 5 p.m. Dec. 27. Finalist teams will be selected and notified in early January 2014.
For more than 48 years, The White House Fellowship has been America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. This nonpartisan program is designed to provide emerging leaders an opportunity to experience the process of governing the nation while working alongside public servants at the highest levels of the Federal government. The White House Fellows Program is now accepting applications online until Jan. 15, 2014 at 5:59 p.m. (EST). Dates of the fellowship year for the 2014-2015 class are Aug. 26, 2014 to Aug. 26, 2015. To learn more, visit The White House Fellows. For questions, contact the White House Fellows Office at 202-395-4522.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
12/8 – Launch leadership opportunity
Are you interested in making an impact on high school students? Would you like to enhance your presentation, communication and leadership skills? Apply today for leadership positions with Launch for the spring semester. For more information and to apply, visit Launch online. Deadline is Dec. 8.
Volunteer as an AVID tutor
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college preparatory program that helps middle-performing students use their natural intellect to become high-performing students. If interested in working with teachers to tutor young minds and gain volunteer hours, contact Kelsey Kaul.
Rainbow Soccer is looking for coaches and assistants for its recreational soccer program serving youth age 3 – 15 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Teams practice twice a week for one hour and play a one-hour game on Saturday, all in Chapel Hill. Practices are Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday at Homestead Park, Southern Community Park and the Rainbow Fields on Cleland Road near University Mall. The season runs from March 9 – May 3. For details, call Karen at 919-967-9797.
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that feels like it was designed just for you? Look no further than the Habitat ReStore for one-time, short-term, individual and group volunteer opportunities in as little as two-hour shifts. Visit ReStore’s volunteer website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to get started at Habitat ReStore.
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.
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 email@example.com with the command “unsubscribe publicservice” in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank).