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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

‘An eye-opening experience:’ Alternative Fall Break 2019

October 30, 2019

During fall break this October, a group of Carolina students drove to Nags Head, North Carolina—but not for a beach vacation. Instead, the group participated in service activities and toured a number of environmentally-oriented local organizations as part of an … 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