Public Service News 1/30/2017

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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

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment
2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award
2/6 – Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award
2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship deadline
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program
2/15 – Apply for Global Engagement Fellowship
2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest
4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize
Red Cross internship
Embark funding for global opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 – Apply for Deloitte undergraduate case competition
2/1 – Profiting Off of the Poor? Balancing Sustainable Solutions to Poverty
2/10 – Engagement Units Summit
2/24 – UNC Minority Health Conference
One Act Bystander Intervention training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Tutor UNC employees with Carolina Language Partnership
2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center
2/11 – Freedom House Recovery Center volunteer training
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers
Help children with special needs/disabilities learn to swim

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars program enrollment

Spring enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program closes Jan. 31. 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. For questions, contact BPSS.

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

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 are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. Nominations are due Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/6 – Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award

The Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award honors the memory and accomplishments of alumnus Robert E. Bryan ’26 of Newton Grove, North Carolina, who worked his way through the University to become a successful businessman, entrepreneur and public servant. Five Bryan 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. Nominations are due Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship deadline

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. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

2/8 – 2017 RONALD W. HYATT ROTARY PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

The Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service 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. Apply by Feb. 8 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/8 – MINGMA NORBU SHERPA FELLOWSHIP

The Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship is 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. Apply by Feb. 8 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu or call 919-843-7568.

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award

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. Apply 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.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program

The North Carolina Fellows Program is a three-year, cohort-based program based in the social change model of leadership development and emotionally intelligent leadership. This program is designed to foster community, self-awareness and leadership skills. Program highlights include a program retreat, three-credit sophomore seminar, monthly meetings facilitated by campus and community leaders, and a senior capstone. Apply online by Wednesday, Feb. 8. For questions contact Laura Ketola.

2/15 – APPLY FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP

The Campus Y is accepting applications for its Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) to support international summer experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The fellowship offers up to $2,500 to conduct a social justice project abroad during the summer. GEF recipients’ projects range from community health initiatives to women’s empowerment jewelry co-ops. Application deadline is Feb. 15.

2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest

Book Harvest provides new and gently used children’s books to children from low-income families in the Triangle. In the six years since its founding, children have harvested more than 530,000 books from Book Harvest programs. An operations intern is needed for the summer of 2017. Priority deadline is Feb. 17.

4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize

The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting submissions for the 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize. Up to 10 prizes will be awarded to support early-stage ideas addressing environment, heritage conservation and social justice issues. Prize recipients will receive up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as $25,000 for technical assistance or targeted project expenses. Application deadline is April 28. For more information, email jmkinnovationprize@jmkfund.org.

Red Cross internship

The American Red Cross has an immediate need for individuals to assist with its medical transportation program, driving passengers to medical appointments using Red Cross vehicles. Volunteers can work as a driver or office support. This can also be an internship opportunity with a minimum of four hours per week during business hours. For more information, contact Jeffrey Isaacson.

Embark funding for global opportunities

Are you looking for money to go abroad? Visit Embark Funding Finder for funding and other global resources. Awards included are targeted to undergraduates and recent graduates, and include internal UNC awards and external awards. Embark Carolina Global Guide is a how-to manual to identify a global opportunity that fits your needs and addresses your concerns. This guide is for any Carolina student who is interested in pursuing a global experience, but who may not be sure about where to start or what to consider.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/1 -Apply for Deloitte undergraduate case competition

If you are interested in learning about strategy and operation, human capital or technology consulting, apply for the Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Competition. The event, Wednesday, Feb. 8 to Friday, Feb 10, offers real-world, hands-on experience; an opportunity to meet Deloitte consulting leaders and potentially compete in the national competition Register by Feb. 1 at Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Study Competition and send resumes to both Austin Jackson and Patrick Lowery by Feb. 1.

2/1 – Profiting Off of the Poor? Balancing Sustainable Solutions to Poverty

Honors Carolina will present Frank Porter Graham Lecture: Profiting Off of the Poor? Balancing Sustainable Solutions to Poverty 7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Fedex Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium (1015). Alumnus Christopher Laurent, chief financial officer of VisionFund International, a London-based global humanitarian aid organization, will present the lecture. Laurent is responsible for a 32-country micro finance network that reaches 1.5 million clients – three-quarters of whom are women – and impacts the lives of 4.4 million children.

2/10 – ENGAGEMENT UNITS SUMMIT

The Carolina Engagement Council will host the annual Engagement Units Summit 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The summit will focus on engaged experiential education to enhance student learning and support communities. The program will include a keynote address by Dr. Tania Mitchell, nationally recognized expert in experiential education from the University of Minnesota; presentations on successful models for undergraduate, graduate and professional student experiential education; and round-table discussions on experiential education. Registration is free and lunch is provided. Register at UNC Event Registration by Friday, Feb. 3. For questions, contact the Carolina Center for Public Service or call 919- 843-7568.

2/24 – UNC MINORITY HEALTH CONFERENCE

This year’s Minority Health Conference, Systems of Power: Recalling Our Past, Restructuring our Future, will explore the historic and systematic sources of power within society. The conference is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Friday Center. Registration is $35 for students and closes on Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

One Act Bystander Intervention training

One Act is a skills training led by peer educators and a Student Wellness staff member for students interested in preventing violence. The training provides knowledge, skills and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of violence and take preventive action. Visit Student Wellness for training dates, sign up and more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/30 – Tutor UNC employees with Carolina Language Partnership

Carolina Language Partnership (CLaP) offers ESL tutoring for immigrant and refugee housekeepers and dining halls employees on campus. Participants select a time and location that works best their schedule. Come to an interest meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. For details, visit CLaP Interest Meeting on Facebook. If unable to attend, contact CLaP Carolina for more information.

2/7 – Volunteer with Compass Center

Compass Center will host its spring volunteer training Feb. 7. Positions include domestic violence advocates (in-office, overnight, and at court), interpreters, and information and referral volunteers. For a list of all volunteer opportunities, visit Compass Center. Contact Bridget McEnaney for more information.

2/11 – FREEDOM HOUSE RECOVERY CENTER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Freedom House Recovery Center seeks volunteers for Compeer: Companionship for People with Severe Mental Illness to decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem by engaging program participant in activities in the community. Volunteers must commit to a one-year minimum, one hour a week or four hours a month. Volunteer training is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, contact Shelley Danser.

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Join Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s community service team. Volunteers work a four-hour shift once each week at ReStore’s customer service desk. The position requires great customer service and attention to detail. If interested, contact Amanda Casella.

Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers

Carolina Cupboard is accepting volunteer applications for the spring semester. Volunteers work one to two hours per week in the pantry and assist Cupboard members with day-to-day operations. To apply, visit Carolina Cupboard.

HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS/DISABILITIES LEARN TO SWIM

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation needs volunteers to work one-on-one with a child or teen with disabilities (mostly Autism and Asperger’s). Volunteers assist swimmers in the pool practicing what the instructor teaches. Swim experience is not necessary. Classes are 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Feb. 1 – 22 at Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive. For questions, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

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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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