Public Service News 10/31/2016

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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

11/7 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break application
11/18 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications
UNC’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/4 – MLK UNC Student Scholarship
11/20 – Launch Chapel Hill applications open

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/3 – Migration Narratives Exhibition and Panel Discussion
11/10 – Grant Writing 101: How to compose a winning grant application

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/4 – Assist children with special needs at climbing wall
11/5 – Early voting
Volunteer with Hands on Peru
Student Health Action Coalition seeks undergraduate representatives

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/7 – APPLES Alternative Spring Break applications

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for Alternative Spring Breaks (ASB), a program that takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. During the break, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Nov. 7.

11/18 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in APPLES’ Service-Learning internship program. Service-learning internships are open to full-time undergraduates and offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners. Organizations new to partnering with APPLES should contact Becca Bender for more information and to get involved. To apply for service-learning interns, complete a profile and fill out an application on the APPLES Partner Portal.

UNC’s Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

When a natural disaster strikes North Carolina, students, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill organize to provide assistance to those in need. Many communities have suffered in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the UNC community is responding with various relief and recovery efforts. 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. Please send information about additional opportunities to ccps@unc.edu. Details will be posted on this site, on Twitter @UNCServes and Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/4 – MLK UNC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP


The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for juniors. Recipients are selected based on their activities and contributions that demonstrate their commitment to civil and human rights and their desire to improve the quality of life of all members of the university community. Recipients are also chosen based on their ability to achieve and excel academically. Application deadline is Nov. 4. For more information, contact Jordan Peterkin.

11/20 – Launch Chapel Hill applications open


Launch Chapel Hill is a start-up accelerator located at 321 West Rosemary Street.
Launch is accepting a new class of high-potential entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early-stage, high-potential businesses into self-sustaining enterprises. Launch provides the support, tools and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate start-up growth. Informal information sessions will be 12:30 – 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 11 and 18. To attend an information session, contact Stefano. For more information, visit Launch Chapel Hill. Apply online by Nov. 20.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/3 – Migration Narratives Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Migration Narratives is an exhibit highlighting the local impacts of global migration via projects submitted by recent UNC – Chapel Hill alumni, graduate and undergraduate students. The exhibit considers the common threads that connect migrants around the globe and the uniqueness of each person’s narrative through multimedia interviews, oral histories, photographs and textiles. The exhibition is on display until Dec. 9 at the FedEx Global Education Center. UNC Global will host a panel discussion on Nov. 3 to discuss the exhibit’s purpose. This discussion begins at 5 :30 p.m. in the Global Center with a reception. The panel discussion to follow. For more information, contact Ingrid Smith or visit UNC Global.

11/10 – Grant Writing 101: How to compose a winning grant application

The CUBE Social Innovation Incubator and the UNC Writing Center will host Grant Writing 101: How to compose a winning grant application 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. This hands-on, interactive workshop will share tips to compose a successful grant application. The workshop is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Bring a laptop and be prepared for key recommendations, what to consider when crafting an application, how to imagine a budget and more. An early dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m. Register through Eventbrite.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/4 – Assist children with special needs at climbing wall

Assist children with special needs at Duke’s Adaptive Climbing program at Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Friday Fun Night program. The event is 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month at Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 South Estes Drive. The next event is Nov. 4. Volunteers must complete a background check at least 10 days in advance. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

11/5 – early voting

Early voting for the 2016 election ends Nov. 5. While the deadline to register to vote on Election Day has passed, same-day registration is available during early voting. To register to vote during the early voting period, bring proof of residency, showing your name and current address. If you live in a dorm, Orange County election officials have a dorm roster, so you may show your One Card as proof of residency. If you are registered to vote in Orange County or are eligible to use same-day registration at an Orange County early voting site, the closest early voting location to campus is Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin Street (next to Morehead Planetarium). Check the Orange County Board of Elections website or your home county’s Board of Elections website for more information about early voting locations and hours. During early voting, you may vote at any early voting location in your county of residence. You may also request a mail-in absentee ballot from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

Volunteer with Hands on Peru

Hands on Peru (HOP) is a nonprofit organization that improves and develops the abilities of deprived children and adolescents, providing much-needed aid to those who live in rural areas of Peru. HOP is starting a free health clinic and olunteers are needed year-round, especially during winter break. For more information, visit Hands on Peru or contact Melissa Henson.

student health action coalition seeks undergraduate representatives

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) is a student-led organization that provides free health services to uninsured and under-insured community members. SHAC partners with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs and create an interdisciplinary service-learning environment for students in the health science programs. Apply at SHAC if interested in becoming an undergraduate representative for the next school year.

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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