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Public Service News 02/18/2019
February 18, 2019

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, please visit ccps.unc.edu. Join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.

Table of Contents

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
2/23 – APPLES Expedition: Day Trip to the Special Olympics
Funding available to develop service-learning courses
Updates for hurricane relief

EVENTS AND MEETINGS
2/22 – Art Auction for Habitat
2/27 – UNC Interfaith Service Day

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2/28 – Intern with Cape Town
3/31 – Pupusas for Education 2019 Scholarship
4/1 – Summer service-learning internship with A Helping Hand

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
2/23 – 2019 ASK Conference in search of volunteers
3/23 – Booker Creek Clean Up
Coach with Rainbow Soccer

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

2/23 – APPLES Expedition: Day Trip to the Special Olympics
APPLES Expeditions is hosting its first trip of the semester to Greensboro, N.C. to volunteer with the Special Olympics during their Triad Chill challenge. The van will leave at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 and will return to campus that night by 5 p.m. This is open to all interested undergraduate students and is a great way to learn more about APPLES Service-Learning. Transportation and lunch is provided. Sign-up is first come first serve and can be completed through the APPLES Google Form.

Funding available to develop service-learning courses
Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards of up to $5,000 are provided to instructors to develop a new or modify an existing service-learning course. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the CCPS application and nomination portal.

Updates for hurricane relief
As the Carolina community continues to help with North Carolina’s hurricane relief efforts, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s disaster relief webpage. Also, grants for relief trips for up to $1,000 are available and Carolina students, faculty or staff can submit applications through the Carolina Center for Public Service application portal. Faculty and staff may be eligible to use any available Community Service Leave hours for relief trips dedicated to areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

2/22 -Art Auction for Habitat
Mixed Concrete is a fundraising art show that raises funds, awareness and support for families with inadequate housing in Chapel Hill, N.C. The show will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 in Top of the Hill’s Great Room. It will feature donated art from UNC students and professional artists from across the country. Visit the Mixed Concrete website to find more information.

2/27 – UNC Interfaith Service Day
UNC’s Newman Center, UNC Hillel and UNC Wesley have organized an Interfaith Service Day on March 3rd. The day is designed to give students of all faith groups an opportunity to serve our community together. Registration is open to students, faculty and community members until Feb. 27. Please email Jessica Thompson for more information and go to the UNC Interfaith Service Day website to get tickets.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2/28 – Intern with Cape Town
The internship with Cape Town is a program that aims to immerse you into the living history of South Africa by directly involving you in institutions that are helping to create a democratic civil society. The internship allows you to gain Honors Carolina credit and experience. The application is open to all Carolina students with a 3.0 GPA. Apply by Feb. 28 through the Honors Carolina website.

3/31 – Pupusas for Education 2019 Scholarship
Pupusas for Education is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting undocumented students pursuing higher education. A scholarship is awarded annually to two high school seniors who will graduate in the spring semester and plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year institution in the fall for $1,000 per year. Visit the Pupusas for Education website to find more information and to apply.

4/1 – Summer service-learning internship with A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand is looking for pre-health, service-learning interns for this summer. Interns will work one-on-one with older adults and adults with disabilities, assisting them with transportation to errands and medical appointments, socialization and in-home tasks. A car is required to participate. Go to A Helping Hand’s website to find more information and submit an application by April 1.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

2/23 – 2019 ASK Conference in search of volunteers
Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is a local nonprofit and in need of volunteers for the 46th Annual Advancing Skills & Knowledge Conference on Feb. 23. at East Chapel Hill High School. The ASK Conference focuses on workshops for teachers and early childhood professionals. To sign up to volunteer email Beverly Williams or call at 919-403-6950 ext. 6855.

3/23 – Booker Creek Clean Up

There will be a Booker Creek Clean up on March 23 in Chapel Hill, specifically near the Eastgate Shopping Center. Email Carson White for questions and to sign up.

Coach with Rainbow Soccer
Rainbow Soccer is seeking youth coaches that can attend practice on Mondays at 5 p.m. and advanced recreational coaches for practices that are twice a week at 5 p.m. Prior experience with youth necessary and soccer playing or coaching experience is a plus. Opportunities include all-girls’ teams and ages 5-12. The season starts on March 18. Email Karen Aldridge for more information.

FIND US ON THE WEB

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