Public Service News 3/20/2017

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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

3/27 – APPLES Summer Fellowship
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/22 – Regional IT Showcase
3/23 – Consulting 101 presentation
3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture
3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training
3/31 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence
4/8 – GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day
4/29 – Special Olympics seeks volunteers
Crescent Green volunteers needed
Grow to Life needs help in food ministry
PI+CH seeks motivated students
Rainbow Soccer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/27 – APPLES Summer Fellowship

The APPLES Service-Learning program offers a summer fellow position to work collaboratively with various Carolina Center for Public Service staff. Prior work experience in an office/business setting is preferred with priority given to students who have participated in an APPLES program. The summer fellow must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of people, as well as exhibit a professional and positive attitude. Strong verbal and written communication skills and a working knowledge of Word and Excel are required. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to apples@unc.edu by Monday, March 27. For details, visit Carolina Center for Public Service employment opportunities.

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 Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, 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. 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.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/22 – Regional IT Showcase

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) Division of Information Technology is hosting the 2017 Regional Information Technology Showcase 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 22 at the Ridley Student Center at ECSU. The event is free and open to people in business, education and government fields. For more information, contact Sonya Dixon.

3/23 – Consulting 101 presentation

Deloitte Consulting offers a 101 presentation for first-year students and sophomores 6 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Student Union, room 3206B. Join Deloitte practitioners and learn about the consulting lifestyle and work. The presentation includes details about the Business Analyst program and how to prepare for a career in consulting, as well as small group Q&As. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVP at Deloitte Consulting. If you are interested but unable to attend, contact hsalito@deloitte.com.

3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture

The spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History’s Hitchcock room with Dr. Daniel Sayers, associate professor and department chair in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. The lecture, also part of the Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion series, will focus on Sayer’s book, “A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Stone Center or call 919-962-9001. RSVP at Stone Center Writer’s Discussion Series.

3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training

Flourish Wellness Coaching will host a skills training 5 to 7 p.m. March 30 at Bondurant Hall, room G030. Dr. Carol Ripley-Moffitt, director of the Nicotine Dependence Program and a nutrition expert, will share motivational interviewing skills in nutrition counseling. Food will be served. Sign up on the Google Form.

3/31 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence seeks submissions for its annual event that explores the survivor experience through stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music and visual art. Submissions from survivors, their loved ones and allies are welcome. Pieces can be submitted with the artist’s name or anonymously. Those submitting written word pieces may choose to perform those pieces themselves or they can request that a volunteer read their piece. Artists do not need to be present for their work to be included. All written pieces will be printed in the event program in both English and Spanish unless otherwise specified by the artist. There will be an open mic following the submitted program pieces, as time allows. To participate, submit pieces to Jennifer Grant. Submission deadline is March 31 and the event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

4/8 – GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

Register for the annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics. This conference helps participants evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for international community engagement, and develop intercultural competencies on campus and abroad. The conference is open and free for anyone interested in attending. Register now to secure your spot as space is limited to 250 participants. Follow the Go! Facebook event page. For questions, contact Katie Costanza.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – KEEP CARRBORO BEAUTIFUL DAY

Help clean the town of Carrboro and prevent trash from entering local streams. Bring work gloves and dress to be outside. Volunteers with meet at 9 a.m. April 22 at the Century Center. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Scout groups and youth groups are welcome to participate. For questions, contact John Cooper.

4/29 – Special Olympics North Carolina seeks volunteers

Special Olympics North Carolina seeks volunteers for its Plane Pull fundraising event on April 29 at the UPS Tarmac at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Volunteer with Special Olympics North Carolina or register a plane pull team.

Crescent Green volunteers needed

Crescent Green Assisted Living Communities needs student volunteers 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays to play bingo with the residents. Volunteers will call out the bingo numbers, assist participants and hand candy out to winners. Volunteers can also play cards and chat with residents on Sundays. Crescent Green also has a student volunteer coordinator position to fill beginning in August. For more information, contact Sydney Kalin.

Grow To Life needs help in food ministry

Grow To Life seeks volunteers to assist in its monthly food ministry every first Tuesday at 10 a.m. Duties include preparing and packing food boxes and placing them in cars. For more information, email Makeda Ma’at or call 323-762-5332.

PI+CH seeks motivated students

PI+CH at UNC creates a space for students to implement solutions for public health issues. PI+CH seeks to team with students from pre-medical, public health, computer science, marketing, business and communications fields to develop innovative public health solutions. If interested, complete the Google Form.

Rainbow Soccer coaches needed

Rainbow Soccer is looking for a few more soccer coaches for its Friday evening Intro to Soccer program. Volunteers who have played soccer are needed 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday evenings to introduce soccer to a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-olds. A couple more volunteer coaches or assistants are also needed for practice with youth teams. For details, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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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