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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


Students use spring break to serve, explore careers

By Brennan Doherty, University Communications, Thursday, March 28th, 2024   Tar Heels volunteered and learned about violence prevention on an APPLES service-learning trip to Charlotte, which consisted of12 stops. During their Alternative Spring Break trip in Charlotte, they learned about public-safety … Read more

Carolina Engagement Week 2024 Celebrates Service and Community

The Carolina Center for Public Service is proud to have hosted the third annual Carolina Engagement Week in collaboration with the Carolina Across 100 Initiative, the Carolina Engagement Council, the Center for Health Equity Research, Innovate Carolina, ncIMPACT, the Office … Read more

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Introducing Engagement Week 2024

By Brianna Patterson Carolina Engagement Week 2024 is a week-long celebration of partnerships between UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina communities. Throughout the week, Carolina faculty, staff, students and community organizations will host over 30 events, including lectures, workshops and activities!  … Read more

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Event: Eat Good Bowls

By Brian, Eat Good Bowls The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill brings together a group of 10 faculty from multiple departments across UNC’s campus over a two-year period. Thorp Scholars participate … Read more

APPLES Alternative Spring Breaks Forge Relationships

By Alexander Saunders As APPLES Service-Learning recruits applicants for the spring semester 2024 Alternative Spring Break program, which includes a course component, we reflect back on one of the spring break adventures from 2023 During the spring 2023 semester, undergraduate … Read more

Tar Heel Bus Tour rolls out this week

By Ethan Quinn, University Communications With students on fall break, faculty and administrators will visit 19 counties to learn about Carolina’s partnerships and service. A week after the University celebrated Carolina’s service to North Carolina at University Day, 75 Tar … Read more

Driving STEM Education in Franklin County

By Brianna Patterson   Fiona Chen ‘25, biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, combined her passions for teaching, science and public service during her summer as an SECU Public Fellows intern with United Way of Franklin County. Chen’s rural hometown, interest in public … Read more