Public Service News 3/26/2018

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/26 – Deadline to apply for APPLES Course Development Grants
3/26 – APPLES Summer Fellowship application deadline
4/6 – Alternative Break graduate assistant application
5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning registration

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – Disaster relief trips

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/27 – William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture
3/27 – Bayard Wootten photography exhibition opening
3/28 – Public health careers talk with former state health director
4/4 – School of Social Work postgraduate information session
4/18 & 24 – Carolina Seminar Series: Sexual harassment in academia

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/2 – 5 – Giving Closet workday
4/8 – Carrboro Open Streets 2018
Habitat for Humanity tutoring committee
Play music at assisted living healthcare facilities
Hillel needs Passover volunteers
Volunteer with Healing Hands
Volunteer with TABLE

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/26 – Deadline to apply for APPLES Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors across campus teaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students. APPLES awards up to seven $5,000 grants to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 19.

3/26 – APPLES Summer Fellowship application deadline

The APPLES Service-Learning program offers a summer fellow position to work collaboratively with Carolina Center for Public Service staff. Prior work experience in an office/business setting is preferred with priority given to students who have participated in an APPLES program. The summer fellow must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of people, as well as exhibit a professional and positive attitude. Strong verbal and written communication skills and a working knowledge of Word and Excel are required. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to apples@unc.edu by Monday, March 26.

4/6 – Alternative Break graduate assistant application

APPLES Service-Learning seeks a graduate student with an interest in service-learning to assist in supporting its alternative break programs. The graduate assistant position will work with 16 alternative break experiences through fall, winter and spring break programs. This role will combine advising, administration and program support responsibilities. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to apples@unc.edu with GA Application in the subject line by April 6.

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning registration

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is set for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 15 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 2518 A-B. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. This event is free, but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Register by May 10 at UNC Event Registration. Contact Becca Bender with questions.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The next Hurricane Matthew relief day trip is April 20. The trip will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/27 – William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture

Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will deliver UNC School of Law’s 2018 William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture noon – 1 p.m. March 27 at the Law School Rotunda. Sunstein will speak about impeachment. The lecture is free and open to the public.

4/4-6 – Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 influenza pandemic

3/27 – Bayard Wootten photography exhibition opening

Bayard Wootten earned her reputation as one of North Carolina’s leading photographers in the early 20th century. Today, her legacy lives on through “‘The joy is going.’ Bayard Wootten Photographs North Carolina and the South,” an exhibition on view in Wilson Special Collections Library. Jerry Cotten, author of “Light and Air: The Photography of Bayard Wootten,” will speak about Wootten’s work and sign copies of his book. The exhibition viewing, program and book signing is 5 – 7 p.m. March 27 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in Wilson Library.

3/28 – Public health careers talk with former state health director

Promoting Innovations and Collaborations in Health (PI+CH) will host a discussion with the former state health director for North Carolina, Dr. Leah Devlin, 5 – 6 p.m. March 28 in McGavran-Greenberg Hall, room 2306. There will be an interactive discussion about careers in public health and solutions to the most pressing public health problems in North Carolina. Pizza will be served. RSVP to Laura Gerlach.

4/4 – School of Social Work postgraduate information session

The UNC Sociology Club is partnering with the School of Social Work to host an information session on postgraduate opportunities 6 – 7 p.m. April 4 in Hamilton Hall, room 271. All majors are welcome to attend. RSVP is encouraged, but not required.

4/18 & 4/24 – Carolina Seminar Series: Sexual harassment in academia

The Carolina Seminar Series, Carolina Women’s Center and WISDOM (Women in Science Deserve Opportunities and Mentoring) will present a two-part series on sexual harassment in academia. Part one is a webinar, noon – 1:30 p.m. April 18, where Dr. Karen Kelsky will discuss the patterns of predation, options for survivors, and vulnerabilities of women of color and of queer and transgender women. Part two is a workshop noon – 4 p.m. April 24 that addresses the continuum of harassment, how bystanders can intervene and UNC resources. Both events will be held in the Stone Center Hitchcock Room. Contact Grace David to RSVP for one or both sessions.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/2-5 – Giving Closet workday

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center needs volunteers to switch fall/winter clothes to summer/spring clothes at the Giving Closet. Volunteers can work Monday, April 2; Tuesday, April 3; Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5. The morning shift is 9 a.m. – noon. The afternoon shift is 1 – 4 p.m.

