Public Service News 4/10/17

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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

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants
Annual Course Development Institute

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

>Hope Gardens food justice internship
CHEOP PR summer internship
Triangle Ultimate summer internship
Beats n Bars Festival internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels
4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality
4/23 – Chapel Hill-Carrboro Walk
7/23 – National Youth Leadership Training

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research
Volunteer with The Sonder Market
Compeer volunteer training
Triangle Ultimate seeks coaches
N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors
Girls on the Run seeks coaches

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

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.

Annual course development institute

APPLES Service-Learning’s annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3102. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants, however, please register for the event as space is limited.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

HOPE gardens food justice internship

Hope Gardens seeks two Herban Garden summer interns. Herban Garden is a committee that engages people of color in topics related to sustainable agriculture and food justice. Application deadline is April 12 at 11:59 p.m. Visit Hope Gardens to apply.

CHEOP paid pr summer internship

Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) promotes and maintains programs that facilitate access to college, Ph.D. programs and the health professions with a focus on underrepresented minority, first generation, low income and/or rural students. CHEOP seeks one summer intern to showcase students’ experiences via blogging, press releases, social media, website, video, interviews, special projects and more. Send a resume to Dr. Paula Borden for consideration.

Triangle ultimate summer internship

Triangle Ultimate seeks part-time unpaid event coordinator and communications interns for the summer. Triangle Ultimate organizes and promotes Ultimate Frisbee for youth and adults in the Triangle. Interns will gain sports and recreational management skill and communications experience in a fun, flexible and supportive environment. Visit Triangle Ultimate or contact Tristan Green for more information.

Beats n bars festival internship

The Underground Collective seeks an unpaid intern for its Beats n Bars Festival Sept. 22 and 23 in Downtown Durham. The festival has become a platform for North Carolina to cultivate the founding influences of hip hop culture. If interested in this internship or other opportunities, contact Jamie Tindal for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels

The Stone Center will host Dr. Sandra Steingraber 7 to 9 p.m. on April 4 for a talk on Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels. An internationally awarded author and poet, cancer patient, persistent activist and biological ecologist, Steingraber engages the current political climate to welcome new advocates for environmental health and to inspire communities fighting long term. RSVP online or visit 350 Triangle for more details.

4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality

The Carolina Forum will present a seminar on social and economic inequality in America at 5:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium. The forum will host a conversation with Mary Beth Maxwell and Dorian T. Warren. Maxwell is the senior vice president for Foundation Programs at the Human Rights Campaign and leads the organization’s public education and programmatic efforts covering issues such as workplace equality, transgender justice and religion. Warren is the president of the Center for Community Change Action and has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for over two decades.

4/23 – chapel hill-Carrboro hunger walk

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro (CROP) Hunger Walk is an annual event to raise money for individuals with severe hunger needs. The 2017 Walk is April 23. Volunteers are needed for various tasks. Visit the Facebook page or contact Jo Wyrick for more information.

7/23 – national youth leadership training

The National Youth Leadership Training is a seven-day immersive leadership camp that activates young people to address today’s most pressing challenges and create impactful change. This year’s training is July 23 to July 29 at the Audubon Center in Sandstone, Minnesota. Visit National Youth Leadership Training for more information.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research

Student U is a college-access organization that believes all students in Durham can succeed. The organization needs graduate students or faculty interested in community-based research to work on evaluating Student U’s programming and practices. If interested, contact Radhika Deshmukh-McDiarmid.

volunteer with the sonder market

The Sonder Market seeks volunteers dedicated to increasing fresh foods access on Chapel Hill’s campus or who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Volunteers will assist in the kitchen with bake goods for the Meantime Cafe in the Campus Y, as well as produce salad mixes and other snacks to sell at The Sonder Cart. Complete the product development volunteer form to apply.

COMPEER Volunteer TRAINING

Join Compeer and decrease isolation, loneliness and low self-esteem by becoming a companion for someone with severe mental illness or an at-risk senior. There is a one-year minimum commitment for one hour a week or four hours a month. A volunteer training will be held April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Jasmine Carter for more information.

TRIANGLE ULTIMATE SEEKS COACHES

Triangle Ultimate seeks Ultimate Frisbee coaches for its Saturday youth summer league. Volunteers who are new to Ultimate will be paired with experienced coaches. Coaches are expected to attend games most Saturdays in June and July, as well as occasional midweek practices. To volunteer, complete the coaching application. Contact Tristan Green for more information.

N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors

N.C. Sli is recruiting staff members and mentors for its High School Scholars Program, a three-year program for first-generation Latino/a youth to explore and grow their cultural, career-aspiring identities. The 2017-18 Staff/Mentor application is due by 11:59 p.m. on April 16. Undergraduates, graduate students and community members from all backgrounds may apply. All positions are a one-year commitment. For questions, email sli@unc.edu.

GIRLS ON THE RUN SEEKS COACHES

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks women coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls in 3rd to 8th grade. The program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. There is no previous running or coaching experience required. The practices are held at local schools twice a week. The fall season runs from September 25 to December 9. Contact Hannah Robinson for more information.

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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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