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Nominations are now open through Feb. 15 for the 2023 Public Service Awards

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The Carolina Center for Public Service…

  • CONNECTS Carolina students, faculty and staff with each other and with community partners

  • Builds campus CAPACITY for community-engaged teaching, research and service

  • CELEBRATES the community engagement of UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university


So Much More than Living in the Woods for a Month

One Student’s Experience Participating in the 28-Day Outward Bound Course, offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service By Samantha Hoffman Hoffman guest writes a reflection about her experiences during the 28-day Outward Bound Course and what she gained from … Continued

Engagement Week Returns for 2023

By Grant Borneman The Carolina Center for Public Service is proud to join Carolina Across 100, Innovate Carolina, UNC Rural, Carolina Engagement Council, ncIMPACT Initiative, Center for Health Equity Research and other partners in co-organizing Engagement Week 2023. What is … Continued

PHIL 292 Students Win APPLES Grants

PHIL 292 Students Win APPLES Grants by UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences Parr Center for Ethics Undergraduates taking Parr Center Graduate Assistant Delaney Thull’s Fall 2022 course have been awarded Transportation Grants from the Carolina Center for Public … Continued

A group of people look at the camera and smile. A turquoise building is in the background.

Apples and Buckley Public Service Scholars Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders

By Alex Saunders Samantha Luu (2014, 2019) joins Chapel Hill Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High-Risk Drinking (CCC) as their new director. The journey to her leadership role was paved in part by participating in … Continued

The Tar Heel Bus Tour Returns

The Carolina Center for Public Service Director Lynn Blanchard, Ph.D., serves on the executive committee for the Tar Heel Bus Tour. In October of 2019, the Tar Heel Bus Tour traveled to 26 towns and cities throughout North Carolina. Carolina … Continued

A voter registration table was set up in the Pit as a part of Carolina Engagement Week on March 25, 2022, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Students were able to either register to vote or update their registration through the representatives on hand. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Promoting democracy critical to Carolina’s mission

One initiative, Carolina Votes, provides the community with the tools to be informed and engaged participants in government. by Scott Jared, The Well The first objective in the Promote Democracy initiative of the University’s strategic plan, Carolina Next, is to … Continued

Fiorela Villegas standing outside and leaning against a column

Serving her community

Carolina junior Fiorela Villegas extended her SECU Public Fellows summer internship to continue serving her community this semester. by Madeline Pace, University Communications Carolina junior Fiorela Villegas is on a mission to give back to her community by bringing resources … Continued

Tar Heels Promoting Asian-American Visibility

Using Education to Combat Violence By Alex Saunders In the confusing first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Zhang, then a senior in high school, wanted to visit family and friends in Flushing, a section of Queens, New York City, … Continued