4/8 – Carrboro Open Streets 2018

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs special event volunteers to work Carrboro Open Streets noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Streets are closed to cars and reclaimed for car-free activities including biking, climbing, dancing and more. Volunteers are needed to run games and activities for families in the Carrboro community. For details, contact Corina Riley.

Habitat for Humanity Tutoring Committee

Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers to tutor elementary and middle school students 4 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Transportation to and from the tutoring location can be provided, however, more drivers are always needed. Email UNC Habitat for Humanity to sign up or for more information.

Play music at assisted living healthcare facilities

Heeling in Harmony seeks volunteers to play music at assisted living healthcare facilities. Heeling in Harmony is a music performance-based organization serving healthcare centers in the Triangle to promote healing and improve the quality of life of residents through music. Organizational volunteers are also needed, and musical experience is not required to volunteer. To get involved, attend a group meeting 6 – 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in Hill Hall. Contact Thoai Vu for more information.

Hillel needs Passover volunteers

UNC Hillel seeks volunteers to help prepare for Passover, one of its biggest events of the year. You can help by flipping the kitchen, cooking food for Passover meals and assisting with Seders during the week of Passover. See the Google sheet for a list of volunteer opportunities.

VOLUNTEER WITH Healing Hands

Do you have a passion for music? Are you interested in healthcare? If so, consider volunteering for Healing Hands. Volunteers perform in healthcare settings like assisted living facilities and hospitals. If interested, contact Ashley Cantu.

Volunteer with TABLE

TABLE, a nonprofit organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, needs volunteers for its weekend meal backpack program. Volunteers will organize food, make weekend bags and deliver the bags. Volunteers are also needed to help with SnackChef, a program that teaches children nutrition lessons and how to make healthy snacks. To volunteer, contact Julia Baker.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit https://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at https://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Public Service News 3/19/18

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/19 – Apply for Service Learning Initiative: Engage
3/19 – APPLES Course Development Grants
3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications due
3/21 – ImpactNC grant application deadline

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/21 – Carolina United participant application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/21 – Carolina Conversation – Navigating Unlawful Harassment and Uncomfortable Situations in the Workplace
3/22 – Writer’s Discussion with David F. Garcia
3/23 – “Chasing Coral” screening and expert panel
3/27 – William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture
4/4 – 6 – Going Viral: Impact and implications of 1918 influenza pandemic
4/18 & 24 – Carolina Seminar Series: Sexual harassment in academia

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/2 – 5 – Giving Closet workday
4/8 – Carrboro Open Streets 2018
Habitat for Humanity tutoring committee
Event promotion volunteers needed
Hillel needs Passover volunteers
Youth baseball coaches needed
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools seeks volunteers
Volunteer with Healing Hands

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

3/19 – Deadline to apply for Service Learning Initiative: Engage

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting applications for SLI: Engage, which will take place April 6 – 7. Any UNC student can apply for SLI: Engage. This is a great way to learn more about service opportunities available in the community and meet fellow students who are also passionate about service. Participants will work with at least two service sites and engage in discussions related to service sustainability. Apply by March 19 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal

3/19 – APPLES Course Development Grants

APPLES Service-Learning is accepting proposals for service-learning course development grants from faculty and instructors across campus teaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students. APPLES awards up to seven $5,000 grants to develop new or modify existing courses that successfully integrate community-based service into the curriculum and promote the pedagogy of service-learning at UNC. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 19.

3/20 – SMART Mentoring applications

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Students selected to participate enroll in a fall three-credit hour course and a spring one-credit hour course. Staff from partnering organization Volunteers for Youth match SMART mentors with mentees by early September and the mentoring commitment will continue through late April. SMART is available for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by March 20.

