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Public Service News 9/8/2014
September 8th, 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/15 – APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications due
9/15 – First-Year Service Corps applications due
9/19 – Public Service Fair
9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars enrollment open
10/20 – Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship applications accepted
Join the I Serve campaign

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

9/14 – Women’s Center Asheville alternative fall break trip
9/30 – Campus Kitchen launch grant
10/3 – Passport to GO!
11/2 – William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Awards
Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
TABLE seeks intern
Elizabeth Edwards Foundation Fellows Program

EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/9 – Capital Teaching Residency information session
9/14 & 15 – Triangle Global Health Consortium annual conference
9/19 – Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship

9/26 – Orange County Health Department annual meeting
10/9 – Local. Sustainable. UNC soccer game
New Research 101 portal
One Act skills training to prevent sexual violence

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/11 – Volunteer at the third annual 9/11 day of service
9/19-21 – NC GreenPower needs volunteers
Preparing International Teaching Assistants needs volunteers
Ride in Bike & Build next summer
One-on-one tutors needed for teens and young adults
Launch seeks volunteer high school counselors
Technology Without Borders recruiting volunteers and student leaders
Veggie Van seeks PR and health promotion interns
Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

9/15 – APPLES Alternative Fall Break applications due

Applications for the APPLES Service-Learning alternative fall breaks (AFB) are open. Through alternative breaks, students engage in hands-on work while learning about focus areas. Apply to participate in one of six breaks, including Latino Communities, Urban Communities, Rural Communities, Environmental Issues and Arts in Public Service. Interested students are encouraged to apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Sept.15. For questions, contact Janell Smith or call 301-237-1889.

9/15 – First-Year Service Corps applications due

The Carolina Center for Public Service offers a unique opportunity for selected first-year students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina. Through a variety of activities, participants learn about existing and emerging opportunities for public service and engagement on and off campus. First-Year Service Corps members benefit from: a two-day immersive orientation during fall break (Oct. 16-17); capacity-building sessions led by faculty, staff, community partners and Carolina Students; exposure to leaders in public service realms including social entrepreneurship, community-based participatory research, advocacy and more; and ongoing networking and leadership opportunities within BPSS after program completion. First-year students at Carolina enrolled in BPSS can apply to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until Monday, Sept. 15.

9/19 - Public SerVice Fair

The Community Service Council of the Executive Branch of Student Government at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Carolina Center for Public Service will host this year’s Public Service Fair 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 in The Pit on the UNC campus. Several community organizations will be available to share volunteer opportunities. For questions, contact Blake Wall or Matt Wotus.

9/30 – Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment open

Enrollment is open for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS). BPSS provides a framework for Carolina undergraduate students committed to making a positive impact through service. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program 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 online through the Buckley Portfolio. Enrollment for the 2014 fall semester will close Sept. 30.

10/20 - Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship applications accepted

Are you interested in developing a project that addresses a community need? Would you like help getting started? Apply for the Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship. Selected applicants will enroll together in a public policy service-learning course on project management, receive $1,500 – $2,500 to launch their project, get support from APPLES students and staff, connect with a larger community of social innovators and gain invaluable experience in social innovation. Transfer students are also eligible. Apply by Oct. 20 online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

Join the I Serve campaign

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 is meant to celebrate 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

9/14 - Women’s Center Asheville Alternative Fall Break Trip

Join the Carolina Women’s Center on its alternative fall break trip to Asheville. Participants will work work with a local rape crisis center on  bar outreach program. For more information, contact Shelley GistApply by Sunday, Sept. 14.

9/30 – Campus Kitchen launch grant

The Campus Kitchen Project offers $5,000 grants for students on a campus considering starting a Campus Kitchen chapter. Campus Kitchen students rescue food that would have gone to waste from their on-campus dining hall cafeterias and use that food to prepare and serve balanced nutritious meals to food insecure residents in their communities. For details, visit The Campus Kitchen Project.

10/3 – passport to Go!

Never had a passport? Passport to GO! has you covered. New Carolina students (first-year and transfer students), apply today for the Passport to GO! Fellowship from the Center for Global Initiatives. Students will receive funding for their first passport, gain access to workshops and receive advising to help find the right career-enhancing global experience at UNC. Applications are due Oct. 3. For more information or submit application, visit Passport to GO!

