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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

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

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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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, … Read more

Tar Heels Spreading Mental Health Awareness

Carolina Undergraduates Promote Mental Health Resources Through the Robert E. Bryan Fellowship, an APPLES Service-Learning Program  By Alex Saunders Caroline Clodfelter, director of the student-led TEACH Initiative North Carolina (TEACH), says that substance dependency and mental health are interconnected societal … Read more

Riley Harper stands outside of the Durham Scrap Exchange. Additional photos show the materials inside of the organization's building, as well as a ladybug decoration at the location.

First Year Tar Heel Empowers Youth and Addresses Clothing and Food Insecurity

APPLES Intern, Riley Harper, is Making the Most of His Time at Carolina  By Alex Saunders Riley Harper has big dreams to accomplish during his time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a first-year student from … Read more

Redefining Mentorship: A Transformative, Life-Altering & Everlasting Connection

By Shatera McNair, Class of 2022 Sociology Major, Minoring in both Education and Social and Economic Justice   Seeking Reconnection At the tail end of a fully remote 2020-2021 school year, I was frantically planning for my senior year. Similar … Read more