Public Service News 1/8/2018

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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

1/20 – Davis Projects for Peace Award
1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications
1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment
2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow
2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships
2/7 – Ned Brooks Award
2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards
2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship
3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience
2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/15 – UNC-MLK 5K
1/18- UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/10 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim
United Way day of service project opportunities
1/10/18 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim
Join Enrich ELL
Rainbow Soccer needs spring coaches
Alternative spring break opportunity
Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

1/20 – DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace Award is 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 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20.

1/24 – APPLES Service-Learning summer internship applications

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for its summer internship program. Students intern at a variety of nonprofit and government organizations, receive a $2,500 stipend, and earn one hour of academic credit through the School of Social Work. Partial, need-based financial assistance is available to selected interns who qualify. Students are responsible for summer housing and travel arrangements unless otherwise noted. Apply through the APPLES Partner Portal by Jan. 26. For questions, contact APPLES Service-Learning.

1/31 – Buckley Public Service Scholars spring enrollment

Spring enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open until Jan. 31. 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. For questions, contact bpss@unc.edu.

2/5 – Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year 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. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s), a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and second letter from a community partner by Feb. 5 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/6 – Outward Bound scholarships

The Carolina Center for Public Service awards Outward Bound scholarships for undergraduate students at UNC-CH to participate in a 28-day course over the summer through North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS). Recipients receive full tuition for the NCOBS course and Wilderness First Aid certification through its completion. Apply by Feb. 6 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

2/7 – Ned Brooks Award

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service honors the contributions and values of Ned Brooks, who has served the University since 1972, making significant contributions to the mission of service and engagement. The award recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community. Full nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, 2018. Online nominations will be accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Office of the Provost Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards. Three Provost awards are given, one each for engaged teaching, engaged research and engaged partnership. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/7 – Robert E. Bryan Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. 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. The award requires a brief (two-paragraph) nomination submitted by Feb. 7. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

Applications are being accepted for the Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. 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 the 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 online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

Applications are being accepted for the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies at UNC-Chapel Hill in the semester following their fellowship. Applications are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal until Feb. 8. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

3/12 – Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars call for applications

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for Class VII of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program (FES). FES brings together selected Carolina faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Up to 10 faculty members are selected every other year. The program is highly interactive and experiential, involving field visits, exposure to ongoing projects, and discussions with community and faculty partners. Applications are accepted online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Monday, March 12. For questions, email ccps@unc.edu.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1/17 – Carolina Navigators spring service-learning experience

Carolina Navigators is a highly selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their own intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by creating global education resources for K – 14 students and educators in North Carolina. Apply by Jan. 17.

2/22 – Breakthrough Collaborative

Are you interested in education, teaching and leadership? Consider applying to Breakthrough Collaborative. Breakthrough tackles the opportunity gap with middle-school students across the country. Through nine-week summer residencies, fellows gain more than 100 hours of leadership and teaching training. Fellows receive a living stipend and housing may be available for its 25 programs in cities across the country and in Hong Kong. The summer 2018 application deadline is Feb. 22.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

1/15 – UNC-MLK 5K

Carolina R.O.C.T.S. (Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service) will sponsor its 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 5K run Monday, Jan. 15. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the run begins at 7 a.m. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Rum of the Triangle and UNC’s Healthy Girls Save the World.

1/18 – UNC MLK lecture and award ceremony

UNC will host its 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 in Memorial Hall. United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch will deliver the lecture. Tickets are free, but due to limited space, reservations are required through Carolina Performing Arts. For details on this and other UNC MLK celebration activities, visit the University Office for Diversity and inclusion.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

1/10 – Help children with disabilities learn to swim

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation: Adapted Recreation department needs volunteers to work one-on-one with students with disabilities, ages 5 – 22 years old, during swim practice. Classes are 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 10 – Feb. 7. For more information, contact Marian Kaslovsky.

United Way day of service project opportunities

Each year, United Way of the Greater Triangle hosts more than 2,000 volunteers for more than 35 projects across the four counties during its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Projects range from packing meals to landscaping to one-on-one reading with students. New partners have been added this year, as well as opportunities to volunteer during the weekend before MLK Day. A full list of volunteer projects are available on a first come, first basis.

Volunteer teaching assistants needed

Each year, The Power of the Dream holds a weekend class series to teach un(der)employed adults with autism/IDD how to create their own very small business, or micro-enterprise. Dedicated volunteers are needed to assist. No knowledge of disability or business is required, just the willingness to learn and help others. For more information and to sign up, see the online registration form.

Join Enrich ELL

Are you Interested in teaching English? Join Enrich ELL. Enrich offers free one-on-one English classes to adults in the local community. Volunteers meet 7 – 8 p.m. Mondays at the Chapel Hill Public Library and Wednesdays at Hargraves Community Center. Carpool is provided. If interested, visit Enrich ELL or email enrichenglishunc@gmail.com to get involved. No experience required.

RAINBOW SOCCER NEEDS SPRING COACHES

Rainbow Soccer is recruiting coaches for co-ed and all-girls teams. The spring season runs from March 19 – May 12, and players range from 3 – 15 years old. Teams meet once or twice during the week, and games are held on the weekend. Soccer knowledge and previous experience working with youth is helpful but not required, and you can coach with a friend. Contact Karen Aldridge for more info.

Alternative spring break opportunity

Every year Appalachia Service Project at UNC offers an alternative spring break trip into central Appalachia. We have 14 spots left to fill and are looking for students that would like to spend a week immersing themselves in Appalachian culture and providing critical home repair to a family in need. No construction experience required! All-inclusive cost of $200, scholarships available. Contact asp.unc@gmail.com for more information.

Spring baseball and volleyball coaches needed

Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coaching applications for the spring baseball and volleyball programs. Coaches must organize practices, teach playing skills, prepare the team for games, bring enthusiasm and create a positive environment. Communication with players ages 6 – 10 years old for baseball and 10 – 13 years old for volleyball, parents and recreation department staff is also important. If interested, email Craig Wolfe.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-LearningBuckley 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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