3/21 – Impact NC grant application deadline

ImpactNC seeks grant proposals from nonprofit organizations serving communities in eastern North Carolina. Organizations must address literacy, dropout rates or the achievement gap in education. Initiatives may include, but are not limited to, early childhood education programs, ESL/ELL initiatives and tutoring and mentorship programs. Two organizations will be selected to receive $5,000 each. Applications must be in “Organization_LastName_FirstName.doc” format and emailed to ImpactNC@unc.edu by 11:59 p.m. March 21.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The next Hurricane Matthew relief day trip is April 20. The trip will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

3/21 – Carolina united participant application

Carolina United, sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership, is accepting student applications. The 2018 program, set for Aug. 13 – 16, will educate students on how to foster important dialogue on campus. Apply by March 21.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/21 – Carolina Conversation – Navigating Unlawful and Uncomfortable Situations in the workplace

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the March Carolina Conversation, Navigating Unlawful Harassment and Uncomfortable Situations in the Workplace, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the Student Union’s Aquarium Lounge. This session will provide an inclusive and interactive dialogue about sexual harassment in the workplace. We will explore types of conduct that could be considered harassment, and how to navigate and address potential harassment. We will also discuss the power dynamics that often allow harassing behavior to escalate and/or persist, as well as steps that can be taken to foster an environment in which harassment is not tolerated. Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.

3/8 – WRITER’S DISCUSSION with David F. Garcia

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center will host David Garcia at its next author discussion series. Garcia, associate professor of ethnomusicology in the UNC Department of Music, will discuss his new book, “Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins” at 3:30 p.m. March 22 in Bull’s Head Bookshop. The free discussion will focus on how his work explores a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s.

3/23 – “CHASING CORAL” SCREENING AND EXPERT PANEL

Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Triangle and The Southeast Climate Science Center will present a special screening of “Chasing Coral” 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in Mitchell Hall, room 05. The screening will feature an expert panel of coral reef ecologists led by Dr. Mark Eakin from NOAA. This is a free, public screening, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP on Facebook or contact Justin Baumann.

3/27 – William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture

Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School, will deliver UNC School of Law’s 2018 William P. Murphy Distinguished Lecture noon – 1 p.m. March 27 at the Law School Rotunda. Sunstein will speak about impeachment. The lecture is free and open to the public.

4/4-6 – Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 influenza pandemic

The Gillings School of Global Public Health will host a symposium on the 1918 influenza pandemic April 4 – 6 at the Friday Center. Symposium events will offer perspectives from the vantage points of medicine, health, social sciences and the humanities. Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, medicine and other fields. For more information and to register, visit the School of Public Health.

4/18 & 4/24 – Carolina Seminar Series: Sexual harassment in academia

The Carolina Seminar Series, Carolina Women’s Center and WISDOM (Women in Science Deserve Opportunities and Mentoring) will present a two-part series on sexual harassment in academia. Part one is a webinar, noon – 1:30 p.m. April 18, where Dr. Karen Kelsky will discuss the patterns of predation, options for survivors, and vulnerabilities of women of color and of queer and transgender women. Part two is a workshop noon – 4 p.m. April 24 that addresses the continuum of harassment, how bystanders can intervene and UNC resources. Both events will be held in the Stone Center Hitchcock Room. Contact Grace David to RSVP for one or both sessions.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/2-5 – Giving Closet workday

Welcome Baby Family Resource Center needs volunteers to switch fall/winter clothes to summer/spring clothes at the Giving Closet. Volunteers can work Monday, April 2; Tuesday, April 3; Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5. The morning shift is 9 a.m. – noon. The afternoon shift is 1 – 4 p.m.

4/8 – Carrboro Open Streets 2018

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs special event volunteers to work Carrboro Open Streets noon – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Streets are closed to cars and reclaimed for car-free activities including biking, climbing, dancing and more. Volunteers are needed to run games and activities for families in the Carrboro community. For details, contact Corina Riley.

Habitat for Humanity Tutoring Committee

Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers to tutor elementary and middle school students 4 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Transportation to and from the tutoring location can be provided, however, more drivers are always needed. Email UNC Habitat for Humanity to sign up or for more information.

EVENT PROMOTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hope Her Way seeks volunteers to promote and assist with a spirit night fundraiser on March 26. Marketing, design skills are a plus but are not required. Hope Her Way will sign off on community service hours if needed. To learn more or apply, email Jillian Cross.

Hillel needs Passover volunteers

UNC Hillel seeks volunteers to help prepare for Passover, one of its biggest events of the year. You can help by flipping the kitchen, cooking food for Passover meals and assisting with Seders during the week of Passover. See the Google sheet for a list of volunteer opportunities.

