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Public Service News 1/17/2017
January 17, 2017

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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/18 – Graduate Student Engagement at Carolina
1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award application deadline
1/25 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip
1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment
2/6 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2017 Public Service Awards
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
Service-Learning spring break trip/Hurricane Matthew outreach

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – Non-Profit Internship Program
1/27 – CHEOP spring PR intern
2/6 – Venture For America fellowship program
2/24 – McNair Scholars Program application
2/28 – Food for All micro grant proposals
Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator
Compass Center internships

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/30 – Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models
2/2 – How to launch a social venture
3/6 – Student Success conference

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/19 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteer
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Youth girls’ volleyball volunteer head coaches
Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity
Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches
Special Olympics needs volunteer swim coaches
Youth baseball head coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger
Tutor with Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE)

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/18 – Graduate Student Engagement at Carolina

Join the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS), The Graduate School and the Certificate in Participatory Research for a workshop about various engagement and interdisciplinary sources of funding. Learn ways to gain support and deepen engagement in your studies, hear what others are doing and share your experiences to develop connections for future collaborative endeavors. Students currently connected to CCPS and The Graduate School as well as students who are interested in getting involved and learning more are welcome. Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided. Register at UNC Event Registration.

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award application deadline

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Davis Projects for Peace Award. 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.

1/25 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is Jan. 27 to Lumberton, North Carolina, in partnership with the Center for Community Action. For details on what to expect and to complete required forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips. Registration deadline is Jan. 25.

1/25 – APPLES Summer Internships applications

APPLES Service-Learning offers summer internships where students work 320 hours (40 hours per week) with a community or government organization, earn $2,500 for their work and participate in a one-credit hour course offered through the School of Social Work. Internship positions focus on a variety of fields and professions including public relations, outreach, development, event coordination, administration, project development, education and public policy. For details on internship positions, see the 2017 APPLES Summer Internships. Apply online at APPLES Service-Learning Program Portal by Jan 25. For questions, contact Becca Bender.

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment

Enrollment is open for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll through the Buckley Portfolio. Enrollment for the 2017 spring semester will close Jan. 31. For questions, contact BPSS.

2/6 – 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 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/8 – 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. 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. Applicants must be continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the following fall semester. Applications can be submitted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For details, visit Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – 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 student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies in the semester following their fellowship. Applications will be accepted at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. 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.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. 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 be 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. 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. All applications can be submitted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for $5,000 service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Up to seven 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, visit funding opportunities. Applications are open through Feb. 24 and are available at the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Current APPLES faculty are also eligible to apply to develop a new course. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

Service-Learning spring break trip/Hurricane Matthew outreach

UNC students interested in an inter-professional community health project can volunteer alongside those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nursing 609.001 is a one-credit hour elective course through the APPLES Service-Learning program. Students will spend spring break, March 13-17, at a Hurricane Matthew health outreach post and will work with the community by connecting vulnerable populations to community health centers and social services. For details and to apply, contact Jean Davison.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/23 – NON-PROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Non-Profit Internship Program offers up to 36 paid internships for the summer of 2017 to Pell-grant eligible students in North Carolina. Students spend a minimum of eight weeks during the summer with host organizations. Internships offer a range of exposure and skill-building opportunities in research, community outreach, public policy, communications, fundraising and social media. For more information or to apply, visit Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

1/27 – CHEOP spring PR intern

CHEOP seeks a student with videography experience (recording, editing, uploading content on website). The selected candidate will support recruitment efforts via the interviewing/recording current students, events, editing footage and uploading final content on the website. The intern will also assist with social media efforts. Resumes for this unpaid position are due Jan. 27. For details, contact Dr. Paula Borden.

2/6 – VENTURE FOR AMERICA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Venture for America (VFA) is a fellowship program empowering recent college graduates to launch careers as entrepreneurs and revitalize American cities. After five weeks of training, VFA Fellows spend two years working for a startup in a U.S. city with an emerging startup ecosystem. Throughout the fellowship, fellows learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community. When Fellows and alumni are ready to build companies of their own, VFA provides the resources they need to become entrepreneurs. For more information, visit Venture for America. Application deadline is 4:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

2/24 – McNair Scholars Program application

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program provides eligible students at Carolina with the necessary programming and mentorship to be successful in pursuing a Ph.D. program. Scholars receive a variety of benefits and services to help them in their applications to graduate programs. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program or email mcnairprogram@unc.edu.

2/28 – Food for All micro grant proposals

Are you engaged in exciting food-related research, teaching and publication at UNC or have an idea for an outstanding food-related lecturer? UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All (FFA) pan-university academic theme is sponsoring a multi-disciplinary food studies lecture series and is seeking proposals from the university community. Micro grants are available for speaker events with an expectation of cost-sharing between FFA and the co-sponsoring department, institute or organization. Preference is given to events that address one or more Food for All themes. To apply, complete the micro grant application and specify the FFA Lecture Series, spring 2017, in the title. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. For questions, email foodforall@unc.edu.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer meal site coordinator

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Food for the Summer seeks a meal site coordinator to manage, direct and coordinate volunteers for multiple meal sites. Work is an average of 10 to 12 hours each week, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday with a $1,200 stipend. The position runs from June 6 through Aug. 19. If interested, send cover letter and resume to foodforthesummer@ifcmailbox.org.

