Public Service News 2/6/2016

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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

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award nomination deadline
2/6 – Deadline for Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award
2/6 – Community Engagement Fellowship application deadline
2/8 – Deadline for Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award
2/8 – Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship deadline
2/22 – Ned Brooks Award
2/24 – Service-Learning Course Development Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2/8 – North Carolina Fellows Program
2/17 – Intern with Book Harvest
4/28 – J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize
Apply to be an SAGA Fellow
Social Justice Service-year Fellowship
Red Cross internship
Embark funding for global opportunities

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Herban SOAPbox lecture series
One Act Bystander Intervention training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/6 – Tutor with Habitat for Humanity
3/15 – Volunteer with Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
Prep students for SAT with Blue Ribbon
Carrboro Open Streets volunteers needed
Carolina Cupboard accepting volunteers
Youth baseball head coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/6 – Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award nomination deadline

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 – Deadline for 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 application 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 – Deadline for 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 deadline

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.

2/17 – 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.

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.

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

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.

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

2/6 -Tutor with Habitat for Humanity

UNC’s Habitat for Humanity tutoring committee travels to Hillsborough every week to tutor elementary through high school students from low-income families. The committee seeks tutors who love working with children and are available Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Transportation is usually provided, but having your own car is a plus. If interested, contact Meghan Malone.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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