Public Service News 3/3/2014
March 3rd, 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
OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
3/7- Student enrichment fund opportunity for water-related summer projects
3/16- Youth Action Net Global Fellowship
3/17- Peace First Prize
3/18- Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service summer internships
3/30- Lend for America fellowships
4/1- World of Children Award
5/16- Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty
6/30- True Hero, Inc. grants
Proposal development internship with RTI
Global Leadership summer program with Leadership exCHANGE
EVENTS & MEETINGS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
3/6- Volunteers needed for International Women’s Day conference
3/15- Village Education Project seeks volunteer teachers
4/12- Carrboro Open Streets volunteer opportunities
Extended Disaster Relief spring break service trip
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
SMART Mentoring, a program that pairs UNC student mentors with disadvantaged middle school students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School System, is accepting applications for mentors. SMART Mentoring involves a service-learning class in which students are taught about the social constructions and challenges many youth face, while weekly mentoring a middle school student. A walk-in style information session will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. March 3 in the Student Union, suite 3514. To be a SMART Mentor, apply online through the CCPS Application and nomination Portal. Applications are due March 9.
The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class V of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). This program is designed to advance the engaged scholarship of Carolina faculty by bringing together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Scholars participate in sessions in community settings to learn from Carolina faculty and their community partners. Up to 10 faculty members will be selected to participate in this two–year program aimed at learning about and pursuing community engagement through scholarly endeavor. For details, visit FES online. Applications for Class V (2014 -2016) should be submitted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by March 5.
The Carolina Center for Public Service is collecting campus-wide data for the 2014 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service on behalf of UNC, and we need your help. Last year UNC-Chapel Hill was named to the national 2013 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service honoring Carolina students who contributed more than 952,170 service hours in 2011-2012. Even more impressive, we were one of the few institutions named to the Honor Roll with distinction. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary, innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. It is the highest recognition an institution can receive in this field. Recognition for the 2014 Honor Roll will be based on the community service and service-learning activities that began or remained ongoing during the 2012-2013 academic year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). We need your assistance to help demonstrate UNC’s campus-wide commitment to community engagement. If your program or organization has data to report, please complete this short survey by Monday, March 17 to provide us with estimates on involvement from undergraduate and/or graduate students in your programs. For questions, contact email@example.com.
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
The Jon Curtis Student Enrichment Fund offers two to four stipends of $3,000-$4,000 each to fund undergraduate student summer projects related to water. These grants are awarded without any year or major restrictions and all types of summer experiences (internships, research, service trips, etc.) will be considered. Apply online by March 7 at 11:59 p.m. Contact Sakib Huq for more information.
The Laureate Global Fellowship, sponsored by the Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, recognizes young leaders ages 18-29 who have pioneered solutions to urgent challenges in their communities and beyond. For more information and to apply, visit YouthActionNet. Application deadline is March 16.
The Peace First Prize grants young people between the ages of 8-22 with a two-year $25,000 Peace First Fellowship recognizing compassion, courage and the ability to create collaborative change. For more information and to apply, visit Peace First Prize. Application deadline is March 17.
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is an eight-week academic internship program held in Washington, D.C. for undergraduate students interested in volunteerism and careers in the nonprofit sector. The Institute combines hands-on professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience worth up to nine credit hours from George Mason University. For more information or to apply, visit DC Internships.org. Application deadline is March 18.
Lend for America trains students who are seeking to start microfinance organizations at their college campuses. Fellows receive a crash course in microfinance in North Carolina, a full-time paid summer internship with an existing microfinance group at one of three locations (North Carolina, New Jersey or Rhode Island), and year-round support from Lend for America as they start their organizations on campus. Undergraduates and graduates of all majors are encouraged to apply. Visit Lend for American for more information or to apply. Application deadline in March 30.
The World of Children Award recognizes a young hero, under the age of 21, who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. The award offers cash grants up to $25,000 to proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2014 honorees. For more information or to apply, visit World of Children Award. Application deadline is April 1.
The Ernest A. Lynton Award recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early-career at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research and service to community engagement. The award is sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College. For more information about eligibility or to apply, visit the 2014 Lyton Award. Application deadline is May 16.
True Hero Inc. is a nonprofit organization that rewards students and schools for doing good work in their communities. A total of $15,000 will be awarded to fund projects at the high school and collegiate levels. For more information about the award or to apply, visit True Hero. Application deadline is June 30.
RTI International offers an internship for students to gain experience at an international nonprofit research institute. Interns learn about the contracting industry from a proposal development perspective and gain knowledge about subcontracting requirements, government compliance, contract and grant types, and working in a team environment. To apply, see current internship opportunities at RTI.
Leadership exCHANGE announces its 15th annual Global Leadership Program. Join students from around the world for award winning Global Leadership Programs in Prague, Rome, Panama or North Carolina. Two six-week summer programs are available. Earn three to nine semester credits, develop your social entrepreneurship skills, learn theories and models for effective and innovative change, and participate in community service projects. For more information, visit Leadership exCHANGE or contact Heather McDougall.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
3/5 – NEXUS 2014: Water, food, climate and energy conference
The Water Institute will host the Nexus Conference March 5 to 8. Speakers from around the world will discuss sustainable solutions to the world’s growing demand for energy, food and water in a changing climate. Register online.
3/21 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship spring seminar
The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium continues its seminar series Friday, March 21 with The 4 P’s: Guidelines for Publishing Peer-reviewed Publications with Community Partners. Presenters are Alexandra Lightfoot, director of the CBPR Core at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Eugenia Eng, professor of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Molly DeMarco, project director and research fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Jennifer Schaal, board member of The Partnership Project in Greensboro, N.C. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the seminar from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/p9saaz8.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Durham nonprofit InStepp will host its third annual International Women’s Day Conference for immigrant women and the community 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 6. Instepp seeks one English speaking and one English-Spanish bilingual volunteer to help steer the conference and learn about the Durham immigrant community. Lunch is provided. For details, visit the Instepp online or contact Amelia Reily for more information.
The Village Education Project summer volunteer program seeks motivated college students to teach in rural Ecuador this summer. Volunteers teach underprivileged students who cannot afford to pay for high school. For more information and the online application, visit Village Education Project. Applications are due March 15. For questions, contact Andrew Dorrance.
Open Street events are held in cities around the world to build community, promote health and well-being, and raise awareness of transportation options. Bike, walk, skate, dance and play in a traffic-free public space on East and West Weaver Street. These streets will be closed to cars that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit Open Streets or contact Julie Collins.
Extended Disaster Relief is looking for participants to go on a service spring break trip to New Orleans. The group will work with the St. Bernard’s Project to serve the community of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Trip dates are March 8 to 16 and the total cost will be approximately $185. For more information, contact Brittani Jones. To sign up for the trip, visit UNC EDR SPring Break Trip 2014.
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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