Public Service News 4/24/17

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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

5/16 – Annual Course Development Institute
5/19 – Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – Global summer internship
Compass Center summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/24 – Chiron Lecture: Kris Jordan “Living the Dream”

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/28 – PI + CH executive board applications
4/28 – Volunteer with United Way of the Greater Triangle
4/28 – Young Advocates Institute seeks camp counselors
5/21 – Apply to Launch Chapel Hill
Los Delfines Spanish Club
Peer mentor for the Latinx Mentoring Program
Carolina Navigators global service-learning experience
Volunteer abroad this summer with AIESEC
Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

5/16 – 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.

5/19 – 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

5/1 – GLOBAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Carolina Navigators is looking to hire two to three student volunteer interns for this summer. Interns will gain valuable professional experience relevant to communications, global education and non-profit program management. Please email your resume and a cover letter to Liz Bucrek by May 1. For more information, visit the Carolina Navigators.

COMPASS CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIP

The Compass Center for Women and Families is recruiting interns for a number of positions this summer. For internship postings, visit the Compass Center. Email Bridget McEnaney, for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/24 – Chiron Lecture: Kris Jordan “Living the Dream”

Computer science lecturer Kris Jordan will speak on the power of technology in our everyday lives. As the recipient of the student-chosen 2017 Chiron Award, Jordan will present the lecture “Living the Dream” through technology, at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Hanes Art Auditorium. Learn more about the digital world and enjoy free food afterward at the reception.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/28 – PI+CH executive board applications

PI+CH (Promoting Innovations + Collaborations in Health) is a new organization dedicated to connecting students to other students, mentors and resources to design and create public health projects. If you are interested in organizing public health innovation talks, workshops, design thinking events and more, apply to be a PI+CH executive board member. UNC students of all backgrounds are welcome to apply.

4/28 – Volunteer with United Way of the Greater Triangle

During National Volunteer Week, United Way of the Greater Triangle will bring a truck full of books for local children, families, teachers and mentors. Volunteers are needed to sort books and prepare them for distribution. Volunteers are needed April 24 to 28 at 2728 Capital Boulevard, suite 101 in Raleigh, North Carolina. For details, visit national volunteer week book distribution event. For questions, contact Natasha Wayne.

4/28 – YOUNG ADVOCATES INSTITUTE SEEKS CAMP COUNSELORS

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) 2017 Young Advocates Institute is July 7-9 at North Carolina A & T State University. The institute is a social justice summer camp that empowers and trains 200 youth, ages 13-17, from across North Carolina during a weekend of prevention/intervention education, advocacy and leadership development seminars. Twenty-five young adults ages 18-24 are needed to serve as camp counselors during the institute. This volunteer opportunity offers up to 80 hours of community service. Counselor responsibilities include group participant supervision and exhibiting positive health, dress, speech, etiquette and relationship habits to serve as a positive model for participants. To volunteer, complete the camp counselor application by April 28. For questions, contact Tracy D. Wright.

5/21 – APPLY TO LAUNCH CHAPEL HILL

Launch Chapel Hill, a start-up accelerator, is accepting applications for its eighth cohort. In 2015, Launch was named a top five university business accelerator in North America by UBI Global Index, an international benchmarking organization. Twice a year, Launch accepts a new class of high-potential entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early-stage, high-potential businesses into self-sustaining enterprises. Launch provides the support, tools and knowledge to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate start-up growth. The application deadline is May 21. Informal information sessions will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 28, May 5 and May 12. Email Stefano Rivera to attend or to schedule a different time. Apply online at Launch Chapel Hill.

LOS DELFINES SPANISH CLUB

Los Delfines Spanish Club is an after school program that runs 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2017-2018 year. The program teaches Spanish through play, using interactive games, crafts and cooking so students can build upon the Spanish they are learning in the classroom and at home. Apply at Los Delfines 2017-2018 application..

PEER MENTOR FOR THE LATINX MENTORING PROGRAM

The Latinx Mentoring Program pairs self-identifying Latinx and self-identifying first-years with upperclassmen mentors of all backgrounds. Mentors help mentees transition into their first year at UNC by providing social support, academic resources and general knowledge about Carolina. Apply at The Carolina Latinx Collaborative. For questions, contact clc.unc@gmail.com.

CAROLINA NAVIGATORS GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Carolina Navigators is a highly-selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program at UNC. Throughout the semester, students learn about global education and increase their intercultural competence, both online and in face-to-face meetings by crating global education resources for students and educators in North Carolina. Participants improve their intercultural, technology and leadership skills. Apply at Carolina Navigators by Aug. 15. Contact Liz Bucrek for more information.

VOLUNTEER ABROAD THIS SUMMER WITH AIESEC

Spend the summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goal of quality education on featured programs in Argentina, Peru, Morocco and Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 and runs for six to eight weeks. Apply AIESEC Chapel Hill.

KIDZU CHILDREN’S MUSEUM seeks volunteers

Kidzu Children’s Museum seeks volunteers of all ages. There are several volunteer opportunities including helping with special programs, summer camps and exhibits. Contact Landis Lee.

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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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