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Advocating for Survivors

July 23, 2020

Rising senior Aida Al-Akhdar is interning at the Compass Center, helping the organization establish Orange County’s new domestic violence shelter and serving as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. By Brandon Bieltz, University Communications One-in-three women and one-in-five men … Continued

Learning and Growing: APPLES Alternative Spring Break 2020

April 22, 2020

Written by Serah Lee ‘20 On this year’s spring break, before the travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, 50 Carolina students took advantage of their vacation time to participate in APPLES Alternative Spring Breaks. Participants chose from among five … Continued

APPLES Alternative Winter Break 2019

February 4, 2020

Written by Serah Lee ’20 What do the holidays mean for you? Does it mean adhering to old family traditions? Or perhaps, a chance to reconnect with hometown friends? For over 50 Carolina students, the winter holidays meant an opportunity … Continued

Creating Community for Adolescents with Obesity

September 17, 2019

By Eve Elliott, APPLES Service-Learning summer fellow At 16, Faith Newsome had never known a time when she didn’t carry excess body weight. That year, as she prepared for bariatric weight loss surgery, she looked in vain for a community … Continued