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APPLES Service-Learning is a student-led program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that transforms educational experiences by connecting academic learning and public service. Since 1990, APPLES has strengthened civic engagement by bringing together students, faculty and communities in sustained and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Announcements and Deadlines

  • SLI: Launch 2021 is open to new Carolina students. As of now (May 2021) we are planning to host our traditional SLI program in-person in the fall. This program will take place Aug. 11-13. We will keep students updated if our programming must change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other opportunities to connect with APPLES will be available in the fall. Applications for SLI are open now until July 9 through the CCPS Application Portal.
  • APPLES is currently accepting applications for our alternative break team for 2021-22. Break leaders recruit participants, plan and lead peer service trips over fall, winter or spring break. There is a fall semester EE leadership course available for break leaders. Please read more about alternative breaks here, and apply by May 21 to be a break leader via the CCPS Application Portal.
  • Sign up for the APPLES Announcements newsletter and submit announcements for the listserv by emailing APPLES.
  • Students enrolled in APPLES classes should complete the online module.
  • Service-learning courses

Previous Service-Learning Summer Internships

Rising senior Jennifer Barber of Waxhaw, North Carolina, a public relations major, spent her summer as a paid intern at the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, working with children of all abilities during summer camp sessions.

Zareen Farooqui is a junior studying business administration and computer science at UNC-Chapel Hill. This summer, she’s using the knowledge she gained in her classes to revamp United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Teaming for Technology Program.

Griffin Smith is a rising senior majoring in mathematics and history and is considering a career in education. This summer, he has spent a lot of time teaching and mentoring with the Upward Bound Program at Central Carolina Community College.