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
- Apply by Oct. 11 to participate in APPLES Alternative Winter Breaks! AWB trips are an opportunity to travel outside of Chapel Hill during winter break (Dec. 14-20) and learn about a specific focus area in various communities. Visit the AWB site for more details and apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
- Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards are up to $5,000 and are given to instructors for work with developing a new or modifying an existing service-learning course. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. Email Becca Bender with for more information.
- Each semester, students and community partners connected to an APPLES Service-Learning course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant. Additionally, students in APPLES courses who are volunteering at locations further from campus are eligible to apply for transportation grants for financial assistance. Applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
- APPLES Service-Learning awards course enhancement grants of up to $500 every semester. Rolling applications are accepted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.
- Students enrolled in APPLES classes should complete the online module.
- View the 2020 spring course listing. (This is tentative and will be updated again prior to course registration. Please cross-reference Connect Carolina regarding 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.