Public Service News 2/20/2017

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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 – Assemble activity kits for Princeville children
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants
3/3 – Apply for APPLES’ SLI Engage
3/10 – SMART Mentoring applications
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/22 – Participatory Research Seed Grant Awards
3/5 – Carolina Global Food Program scholarship
3/31 – Prevention Partners offers summer internships
Apply to be a MedServe Fellow

EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/23 – Carolina Conversations – First Amendment Protected Speech
3/1 – Design Thinking and Food in North Carolina workshop
3/4 – Annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow-Wow
4/1 – Rotary Peace Center spring conference
4/8 – GO! Global Orientation

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
4/8 – Town of Chapel Hill egg hunt
Challah for Hunger volunteers needed
Water collection for donation
Science Olympiad coaches needed
Volunteer with WellBaby
Youth girls’ volleyball coaches needed
Tar Heel Outreach seeks volunteers
Volunteer with Science Expo
Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks customer service volunteer

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 – Assemble activity kits for Princeville children

The Carolina Center for Public Service, in partnership with Student-Athlete Development, Department of Athletics and Princeville Elementary School, will host a drop-in volunteer event 12:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Loudermilk Center for Excellence in the Blue Zone (third floor). Students in Princeville and Tarboro have lost many instructional days to study for upcoming End-of-Grade Tests due to Hurricane Matthew. To help prepare and support students to do their very best on these tests, Carolina students, faculty and staff will assemble reading and math activity kits for use in classrooms affected by Hurricane Matthew. For questions, contact Kim Allen.

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 that 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.

3/10 – SMART MENTORING APPLICATIONS

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by March 10. For questions, contact Kayla Campbell.

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

2/22 – PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH SEED GRANT AWARDS

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research program invites proposals for graduate student research projects that will enhance research activity. Awards support expenses directly related to participatory research projects. Applications for the 2017 Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research Seed Grant Awards are due Feb. 22. Send questions, proposals and letters to Patricia McAnany and Sarah Kowitt.

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.

 3/31 – PREVENTION PARTNERS OFFERS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Prevention Partners offers full-time summer volunteer internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The internship is from Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, Aug. 11. Apply by March 31 at Prevention Partners.

APPLY TO BE A  MEDSERVE FELLOW

MedServe is recruiting UNC students interested in healthcare for its second class of fellows. The fellowship connects future medical students with innovative, community-oriented primary care practices across North Carolina. Fellows receive ongoing training and support, become active members of a healthcare team, impact local health issues and work in both a clinical role (e.g. as a medical assistant) and community role (e.g. as a health coach). MedServe currently has 13 fellows serving across the state. Application deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Patrick O’Shea.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

2/23 – Carolina conversations – first amendment protected speech

Carolina Conversations will present a discussion on the First Amendment 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Student Union, Aquarium Lounge. Mark Merritt, vice chancellor and general counsel, will give an overview of how the courts and the University address the First Amendment in today’s society. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. For more information, contact Julia Stroup.

3/1 – design thinking and food in north Carolina workshop

The UNC Institute for the Environment and CUBE will host a workshop 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. March 1 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. This hands-on workshop in design thinking will go through a complete design cycle and leverage user studies to create a low-resolution prototype. The focus will be on North Carolina food systems in celebration of UNC’s campus-wide Food for All theme. Register at the Institute for the Environment.

3/4 – annual Carolina Indian circle pow-wow

The American Indian Center will host its 30th annual Carolina Indian Circle Pow-Wow 11 a.m. March 4 in Fetzer Gym A. There will be Native dance exhibitions, traditional arts and crafts displays, and traditional food tasting. General admission is $4 and student admission is $2 with an ID. Free parking is available at Cobb Parking Deck on South Road. For more information, contact Elena Jacobs Polanco at 336-455-1304 or Joseph Locklear at 910-691-4856.

4/1 – rotary peace center spring conference

The 14th annual Rotary Peace Center Spring Conference is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 at the FedEx Global Education Center with the theme Bridging Divides. Rotary Peace Fellows will present their research and sharing examples of hope, peacemaking and positive change. Free parking is available in the McCauley Parking Deck located underneath the FedEx Global Education building. Register through Eventbrite.

4/8 – go! global orientation

UNC’s annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center. GO! is a free conference that helps students who are undertaking a global opportunity set expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement in communities and develop intercultural competencies. The conference covers interdisciplinary topics for undergraduate and graduate students. GO! targets students who either have plans to travel globally or locally and research, intern, volunteer or study, or who are considering a future global opportunity. Registration opens on March 1 and students must register to attend. See the GO! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics Facebook page for event updates. For questions, contact Niklaus Steiner.

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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.

4/8 – TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL EGG HUNT

The town of Chapel Hill will host its egg hunt 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Southern Community Park located at 1000 Sumac Road in Chapel Hill. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to distribute eggs, assist the bunny and monitor the hunt areas prior to start time. Sign up to volunteer or contact Amanda Fletcher for questions.

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.

VOLUNTEER WITH WELLBABY

WellBaby seeks volunteers for a class series that meets Tuesday nights until May 19. Volunteers supervise children 5 to 10 years old and help with reading or homework. It is not necessary to volunteer each Tuesday. Volunteers must complete an application and pass a background check. For more information, contact Mae McLendon.

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.

VOLUNTEER with science expo

The Science Expo is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 on Cameron Avenue on UNC’s campus. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Volunteers will assist with set up, exhibitors, information and break down. Complete the special events volunteer registration form to volunteer or contact Amanda Fletcher with questions.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE SEEKS CUSTOMER SERVICE VOLUNTEER

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs a friendly and energetic individual to help run the customer service desk at least one day a week. Volunteers can help 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A three-month commitment is preferred. If interested, contact Amanda Casella.

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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-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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