11/2 – William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Awards

The William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award is a cash award that will be presented during the 2015 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at the University of Guelph on Feb. 20-22. The award recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated leadership in areas related to food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty and who are committed to a life of service in one of those areas or a related discipline. This award is presented annually by Stop Hunger Now and the North Carolina State University Center for Student Leadership, and Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS). For more information, visit Stop hunger Now or contact Jan Rivero or Amanda Itliong.

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship, offered through the U.S. Department of State, is intended for American college students who have not traveled abroad. Applications are being accepted to fund innovative travel around the world by young people who use education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. For details and to apply, visit the U.S. Department of State.

TABLE seeks intern

TABLE, a nonprofit that provides healthy foods to local, food-insecure kids, seeks an intern to help with program and administrative tasks. TABLE is located at 205 W. Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro on bus route. Intern tasks include attending a volunteer shift, writing thank you notes, sending emails, record keeping, assisting the program director with various tasks, special projects as assigned and one to two independent projects. If interested, contact TABLE or call 919-636-4860.

Elizabeth Edwards Foundation Fellows Program

The Elizabeth Edwards Foundation seeks dedicated and enthusiastic college students to serve as Elizabeth Mentors for the 2014-15 academic year. Mentors will work with selected Elizabeth Fellows from the program, which is a comprehensive effort to provide promising students from Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C., with the resources, tools and support needed to succeed in life. For questions, contact Sarah Shapiro.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

9/9 – Capital Teaching Residency information session

Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) is a teacher training program located in Washington, D.C., that provides a pathway for college graduates who are interested in long-term careers in teaching and education, have a passion for working with under-served populations and want to work to close the achievement gap. The program trains individuals to become skilled educators through a year of residency, in which they experience intensive professional development, consistent work with a mentor teacher and daily practice perfecting their skills in a real classroom. After completing their residency, CTR graduates serve for two years as lead teachers in their own classrooms. An information session will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3203 for students interested in the CTR program. To RSVP, contact Katie McMahon. Applications will be available Friday, Sept. 12. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 6. For more information, visit capitalteachingresidency.org.

9/14 & 15 – Triangle Global Health Consortium annual conference

Registration is open for the annual Global Health Conference, hosted by the Triangle Global Health Consortium. The conference, Innovation in Global Health: Bridging the innovation gap between research and implementation, will take place Sept. 14 & 15 at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Join stakeholders from North Carolina’s global health community and national and global leaders to explore the groundbreaking innovations changing the landscape of global health. The conference will explore the successes of these innovations in research and implementation, as well as the lessons and challenges to their adoption and the opportunities to bridge the gaps in between. Current and future global health professionals engaged in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, contract research organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, media, social entrepreneurships, philanthropy and government who are interested in leveraging innovation through collaboration to improve the health of the world’s communities are invited to attend. To register, visit Triangle Global Health Consortium online. For questions, contact ProgramDirector@triangleglobalhealth.org.

9/19 – Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship

The first seminar of the Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship: Making the Case for Community- Engaged Scholarship will be held 9 – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19 in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. During this interactive presentation, participants will explore aspects of developing, documenting and presenting their work in ways that promote greater understanding of the scholarly nature and potential impact of community-engaged scholarship. Presenter is Lynn Blanchard, M.P.H., Ph.D. and director of the Carolina Center for Public Service. Sign in begins at 8:45 a.m. and coffee, tea and bagels will be provided. Register online.

9/26 – Orange County Health Department annual meeting

The Orange County Health Department will host its annual meeting, Healthy Carolinians, 8 a.m. Friday Sept. 26 at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. Dr. Betina Jean-Louis, director of Evaluation with the Harlem Children’s Zone, will explain how the success of children and the strength of the community go hand-in-hand. For questions, contact Ashley L. Mercer. RSVP online.

10/9 – Local. Sustainable. UNC soccer game

Student and community organizations that work on issues related to the five basic human rights – water, food, health, housing and education – are invited to table at the UNC women’s soccer game against Wake Forest 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at Fetzer Field. Organizations are will share information about their services with those who attend the game. The event is co-sponsored by the UNC Department of Athletics, UNC Sustainability Office, Carolina Center for Public Service and The Football Club For USA Water Food Health Housing and Education. For more information and to register your organization, visit The Football Club or contact Jeff Lipman and 617-331-0249.

