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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

  • Apply now to participate in an Alternative Spring Break trip! Students spend spring break traveling to various communities in North Carolina, with service and educational opportunities focused on a specific topic. Participants also take a 2-credit hour, EE-service-learning course during spring semester. Apply through the CCPS Application Portal by Nov. 10.
  • APPLES Expeditions are back! Sign up for a one-day service project with other students at various locations in NC. You can see the upcoming Expeditions and sign up here.
  • If you are looking for individual service opportunities, you can visit the Public Service Database.
  • 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.