Public Service News 3/6/2017

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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

3/10 – SMART Mentoring applications
Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/10 – Hope Gardens summer internships
Orange County Partnership for Young Children internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/9 – Lecture: The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System
3/10 – Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship workshop
3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day
Serve on campus/community alcohol task force
Tutor with Habitat for Humanity
Carrboro Day volunteers needed
Spring break volunteer opportunity
Help with Carrboro Community Egg Hunt
Volunteer abroad in Peru this summer
PI+CH seeks motivated students
Local refugee project seeks interpreters
Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches
Join the Campus Y executive board

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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 race, class and gender issues. 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 Buckley Public Service Scholars program participants. 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 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.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/10 – Hope Gardens summer internships

Hope Gardens offers four summer internship positions. Two paid internships are for summer garden managers, one unpaid internship is for a nutrition director and one unpaid internship is for an outreach director. Visit Hope Gardens for more information on how to apply. Applications are due March 10.

ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN INTERNSHIP

Orange County Partnership for Young Children offers an internship for students interested in working with childcare centers. Interns initiate gardening projects, connect centers to local farms and teach children about nutrition via cooking classes. Flexible hours and a stipend are available. Contact Maria Hitt for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/9 – LECTURE: THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF THE ELECTION ON THE U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute presents the Gordon H. DeFriese Distinguished Lecture on Health Services Research and Health Policy Research The Possible Impact of the Election on the U.S. Healthcare System 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Stuart Altman, Ph.D. Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, will present the lecture with a reception to follow.

3/10 – SKILLS AND PRACTICES IN ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium presents the workshop, Keeping the Ground Watered: Nourishing Community Engagement throughout the Research Continuum. The workshop is 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 10 at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, room 219. This workshop will highlight community-engaged projects and share approaches on maintaining connections throughout all phases of research. Light refreshments will be served. Register at UNC Event Registration.

3/30 – Flourish Wellness skills training

Flourish Wellness Coaching will host a skills training 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 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.

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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.

SERVE ON CAMPUS/COMMUNITY ALCOHOL TASK FORCE

The Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High-Risk Drinking seeks student involvement in this Chapel Hill-wide effort. Student involvement is crucial to implement policies that will have a lasting impact on the community. Task force members sit on committees with high-level stakeholders from the town of Chapel Hill, UNC and other community members. If interested, contact Elinor Landess.

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 to 6:30 p.m. Transportation is provided. If interested, contact Meghan Malone.

CARRBORO DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for Carrboro Recreation and Parks 2017 Carrboro Day. Join neighbors and friends and celebrate the unique qualities that make Carrboro special. For more information, contact John Cooper.

SPRING BREAK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Habitat for Humanity ReStore seeks volunteers to help during spring break. Duties include sorting donations, organizing the store and assisting customers. Shifts are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 to 5 p.m. March 13 to March 16. For details, visit College Spring Break Volunteer Opportunity.

HELP WITH CARRBORO COMMUNITY EGG HUNT

Volunteers are needed for the Carrboro Community Egg Hunt. Duties include assisting with egg hunt games, activities and age-specific hunts. For more information, contact Kathleen Hansen. Apply online to volunteer.

Volunteer abroad in Peru this summer

Volunteer this summer for six weeks in Peru through AIESEC. The program Impacta Hoy empowers local communities to succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures, and Raise Your Voice empowers teenagers to shape their future through university and career assessment. The program fee is $500 and applicants can sign up by March 10. Contact vptm-chapehill@aiesecus.org for more details.

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.

LOCAL REFUGEE PROJECT SEEKS INTERPRETERS

Linguistic volunteers are needed to pioneer a local biweekly gathering using simple songs from the United States and from home countries of refugees and immigrants. The collected songs will be used to stimulate English-language learning and allow people from a variety of backgrounds to build connections across differences. Volunteers skilled in Burmese, Karen or African languages are especially needed. For more information, contact Claire Bates.

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches

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.

JOIN THE CAMPUS Y EXECUTIVE BOARD

Apply to join the Campus Y executive board. The executive board is an opportunity to guide the direction of UNC’s Center for Social Justice as well as come up with new projects to help the center. The time commitment is approximately 15 hours each week.

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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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