Public Service News 4/3/17

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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

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship
Triangle Ultimate summer internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/4 – Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels
4/11 – Carolina Seminar on Inequality
4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship
9/2 – Beats n Bars Festival internship

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Campus U and community-based research
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Volunteer with AIESEC this summer
N.C. Sli seeks staff and mentors

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.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship

Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks an unpaid social media intern for the upcoming academic year. Prospective interns should be knowledgeable in creating and editing WordPress pages and social media pages for public relations and advertising purposes. This internship builds writing, communication and social media marketing skills in a supportive environment. Contact Claire Lorch for more information.

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.

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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.

4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Workshop continues with Publishing and Disseminating Products of Engaged Scholarship April 17 in Murphey Hall, room 204. Have you produced videos, manuals, curricula or other products through service-learning, participatory research or other community-engaged work? Have you wondered how to make this work accessible to non-academic audiences? This seminar features a live webinar with the managing editor of CES4health.info, an online mechanism for publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:45 a.m. The workshop is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at UNC Event Registration.

9/2 – 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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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.

A Helping Hand seeks volunteers

A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care organization that has paid and volunteer opportunities to provide companionship for elders in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity for pre health, social work and psychology students. For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley.

Volunteer with AIESEC this summer

Spend your summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education on featured programs in Peru, Morocco or Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 for six to eight weeks. Interested students should create a profile at AIESEC by 11:59 p.m. April 7. Contact vptm-chapelhill@aiesecus.org 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.

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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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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 info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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