NEW RESEARCH 101 PORTAL

Students who are interested in developing strong skills in research are invited to join the Research 101 portal. The NC TraCS Institute has organized the Research 101 portal to include links to various web-based resources and training opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. Visit the Research 101 portal for assistance with formulating research questions, study designs, statistical and data analysis, proposal development, NC TraCS resources and more. For more information, email NC TraCS.

one act hosts skills training programs to prevent sexual violence

Student Wellness announces its bystander intervention skills training opportunities for fall 2014. One Act hosts trainings for Carolina students who are interested in preventing sexual and interpersonal violence. The training sessions are led by undergraduate peer educators and a full-time or graduate student staff member. This training provides knowledge, skills and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and take preventative action. For more information, visit Student Wellness or contact One Act.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

9/11 – Volunteer at the third annual 9/11 day of service

Volunteer at the 9/11 Day of Service, Activate Raleigh 2014. On Sept. 11, citizens will honor those lost on Sept. 11 by participating in service projects benefiting Triangle-area causes. The day will conclude with an evening commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater. Visit Activate Good to volunteer. Email Active Good with any questions or to coordinate a group project.

9/19-21 – NC GREENPOWER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

NC GreenPower is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of our state’s environment by connecting consumers with renewable energy and carbon offset providers. Volunteers help carry the message of its mission throughout North Carolina. NC Greenpower will be at the Raleigh International Festival on Sept. 19-21 with an outreach table. Students who are interest in volunteering NC Greenpower or visiting their table at the Raleigh International Festival should contact Katie Lebrato.

Preparing International Teaching Assistants needs volunteers

UNC’s Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program seeks undergraduate volunteers to serve as classroom consultants and conversation partners. A 10-15 hour per semester commitment is expected. All majors are welcome. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity right on campus. Contact Brian Rybarczyk for details and program information.

Ride in bike & build next summer

Bike & Build is recruiting for summer 2015. Program participants will bike across the U.S. to benefit affordable housing organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Riders do not need to be experienced cyclists but should have a passion for service and adventure. All riders will be provided with a bike to keep after the program ends. Riders fund raise and train prior to the trip. Choose from eight routes and serve on a team of 32. Bike & Build is also accepting applications for program leaders. Learn more at Bike & Build or email Justin Villere for more information.

One-on-one tutors needed for teens and young adults

The Teen Career Academy at the Durham Literacy Center is looking for part-time volunteers to work one-on-one with teens and young adults who are working toward taking their GED. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 9 – 11:30 a.m. You may volunteer as many or as few days as your schedule allows. Contact Durham Literacy Center or call 919-489-8383, extension 28, to volunteer.

Launch seeks volunteer high school counselors

Launch is a student organization designed to help college-aspiring, high school in their transition to higher education. Launch is currently looking for counselors to join its 2014-15 program. Counselors will volunteer at a local high school on a bi-weekly basis to present workshops on the college transition. Interested students should email Launch or visit Launch.

Technology Without Borders recruiting volunteers and student leaders

Volunteer with Technology Without Borders to gain a unique involvement in the Chapel Hill community. Through Technology Without Borders’ mentor program, student volunteers are paired one-on-one with community members. Mentors will to teach fundamental computer skills to community members to enhance digital literacy, job competitiveness and foster a relationship between students and the community. Applications are now being accepted. For more details, visit Technology Without Borders.

Veggie Van seeks PR and health promotion interns

Veggie Van is a mobile market that serves local neighborhoods with barriers to accessing fresh, healthy food. Volunteer PR interns are needed to raise Veggie Van’s voice in the community. Health promotion interns will gain new skills, experience designing and implementing health promotion strategies and make connections within the local health promotion network. To apply, visit Community Nutrition Partnership.

Volunteer youth soccer coaches needed

With a record-setting fall enrollment, Rainbow Soccer still needs dedicated youth soccer coaches and assistants. Coaches are expected to dedicate three to four hours per week to coaching on late afternoons and Saturday mornings. Coaching with friends is encouraged, too.  For details, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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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