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

Launching into Service

August 30, 2019

Kirti Patel, a Carolina first-year from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is sweating over a long wooden board. He’s trying to pull out a bent screw from what would otherwise be scrap wood, but in this context is recycled wood: destined … Continued

Shaping national issues on a local level

August 23, 2019

  The Wake County Commissioner internship featured in this story, along with four other APPLES Service-Learning summer internships with public officials, would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of Jesse White, Ph.D, retired director of the Office of … Continued