YOUTH BASEBALL COACHES NEEDED

Carrboro Recreation & Parks needs a volunteer immediately to fill a coach opening working with 9- and 10-year-old youth in its spring baseball program. Ideal candidates should have a passion for baseball, experience relating to youth and good communication skills to effectively correspond with parents and recreation department staff. The program runs from March through May. If interested, contact Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO SCHOOLS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools seeks volunteers to serve 2 – 3 hours per week this semester. Learn more at Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools or call 919-967-8211, extension 28281.

VOLUNTEER WITH Healing Hands

Do you have a passion for music? Are you interested in healthcare? If so, consider volunteering for Healing Hands. Volunteers perform in healthcare settings like assisted living facilities and hospitals. If interested, contact Ashley Cantu.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit https://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at https://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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Leaving your Heel print: How one senior leaves his mark through service

By Becca Kronebusch

For John Paul (JP) Zalaquett, a senior music major from Matthews, North Carolina, service to others began long before he came to UNC. From working with Habitat for Humanity ReStore to serving at an orphanage in Mexico, service is second nature to Zalaquett. It is no surprise that at UNC, he jumped into service through the APPLES Service-Learning and Buckley Public Service Scholars programs.

“I am passionate about public service because many needs exist in our communities, and whether we realize it or not, we are all affected when some of those needs are not met,” Zalaquett said. “By stewarding our resources well, we can often address those needs within our own community.”

JP Zalaquett and other APPLES SLI site leaders

Before even stepping into a UNC classroom, Zalaquett participated in APPLES Service-Learning Initiative (SLI). Over three days in the week before classes started, Zalaquett learned about and worked with community partners in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. He served at the State Employees Credit Union Family House, Club NOVA and Wildwoods Farm. Since SLI, he has participated in several other service experiences impacting North Carolina and beyond.

But in October 2017, service beyond the local community took on a new meaning for Zalaquett because his aunts and uncles were some of the many people living in Puerto Rico whose lives were distressed by Hurricane Maria. Maria knocked out cell phone service across the island, and Zalaquett was left anxious and worried about his family’s safety for weeks until he was finally able to contact them.

“When we did hear from them, they told us about a lot of flooding and no drinking water, so they had to rely on water bottles,” he said. “Their diet consisted of soup, oatmeal, cornmeal, rice, beans and canned meat in the weeks after Maria hit.”

Zalaquett knew he had to do something. That something was assembling disaster relief cleaning supply buckets for the Carolina Bucket Brigade. It was an act of love to help his family in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria’s destruction.

JP Zalaquett at Carolina Bucket BrigadeParticipating in the Carolina Bucket Brigade, sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service and Carolina Athletics, was a tangible way for Zalaquett to help his family and others affected by disasters that hit Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida and Mexico.

“I am passionate about disaster relief efforts because natural disasters are largely unpredictable and unpreventable and can affect anyone, both directly and indirectly,” he said. “Last year, I was indirectly yet very personally affected by a natural disaster, so disaster relief is particularly meaningful to me.”

In addition to disaster relief, Zalaquett credits APPLES Service-Learning and SMART Mentoring for giving him other opportunities to serve, think critically about the effectiveness and sustainability of service, and build meaningful relationships in the community.

Zalaquett is also a participant in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS). BPSS helps students expand their understanding of service, connect academic and community-based experiences and build their capacity to help effect change. Through BPSS, Zalaquett serves as a SMART Mentor.

“SMART Mentoring allowed me to form a one-on-one social mentoring relationship with a local middle school student,” Zalaquett said. “I have gained much insight into the community outside of the campus bubble. This has been the most interpersonal service experience I’ve had through the Buckley Public Service Scholars program so far. My upbringing was different than that of my mentee, so I learn a lot from him seeing his unique life experiences first-hand.”

At Carolina, Zalaquett has held leadership roles in several APPLES programs. In addition to SLI, he participated in Alternative Fall Break, served as site leader for SLI experiences and became a co-leader for alternative breaks. Zalaquett worked as an APPLES summer fellow and is now working as the CCPS Union office manager.

Coming to Carolina with service already in his blood, Zalaquett said that he will leave UNC with the spirit of service running more deeply in his veins.

To learn more about these service experiences and opportunities, visit CCPS Disaster Relief, APPLES Service-Learning and SMART Mentoring.

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