Compass Center internships

Compass Center seeks a marketing and communications intern for spring 2017/fall 2017 or spring 2017/summer 2017. The intern will work closely with the development and communications coordinator to increase awareness of Compass services and events in the community by creating marketing materials, promoting events and designing website graphics. A court advocacy and community response intern is also needed. This role requires a 42-hour training. Responsibilities include assisting domestic violence victims with protective orders in criminal and civil court, crisis intervention, domestic violence task force attendance, and more. The intern must be available Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., or potentially later, and have transportation to Hillsborough. Contact Bridget for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/30 – LOCAL FOOD SUPPORTING LOCAL HEALTH CARE: INNOVATIVE MODELS

The N.C. Food and Health Care Intersections Group will host Local Food Supporting Local Health Care: Innovative Models to highlight the intersections between local food and health care. The event will create a shared vision of integrating food and health care through innovative models, such as CSAs (community supported agriculture) and food prescription programs to improve health outcomes of populations. The event is 9:30 a.m. – noon, Monday, Jan. 30 at Koury Oral Health Sciences Building and features speakers highlighting successful models from across the nation. For more information and to RSVP, visit Eventbright.

2/2 – How to launch a social venture

1789 Venture Lab and Carolina THINK will host a panel discussion, How to Launch a Social Venture, 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at 1789 Venture Lab. Participants will learn what a social venture is and how to start a social venture. The panel will have three social ventures founders: Anne Steptoe of MedServe, Camille McGirt of Healthy Girls Save the World and Natasha Goldstein, founder of LIFT Investments and now chief financial officer of MCE Social Capital. Register at How to Launch a Social Venture.

3/6 – STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE

The eighth annual Student Success conference, A Coordinated Culture of Care for Student Success, is March 6 at the William and Ida Friday Conference Center. The conference will describe an ethos of care in higher education and explore why a culture of care increases student outcomes. The conference will also explore tangible strategies for coordinating and collaborating across departments, schools and units to cultivate a culture of care. For details and to RSVP, visit UNC Event Registration. Registration deadline is Feb. 1.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/19 – Volunteer with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools seeks spring school volunteers. Learn more at an information session 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., Jan. 17, 18, or 19 in the Student Union, room 3102. Help pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade students two to three hours each week for 10 weeks (one semester). For details about how to volunteer, visit Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools or call 919-967-8211, extension 28281.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteers

Help Habitat for Humanity raise money to build more homes by volunteering with ReStore. Volunteers accept and process donations, organize the sales floor and assist customers. Come join the fun at ReStore, make new friends and enhance your customer service skills. For details to volunteer, visit Habitat for Humanity ReStore. For questions, contact Amanda Casella.

CAROLINA NAVIGATORS GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduates, do you want to create a Culture Kit or help middle school students learn about the world? Do you like to develop multimedia resources for K-12 students while improving your own intercultural, technology and leadership skills? If your answer is yes, Navigators Experience is for you. Preference is given to applicants who apply by Jan. 2, but late applicants will be considered. Contact Elizabeth Bucrek with questions.

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL VOLUNTEER HEAD COACHES

Carrboro Recreation and Parks seeks youth girls’ volleyball head coaches for the spring season. Coaches must organize practices and communicate effectively with players (ages 10-13 years old), parents and recreation department staff. Volunteers must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Tutor with UNC’s Habitat for Humanity

UNC’s Habitat for Humanity Tutoring Committee travels to Hillsborough weekly to tutor elementary through high school students from low-income families. The committee seeks tutors who love working with children and are available Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Transportation is usually provided, but having your own car is a plus. If interested, contact Meghan Malone.

RAINBOW SOCCER SEEKS COACHES

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches for its spring 2017 season starting mid-March. Volunteer coaches work with youth between the ages of 4 and 15 years old. Time commitments range from one to three-and-a-half hours per week depending on the program selected. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus and friends can coach together. Access to a car helps but most sites are on the bus lines. Contact Karen Aldridge for more information.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEEDS VOLUNTEER SWIM COACHES

Join Special Olympics competitive swim team. Athletes work on endurance and advanced skills to prepare for spring tournaments. Practices run Feb. 2 to May 28 at the Chapel Hill Community Center, Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. and 7:10 – 8:30 p.m., and Sunday beginning March 12 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Assistant coaches help in and out of the water, and can attend one or more weekly classes. To get involved, contact Colleen Lanigan or call 919-968-2810.

YOUTH BASEBALL HEAD COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Park needs youth baseball head coaches for the spring season. Coaches must organize practices and communicate effectively with players (ages 6-12 years old), parents and recreation department staff. Volunteer coaches must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger bakes challah bread and then sells in the Pit, with all proceeds going to a hunger relief organization. The challah bread is baked at Hillel and all are welcome. No previous baking experience is necessary. To volunteer, complete the sign-up sheet.

Tutor with Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE)

Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE), a Campus Y committee, is a tutoring organization for marginalized elementary students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Volunteers tutor any day, Monday-Friday, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and transportation is provided. To volunteer, complete the tutor application. For questions, email hype.campusy@gmail.com.

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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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