Public Service News 2/13/2017

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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

2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – Carolina Global Food Program scholarship
3/31 – Prevention Partners offers summer internships
Apply to be an SAGA Fellow
Social Justice Service-year Fellowship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/15 – Edible campus volunteer interest meeting
Herban SOAPbox lecture series

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
Challah for Hunger volunteers needed
Water collection for donation
Science Olympiad coaches needed
Prep students for SAT with Blue Ribbon
Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed
Tar Heel Outreach seeks volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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. Apply by Feb. 24 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.

3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage

APPLES Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) was created to introduce new Carolina students to service opportunities in the local community. SLI is expanding to include all students in a new program, SLI Engage, a weekend program the will include service in the community, conversations and activities around the topic of sustainability, and discussions on how to continue being engaged as a public servant not just in college, but during summer vacations or after graduation. SLI Engage is March 31 – April 2. All students are welcome to apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Application deadline is March 3. For questions, contact Nicole Cervi.

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Kinston, North Carolina, April 21 to Tarboro/Princeville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty every semester. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES Partnership Grants

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/5 – CAROLINA GLOBAL FOOD PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative of the Global Research Institute, seeks applications for its second annual competitive scholarship program for this summer. Summer scholars will be awarded up to $5,000. Preference will be given to projects that support the pan-university theme, Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives. Rising juniors and seniors should apply by March 5. For more information, visit Carolina Global Food Program.

3/31 – PREVENTION PARTNERS OFFERS summer INTERNSHIPS

Prevention Partners offers full-time volunteer internships this summer for undergraduates and graduates. The organization seeks motivated students who are passionate about prevention. The internship is from Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, Aug. 11. and the application deadline is March 31. Apply at Prevention Partners.

APPLY TO BE AN SAGA FELLOW

Do you want to transform American public education and eliminate the achievement gap? The SAGA Fellowship is a 10-month, full-time, post-grad service opportunity in an underserved Chicago or New York City public school. SAGA Fellows serve as a tutor and mentor up to 14 students every day on a one-on-two ratio. For questions, contact Ashlie Tyler.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

Quaker Voluntary Service (QSV) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 fellowship. QVS is a year-long fellowship where young adults live together with local Quakers, work full-time at social service and social change agencies, and explore themes of spiritual and personal growth. For more information, email Claire Hannapel.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/15- EDIBLE CAMPUS VOLUNTEER INTEREST MEETING

Edible Campus Initiative will have its first interest meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Bingham Hall, room 103. At this one-time meeting, tasks will be divided and a workday schedule will be set for this semester. For more information, contact Laura Mindlin.

HERBAN SOAPBOX LECTURE SERIES

Herban SOAPbox is a lecture series that creates a platform for people of color to reflect on food cultivation. The series features farmers, local musicians and gardening organizations who share their passion for art, food and organizing. All events take place during the last three Fridays in February from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. For more information, email Giszell Weather.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – VOLUNTEER WITH TRANSPLANTING TRADITIONS COMMUNITY FARM

Transplanting Traditions is a community farm in Chapel Hill that serves refugees from Burma. Help CSA farmers with tasks like planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing vegetables through the spring farmer apprentice volunteer program. Volunteer training is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17. Only one training is required. If interested, contact Nicole Accordino.

CHALLAH FOR HUNGER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Challah for Hunger is an organization that bakes and sells challah, then donates the profits to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell on the GoogleDoc.

WATER COLLECTION FOR DONATION

Campus Recreation is collecting unopened water (cases, bottles, plastic jugs, etc.) as well as individual water filtration systems to deliver to communities still suffering the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Water collection stations are located at the front lobbies of the Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COACHES NEEDED

Githens Middle School needs volunteers to coach the Science Olympiad team. Students attend after-school practices and prepare weekly until the March 18 regional tournament at Riverside High School. Coaches can be flexible to arrange meetings at their own convenience. Interested volunteers should contact Faustina Baxter-Meheux.

PREP STUDENTS FOR THE SAT WITH BLUE RIBBON MENTOR-ADVOCATE

Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate seeks volunteers to help high school students prepare for the SAT. The prep sessions will be held once a week from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence. Working with the students will involve providing feedback and guiding students through SAT practice in an interactive, multimedia format. If interested, contact Michelle Kim.

CARRBORO OPEN STREETS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for the fifth annual Carrboro Open Streets, Sunday, April 9 on Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro. Streets will be closed to vehicles and open to walking, yoga, cycling, dancing, art and much more. For more information, contact Galen Poythress.

YOUTH GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation and Parks need coaches that can organize practices and communicate effectively with players aged 10-13 years old, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship, and provide an enjoyable atmosphere at practices and games. To apply, complete the volunteer application.

TAR HEEL OUTREACH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Tar Heel Outreach (TOP) needs volunteers to host underprivileged North Carolina students in grades 5 – 9 on UNC’s campus. TOP encourages students to aim high academically and pursue a college degree after high school. TOP will host student Feb. 23, March 2, March 23 and April 6. Sign up on the GoogleDoc to volunteer. For more information, contact Julia Whitten.

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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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