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Public Service News 12/5/2016
December 5, 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

12/9 & 16 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
1/20/2017 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2017 Public Service Awards

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/15 – Southern Education Leadership Initiative webinar
1/3/2017 – Z. Smith Reynolds Fellowship
1/30/2017 – Student U summer opportunity
Carolina College Advising Corps
Robert E. McNair Scholars program
TABLE internships
A Helping Hand internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/13 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
1/16/2017 – MLK 5K + 1 Mile Fun Run

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/16 – UNC Public Policy Toys for Tots
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers
Coach with Girls on the Run

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/9 & 16 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the campus and community partners, is organizing campus-wide relief trips to communities across eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The first relief trip is Friday, Dec. 9 to Tarboro, North Carolina. Another trip to Garland, North Carolina is planned for Dec. 16 in partnership with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. For details and to register, visit UNC disaster relief trips. The best source of updated information is posted on a dedicated website at ccps.unc.edu/HurricaneMatthew. The center will continue to collect and share information about relief efforts. To receive updates on future relief trips or to send information about additional opportunities email ccps@unc.edu.

2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award until Jan. 20, 2017. Applications are open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. Apply online at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2017. For details, visit Davis Projects for Peace. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 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 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 project planning and implementation. The fellowships run from March to October with project implementation occurring during the summer. Apply by Feb. 6, 2017 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award until Feb. 8, 2017. The Hyatt Award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is given annually to support innovative public service projects that exemplify the Rotary International motto, “Service above Self.” 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 in some way, there is a possibility of additional funds. Undergraduate or graduate students at 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 online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. 2017. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship, named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served with the World Wildlife Fund. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” 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 will be accepted at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8, 2017. For details, visit Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2017 Public Service Awards

The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the annual selection of three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. Five Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan Awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6, 2017. The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should serve as an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships. Three provost awards will be given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nomination deadline is Feb. 6, 2017. The Ned Brooks Award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the University community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Nomination deadline is Feb. 22, 2017. All applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

12/15 – SOUTHERN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE WEBINAR

The Southern Education Foundation (SEF) launched its 2017 Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) application and will host a webinar for interested applicants, professors and school leaders to learn more about the fellowship experience. Fellows from 2016 will discuss the work they did during their summer with SELI. A program overview, eligibility and application requirements will also be covered. The webinar will begin at noon and is expected to last one hour. Complete the application before March 1 and register for the webinar online.

1/3/2017 – Z. SMITH REYNOLDS FELLOWSHIP

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one two-year, paid fellowship (beginning July 1) to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. The fellow will gain experience with nonprofit organizations, public policy, Foundation trustees and other leaders across North Carolina. Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. Apply at ZSR Fellowship Application by Jan. 3, 2017.

1/30/2017 – Student U summer opportunity

Student U seeks qualified applicants to teach at its Summer Academy Program. Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. Teachers work full-time in the summer, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. Apply at Student U by Jan. 30. Contact April Warren for questions.

CAROLINA COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS

Are you a leader? Do you love a challenge? Are you inspired to change a student’s life forever? The Carolina College Advising Corps is looking for people from diverse backgrounds who are excited to serve students and who can work effectively with many kinds of people. If you are friendly, self-motivated, creative and passionate about higher education, Carolina College Advising Corps wants you on its team. To apply, visit Carolina College Advising Corps.

ROBERT E. MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Robert E. McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications. The Robert E. McNair Scholars Program provides eligible students with programming and mentorship to be successful in a doctoral program. The program offers an eight-week summer research internship (between junior and senior year), faculty mentorship, graduate school application and GRE preparation, professional training, exposure to cultural activities and up to $5,000 in stipends. For more information, visit McNair Scholars Program or email mcnairprogram@unc.edu. The application deadline is midnight on Feb. 24, 2017.

TABLE internships

TABLE seeks student interns in their junior or senior year to assist with public relations, programming and administrative support. TABLE is a nonprofit that provides healthy meals to hungry children in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. Located 205 West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, TABLE is just a short walk from Franklin Street and is located on the bus route. A PR intern is needed to assist with social media and events, and an administrative intern is needed to assist with program activities and projects. Strong communication and organization skills as well as attention to detail are necessary to be considered. Contact Ashton Tippins with questions and email resumes to info@tablenc.org.

A Helping Hand healthcare/social work internship

A Helping Hand is a local nonprofit that serves seniors and adults with disabilities, provides services for seniors such as transportation to medical appointments, fun outings, shopping assistance and in-home assistance. A Helping Hand hosts a service-learning internship program for college students and graduates interested in health care or social work. Interns will gain direct geriatric care experience, develop strong interpersonal and leadership skills and work with a diverse client base. For more information, visit A Helping Hand, contact Steffi Tornow or call 919-403-5555.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/13 – HOLIDAY CAROLINA BLOOD DRIVE

The Employee Forum will host the 18th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

1/16/2017 – MLK Day of Service 5K

The 2017 MLK Day of Service’s featured event is Time is Now MLK 5K: Keeping the Faith honoring the life of Tar Heel Faith Danielle Hedgepeth with all proceeds going to the Faith Danielle Hedgepeth award. Participants can sign up for the 5K (3.1 miles) or the 1 mile fun run. The race is 7:30 a.m. Jan. 16 and registration is $25, including a light breakfast, commemorative T-shirt and arm band. Register online before Dec. 9 to guarantee the T-shirt or register on-site 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. the day of the race. For more information, visit Time is Now MLK 5K or email Carolina ROCTS.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

12/16 – UNC PUBLIC POLICY TOYS FOR TOTS

UNC Public Policy will collect toys for Toys for Tots Monday, Nov.  28 to Dec. 16. Bring an unwrapped, unopened toy to Abernethy Hall, room 115 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Toys for Tots collects toys for all children, ages 0-12 years, but does not accept any toys that look like realistic weapons or items that have food in them. For questions, contact Quatia Snipes or stop by Abernethy Hall and speak with Quatia Snipes, Mary Edwards or Megan Odom.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA seeks volunteers

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA offers youth basketball for children four years old to the eighth grade during its basketball season from January to mid-March. Volunteer coaches and staff focus on teaching the value of teamwork and fair play, while also developing fundamental basketball skills. If interested in volunteering as a coach or officiating games, contact Randy Smith.

Coach with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for program participants. Coaches are not required to be runners, they simply must be passionate about the GOTR mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are at local elementary schools twice a week for one hour and 15 minutes. The spring season is Jan. 30 – May 4. Email Hannah Robinson for details.

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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.

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